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Macon County Historical Museum Opens

The Macon County Historical Museum located just south of the YMCA south of Macon will open April 18. Regular hours will be Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am - noon. For appointment in the afternoon or another day of the week call 660-346-1455.

La Plata Senior Awards Assembly

The Senior Awards Assembly will be Friday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the high school gym The class of 2014 will be recognized for their accomplishments with a presentation of awards and scholarships. All of the local scholarships will be announced at this time. Parents, family, friends, and community members are welcome to attend.

Good Friday Breakfast in Atlanta

The United Methodist of Atlanta is having a Good Friday Breakfast April, 18th at 9:30.

La Plata Bulldog Fans!

The Home Press is holding a contest for all of our great La Plata Bulldogs fans! See Page 2 for details. Winner will be announced April 30. We will feature a new school each month until we cover all of the schools in Macon County!

Have you ever imagined that you would be out driving and see a cigar-smoking man in a prom dress with a monkey on his shoulder? Well, you might have to change your way of thinking! On Saturday, April 12th Lawrence Dixon, employee at Treasure Island in Macon, was out promoting a “yard sale” at Macon Mini Storage. Try going by there next weekend and you may just meet him yourself!

Atlanta 5th and 6th Grade Ellis Fischel Mammogram Van at Basketball Champs! Macon Heath Care Center

Macon Health Care Center will have the Ellis Fischel Mammogram Van here on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Every woman over the age of 40 is encouraged to get a mammogram each year. Please encourage your friends and family to take advantage of this convenient service. They accept most insurance. If you don’t have insurance, please call 1-866-626-8261 to speak to a billing specialist to assist you. Please call Macon Health Care Center at 385-5797 to be put on the schedule. Please help save a life!

The Atlanta Lady Hornets 5th and 6th grade basketball team enjoyed a successful 2014 season. This year they were able to achieve first place honors in the Leonard Tournament, the Bevier Tournament, and most recently in their own Atlanta Tournament. Great job, Ladies! Pictured (LtoR Front Row): Mati Pinkston, Amanda Faulkner, Abbie Farmer, Aislin Jennings, Madison Klamert, Kolbey Watson, Alexis Couldry, and Addyson Shears. (LtoR Back Row) Hayley Berry, Bryann Magers, Abigail Pickens, Mackenzie White, and Madison Peavler. Coached by Charles Watson.

Shurvington Signs with Northwest Missouri State Seth Shurvington, a 2014 Bevier C-4 senior, has agreed with Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO to continue his track career after high school. Shurvington was a MSHSAA Class 1 State Champion in the 300 Meter Hurdles in 2013 and he finished 3rd in the 110 Meter Hurdles and was on the state qualifying 4 x 400 relay team in 2013 as well.


Pictured are: Bevier track coach, Kyle Dill, Seth Shurvington, and Seth’s parents, Bunnie and George Shurvington.

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April 18 - Easter Egg Parade - Macon Health Care Center at 10 am April 19 - Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt - Atterberry Park from 11 to 12:30 April 20 - Lions Easter Egg Hunt - Macon County Fairgrounds at 2 pm April 22 - Earth Day Tour at MDI - Macon Diversified Industries from 9 am - 2 pm April 24 - Macon County Historical Society Program “Measuring Up” at the museum presented by Ralph Klusman at 6 pm. May 26 - Macon Jaycees 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dinner and Dance! $10.00 per person. Just attending the dance is $5.00 at the door.

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The ballots have been counted, and the readers of Rural Missouri magazine have once again selected their favorites in the publication’s annual Best of Rural Missouri Readers’ Choice Contest. For the 13th consecutive year, the publication’s readers were asked to name their favorite eateries, destinations and activities across the Show-Me State. A winner, runner-up and editor’s choice were named in each of 20 categories. Maples Repertory Theatre, North Missouri’s Professional Theatre, was named runner-up for Best Theatre. This is the second year in a row that Maples Rep has held this honor.

On March 29, at Brashear High School, there was a basketball tournament. There were 8 teams, 4 boys and girls teams. The winners of the tournament were Atlanta 6th grade boys, and Knox County 6th grade girls. The tournament was to benefit a patient at Shriner’s Hospital who has severe scoliosis. At the tournament, a silent auction was held with anything from clothing to cakes being auctioned. The Shriners Club members also came to support the Brashear 6th grade girls as well as the patient.

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Pings and Pangs With keen interest, my wife and I listened as the Australian retired Chief Air Marshal Angus Houston reported about ships listening for pings from the flight data recorder of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. He said two different ships were thought to have heard pings from the plane’s black box. The pings were from different areas of the ocean but seemingly of the right frequency. However, he cautioned that the suspected pings were yet to be verified and relayed the difficulties of such a quest. “The ocean is large; the water is very deep; weather is a factor; there are many sounds in the ocean.” He was taking great pains to say they are trying hard, but friends and loved ones should not be jubilant yet. As I listened, I could not help but think of the similarities between the word “ping” and “pang”. A ping is a sound. A pang is a feeling. In the search for the missing airliner, the ping must come from deep in the ocean. A pang comes from deep in the soul. For example, we speak of a pang of conscience. It means something deep inside is speaking to us about right and wrong.

Something akin to that is the way God speaks to most of us. Something deep within us cries out to be heard and followed. The Bible puts it this way, “He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness.” (Daniel 2:22) One would think humankind would readily search for and follow the instructions of our Creator. But, like searching for the black box, there are many hindrances. Often we are so far from God that His voice is faint and difficult to hear. God’s universe is large; and there are many sounds, many distractions. Then, like the weather on the ocean, our circumstances often hinder our listening for God’s word. Unlike the search for the missing airliner, many people simply are not listening for the voice of God. We are busy people—earning a living, having fun, worrying about stuff. Listening for instructions from God is not high on our agenda. As I write, the serious search for the pings from MH370’s black box continues. I pray those pings are soon heard. I also pray that the pangs of God’s voice deep within us will be heard and obeyed.

