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La Plata, MO La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant Coming To La Plata The building that once housed the Red Rooster restaurant near the north junction of La Plata will be home to a Mexican restaurant coming to the area. Already operating a business on Baltimore Street in Kirksville, La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant manager, Rafael Ramirez, states and he and his father are currently completing paperwork to acquire a license for the eatery. According to Ramirez the Kirksville location has several customers from the La Plata, Atlanta and Macon area. Both restaurants will be ran by the current manager and approximately 10 employees will help with the day to day duties. An opening date will be announced as soon as possible. Keep in touch with The Home Press for further developments on the project.

MoDOT To Change Speed Limit On Highway 63 To 70 MPH

On Monday, January 31, 2012 the Macon County Officials gathered at the Macon County Courthouse for the “Swearing In” ceremony held in the main court room. Elected officials sworn in were: (left to right) - Lois Noland, Public Administrator, Kevin Shoemaker, Sheriff, Rick Tucker, Circuit Judge, John Schaefer, Surveyor, Jon Dwiggins, District 2 Commissioner, Brian Hayes, Coroner and Drew Belt, District 1 Commissioner.

OATS, Inc. Promotes A Culture Of Wellness

Of all the assets held by a company, none are more important than its employees. Healthy employees are the backbone of productivity, and that is no different for OATS, Inc. a statewide nonprofit transportation provider. OATS is initiating a statewide program, dubbed OATS Wellness for Life Program, which will begin next month. “As a company who is responsible for the health and well-being of thousands of Missourians, we ourselves need to embrace leading healthy lifestyles,” said Dorothy Yeager, Executive Director of OATS. “We believe that our company wellness program will be a true benefit to both the employee and employer,” added Yeager. Companies across the United States report a great deal of success when they offer wellness programs to their employees. Many report that employees have been able to avoid insulin, get rid of sleep apnea, lower cholesterol, reduce their risk for heart disease and even quit smoking. Over the last several decades, absenteeism, injuries, illnesses, and decreased productivity, associated with lifestyle habits, have resulted in increasing financial liabilities. Rising healthcare costs de-

mand an assertive response, which lead to the creation of OATS new wellness program. Missouri is listed as one of the top states with the highest obesity rates in the country. Over 30% of Missourian’s are considered obese. As a company, OATS is taking steps to help reduce that number. Over the next year OATS will implement new programs and activities aimed at keeping their employees healthy, and plan to partner with other agencies across the state to make this a unique program. Some hospitals and companies have already donated to this new program because of the benefit it will provide to so many people. With over 750 employees spread all over the state, OATS is one of the largest and most unique systems of its kind in the country. OATS, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation providing specialized transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities and the rural general public in 87 Missouri counties. The home office is located in Columbia, Missouri with seven regional offices located throughout the state. For more information about OATS, Inc., please visit their website at

MSHP Seeking Students To Participate In Student Alliance Program Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, is pleased to announce Troop B will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance Program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for current junior and senior high school students to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The 2013 Troop B Student Alliance Program will be conducted at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon, Missouri, on two consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., beginning on March 16, 2013. Participants must provide their own transportation and will be on their own for a lunch break each day. During the program, students will participate in a variety of educational activities intended to familiarize them with Highway Patrol operations and equipment. Some of the activities will include: Patrol history, firearms, traffic safety, marine operations, stop and approach, and crime scene investigation. Troop B is seeking interested junior and senior high school students of good character to apply to participate in the program. In order to provide a quality educational experience, the program will be limited to 20 students. Applications can be obtained at the Troop B Headquarters, located at 308 Pine Crest Drive, Macon, Missouri; or by calling Sergeant Brent Bernhardt at (660) 385-2132. Applications must be received by February 15, 2013, to be eligible to participate.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation speed limits will be increased on U.S. 63 back to 70 miles per hour. MoDOT tells us after making several improvements on intersections along the highway, they decided to restore the speed limit from 65 miles Xtreme Youth Conference per hour to 70. Brian Haeffner, a MoDOT area A group of 21 students and adult engineer, tells us motorists can exchaperones attended the Xtreme pect to see message boards in place Youth Conference (www.xtremthis week. “Since we’ve lowered the in Branson on speed limit, we’ve done speed studies December 27-29, 2012. The trip was and watch driver behavior. People reQuality automotive restoration, and collision repair organized andpaint, sponsored by Church ally didn’t change the way they were WithOut Walls (WOW) of Atlanta. driving just because the speed limit Performing artists included Britt went down,” said Haeffner. Nicole, Tripp Lee, Newsboys, Haeffner said many of the crashTenth Avenue North, Thousand es on Highway 63 were generally Foot Crutch, Casting Crowns and caused by drivers not seeing a vehiNewsong. Speakers at the confercle, and pulling out in front of them. ence included the nation’s leading “We also looked at crash data that we authorities on youth ministries inhad and speed was not a major factor cluding Tom Richter, Josh McDowin the crashes we’ve experienced,” ell and Nick Hall. said Haeffner. Funding for the (660) trip was provided216-5464 The increase in speed will be by donations to Church WithOut between the Boone and Randolph Walls and the annual Fall SmorgasCounty line to Kirksville. You can bord. Emilee Burian, Aaron Clineexpect to see the speed limit change smith and Aaron Baker served as take effect in mid-January. adult chaperones. The group stayed two nights at the Hilton Convention Center Hotel during the conference. emiah Rhodes, Austin York, Jade Whit- day mornings at 9:30 A.M. for breakfast The group packed and ate meals sell, Justin Bender, Demetri Thomas, followed by small groups and worship. like pizza and sandwiches. On the Abbie Parton, Kirsten Gilliland, Chris- Their meeting place is a home at 619 trip home, the group had lunch at a tina Pennington, Katie Ogden, Alyssah South Williamson in Atlanta. For more information about the minisMexican Restaurant in Ozark, MO. Thomas, Justice Licht, Danielle Welch, The following students attend- Julie Smothers, Molly Waddle and Jus- try or to view pictures from the trip, visit or call or text ed the conference: Tanner Smith, tina Reed. Church WithOut Walls meets on Sun- (660) 281-7777. Tristan Borron, Tristan Collier, Jer-

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Wanda D. Dausman, age 80 of Atlanta, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri. Born November 21, 1932 in Elmer, Missouri, she was the daughter of Newton L. and Beulah (Shaffer) Haney. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Dausman; one brother, Vernon “Red” Baker; two children, Steven and Willaleta Duggins; and one grandson, James Brown. Surviving are five children, Marie Gregg of Anchorage, Alaska, Nathan L. Duggins of Columbia, Missouri, Lois Jean Knight of Colfax, Louisiana, Annie Yager of Hartsel, Colorado, and Penny Lindley Rice of Atlanta, Missouri; four brothers, Raymond Smith of Kansas City, Kansas, Larry Smith of Smithville, Texas, Fred Haney of Madison, Missouri, and John Haney of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Edith Graham of Rockford, Illinois; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Wanda lived most of her life in the Elmer community. She had been employed at Toastmasters Inc. in Macon, Missouri for a number of years, and attended the Atlanta Christian Church. Wanda enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, quilting and shopping. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating was Brother Daniel Brands. Burial was in the Elmer Cemetery, Elmer, Missouri. Pallbearers were Harold Smith, Nathan Duggins, Jessie West, and Calvin Hoffman.