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Happy 75th Anniversary!! The La Plata Public Library was officially opened on Saturday, February 4, 1939. In early 1938, the Federated Clubs of La Plata saw the need for a Public Library and were determined to have one. A Library committee was appointed consisting of Mrs. J. M. Reavley, Mrs. Howard Maitland, Mrs. Ralph Gillet, and Mrs. Elmer Gunn and Mrs. E. R. Adams. The City fathers were persuaded by these enthusiastic women to make available unused rooms in the City Hall with light, heat and water provided at no cost. The community of La Plata was thoroughly canvassed by the club members seeking new or old used books to stock the temporary shelves. These books were catalogued by Atalpal Club members, who also acted as librarians and janitors, until they could afford to pay a librarian. The growth of the library was steady and soon it outgrew its quarters in City Hall. A Library tax was passed on two occasions and the ladies were able to rent the Grace Ashby building on the north side of the square. This building was purchased in 1968,

and the Library is still in the same location. The Library has continued to grow and change with the help and support of local Federated and social clubs. In 1971, the City Council decided that the Library was tax supported and should be managed by a city-chosen board, selected from the community. The Library Board now consists of Carol Hays, Wanda Matteson, Marilyn Cokerham, Arlene Bunch, Blanche Meeks, Kerry Green, Barbara Thomas and Carolyn Craig. There is one opening on the Board, to replace longtime Library supporter, Betty Forbes. We will be celebrating National Library Week, April 13th through 19th, with the help of the Upsilan Mu Sorority. An “Open House” to celebrate the Library’s 75th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 10:0012:00. Please come in throughout the week and join us for refreshments on Saturday, and have a look at your Library. Hours: Monday 1-6, Tuesday & Thursday 8-1, Wednesday & Friday 1-5, Saturday 10-12. 103 East Moore, La Plata, MO 660332-4945, laplatalibrary@

Pauline Plumlee Thank You!

Special thanks to the residents of La Plata for allowing me to be your Mayor for these past four years. I consider it an honor and a priviledge for doing so. May God bless and prosper all of you.

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The 2014 Atlanta Hornets 5th and 6th grade basketball team took away consolation honors from the Leonard Tournament, and achieved first place honors in both the Bevier and Atlanta Tournaments. Go Big Blue! Pictured (LtoR Front Row): Jaron Peavler, Tucker Waddle, Cole Thompson, Jason Viers, Bryce Teter, and Dalton Teter. (LtoR Back Row): Tanner Malusky, Connor Cain, Brynn Baker, Caden Phillips, Triston Adkins, Chandler Cuppy, and Dylan Young. Coached by Charles Watson.

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EVADEANE KERR, age 98, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Born January 26, 1916. Surviving is one daughter; one brother, William “Bill” Reynolds; three grandsons; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was April 14, 2014 with funeral at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. KATHY SNARR, 57, of Macon, MO, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was born on July 14, 1956. She is survived by her husband David, her mother Louise Bachman; two children; JoLyn Totten and Jimmy Jurado; one stepson Jason Snarr; eight grandchildren; one brother Gary Bachman; one sister Linda Renberg and several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Funeral Services were Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon. Burial followed at the Shelbina Cemetery in Shelbina, MO. TERRY HERRIN, 61, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Terry was born on February, 3, 1953. He is survived by his wife; eight children; Niki; Cher’ree Clampit; Terri Herrin; Christy Coleman; Lacey Hershberger; Kayla Herrin; Dakota Herrin; Selena Herrin; ten grandchildren; three brothers; Bill Herrin; Rick Herrin; Clyde Herrin; four sisters, Bobbi George; Linda Schlobohm; Faye Parker; Roxanne Deeds and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Graveside services were Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery, First Addition in Bevier, MO. MELVIN EUGENE GARNETT, 85, of Macon, MOpassed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Melvin was born on April 12, 1929, in Atlanta, MO. Melvin is survived by his wife; three daughters, Rhonda, Marlene, Brenda Baker; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Donald Garnett, Mary Joseph, Dwayne Garnett, James Garnett, Sue Thurman, Margie Hansen, Kenneth Garnett, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kelly Eugene Garnett. Funeral services will be Wednesday April 16, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery in Leonard, MO.

Clarence Chronicles by Patty Truitt

Well hello to everyone who is reading this. It had been a good week. Last Thursday I went to see my doctor and he was all caught up on my little spell that put me in University Hospital. He changed my medicine and I think I do feel better. It’s either the pills or the beautiful warm weather. Friday I took the day off to go to Grandparents day at Clarence School with my granddaughters Norma and Bella Wood. Their Grandma Brenda Thorton also went to school. It was so fun. We each spent time in the classroom with each girl. They had made us gifts and we got to see what they are learning. Each class presented a program in the gym, and I got both girls books at the Book Fair. It was a great day. Saturday Kenny and I went to Macon Theater to see Captain America. It was a great movie. And before you think Kenny had me go, well, I dragged Kenny to this movie. I have always been a fan of Super Heroes. I had a ton of comic books as a kid and

one of my favorite shows when I was young was the old black and white, half hour show Superman. I am so into Super Heroes. Sunday I went to Sunday School and Church. Them home and after lunch I cleaned all of my upstairs windows. Late that afternoon I went from room to room enjoying my clean windows. It so looks like Spring. Tuesday we had a visit from our daughter Laura and her family from Callao. We had a great time with Laura, Mitch, Kaylee, Katherine and Derek. It was so nice to have them over. Today I declare that spring is here. I finished cleaning all of the windows in the house. They are all big, heavy and old but they are clean. I also cleaned the patio and put all of the cushions on the furniture. I even got the shed right off my patio cleaned up. I am so ready for warm weather. Praying all of you have a great week and do get out and enjoy the wonderful weather. Patty