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Audrea B. and Johnny Adams of Natchitoches, La are the parents of a daughter born on Tuesday, (January 1, 2013) at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches Louisiana. The baby weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 1/4 inch in length. She has been named Abigail Elaine Adams. She joins one brother, Joseph Womack. Grandparents are Gordon and Christy Gulley or Natchez, Louisiana and Johnny and Elaine Adams of Coushatta Louisiana. Great grandparents are Ambrose and Holly Williams of La Plata, Missouri and Wilmar Gulley of Sikes Louisiana.

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Jerry and La Rue Smithson were married at the Atlanta Baptist Church on December 23, 1972. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home in Macon. They are the parents of one daughter, Dediee and a grandson Tyrin.

Cason Lee Snow Brandi and Cory Snow of La Plata, Missouri are the parents of a son born on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 ½ inches in length. He has been named Cason Lee. Cason joins on brother, Conner Wayne, age 5. Grandparents are Annette Tillman of Kirksville, Missouri, David Cook of Kirksville, Missouri and Lester and Marlene Snow of La Plata, Missouri. Great-grandparents are Dolly Snow of La Plata, Missouri, Melvin and Betty Garnett of Macon, Missouri and Sharon Fher of Kirksville, Missouri. The father is employed with Macon County Road and Bridge and the mother is employed with La Plata State Bank.

Now is the time to start planning your habitat management work for the year. Look your property over, check your boundaries, and contact your local private land management professionals. The Missouri Department of Conservation provides land management assistance at no cost to you. Meeting with these professionals is simple and they will help you design a plan to achieve your goals. The local Private Land Biologist is Ted Seiler. He serves landowners in Macon, Randolph, and Shelby counties. Ted has information on government wildlife programs and incentives for specific land treatments. Anyone that has land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program that is eligible for mid-contract treatments should give Ted a call to inquire about cost share. Ted may be contacted by phone (660) 385-2616 ext. 118. The local Resource Forester is Cody Smith. He serves landowners in Macon, Randolph, and Knox counties. Cody will look at your timber stands and share information on which species are best for wildlife benefit, timber stand improvement for stronger and healthier trees, and logging of mature trees. Cody may be contacted by phone (660) 2161391. You may also contact me, Matt Bergfield, at (573)673-0009.

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Obituary Doug Vose Doug Vose, 61, of Macon Mo, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday morning December 30th at 5:45 am. He was surrounded by his family and friends who he had asked to praise the Lord as he entered into the Gates of Glory. Doug was born December 12, 1951 in Kirksville, MO to Norman H. and Wilma Thurman Vose. He was happily married to Margie Henley on May 14, 1988 at the Wardell Manson in Macon, Missouri. They had 24 years and 7 months of a marriage blessed by God. He showered his wife daily with love and affection. He was blessed by three children, Gina Goad of Chenoa Illinois, Clint and Luke Vose both of the home. His pride for his children was great and he lived a wonderful Christian example before them every day. He was also blessed by two wonderful red headed grandsons, Logan and Levi Goad of Chenoa, Illinois. Doug was a hard worker and spent the last 27 years of his life earning a living for his family driving the roads of the United States. He had traveled through 47 states, every kind of weather, and countless miles. When he was at home he spent his time with his family and working in his garage. He enjoyed working on anything with a motor, but in his opinion the only true motor was a Chevrolet. He could fix about anything we broke and liked the challenge. He enjoyed mowing the yard, riding his motorcycles, and just driving around in his Nova or his Chevy pickup. Doug never met a stranger and could talk motors and cars for hours. He was a charter member of the United Trinity Church and faithfully attended since its inception. He loved to testify in church about “all the many blessings God had given him”. Everyone always loved to hear him stand and testify. He was most grateful that he was raised in church by Christian parents who taught him to know and love God. Even through his illness he never asked “why me” but prayed that people would see his faith and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Doug’s theme song was “I am one blessed man” by Michael Combs. He is survived by his afore mentioned wife, children, and grandchildren as well as his mother Wilma Vose of Macon, Mo, sister Pat Bradley and husband Carl of Macon, Missouri, one niece Shawna Parker and her husband Tim of St. Joseph Missouri, and one nephew, Josh Bradley and his wife Arica and their son Keaton of Blue Springs Missouri, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 4, 2013, at 10:30 am, at the Assembly of God United Trinity Church in Macon. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Macon.


Betty Swearingen Hettinger Betty Swearingen Hettinger, age 84 of Brashear, Missouri passed away Tuesday (January 1, 2013) at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The daughter of Silas Earl and Hester Viola (Robinson) Swearingen, she was born September 20, 1928 in Rutledge, Missouri. On October 9, 1946 in Edina, Missouri she was united in marriage to Robert Hettinger, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Earl Swearingen in 1994 and a granddaughter, Shana Hunolt in 1991. Betty is survived by two sons, Bobby Hettinger and Brent and Shirlene Hettinger and their children, Josh and Sarah Hettinger, Travis and Julie Hettinger and Kaden, Kayla Hettinger and friend Tyler Kenney; two daughters, Joyce Treutel and her children, Stephanie Hunolt, Amy Hunolt and children, Marcus Jefferson and Tyrell and Issai Dysart and Allison and Austin Treutel; JoAnn and Dusty Wheeler and children Sarah (Wheeler) and Matt Boland and Seth Wheeler; one brother, Leroy Swearingen and wife, Marion; sister-in-law, Lydia Swearingen; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was a graduate of Rutledge High School in 1946 where she was valedictorian of her class. She was a teacher for one year and raised dogs for 35 years. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (January 5, 2013) at David-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home with Reverend Darrell Draper officiating. Burial was in the Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri. Pallbearers were Josh Hettinger, Travis Hettinger, Seth Wheeler, Matt Boland, David Stutsman and Chuck Florea.

Lilburn Alvin Spindler Lilburn Alvin Spindler, age 70, of High Point, North Carolina, passed away on December, 28, 2012. Al was born in Kirksville, Missouri., on November 14, 1942 the son of the late Anabel and Lilburn Spindler, La Plata, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Beth Hertzler. Surviving family members include one son, Saxon D. Spindler of the home; one daughter, Ashley J. Spindler of Columbia, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Gary Redmon of Brookfield, Missouri; one sister-in-law and her husband, Carolyn Spindler Kahn and Chuck Kahn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one sister-in-law, Ann Hertzler Bullock and husband, Bill Bullock of La Plata, Missouri; and longtime friend, Lise Bergeron of High Point, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carolyn, one sister, Judy Redmon and one brother, George Spindler. Mr. Spindler graduated from the Universiry of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1964. After their marriage, Lilburn and Carolyn moved to Sunnyvale, California, where he began a 36-year career with Western Electric, AT&T Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1967, where he worked on government contracts aboard ship involving extensive travel internationally. Because of Al’s wit and wisdom, strong character and personality, he will be forever memorable to family and friends. Interment will be held in the family plot, La Plata Cemetery in La Plata, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr, High Point, North Carolina. Arrangements are under the direction of

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OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age or income. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. To schedule a ride for Contract Trips call Norma Benson 660-385-7734 From Macon County to: 1st Monday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Monday & 3rd Tuesday 1st Tuesday & 4th Monday Friday

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I started to feel hot and my stomach started hurting. I went out in the hall and about that time my mom and dad came in to the ER. There wasn’t enough air in the whole hospital. Finally I started feeling better and went back in the room. Through little deliberation it was decided we were going to have to go to Columbia. It happened that Jeremy’s parents were Christmas shopping in Columbia that day. I called them and they met us at the hospital. I think nearly everyone in the ER unit had to come see what they called an “impressive face wound”. Long story short they stitched him up one row of stitches on the inside and one row of stitches on the outside and they sent us home. He still had his sense of humor because he said that we should take a picture of him and his swollen face, put in on a Christmas card and have it say, “It would be a blue Christmas without you.” It took me a few days to find the humor in that. By the time we had got home our daughter and Jeremy’s brother and his wife had all the blood cleaned up and there was a lot. They had dinner in a crock pot on the counter for us. My grandma sent chili and broccoli soup home with Memphis after school so I wouldn’t have to cook after a long day at the doctor’s office. Jeremy’s grandparents were so wonderful to us. There were countless family and friends that called and said they would do or help with whatever we needed. I would like to Thank Dr. Jim Deline for your advice and coming to the hospital for Jeremy. What a December! 2012 was full of surprises we got a puppy that seems to tear up everything in its path, we survived a new driver in the family, and Jeremy survived the attic ladder. Another year has come and gone. With all that said I’m looking forward to a wonderful New Year in 2013. I hope your New Year brings everything you’ve ever dreamed of and if it doesn’t make it happen for you! Happy New Year!

“It would be a blue Christmas without you.”



By: Carrie Chiarottino I’ve missed putting articles in the paper for a few weeks and look what happened, a New Year has come. I will get used to writing 2013 by May hopefully. What a December we had. My husband had an accident at our home which took years off my life and his too probably. I had all the Christmas decorations down from the attic but was missing the kid’s stockings. I told Jeremy that I had to go to the attic to find them and asked if he wanted to come along. I pulled down the attic stairs, we have the kind with springs on each side of the ladder, and we both went up the stairs in search of the stockings. I was looking around and he had decided to go back down stairs. I looked over at him and he was about half way down the stairs, but had his head resting on the attic floor. I thought he had hit his ingrown toe nail on the ladder. He’s always bumping it on something, so not at all compassionate, I said “What’s wrong with you?” He said to me, “I think I lost my eye.” I didn’t dare ask again for fear of the same response. I ran over to him and stood behind him on the stairs looking around for evidence of what could have caused his injury. Then over my shoulder I saw a piece of metal about an inch wide and a quarter of an inch thick with blood all over it. I knew he was hurt, although he wouldn’t let me see his injury. I got him down the stairs, he stood at the washer and grabbed a beach towel and held to his face. I got him in the car and off to Macon hospital we went. On the way to Macon he told me he could see out of his eye and that I had better slow down. I knew then he could really see out of his eyeJ. We arrived at the hospital, Dr. Deline was called and he came in to look at Jeremy. I saw the injury for the first time and I have to say, WOW! I wasn’t so bad when he was touching his face to feel for any major bone breakage, but when he open the wound to see how deep it was I was not expecting that.

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JEFFCOAT I had a wonderful Christmas. Even though the weather was a bit nippy, the weather inside was warm and fuzzy. Spending time with my friends and family are something that I never take for granted and cherish every minute of. I hope all my readers experienced the same holiday feelings as I did. I do believe that I forgot to make a New Year’s Resolution, so I’m gonna be bold about it and tell everyone............. My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is..... 1. Be Happy. 2. Be Healthy. 3. Win The Lottery. 4. Spend as much time with my loved ones as possible. and 5. Spend as much time with you as possible. The Home Press and I, your editor, appreciate all of our readers and advertisers, and look forward to working with you in the new year. I spent time with Scott ringing in the new year in Columbia with a bottle of Sparkling Red Grape Juice and snuggling up with a pair of warm arms and a great movie. Ok, now for what I got for Christmas. I received a lot of great gifts this year. My very favorite was a call from my brother, Rick. I hadn’t heard from him in months, lost his number and just worried and worried about him. So thank you Rick, you made my day. Aside from the great phone call I received several text’s and

emails wishing us Merry Christmas and then I got a movie I wanted, a griddle, some clothes, money, candles, lotions, jewelry, some kitchen towels and pot holders that I desperately needed, a shoulder and back massager, awesome and a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring from my sweet heart. I must have been a very very good girl last year!  Christmas 2012 was amazing and I enjoyed every last smile! My grandkids, of course made out like banshees, even though they have no idea what Christmas is, lol, so next year will be alot of fun I reck’n. Can’t wait. My boyfriends family treated me like they have known me their whole lives and invited me into their home with open arms. I felt so loved at their home and so comfortable at their holiday gathering. I have been blessed, not only with Scott and his family but with my own family. I am a lucky girl. For weeks I kept asking for empty wine bottles to make a flower pot for my boyfriends mother, however, it was really supposed to be a wine bottle chandelier for Randy. That silly boy brought me a box of empty wine bottles, for himself and didn’t know it. LOL, I figure he knew it was something for him and just wasn’t letting on. You just can’t fool that guy, LOL, yes I can. I’ll tell ya some more stuff about him later on. Hehe!! Anyway it was pretty, the chandelier I mean, except all the bottles were green! Hmmmm..... guess he has a favorite, I didn’t pay much attention, just soaked the bottles and peeled off the labels. But I figure if he breaks one, he can replace the bottles with his overstocked supply of empties. :) Gearing up for the rest of the basketball season here at the paper. There will be homecomings, basketball tournaments, home ballgames and away

games and then, junior high and 5th and 6th grade ball. Wow, gonna be a busy winter/spring. So get your colors on for whichever school you are rooting for. Which reminds me, if you are a parent or a fan that attends games for your designated school and would like to be our photographer for your team, give us a holler, sometimes we can’t get everywhere and need a little help. Everyone does from time to time and we definitely welcome your camera lens in our office. Keep sending us your comments, suggestions, articles, news and photos to lpnews@marktwain. net. Rumors are circulating about the paper, but we are still here and will be for you as well as covering all of Northeast Missouri. That means you!! Keep It Kool, Bec

Fiscal Fantasy by Dr. H. Wade Paris As I write this column, most of our country and much of the world is focused on “the fiscal cliff” of the United States of America. At this point, I have no idea how the matter will be resolved. I am concerned about it, but I really don’t believe it is our nation’s greatest problem. Among the many problems that seem greater is our reluctance to deal with our problems. We have known for “ages” that the fiscal cliff was looming; but here we are only a few hours away, and there is no solution in sight. Our present fiscal cliff is likely a forerunner of things to come. There are many fiscal hurdles ahead for us. Social security is outgrowing its ”britches”, debt set up by wars we could not afford, and likely did not need, must

be paid. Will we wait until the eleventh hour to discuss these as well? Procrastination is frequently a form of denial. Denial is often deadly. A parishioner confided in me that she had been diagnosed with cancer. “I don’t have cancer,” she said. “These doctors are just knife happy.” I pleaded with her to listen to her doctor, get a second opinion, talk with persons she knew who had recovered from cancer. In her presence I prayed that she would seek intelligent counsel. As she left my office, she said with a smile, “I don’t have cancer.” She obviously felt she had come to her pastor for support, and I had let her down. She died a few months later. Denial did not change the truth. She did have cancer. Human nature resists accepting unpleasantries.

A wealthy, young, religious and political ruler came to Jesus seeking guidance about eternal life. Jesus advised him that his wealth was his problem. He went away sad and possibly thinking, “No that just can’t be right”. (Mark 10:21) Perchance this story sums up our country’s greatest denial. We know money can’t fix everything or make everyone happy; but we keep trying to make it do so. What good is it to be the world’s richest nation if money won’t fix our problems? Even our elections are about money, “It’s the economy stupid!” For nearly every problem, we appropriate money to “fix it”. It’s a habit of our fiscal fantasy. Jesus said, “Man does not live by bread (money?) alone”. (Matthew 4:4) We’d better believe it!