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Macon hit the diamond hard this week with a Major League looking schedule. They leadoff with a Tuesday Night game at Westran. “We jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and eventually built a 7-1 lead going in to the bottom of the 6th. Westran would cut the lead to 7-5. Our guys responded by having a big 7th inning. We scored 6 runs on 6 hits to give us some insurance runs.” Brendan Watts went 2-3 with a double and 3 runs, Trae Adams 2-5 with a double, Craig Smith 3-4 with 3 singles, 3 RBI, 3 Runs, Kaleb Welch 3-5 with 3 singles, Jordan Bealmer 2-3 with a RBI double, Skyler Thomas 2-4 with 2 singles, Christian Thrasher was 2-4 with a RBI double and single and Jay Olinger with a pinch-hit 2 RBI single. “We really hit the ball well to start the game tonight. We then got a little too relaxed and took our foot off the gas pedal a bit. Once Westran cut our lead to 2 runs going in to the 7th we did a great job of bouncing right back and scoring six runs. We had 7 guys with multi-hit games. When we get that much offense we can be tough to beat. We now turn our focus on a conference game with a great Palmyra team on Tuesday night.” Coach Robuck Tuesday Night the focus did switch to the Panthers as the Tigers had them in the crosshairs. The Tigers took their first loss of the season. The trailed 2 to 6 going into the bottom of the 6th but came rushing back with 3 runs. It was not enough to overcome the Panther lead with the Tigers losing 5 to 6. Watts was 2-3 with a single, 2 RBI double, and a run, Craig Smith

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2-4 with a RBI single and a double and Jordan Bealmer 2-3 with a double and a RBI single. “I liked what I saw from our team tonight. We competed hard against a really good team in Palmyra. After falling behind by 4 late in the game we battled back and had a chance to tie it in the 7th. Our kids showed a lot of heart tonight. They played well and so did we. These kind of games are what make baseball fun to be a part of. We would of liked to have won, but I think we learned a lot about what kind of team we are even in defeat tonight.” Thursday the Tigers returned home and pounded the New Bloomfield 10 to 0. In the 1st Inning Brendan singled to lead off the game. Trae Adams bunted him into scoring position and Collin Patrick drove him in with a RBI single. That would be the only run we would need. Brendan Watts went 5 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 5. “I liked our intensity tonight and how we got on the scoreboard early and often. We’ve struggled at times with getting early leads and getting too relaxed. That was not an issue tonight. Brendan pitched a great game and to have 12 hits in 5 innings is a great thing for our team. Our defense was solid and highlighted by a diving play at third by Collin Patrick.” Macon played the first of two games Saturday with an 8 to 2 victory over Kirksville. “In the first inning after a couple of 2 out singles by Collin Patrick and Craig Smith, Jordan Bealmer came to the plate. Jordan would fall behind the count early but foul off a couple of pitches. Jordan would end up hitting one over the left fielders head to score 2 runs and get us an early 2-0 lead. Once again our guys showed up with great intensity and focus. Our lineup really hit some balls hard and got some runs on the board early to support a great pitching performance by Brendan Watts. Brendan really hit his spots well and let his defense make the plays behind him. He was very efficient with his pitches. Craig came in and slammed the door the last 2 innings. Real happy with our effort in this one.” The Final game was a nail-biting 10 to 9 win over Hallsville. “This wasn’t a pretty game by any means. We had too many walks and mistakes on defense, but I liked how our guys kept competing hard and found a way to win even when we didn’t play our best. We had 4 guys pitch and 8 different guys get a hit for us. To pick up 4 wins against some tough competition this week was a great accomplishment for our team. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling in to next week.”

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The Bulldogs opened the weeks play with a road game at Putnam County. The Bulldogs took an early lead in the top of the 2nd inning. Dylan Slaughter singled to lead off, followed with a double by Alek Smith advancing them into scoring position. Preston Payne walked to load them up and Hunter Howe drove in two with a double to left field. La Plata led 2-0. The Bulldogs plated 3 more in the top of the 3rd. Tanner Riggins reached on an error, Baylon Belt drove him home with a single. Slaughter reached via error and Davison singled to drive in Belt. Howe finished the scoring with a sacrifice fly that scored Smith and La Plata now led 5-0. Putnam County would claw back with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to one. They would follow that with two runs in the net inning to take a 5-6 lead over the Bulldogs. In the top of the 6th La Plata would come storming back. Howe and Matt Safley reached base and stole 2nd and 3rd. Brown scored Howe on a fielder choice. Riggins hit a sac fly to score Safley and take back the lead. Belt got some insurance with a double to right that

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Tuesday April 8th the Tigers hosted Canton at Brashear. Canton jumped out early on the Tigers plating 7 runs in the first inning. Canton would send 4 more runs across in the 3rd and hold an eleven run lead. Brashear started pecking away at the lead in the bottom of the inning. Colt Acton walked followed by a single from Jacob Bleything advancing Colt to third. Luke Baker drove both of them home with a double to center and putting the Tigers on the board. Canton would get one back in the 4th and add two more in the 5th to lead 15 to 2. Brashear would put up a fight in the bottom of the 5th. C Y


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County. Knox County would strike first; they plated the first run and took an early lead in the 2nd. The Tigers would answer with two of their own in the top of the 3rd. Ashley Moncrief and Acton walked and both were driven home by a single from Baker. Brashear lead 2 to 1. Knox County would score four in the bottom of the 4th to take a 5 to 2 lead. The Tigers would come right back in the 5th, Hill singled, Acton was hit by a pitch and Baker plated two more with a double to cut the lead to 4-5. The Tigers were unable to rally late in the game and fell by the single run. C Y




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The Bevier Wildcats were able to overcome their most powerful and consistent foe this Spring when they were able to overcome Mother Nature and slip in their first two games of the season. Bevier took to the home field Thursday Night to face the Raiders of BMC. Things looked bleak at the start as the Raiders took an early lead scoring in the top of the first and the fifth. The Wildcats came roaring back in the bottom of the 6th. Andrew Peter bunted the ball for a single; Colby Peukert advanced him to 3rd with a single and then stole 2nd base. Caleb Richardson singled to center driving in both runners to tie the game. The Wildcats held off a BMC rally attempt in the top of the 7th, Colby Peukert went 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs 1 of which was earned and striking out 9. In the bottom of the inning Ferguson led off with a base hit, he would later score on an error. The Cats win their first game by walkoff. The Wildcats returned to the diamond on Friday Night at home against Keytesville. The Wildcats wasted no time getting the early lead. Andrew Peter singled and

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A group of eleven women attended the Women of Joy Conference on Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. The group was sponsored by Church WithOut Walls (CWOW) of Atlanta.