Macon County Commission Meet; November Minutes The Macon County Commission met on November 8, 2012. Members present were Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Met with Chris Waddle, road and bridge supervisor. Held pre-construction meeting for Bayport project, those present were Shannon Howe, Benton and Assoc, Danny Miller and George Murphy, Macon Electric Co-op, Robert Davis, Chariton Valley, Terry Littrell and Noah Barnes, Boone Construction, Eric Gillespie, BNSF, Brett Ponting, Sinclair Pipeline and Cheryl Townlian (by phone) with BNSF. Add-ons and abatement reviewed and approved. Expense detail submitted by the county clerk. Meeting adjourned. The Macon County Commission met on

November 15, 2012. Members present were Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Chris Waddle, road and bridge supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. A motion was made by Jon Dwiggins, seconded by Drew Belt, vote 3-0, to amend the park budget to allow for increased expenses and revenue from the Demolition Derby. The Commission met with Denise Bennett regarding the Innovation Center. The Commission held its monthly Elected Officials meeting. Budget packages were distributed to all of the holders and they were asked to have them returned by December 6, 2012. Those present were: Alan Spencer, Assessor, Kristen Burk, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Krista Bruno, Treasurer, Jennette Ronchetto, Collector, Sherry Muncy, Recorder of Deeds, Cindy Ayers, Chief Juvenile Officer, Shirley Simms, County Clerk, Phillip Prewitt, Associate Circuit Judge and Kim March, Circuit Clerk. The Commission voted to close the courthouse on Christmas Eve. The

motion was made by Drew Belt, seconded by Jon Dwiggins, vote 3-0. The Commission met with a patron regarding a job with the Road and Bridge Department, no action was taken at this time. Meeting adjourned. The Macon County Commission met on November 19, 2012. No meeting held. Commission attended MAC Conference. The Macon County Commission met on November 22, 2012. No meeting held, Thanksgiving holiday. The Macon County Commission met on November 26, 2012. Members present were Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Met with Chris Waddle, road and bridge supervisor to discuss work orders for the county. The Commission met with Aaron McVicker, SKW, regarding progress on the Star Bridge project. The Commission elected to leave the County’s CERF contribution at 4%. The motion was made by Jon Dwiggins, seconded by Drew Belt, vote 3-0 in favor. The Commission voted to transfer land under the

Ethanol Plant to POET Bio-refining per the original agreement at the time Ethanol plant was constructed. Drew Belt made the motion, seconded by Jon Dwiggins, vote 2-0. Alan Wyatt abstained due to being a shareholder of the company. State Representative Tom Shively met with the Commission in regards to county legislative needs. Jeff Wavering spoke via telephone with the Commission regarding needed maintenance on Glyder Avenue. A work order was issued. The Samaritan Hospital balance sheet was presented to the Commission by the County Clerk, Shirley Sims. Meeting adjourned. The Macon County Commission met on November 29, 2012. Members present were Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Met with Chris Waddle, road and bridge supervisor to discuss work orders for the county. The motion was made to repair storm damage to the Bloomington Shed by Drew Belt, seconded by Alan Wyatt, vote 3-0. Meeting adjourned.


Pastor’s Corner GOOOOOD MORNING Thomas Hill Lake! Snow blankets your lands my lady, fluffy white snow everywhere! The spruce’s limbs are laden with heavy snow, they seem to wave as the wind whips by. Cardinal’s with their brilliant red feathers are creating color upon the lands while treating themselves to the birdfeeders. Redheaded Woodpeckers swarm my deck to find the trail mix that I put out for them, they really seem to like the dried fruit as they pick through the goodies. Deer tracks covered my front lawn right up to the steps on my deck, not just one...several, corn was thrown out for them to munch on. I’ve not been one to enjoy the cold and snow, but this year I have seen the beauty and nature at its best with all this white stuff. Being retired changes alot of things, I don’t have to get out in it to go anywhere, so through my windows and comforts of my home I do see true beauty...BUT I anxiously await Spring! I hope everyone had a great New Years and are sticking to all resolutions that were made! We had our celebration here at the lake bringing in the New Year. I did make a couple of small easy resolutions, one BIGGIE I am gong to give my all, but won’t share that with you until I get a good start on it! Then watch out, I will be shouting about it! The most important thing about the New Year is Health, Happiness & the Love of Family, this is my wish for each and everyone of you for 2013! I feel that I have it all and am truly blessed right here in my little world on the lake! As Always, Love & Hugs from the lake.....Connie



What to do with Jesus? I think we begin as is it says Mary did. “His mother cherished every word in her heart.” Do we cherish every word Jesus spoke in our hearts? We read them. Sometimes we read them as if we are reading them just because we feel like it is required. We don’t get anything out of them but we read them. Sometimes we read them as if we are reading our favorite fiction book. And we don’t read them with faith that they are any more true than that other book. We need to read them as if every word were true an important. We need to read them carefully and thoughtfully. What if every time you read the Bible, you read it as if you were going to have to give a talk on what you read? Would that change how you read

the words? Would you cherish Jesus’ words in your heart? What if we worked to obey his teachings the way we expect our children to obey us? Is that kind of scary to think about? It is for me! As parents, we like that one commandment really well. You know which one I’m talking about. It’s number five on God’s “Top Ten List of Things to Do.” Honor Your Father and your Mother.” We like to throw that one out there when the children and teens sass us or lie to us, don’t we? Imagine what it would look like if we honored God and Jesus as we ought to. Do we honor him? Do we obey the commands of Jesus. They are basically two. “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and

THOMAS strength.” “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” This is what we do about Jesus. Pastor Denzil Thomas Atlanta, Mt. Zion, La Plata United Methodist Churches







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Graves Announces The Hiring Of Baker For Field Representative

U.S. Congressman Sam Graves was sworn in to the new term of Congress that began Thursday. Graves now officially represents the 36 counties of Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District in Congress. Graves has also realigned his offices within the dis-

trict to provide more locations, but at a reduced cost to taxpayers. The St. Joseph office has moved from the Downtown Post Office to the Buchanan County Courthouse. The Liberty Office has moved to the Platte County Resource Center in Kansas City. In addition, Graves will open a third office in Hannibal in the coming weeks. “Whether it’s resolving problems with a federal agency or simply scheduling a tour of the Capitol, my offices will continue to provide exceptional constituent service for North Missouri,” said Graves. “We’ve reduced

our budget expenses by 10% in the last two years and we will continue to do more with less.” Graves also announced the hiring of Aaron Baker to be a field representative based in Hannibal. Baker is a native of Atlanta, Missouri where he still lives with his wife Erica and their two children. Baker is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He previously served as the Chief of Staff to State Senator Bill Stouffer. Baker will be the primary contact for the counties of: Adair, Audrain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion,

Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Scotland and Shelby. “I’m excited to have someone with Aaron’s experience and knowledge working day-to-day with North Missourians,” said Graves. “His deep roots and commitment to public service will be an asset for everyone.” The new office locations: Kansas City: 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 900, Kansas City, MO, 64153 (P)816-792-3976 and (F)816-792-0694; and St. Joseph: 411 Jules Street, Room 111, St. Joseph, MO, 64501 (P)816749-0800 and (F)816-7490801.

Patrol Reports Eight Fatalities During New Year’s Counting Period The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during the New Year's holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Troopers investigated 486 traffic crashes with 147 injuries and seven fatalities. In addition, troopers made 124 arrests for driving while intoxicated. The Lee's Summit Police Department investigated one of the fatalities. During last year's New Year's holiday counting period, troopers investigated 163 traffic crashes with 75 injuries and five of the six fatalities. In 2011, troopers arrested 90 people for driving while intoxicated. Last year, 777 traffic crashes occurred statewide over the New Year’s holiday weekend, which included 311 injuries and six fatalities. Two fatalities occurred in the Troop A, Lee's Summit area (which includes the fatality Lee's Summit Police Department investigated), the Troop B, Macon area, and Troop G, Willow Springs area. One fatality occurred in each of the following: Troop C, Weldon Spring area, and Troop H, St. Joseph area. One person died on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Jo A. Gray, 56, of Villa Ridge, MO, died when a second vehicle crossed the center line and struck the vehicle in which Gray was driving head-on. The crash occurred in Franklin County on Missouri Route AT east of Missouri Route M. Gray was wearing a seat belt at the time of the

crash. Dr. Aaron Norris pronounced Gray dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The passenger in Gray's vehicle sustained serious injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the vehicle that struck Gray's vehicle sustained serious injuries. That driver was not wearing a seat belt. Two people died on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Ashlea R. Harper, 27, Kirbyville, MO, died when a second vehicle collided into the rear of the vehicle Harper was driving. Harper's vehicle then traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a dirt embankment, and overturned numerous times. Harper was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred in Wright County on U.S. Highway 60 west of Norwood, MO. Dr. Jacob Spain pronounced Harper dead at Mercy Hospital. The driver of the vehicle that struck Harper's vehicle sustained minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt and fled the scene on foot. He was located and arrested a short time later. Jessica M. Diehl, 34, of Sumner, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving went off the north edge of the roadway and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its top in a ditch. The crash occurred in Chariton County on Missouri Highway M east of Missouri Highway Y. Diehl was wearing a seat belt. Chariton County Coroner Larry Breshears pronounced Diehl dead at the scene. There were two passengers in Diehl's

vehicle at the time of the crash. One sustained serious injuries; one was not injured in the crash. Neither passenger was wearing a seat belt. Chariton County Sheriff's Department, Chariton County Ambulance, Keytesville Fire Department, Brunswick Fire Department, and the Mendon Fire Department assisted at the scene. Two people died on December 31, 2012. Sawyer E. Jacobson, 3, of Kahoka, MO, died when the vehicle in which he was a passenger ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree, overturned, and came to rest on its wheels in a ditch. Jacobson was secured in a child restraint at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in Clark County on U.S. Highway 163 west of Wayland, MO. Clark County Coroner Edwin Wilson pronounced Jacobson dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger both sustained minor injuries. Both were restrained. Clark County Sheriff's Department, Clark County Ambulance, Clark County Rescue Squad, and the Wayland Fire Department assisted at the scene. Christopher M. Barnes, 35, of Shawnee, KS, died when he was struck by a vehicle. Barnes was walking behind a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of Interstate 35 when a second vehicle began to slide forward on the snowcovered road and struck him and the stopped vehicle. The second vehicle then slid off the right side of the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. No other

injuries occurred in the crash, which took place in Clay County on Interstate 35 southbound at the 25.4 mile-marker. Dr. Brad Hoffman pronounced Barnes dead at Liberty Hospital. The Clay County Sheriff's Department assisted at the scene. Three people died on January 1, 2013. Ray B. Hicks, 32, of Ava, MO, died when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and overturned. Hicks was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred in Douglas County on Missouri Highway N south of Squires, MO. Douglas County Coroner Rick Miller pronounced Hicks dead at the scene. Timothy W. Elder, 60, of Kansas City, MO, died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the ice-covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar. Elder was not wearing a seat belt. The crash occurred in Jackson County on U.S. Highway 50 and SE Todd George Parkway. Lee's Summit Police Department investigated the crash. The name of the third fatality on January 1, 2013 is being withheld pending the (out-of-state) notification of the next of kin. The crash occurred in Harrison County on Interstate 35 southbound nine miles south of Bethany, MO. Note: The fatality statistics in this news release could change if late deaths occur, or if other departments report fatal traffic crashes after this news release is distributed.

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Atlanta Hornet & Lady Hornet Basketball


Sloppy Joe Crescents INGREDIENTS: 1 lb lean beef I can Sloppy Joe sauce 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 2 cans crescent dinner rolls DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir sloppy joe sauce; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. 2.  Unroll 1 can of dough. Press firmly pressing perforations to seal shape into pan. 3.  Spread beef mixture on dough then sprinkle with cheese. 4. Unroll 2nd can of dough. Press firmly pressing perforations to seal and seal on top of sloppy joe and cheese. 5. Seal edges. 6.  Bake 11 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1/3 cup chopped green onions (about 5 medium) 1/3 cup julienne carrots (1 1/2x1/4x1/4 inch) 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 6 cups Progresso® chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons) 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2lb chicken) 1 cup frozen small cheese-filled tortellini ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, if desired 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 cups chopped fresh spinach DIRECTIONS: 1. In 4 1/2- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over mediumhigh heat. Cook onions, carrots and garlic in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are softened. 2. Stir in broth and chicken. Heat to boiling. Stir in tortellini; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tortellini are tender. 3. Stir in nutmeg, pepper and spinach. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is hot.

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 the Atlanta Hornets hosted North Shelby in a two game contest on the hardwood. The girls were outscored 29-43 by the Lady Raiders. Scoring for the Lady Hornets were: Samantha Reed 7, Ashton Ross 7, Shalyla Collier 5, Katy Baker 2, Maddie Cuppy 4 and Sheyenne Klamert 4. The girls are now 5-6 overall and 2-1 in

conference. In the boys contest the Hornets were short four baskets as the Raiders took the game 72 to 64. Scoring for Atlanta were Collan Thrasher 10, Dylan Hruska 9, Vincent Elrod 6, Lance Weber 3, Tagan Brookhart 18, Lane Waddle 14, Garrett West 2 and Ethan Baker 2. Their record is now 3-8 overall and 2-1 in conference.

Atlanta News

by Marsha Hammons

Sheridan Howe spent Saturday afternoon and overnight with her grandparents, Basil and Marsha Hammons. Wayne and Elizabeth Beeson had family visiting with them from Thursday til Monday for Christmas. Those present were Kyle and Cindy Palmer and Travis of Warrensburg, Matt and Tabitha Jones of Clinton, David and Leannette Beeson, Brooke, Blake, and Cooper of Salem. Mae Graham of Macon had lunch with Rhoda Graham on Wednesday. Rhoda Graham and Mae Graham had Sunday lunch at the home of Sarah Grinder of Macon. On Christmas Eve Mae Graham, her kids and their families had a Christmas get together at Comfort Inn. Sarah Grinder and Rhoda Graham joined them.

Saturday Rhoda Graham, her kids and their families, and Ruth Ann Hyde and family had Christmas at Miner’s Hall in Macon. Karl and Roberta Byers visited Marteena Gunnels at the La Plata Nursing Home and also with Uncle Bob and Aunt Theda Smithson on Monday, December 24, 2012. Christmas Day Karl and Roberta Byers joined John and Louise Gaughan for dinner at The China Gardens in Macon and then visited with Dan and Lisa Gaughan later that afternoon. Chris and Jennifer Byers, Kansas City, Missouri spent Friday night with his parents, Karl and Roberta Byers and then on Saturday the 29th they all attended the Gaughan Christmas at The Recess Inn in Ethel.