Artists and speakers at the conference included Candy Wood Lindley, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Nancy Stafford and Charles Billingsley. This is the ministry’s fifth trip to the conference and the second time to the Branson location.

A cherry and peach pie fundraiser in February offset the costs of the conference. “We had a great time and a good mix of ladies. We are refreshed and revived to serve Jesus through the next year,” said trip organizer, Erica Baker.

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Women’s Council of Atlanta Christian Church met April ninth with eleven women present. Carolyn Read read Luke 23:46 and opened the meeting with prayer. It was announced that there will be an Easter Egg hunt during Children’s Church on Easter Sunday. The women stuffed eggs for the event. Thank you notes were read from Jennifer Gordon and Ruth Dittemore. Community Good Friday Breakfast will be served at the Atlanta United Methodist Church on April 18 at 9:30 AM. Atlanta Inner Church Good Friday Services will be held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church at Redman on April 18 at 7

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PM. Bags of snacks were packed for eleven college students to have while studying for final exams. We voted to give $50 to our youth minister, Alex Gray to help with his mission trip to Africa. Sixteen greeting card were sent since the last meeting. We are invited to a birthday party in honor of Rhoda Graham’s 80th birthday. The party will be held at the Comfort Inn in Macon on May 3 from 2-4 PM. Prayer requests were given and Dawn Moore led in prayer. Carolyn Read gave devotions from Deuteronomy 330: 11-20. Dolores Harpster closed the meeting with prayer. Carolyn Read served refreshments.

Community Good Friday breakfast will be served at Atlanta United Methodist Church on April 18 at 9:30 AM. Atlanta Inner Church Council Good Friday Service will be held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church at Redman on April 18 at 7 PM. Daniel Howe took Basil Hammons for an outing Thursday afternoon. They paid a surprise visit to Julie Kay Howe in Novinger after school. Basil had supper with the Howe family. Afterward, Julie Kay Howe and Sheridan brought Basil to Atlanta where they picked up Marsha Hammons and they all took Basil back to Loch Haven.

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Missouri’s USDA Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance Programs Enrollment Begins April 15 for Livestock, Honeybee, Farm-Raised Fish Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. “President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” said Garcia. “For farmers and ranchers who have been awaiting disaster assistance, help is on the way.” The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Disaster

Program (LFP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Enrollment also begins on April 15 for producers with losses covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) in 2011, when the programs expired, through 2014. “Missouri’s producers have encountered several extreme weather conditions over the past few years, from a historic drought, to flooding, to extreme cold and snow,” said Mark Cadle, state execu-

tive director for Missouri FSA. “These programs will help our producers recover from these disasters and help sustain Missouri’s livestock industry.” LIP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions, such as wildfires. TAP pro-

vides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters. “To expedite applications, all producers who experienced losses are encouraged to bring records documenting those losses to their local FSA county office,” said Cadle. Producers also are encouraged to contact their county office ahead of time to schedule an appointment. For more information, producers are encouraged to review the 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet, check out the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact sheets online at or visit any USDA Service Center.

Founded in 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac’s timeless appeal has spanned three centuries, offering readers a trademark blend of long-range weather predictions, humor, fun facts, and valuable advice

on gardening, cooking, fishing, conservation, and much more. The Farmers’ Almanac has had seven editors. Poet, astronomer, and teacher David Young, Philom., held the post for 34

years from the day he and publisher Jacob Mann first founded The Almanac Publishing Company in Morristown, New Jersey. Following Young’s death in 1852, a string of successors took the helm, beginning

with astronomer Samuel Hart Wright. In 1933 Ray Geiger took over as the sixth editor of the Farmers’ Almanac and began what became the longest-running and most colorful editorship in Farmers’ Almanac history. Ray assumed the editor’s job with a such dedication and enthusiasm that he even found a way to do his editorial work through the war years, while he was stationed in the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, and Australia. In addition to editing the Farmers’ Almanac, Ray also proved to be its champion promoter. He traveled the country going from radio to TV, including seven appearances on the Today Show, Mike Douglas, Art Linkletter House Party, David Lettermen Show, Good Morning American and many, many more. Art Linkletter called Ray “The most interviewed man in America,” which, in effect, increased the circulation of the Farmers’ Almanac from an 85,000 to over six million. In 1949, the rights to the Farmers’ Almanac and Almanac Publishing Company were purchased by Ann and Ray Geiger, who maintained the editorial and publishing responsibilities, but had Geiger Bros, the nation’s largest family owned and man-

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Joe Koenen, Agri-Business Specialist SPRING ISSUES I’m more optimistic now than I have been that spring is here or close by if it hasn’t arrived yet. I see people beginning to look over and work on things so it’s a good time to discuss some spring issues today. For farmers (yes I’ll get to gardens later), many are really wanting to get started planting and in the fields and I don’t blame you. However, it’s still not too late to get a soil test taken and sent in to see where the soil fertility is. A soil test in the Macon office costs $20 apiece and takes 2 weeks or less. It is also very important to keep in mind the soil temperature before you begin planting too much. As I write this (Monday the 7th) soil temperatures both places are in the lower 40’s and 50 is suggested for corn to germinate. If you’re a gardener, it isn’t too late to do a soil test either if you take it

right away. The cost is the same as field tests ($20). As I stated before, University of Missouri Extension has several guides and information that can be very valuable to gardeners. Right now the Vegetable Planting Calendar, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions and Common Diseases in the Home Garden are timely and can be found online at http:// main/DisplayCategory. aspx?C=67. You can also keep up with gardening problems and the latest news at http://extension. and look under local programming. We are here to help you throughout the growing season with individual problems or questions too. Contact the Macon County Extension Center at 660-385-2173. Remember it’s easier to identify a problem with a digital picture or the actual plant itself.

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In 1994, upon completion of his 60th consecutive edition, Ray passed the editorial reins onto his son, Peter, who had been serving as Associate Editor for 15 years. Peter, who also serves as Executive Vice President of Geiger, hired Sandi Duncan to serve as Managing Editor with him. Sandi was the first woman editor in 178 years to hold an editorial position. Peter and Sandi Duncan continue to edit the Farmers’ Almanac in a manner that continues to make this publication a timeless, trusted, and treasured tradition. Today there are three versions of the Farmers’ Almanac – a retail version that is sold throughout the US at supermarkets, retail outlets and bookstores, a promotional version which is sold as a cost-effective marketing vehicle, and a Canadian version which contains exclusive Canadian weather predictions, articles and more.

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Great Classes for Everyone These programs will be offered at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore, Kirksville, MO 63501. If you have questions, please call Amanda Moore at the Northeast Regional Office, (660) 785-2420, or e-mail amanda.moore@mdc. No registration is required for these programs unless stated in description. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. All programs are free. •Knee High Naturalists, 1st and 3rd Mondays,10:30-11:30 am, recommended for ages 3-6 •April 21: Trash Bash— April is Trash Bash month, so we are going to spend some time learning about litter and how we can keep nature looking good! A short trail clean-up will be included if the weather permits. •May 5: The Very Clumsy Click Beetle—Why do click beetles click? Do all beetles do it? Learn about beetles, including the click beetle, when we read Eric Carle’s “The Very Clumsy Click Beetle.” We will also make our own clicking, flipping beetles to take home! •May 19: Amazing Amphibians—Both frogs and salamanders are amphibians. These amazing animals can live in the water or on dry ground, and can

even breathe through their skin! Come along as we discover more about amphibians. •June 2: Super Senses— Sight, sound, smell, hearing, and touch—these are the five senses, right? Wildlife makes use of these five senses, but sometimes they have even more! Join us as we discover the amazing sensory abilities of wild animals. •Creature Feature, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 3:304:30 pm, recommended for ages 7-12 •April 9: The Lorax— Why do we have rules about cutting down trees in forests? Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” shows what could happen if we did not work to sustain healthy forests. Join us as we read and discuss the story and create our own recipe for a healthy forest. *April 23: Trash Bash— April is Trash Bash month, so we are going to spend some time learning about litter and how we can keep nature looking good! We will focus on picking up the trash around the pond and wetlands if the weather permits. •May 28: Amazing Amphibians— Both frogs and salamanders are amphibians. These amazing animals can live in the water or on dry ground, and can even breathe through their skin! Come along as we

discover more about amphibians. •June 25: Super Senses— Sight, sound, smell, hearing, and touch—these are the five senses, right? Wildlife makes use of these five senses, but sometimes they have even more! Join us as we discover the amazing sensory abilities of wild animals. •Conservation Keepers, 3rd Saturday, 1:00 p.m., all ages welcome •May 17: Beginning Geocaching—Geocaching is a great activity to get your family outside exploring nature! Join us to learn how to use a GPS system, locate a cache, and some ways to participate with geocachers around the world. You may check out a GPS unit or bring your own. •June 21: Family Fishing— Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fishing fun! We will practice some basic fishing skills like knot tying and casting, and finish up the program with fishing in the stocked pond. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours-we’ll provide the bait! •Conservation Celebration, Saturday, April 26, 10 am-noon, all ages welcome •Celebrate conservation with us through activities, crafts, demonstrations, and more! 200 free saplings will be given away, as well as door prizes!


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NECAC to Host Hearing on Rent-Assistance Plan

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) will host a public hearing on its annual plan that is to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding the Section 8 Housing RentAssistance Program for residents of 11 counties. The affected counties are Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Shelby and Warren, and are known as the LCPHA 11-County Joint Housing Commission. The 11-member commission is made up of one county commissioner from each county, and all serve on the NECAC Board of Directors. The hearing is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, at the agency’s Community Services Department Building next to the NECAC Pike County Service Center at 805 Business Highway 61 North in Bowling Green. The annual plan and public hearing are part of the contract requirements NECAC has with HUD and the commission, and describe NECAC’s administration of the Section 8 program. NECAC has been contracting with HUD and the commission for more than 35 years to operate the program. NECAC also has a separate contract with HUD and the St. Charles County government to administer the Section 8 program in that county. The HUD Section 8 rentassistance program allows NECAC to make full or partial monthly rent-subsidy payments directly to participating private land-

lords on behalf of the income-qualifying families and individuals. The tenant then pays the remaining balance of the rent directly to the landlord on a monthly basis. Only houses, apartments and mobile homes that meet standards for safety, cleanliness and affordability set by HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and local city and county zoning ordinances may be approved for the program. After signing up for the program, applicants who meet the federal income and other guidelines will be put on a waiting list. When their names reach the top of the list, applicants will receive permission to search for an apartment, house or mobile home. The applicant will then have 60 days to find a rental unit, which is then inspected by NECAC and must pass HUD and local standards. Applicants may use their current places of residence if their landlords agree to participate in the program and the rental unit passes inspection. NECAC provides the qualified applicants with a list of all local landlords who participate in the program. The qualified applicants are responsible for making landlord contact, applying for and signing an annual lease. Participating landlords receive the guaranteed monthly rent portion payment from NECAC and keep and maintain control of their properties. They may continue to advertise their rental units on the open market for the general public until a lease is signed. The landlord is responsible for checking ref-

erences and doing background checks and may reject an applicant based upon their findings. The landlords are responsible for providing an annual lease and may also, with proper legal notice, evict tenants who do not follow the terms of the lease. Qualifying Section 8 tenants pay approximately 30 percent of their income towards rent and utilities directly to the landlord on a monthly basis. The actual amount of the rent payment subsidy depends upon the individual or family income, size of family and the unit selected. Preference will be given to families who live or work in the 11 counties. Proof of residency must be provided at the time of application. Acceptable forms of proof are Social Security/SSI award letter, check stubs, current bank statement or utility bills. The agency administers more than 2,600 Section 8 vouchers in its service area. NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency headquartered in Bowling Green, with client service centers operated in each county. NECAC is one of 19 non-profit Community Action Agencies in Missouri and part of a national network of more than 1,000 independent agencies. For more information, call the appropriate NECAC County Service Center or the NECAC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in Bowling Green toll free at 1-866-552-5560.