North Shelby High School Basketball Tournament January 14th - 19th, 2013 Marion County (1) Tuesday, January 15th 7:30 p.m.

Girls Bracket Thursday, January 17th 4:30 p.m.

Brashear (8) La Plata (4)

Thursday, January 17th 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15th 4:30 p.m.


North Shelby (5)

Friday, January 18th 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 19th 6:00 p.m.

Scotland County (2)


Monday, January 14th 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th 4:30 p.m.

Palmyra JV (7) Schuyler County (3)

Wednesday, January 16th 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 14th 4:30 p.m.

Knox County (6) Third Place

Friday, January 18th 7:30 p.m.

Marion County (1) Tuesday, January 15th 6:00 p.m.

Boys Bracket Thursday, January 17th 9:00 p.m.

Palmyra JV (8) Scotland County (4)

Thursday, January 17th 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15th 9:00 p.m.


North Shelby (5)

Friday, January 18th 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19th 7:30 p.m.

Knox County (2) Monday, January 14th 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th 9:00 p.m.

Brashear (7) La Plata (3)

Wednesday, January 16th 6:00 p.m.

Third Place



Farmer’s Wife by Verna Buck

Verna Buck, Bobbi Hamlin and Adrienne and Mike Buck joined Bobby Buck for dinner Christmas Day at La Plata Nursing Home. Afternoon visitors were Eddie Buck, Barb Englehard, Wes Buck, Brad Buck, Emily Hettinger, Jill and Elise and W.R. and Barbara Buck, Eva and Furosa, David and Susan Tharp of Greencastle were Christmas even visitors. Other recent visitors have been Joyce Buck, Raymond and Beth Buck, D.C. Trowbridge of Ottumwa, Iowa, Daryl Henderson, Perry Easley, Rev. David Gottman, Paula Thompson and Donna McClanahan. Willie and Mary Tuggle visited Loren Pippin recently at Rusk Rehab in Columbia. He is expected home January 5th. Opal Shumaker, age 97, of Ft. Madison, Iowa and formerly of Elmer and La Plata areas passed away December 26, 2012 in Burlington, Iowa. She is survived by one son, Lavern Prough of Ft. Madison, Iowa; two granddaughters and one sister-in-law, LaVivian Prough of Kirksville. She lived in the Cardy area for several years. Our sympathy to the family. Services were held in Ft. Madison on Saturday, December 29th. Recent visitors of Helen Nichols at La Plata Nursing Home have been her daughter, Debbie VanDyke and Abraham VanDyke and friend of Marceline, Harold and Lorene Vansickle of Hurdland, Esty Eyler of Baring, Hershal Rehm of Topeka, Kansas, Mariam and Pauline Rehm of Kirksville, Holland Clem, Danny Clem and Barb Englehard of Marceline. Betty and Lloyd Frosee, Julia and Jerry of Centralia, Leon and Regina Magers and Dillon of Ash Grove, Missouri, Darin Magers and Drew

were Christmas guests of June Magers in La Plata. Christmas Eve guests of Eddie Buck were Barb Englehard of Marceline, Paul Arthard and friend, Patty, Gordon Arthard, Dean Arthard, all of Columbia, Mike Buck, Verna Buck, W.R. and Barbara Buck, Eva and Furosa, Nancy McKenzie Adams, Bobbi Hamlin and Adrienne, Nancy Platz, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and Billy Pippin. Joyce Buck spent Christmas Day and Sunday with her sister, Paula Tague at a Columbia hospital. Christmas Eve guests of Stella and Janet Tuggle were Susie Tuggle, Lindsey Evans, William and Mary Tuggle, Ryan and Toni Tuggle and children, Laura Tuggle, Cassie Tuggle and Hagen, Josh Robinson, Josh Noel, Harry Tuggle, Barb Tuggle and Greg, J.R. and Molly Tuggle, Chris and Lisa Dowell, Rodney Tuggle of Kansas City and Bob Slaughter. Recent visitors of Marteena Gunnels have been Marge Stow and family of Macon, Jim and Melissa Hogenson of Ethel, Carol Yearns and children, Mary and Roger Jarman, Paula Thompson, Donna McClanahan, Nancy Heck and Linda Montgomery. Linden and Janet Wood, Tonya Wood, Tim and Shelly Wood and children and Lodena Biggs hosted a pre-Christmas supper and party with Leola Schneider at La Plata Nursing Home. Then Linden, Janet and Tonya spent Christmas holidays with Terry McLin and family in Tennessee. The Amona Class of La Plata Baptist Church hosted the birthday party at the La Plata Nursing Home on December 28th. Lenora Grear spent Christmas holidays with Christy Bohnet in Ankey, Iowa.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Four Generations

Cut To The Chase

Knowing Your Neighbors by Ken Gordon Stroll among the old farm equipment displays at a county or state fair, or at a special antique tractor show and there will be older farmers who can still describe what problems specific pieces of equipment solved on the farm in the early years. These men and women who plowed fields with horses, or were part of a threshing team, recall stories of hard work and fond friendships made during a time when people labored together to get the seeds in the ground and later harvested the rewards of those efforts. Farming 160 acres in the 1920s and 30s was a big job and it took the help of neighbors to be successful. Today 160 acres won’t support a family that grows traditional crops, and while farms have grown over the years, the idea of working together hasn’t changed that much. In the country, you’ll still find neighbors helping neighbors, and it’s that idea that sets farming apart from most other forms of neighbor interaction. Although the idea of knowing your neighbors may have started on the farm, that tradition carried into the city until technology forced people inside. Homes located in older neighborhoods have large front porches with detached garages usually located at the side of the home or in the back. Those homes recall a time when neighbors knew each other and children could play together, freely running and playing in the area. People used their porches to catch a cool breeze or catch up on the latest happenings in the neighborhood. Today we don’t see our suburban neighbors too often. And two technolo-

gies, air conditioning and architecture, are largely responsible for people not knowing their neighbors in cities and suburbs. When central air conditioning was introduced to homes across America, the style of home changed as well. Front porches were eliminated in favor of a small door at the front of the home, and the garage moved from being detached at the rear of the house to being part of the home and usually located in the front. Now people only had to push a button, drive into their garage, close the door and enjoy their sanctuary. It’s no wonder that people today don’t know their neighbors, and this is compounded by privacy fences. The idea of engaging with your neighbor is not just for farmers but should be for everyone, whether living in a city or the country. Making an effort to meet your neighbors can pay big rewards. People may be a bit surprised at first to be introduced to someone living alongside or across the street from them, but as time passes, the familiarity increases. Common interests are discovered, relationships develop and the true meaning of neighborhood is realized. One of the lasting benefits of knowing your neighbors is becoming familiar with the routines of the neighborhood. It becomes a more secure living environment when neighbors know each other. An unfamiliar car or strange activity will go unnoticed in a group of houses, but it will stand out in a neighborhood. Knowing your neighbor may be a tradition originating from agrarian roots, but it also has a place in suburbia.

Tree Response To Drought If you suspect damage to your trees, or that a tree has died from the drought, wait before pruning or removing the tree. Trees are designed to survive the variety of environmental conditions in their native area. One example of this is an oak tree. Oak species are known to temporarily shut off food and water supplied to limbs during long periods of dry weather. This past summer you may have seen this taking place. As the leaves on one branch turned brown and dropped earlier than

normal, others remained green. Many people think some, or all, of the tree is dead. Before pruning, or removing, trees give them a chance to revive themselves. While I am certain there will be trees that died from the drought and other stress, many will flourish again. Wait until this summer before removing trees you suspect are dead from the drought. If you have any questions please give me a call (573)673-0009.