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Doug Beldon and Tim Harvey led Church services for the residents and their guests Sunday. Virgie Engle played the piano. Those attending were Grace Killen, Blanche Hoffman, Charlotte Barr, Frank & Martha Mason, Larry Vaughn, Jim Hill, Dorothy Dee Daniel, Doreena Young, Colleen Reid, Virgie Engle, and Helen Griswold. This afternoon, Bill Bevan came out and read to the residents. Donna Barton and the residents played “Fun with Words” Monday morning, then in the afternoon it was BINGO time! The Bingo Volunteers, Helen Sinklear, Mary Lee Gingrich, Susan McCarty, and Delores Burmeister, were here to help the residents and keep the prizes coming as the residents yelled out Bingo! Those playing were Lou Ann Taylor, Blanche Hoffman, Mary Jane Rainey, Martha Mason, Virgie Engle, Dorothy Dee Daniel, Helen Griswold, Isabel Hutcherson,

Colleen Reid, Norma Latimer, Darrell McDowell, Larry Vaughn, Frank Mason, and Paul Tracy. The grand prize winners were Blanche, Dorothy Dee, and Paul. Tuesday, the residents enjoyed listening to Donna read from “Running With Giants” by John C. Maxwell. Shirley Carrison visited with us after lunch and sang and played the piano. Her music was beautiful as always! The Woodville Choir was here this evening. The residents loved listening to the familiar songs and visiting with their friends. Harold and Molly made the rounds Wednesday. The staff and residents were glad to see them and Molly just made herself at home and was perfectly behaved. Vicki Reynolds and Cheryl Waller came over this morning and sang a nice variety of country and gospel music. The residents loved having Vicki and Cheryl here and are looking forward to their next visit. Pastor

Delbert Earlywine, from the Clarence United Methodist Church, led Bible study this afternoon. The Friendship Design class met Thursday. Janice Wilson, with the assistance of Stephanie Holder, helped the residents make some really cute Easter egg door decorations. Mark and Donna, along with Virgie Engle, Blanche Hoffman, Dorothy Dee Daniel, Doreena Young, Gwen Jones, and Colleen Reid went on a bus trip to Macon and Jacksonville. They really enjoyed driving through the beautiful Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Clark Dobbs, from the Macon First Baptist Church, led Bible study Friday. The study title was “Give Work A Rest”. Scripture was read from Exodus 31:12-17. The residents and staff hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon today. Many of our amazing volunteers attended. We were all blessed by the impromptu singing and guitar playing by Father Dandi and Chris Hauge. We had such a good time fellowshipping with our friends that are so generous with their time and talents. Our volunteers bring much joy to all of us, and we thank them for all they do! Donna and the residents played Bingo this afternoon. Everyone won prizes and ended up grand prize winners! Saturday, Ronnie Shores shared his collection of cd’s with the residents, then they watched “Brewster’s Millions” during Movie Time with Darrell. We would like to thank Ann Bach for her recent donation to the Care Center. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather, and have a wonderful week!






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On 04/03/14 at approximately 8:15am, an employee of a convenience store located in the 800 block of East Briggs Drive reported to the Macon Police Department that a shoplifting incident had just occurred. The employee advised a male subject wearing a camouflage jacket entered the business and put items inside his clothing and then left without paying for the items. The employee gave a vehicle description to assist officers in locating the suspect. During the investigation, police made contact with a potential suspect at approximately9:25am. As a result of that contact, the male suspect, a 37-year old white male of Macon was arrested for stealing. The suspect was transported to the Macon Police Department for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. The suspect reportedly left the business without paying for beverages valued at less than $8.00. On 04/04/14 at approximately 5:45pm, an officer of the Macon Police Department made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Rubey and Vine Streets. As a result, police arrested the driver, a 38-year old white male of Macon, for driving while license suspended. The suspect was transported to the Macon Police

Department for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. On 04/05/14 at approximately 1:35am, the Macon Police Department was dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of North Rutherford Street. Upon arrival, police made contact with several individuals at the residence. A female subject reported to police that a male subject had taken her vehicle after a short physical altercation. The female located her vehicle short time later parked at her residence when she noticed it had apparent damage to the front drivers side and drivers side quarter panel . The male suspect was taken into custody at the scene pending further investigation of the situation. During further investigation, police located a parked vehicle (V2) with damage in the 200 block of Duff Street. Debris at the scene matched the damage to V1. Police spoke with the male suspect who stated he drove the vehicle, was involved in an accident and then parked the vehicle at the residence on Rutherford Street. As a result, police arrested the male suspect, a 30-year old white male of Macon, for domestic assault, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident

and driving while license suspended. The suspect was transported to the Macon County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold. Formal charges were later filed against James R Berry III. Berry later posted the $1,500 cash bond and was released pending a Division II court date. On 04/08/14 at approximately 6:15pm, an officer of the Macon Police Department made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the 1700 block of North Missouri Street. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 20-year old white male of Macon for vehicle registration violation and possession of marijuana. The suspect was transported to the Macon Police Department for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. In reference to the previous news releases regarding the initially reported hit & run accident involving a pedestrian and then the subsequent release indicating two local men were summonsed for filing a false report. Formal charges of Filing a False Report were made against Destin C. Green, 21 of Anabel and Clinton L Austin, 21 of Macon. A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Representative Nate Walker represents the City of Kirksville, the western part of Adair County, all of Sullivan, Putnam and Mercer Counties in the Missouri House of Representatives. Besides his service in the Missouri General Assembly Representative Walker is a farmer and realtor. Representative Walker is involved and active in many community organizations, charities and activities. Representative Walker is a dedicated sportsman and is a champion for conservation in a number of ways: * Is a member of the Missouri Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. * During past legislative sessions where the conservation community was threatened, it was Representative Walker who answered our call and did most to ensure the future

of conservation and natural resources for Missouri families. * Participated in numerous Conservation Department programs to better understand Department programs and services. * Openly supported the efforts of the Conservation Department at the Chronic Wasting Disease and deer health public meetings hosted by the Department of Conservation.

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Tyler Hall opened meeting at 7 pm at Samaritan Hospital Conference room. Attendance: Those in attendance were Cindy Malloy (Macon County Health Department), C. Tyler Hall (Callao Fire), Susan Leathers (Samaritan ER), Ruth Brock (Samaritan Hospital), Mark Snyder (Macon County Health Department), Chad Prim (Missouri State Highway Patrol), Jim Maloney (Macon County Rescue and 911) and Ross Dutton (Macon City Fire), Mimi Diaz (MERC), Mike Chambers (Samaritan Hospital), Brandy Halbert (SEMA), Mike Shively (EMD) Secretary’s report: Tyler read the minutes from the Jan 2014 meeting. Ruth made a motion to approve the secretary’s report, Chad seconded the motion. All present in agreement. None opposed. Treasure report: No report given. Old Business: Laptops: Ross is waiting for Jeff to contact him on the. Fire Foam and Supplies: Ross is waiting for Jeff to contact him on this. New Business: Chemical Spills: (3) anhydrous ammonia release due a leak in a purge valve on a condenser at Con-Agra, MODOT snow plow hit a diesel dispenser overnight and a leak in the dispenser began this morning. Local fire responded and diked the diesel fuel in the concrete parking lot. Fire reports no offsite impact and a contractor is conducting a cleanup, Confiscated Drug Lab Mat 808 Locust Street in Macon. Red Cross update: Cindy reported that Red Cross responded to the fire on Duff Street. Law Enforcement update: No updates reported Health update: CVC attended the storm spotter training, Cindy and Mark attended the Region B RHSOC and SEMA meeting on Feb 18th, Feb 25th they conducted a MOSWIN radio check with other counties in the state, March 4th Cindy attended Region B HealthCare coalition meeting in Brookfield, Cindy and Mark attended the Region B LEPC meeting in Shelbina on March 6th. Information from the Regional LEPC meeting included: Exercises have to meet the requirements of EPRA. Some funding options may be from CEPF grant and from private industries. A paper called NRT-2 is to guide us on exercised design for LEPC. We need

to participate in Capstone 14 on June 14th or 18th. Documents that have to be turned in every year in order to receive CEPF grant includes updated by-laws, membership list, current hazmat plan that needs to reviewed and updated annually and copy of public notice that was published in the newspaper. Some counties are changing from using Annexes to CEMP ESF 10. Document NRT-1 is a guide for developing a hazmat plan. Hazmat plan is a public record and must be available upon request. Suggested placing it in public places such as Libraries and court house. Things that we do not want public to have access to (such as facility floor plans) may be put in an appendix that is not part of the plan. MERC does not have a training coordinator at the moment. Everything has to go through Dawn. Hazmat Symposium will be December 8-12, 2014 in Columbia. Exercise requirement include: exercise plan ever year (could be tabletop, functional or full scale), real life events can count if LEPC is involved and we have an after action plan, Scenario must test hazmat plan and plan must be consulted during exercise. Incident Command must be established and ICS utilized. Must use hazmat resources such as CAMEO, EPRA, orange book, ect), 2 major components must be met, some of these include Alert and notification, direction and control, containment, public warning, assessment an devaluation, protective action, EMS, Emergency resource management. The next regional meeting will be June26th at the Macon County EXPO building. Need a motion that Macon County LEPC will host this event and provide the meal. Ruth made a motion for Macon County LEPC to host the Regional meeting in June. Susan seconded the motion. All present in agreement. None opposed. Susan made a motion for the meal budget to be $600.00 Chad seconded the motion. All present in agreement. None opposed. Upcoming CVC classes are March 12 which will feature American Red Cross. I have someone coming to talk about his experiences as a responder to Joplin and Illinois tornado. I will be teaching CERT classes the week of April 21st at New Cambria School. April 24th I hope to Rick Gann teaching Chemical Suicide. SEMA conference is April 29 through May 2nd. May 13

is the Region B table top exercise in Hannibal. I am waiting for a date in May for Missouri Highway Patrol Water Division to do a program on flooding. May 31st is a possible date for a search and rescue drill in Adair County. June 5th and 6th is Volunteer symposium. Fire Department update: Ross is unable to attend tonight due to teaching a class. He reported that they are doing the Basic Fire Fighter class and will be doing some Hazmat classes in the future. Check out training opportunities on their web site: They are participating in Capstone 14 with Randolph County and would like other fire departments and entities to participate also. The date has been set as Saturday June 14th. They would also like to participate in any other activities for Capstone during the week of June 15th. Please contact Ross for more information. 911 update: No updates reported Media update: No updates reported. Environmental update: No updates reported. Transportation update: No updates reported Elected Officials: No updates Reported Hospital update:Ruth reported that construction for MRI is on schedule and should be in house late spring. She also reported that MHA is doing Hazmat Training. EMS update: Susan reported that they have some new staff. Rescue update: No updates reported. Macon Electric: No updates reported. Macon Municipal Utilities: No updates reported Other business/Open Discussion: The next meeting will be April 14, 2014 at Macon County Emergency Operations Center at 7 PM. Susan made a motion to adjourn and Mike Shively seconded the motion at 8:15 pm. All present in agreement. None opposed.

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On April 9, 2014, a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo, with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri. All creditors of the decedent, who died on May 2, 2013, are notified that §473.444, RSMo, 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 not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient 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 Macon County, Missouri. Date of first publication is April 16, 2014.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI Notice to Creditors (Small Estate) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Ronald S. Lingard,Sr., Decedent. On March 18, 2014, a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo, with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri. All creditors of the decedent, who died on October 30, 2013, are notified that §473.444, RSMo, 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 not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient 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 Macon County, Missouri. Date of first publication is March 26, 2014. /s/Denice Ziebarth, Probate Clerk