Four generations of the Wanda Sederwall family sat down together for a photo opportunity. Pictured are (seated middle) Wanda Sederwall, great-grandmother, (seated right) Becky Sederwall Deskin, grandmother, (seated left) Dana Deskin Nelson, mother and (standing behind) Lydia Marie Nelson, age 10 and Lauryn Marjorie Nelson, age 7.

Macon County Courthouse Releases Marriages For November and December 2012 November 2012 Marriages Timothy E. Ervin of Elmer married Doris L. Smith of Elmer on November 24, 2012; Jade Elliot of Macon married Jessica Dawn Elam on November 20, 2012; Jeffrey A. Mills of Macon married Janice L. Bader of Macon on November 8, 2012; Charles William Whisenand of Macon married Kathyryn Elizabeth Theerman on November 3, 2012; Gregory S. Miller of Macon married Cynthia

R. Lee on November 5, 2012; Kendall W. Straub of Brookfield married Courtney N. Shaul on November 3, 2012; and Beau Austin Spencer of Macon married Jamie Nicole McVicker on November 3, 2012. December 2012 Marriages Christopher Lee Crater of Macon married Charity Lynette Wilt on December 22, 2012; Howard K. Moots of La Plata married Sarah J. Baker of Macon on December 27, 2012;

Troop B Releases Holiday Traffic Crash Totals for 2012 Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the traffic crash and enforcement totals for both the Christmas and New Year’s counting periods for the Troop B area. During the Christmas counting period, which began at 6 p.m., Friday, December 21, and ended 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, Troop B officers investigated 21 traffic crashes, which resulted in six injuries, and no fatalities. Troopers also made three arrests for driving while intoxicated. During the New Year’s counting period, which began at 6 p.m., Friday, December 28, and ended 11:59 p.m., on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, Troop B officers investigated

26 traffic crashes, which resulted in two fatalities, and nine injuries. The fatality traffic crashes occurred in Chariton and Clark counties. Troopers also made seven arrests for driving while intoxicated during the holiday period. Captain Wilt stated, “Even though the holiday season has concluded, I urge motorists to always take the job of driving seriously and always ensure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt.” The Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves from all types of hazardous drivers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Click it 4 Life !!!

Brian C. Tonkinson of Callao married Dora Michelle Dudley of Macon on December 17, 2012; Jerry Beckley of Clarence married Shelley E. Lewis of Clarence on December 26, 2012; Randy E. Sager of Ethel married Eliza-

beth A. Riedsel of Ethel on December 12, 2012; Ricky Allen Miller of Excello married Leslie Ann McConn on December 1, 2012; Tyler Lee Stanfield of Macon married Cassie Jeanann Gast of Macon on December 1, 2012.


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Gilbreath-McLorn Johnson’s Hold Annual Christmas Gathering Trustees Meet Four members of the Gilbreath-McLorn Board of Trustees; Ann Bullock, Karen Wood, Peggy Mohan, and Becky Mohan , met at the Home at 4:30 P.M., on December 6, 2012. Chair Ann Bullock presided over the meeting. The minutes of the November meeting were read. Karen moved that they be approved, and Peggy seconded. Motion passed. Treasurer Judy Williams had the November accounts ready, and had left notes on some areas that needed attention. The CD is due. Our current bank is quoting a low rate. Judy can look at other banks, and take the best %. The yard will be mowed for the last time this week. Bryan cannot do it, but will get Birdie Beck for this time. Sara Gates wedding dress was found in the top of a closet by a member of the Alpha Beta Alpha, Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, while they were decorating the house for Christmas. It was thought lost. The sorority

decorated on Dec. 1, in the morning, putting up four trees that are lit at night from 5:00 - 10:00 P.M., and decorating the stairs, the drawing and living rooms, the dining room, and the upstairs tower. A tour group went through in the early afternoon, and a small wedding reception was held early evening, the same day. The kitchen door does not fit tightly, and some workers got in using a credit card. Many people over the years have had keys, and it is not known how many and where they are. Karen moved to ask Greg to repair the kitchen door and install a new lock with new keys. Becky seconded. Motion passed. The Bridal Showcase has sent the Home an invitation to have a booth. Karen moved we not go. Peggy seconded. Motion passed. The next meeting will be Jan. 3, 2013, at 4:30 P.M. The furnace will be left on 55 degrees, and upped to 62 degrees, when it is very cold. Meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m

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Friday, January 18 Beef stew (potatoes, carrots and onions), cabbage, applesauce, biscuits, sugar cookie and milk.

On December 15, 2012 the decendants of Harold and Mildred (Head) Johnson and close relatives gathered at the Bucklin United Methodist Church for their annual Christmas Celebration. A carry-in dinner with everyone’s favorite treats were enjoyed. After dinner a group went caroling to the home of some friends and relatives. When they returned a gift exchange was held. Those attending was Marilyn (Johnson) McKee, Jeff, Jackie Cory and Blake McKee, Overland Park Ks. Larry and Elna (Johnson) Van Dyke, Derby Ks. Keith and Carrie Johnson, Olean Mo., Kevin, Vicki, Jerrica and Jordan Johnson, Lawson,

Mo. Gala and Dru Bradley, Mexico, Mo. Darrel and Faye Johnson, Bucklin, Mo. Andy, Megan, Abey, Laney, Parker and Kinley Johnson, Brookfield, Mo. Debbie (Johnson) Jenkins, Bosworth, Mo. Jasmine Stark, Marceline, Mo. Blayne and Lacey Burks, Brunswick, Mo. Justin and Melissa Sampley, Platte City, Mo. Kassie, Regan and Jake Lyon and Brock Barnette, Carrolton, Mo. Dave and Herma Nylene (Head) Sage, Independence, Mo. Rosemary (Johnson) Bartlett, Excelsior Springs, Mo. Wallace and Jo Johnson, Drew , Angie (Johnson), Gracie, Caroline and Luke Williams, Kansas City, Mo.

Atalpal II Holds Meeting Atalpal II held their Christmas meeting and party at a local restaurant, at 4:00 P.M. on December 13, 2012, with fifteen members and three guests, Donna Kelly, Chris Bohnet, and Pam Wares, present. Shirley Smith and Wanda Sederwall were the hostesses. President Sharron burns opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, and also to the flag of the State of Missouri. The November minutes were read and approved. The treasurer reported that she had written a check to the FLPP for the Green Theater project. Courtesy - None. Correspondence -None. Old Business - The FLPP Flea Market and Food Stand will be held January 26 2013 at the Silver Rails Event Center. New Business - President Sharron Burns appointed Paula Thompson, Becky Mohan, and her-

self, as the nominating committee for the 2013 2014 slate of officers, to be voted on at the January 2013 meeting. Paula Thompson will be the hostess for the January 10, 2013 meeting, with Sharron Burns as Program Chair. It will be held in the same restaurant with soup, sandwich, and dessert served. The meeting ended with the recital of the Club Collect in unison. The party began with everyone playing Bingo, with the prizes being wrapped white elephants brought by each guest. The dinner was ham, crusted chicken breasts, cheesy hash brown casserole, green beans, lime jello, pineapple, cottage cheese salad, and lemon or chocolate cake for dessert. Very large helpings were served. The hostesses also provided homemade candy and nuts. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful way to end the year.