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THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO: ASHLEY NICOLE SCHNOOR AND SANTOS GARCIA-QUIOTOS You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced in the Macon County Circuit Court Juvenile Division, State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. This petition is filed in the interest of the minor child, D.J.G. The Petitioner is the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, The name and address of the attorney for the Petitioner is Tayna K. Alm, whose address is PO Box 1527, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI In re the Marriage of : Kevin M. Head and Kristen A. Head KEVIN M. HEAD, 501 N. Owensby St. La Plata, MO 63549 Petitioner, vs. KRISTEN A. HEAD, unknown address unknown city & state Respondent. Case No. 14MA-DR00019 NOTICE UPON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Missouri to Respondent: Kristen Ann Head. You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri, Associate Division, the object and general nature of which is to dissolve the marriage of Kevin M. Head and Kristen Ann Head.. The names of all parties to said action are stated in the caption hereof, and the name and address of the attorney for Petitioner is: Lesa L. Bonnett, LAW OFFICE OF LESA L. BONNETT, LLS, 128 Vine Street, P.O. Box 394, Macon, MO 63552. You are further notified that unless you file an Answer to Petition for Dissolution or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid Petition within 45 days after the 26th day of March, 2014, judgment and order by default will be rendered against you. Witness my hand and the seal of the Circuit Court this 18th day of March, 2014. Date of First Publication: March 26th, 2014 s/ by Ann Henry Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: March 26 and April 2, 9, 16 2014


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April began with 6/10 inch of rain on Thursday, with much wind left over from March. The yards have gotten green and birds are heard all around. I’ve heard spring peepers also and witnessed an egret fishing in our nearby pond. Spring is coming! Janice Brokaw was a visitor in the Bud and Donna Seibold home Monday. Butch Manigold came to visit his parents, Karen and Walter Manigold, this week. Brian and Melinda Gray and children, Leighton and Kim Shoop, were Sunday visitors in the Donna and Jerry Gray home. Fairy Worcester is visiting her son and family, Howard and Tawyna Worcester. Nancy Belfield attended the Beta Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter meeting at the Depot Inn this week.


The Board of Directors of the La Plata Community Fire District will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday April 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Depot Inn Meeting Room. Agenda items include certification

La Plata Lions Club held their Sausage and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday at the La Plata Elementary School. Richard Burns attended the La Plata Baseball game Tuesday evening. Louise Gaughn, Larry Sees, Richard and Sharron Burns met Thursday evening to do further planning for the La Plata Alumni meeting in May. Lee and Linda Moots, Greg and Janet Gunnels, Nancy and Gary Belfield enjoyed dining at the Santa Fe on the Main restaurant in Ethel recently. Nancy Belfield met Liz martin and Nancy Herron at Steve’s Deli for coffee Tuesday, Nancy also attended the Kirksville Art Association Lunch and Learn session with Janet Russon Tuesday. The Chariton River Ladies met at Diner 54 in

Kirksville for breakfast Saturday, Attending was Karen Manigold, Fran Slaughter and Nancy Belfield. Richard and Sharron Burns attended the Big Band Dance sponsored by the Friedns for La Plata Preservation held at Silver Rails Event Center Saturday evening. There were about 90 people attending. They enjoyed hearing and dancing to the Big Band music. The “Just Friends” band, led by Larry Bennett on trombone, and featured James Tolson on alto sax, Shane Petre on tenor sax, Todd Davison on piano, Harold Carothers on trumpet, Ted Spayde on bass, and John Bales on drums. Myrna Carothers was the vocalist. Those present, from ages 2 to past 90, danced and had a ball.

Nutrition Site Menu of election results, payment of bills, reorganization of Board and executive session to discuss facilities. This is an open meeting and all patrons are invited to attend.

I would like to thank the La Plata voters for their support during my campaign and the election. I will strive to serve each and every citizen and be available to discuss any city issues that they may have. Please feel free to stop by or call City Hall or to contact me at home. I look forward to working with the City Council, the City Employees, and the Citizens of La Plata in order to make our community a better place to live.

Lois Bragg, Mayor

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Macon County R-IV School held their prom on Friday, April 11, 2014 jointly with Bucklin R-II School. Grand March took place at 6:30 p.m. in Ripley Park in Marceline, Missouri and the prom was held at the Walsworth Community Center afterwards. Both schools crowned their own individual King and Queens during prom. Photo Left: MCR-IV Prom King Senior Damon Porter, son of Kevin Porter and the late Melissa Porter of New Cambria. Prom Queen Senior Kailey Grinder, daughter of Steve and Laura Lightle & Toby Briggs of New Cambria. Photo Right: Bucklin Prom Senior Jacob Jackson, son of Lawrence and Regina Jackson of Bucklin. Prom Queen was Senior Katlin Elam, daughter of Billie Cathey of Bucklin and the late R. T. Elam Background (L-R): Royalty Crown Bearers Juniors Melody Calvert and Anthony Hulett.

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The Oklahoma Indians 4H Club met March 5, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Molly. Pledges were led by Lance, Brooklynn and Katy. MaKenzie called roll, 19 answered. MaKenzie read the minutes, they were approved. Treasurer’s report was given by Trista. We received $9 for insurance, %74 for meat sticks. We spent $24 for skating. Justin, Travis and Allan gave the Adair County Council reports. Out club

went skating on February 21, 2014, Thanks to all the members that participated. Thank you to everyone that played games with the residents at La Plata Nursing Home. They loved it! If any members have had any project meetings, please record them in the green book. The club gave a warm welcome to Amanda Fitzpatrick, who talked to us about dental health. If any members are interested in running for an office on the Adair

Thursday, April 24 BBQ chicken wings, carrot raisin salad, cauliflower, baked apples. Friday, March 25 Fish, au gratin potatoes, breaded tomatoes, banana cream pie.

County 4H Council, talk to Sharron, Achievement Day will be held My 9, 2014 at 5pm at the Kirsville High School. 4H Camp will be held June 19-22, 2014. If you are interested, you must register by May 1st. Missouri 4H Congress will be held May 28-30, 2014. Demos this month were: Travis-How to make an inline spinner. Birthdays this month were Ben and Jason. Members present were MaKenzie, Tucker, Angel, Jason, Brooklyn, Kady, Lance, Justin, Travis, Ben, Elizabeth, Hannah, Kirk, Elaine, Sarah, Matthew, Tanner, Trista and Molly. Project leaders present were Allan, Julie, Sonya, Le Anna, Brenda and Nikisha. Guest present was Amanda Fitzpatrick. The next meeting was April 2, 2014.

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