by Sharron Burns

December is ending with temperatures in the teens and 20’s. We have had a cold snap occur. 3-4 inches of snow remain on the ground. We wish you a very happy new year. Mary Jarman visited Marteena Gunnels at the LPN on Thursday. Amy Burns spent three days with her parents, Rich and Sharron Burns over Christmas vacation. Walter and Karen Manigold attended the graduation ceremony of their daughter, Yvette Infantino, when she received her Masters Degree in Reading, England, recently. They visited Yvette and her family, Gianni and Chiara Infantino in Rome, Italy following the ceremony. Tawyna and Howard Worcester shared homemade cookies with their neighbor, Dimple Lockett recently. Todd and Leslie Gray visited Donna and Jerry Gray recently. They as well as Brian and Melinda Gray and children enjoyed Christmas with Donna and Jerry Gray. Tina, Jason, Addison, Audrey and Kade Belfield spent Christmas eve day with Tina’s mother, Emma Russell. Karen Manigold visited her mother, Fairy Worcester on Saturday. Sunday evening guests of Connie and David Gunnels were Christy and Rob Bristow, Dillon Huddleston, Jennifer and Timerrick Gunnels, Nikisha and D.J. Couch and children. Mary and Roger Jarman enjoyed a delayed Christmas supper with Lana and Mike Daniels, Roger Jay and Jeremy Jarman. Christmas Day Dean and Marietta Slaughter enjoyed having Gayle and Dale McVay, Garth Perry, Lucas Perry, Amanda Thomas, Norven, Denise, Scott and Kassie Slaughter visit. Gary Pyle visited Mac McRay recently. Christmas Eve Vonda,

Caleb and Josh Bender and friend, Rachel, and Jessica Wobken visited Ronda and Steve VanHara. Recent visitors in the Linda and Gary Pyle home included Tyler Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Ethan Roberts, Willie Cook and Tanner Schultz. Carla Easley also called in the Pyle home. Richard, Sharron and Amy Burns enjoyed Christmas with Larry and Evonne Baker. Others attending were Larry Dean Baker, Pamela, Baker, Brett Baker and Jesse Baker, Estela Gingrich, Terry and Shirley Baker and Gary and Nancy Belfield. Christmas Eve night Jason, Tina, Addison, Audrey and Kade Belfield visited Gary and Nancy Belfield. Christmas Day Jason, Tina, Addison, Audrey and Kade Belfield spent the day with Jason’s mother, Becky Belfield. A Christmas celebration occurred at the David and Connie Gunnels home with Mike, Jennifer and Timerrick Gunnels, Derrick and Hillary Gunnels and Wyatt Hamilton, Christy and Rob Bristow and Dillon, Nikisha, D.J., Lance, Brooklyn and Kady Couch, Wayne Walker and Pearl Perry attending. Linda and Gary Pyle visited their son, Jon Pyle and family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania over Christmas. Steve and Ronda VanHara enjoyed a visit from Ron Fry and also Jessica Wobken on Sunday. Jason, Tina, Addison, Audrey and Kade Belfield attended the Christmas Eve celebration at the La Plata Baptist Church. Jerry Hill, Katelin Hill and fiancé, Aaron of Kansas City, Jeff Hill of Olathe, Kansas, Terry Hill of Auxvasse, Marilyn Sinnock of Ethel and Jim Hill of Clarence were visitors of Carolyn Hill of Clarence over the Christmas holidays.

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Make Your New Year A “Good Deeds Year”! It is very important to teach our children to be thankful for the blessings they have and to know what a great feeling it is to give freely. But how do we teach them? How do we keep ourselves, as adults, on track? Create an Annual Good Deeds Calendar! Now is the best time to start. Take a calendar and pick a day each month. It can be a holiday or any day that may be special to you. You and your children can work together to create your “Good Deeds Calendar”. There are many ways to spread the feeling of giving big or small. You will be amazed of how little time and work it really is and the rewards are bountiful. Following are some ideas to help you along. Schedule one month at a time and keep it simple to start. January – Make inexpensive “Welcome Baby” baskets. Contact a hospital for families that could use them. You can pick up items at any dollar store. Make “New Year Wishes” jar. Take a jar and fill with colored paper that has a

wish for a person. Make a wish for each day of the year and place inside the jar. You can decorate the jar as well. Call a nursing home and give the jars for them to give to their residents. Each day they can have a wish read that was made just for them. February -Valentine’s Day – A great way your children can show elderly folks they are loved! Call a nursing home to make arrangements to spend an hour visiting with the elders and distributing handmade Valentine’s Day cards. March – Get ready for spring! Help someone in their yard, or get their garden spot ready for planting. Help inside with Spring cleaning, that always makes a person feel good. Any items that are no longer needed, donate. April - Easter - Let your child share the true meaning of Easter with friends. Hold an Easter party. Read the story from a children’s Bible. Then each child is assigned to draw one part of the Easter story. 1. The Last Supper, 2. Christ praying to God in Geth-

semane, 3. Christ with a crown of thorns, 4. Christ carrying the cross, 5. Christ on the cross, 6. Jesus rising from the tomb. Each child draws their assigned picture six times with crayons or markers on construction paper. Then the children all share their pages and create their own book with a hole puncher and yarn ties. Then the children sit in a circle and each child gets to tell what their part of the story, according to the page they drew, means to them. Of course then you eat lunch and for desert you serve cross shaped Easter candy instead of rabbits and eggs and each child gets to take home their “True Meaning of Easter” book to share with their own family. May 4th National Day of Prayer - As a family, a few days before, make up a list of people and situations for which the power of prayer can assist our country. Write the prayer together as a family. The prayer can include the president, our servicemen, etc. Say the prayer together as a family. June - The 1st Day of

Summer - Have a yard/ garage sale of all those old toys and things that Mom and Dad don’t use anymore. Donate the proceeds to a favorite charity. July - Independence Day - Visit a Veteran’s home (make arrangements), bring homemade lemonade and ask the Veteran’s questions. This is a great way for children to learn about the sacrifices our Veteran’s made for our independence. If you don’t have a Veterans home, there are many Veterans in your local nursing homes. August 22nd - Be an Angel Day - Your child can be an anonymous Guardian Angel by selecting a good deed to do for someone, completing the task when they are not around, and leaving behind a handmade “Your Guardian Angel is Watching Over You” card behind. The card can be made ahead of time but the deed has to be selected on that day. Some examples: 1. Carrying garbage cans from the side of the house to the street for an elderly person. 2. Leave a basket of non

perishables that will make a lunch. Example: Tuna, bread, mayo, pickles and a bottle of juice. 3.Decorate a shoe box and fill with cards, dice, paper and pens. Print off directions to games and place them inside. Give to a neighbor and plan on visiting them to play once in a while. September - The 1st Day of Autumn – Help a neighbor in their yard. Rake leaves, pick up sticks. October - Breast Cancer Month - Make pink ribbons to sell at school, church and in the neighborhood and donate the proceeds to breast cancer research or treatment center. There are many local organizations that also raise funds and will take your donation. November - Thanksgiving - Write special thank you letters or cards to someone who did something really nice for you. You and your child can select a family member, teacher or friend. This is a great way to get children really thinking about the blessings they receive and

how important it is to let people know how much you appreciate them. December - Christmas is for Giving - All year the children fill a jar with the families pennies. Right before Christmas the children cash the pennies in at the bank for dollar bills. Then they can buy toys and donate to Toys for Tots or a similar charity. You and your children may also pick an ornament from an orphan tree and buy gifts for that child. Every year trees are displayed in local retail stores of local foster children or orphans. Most important, be creative and make it fun. When the whole family is involved it creates a closer bond and you and your children will know the great feeling of giving all year long. For more information or helpful ideas, you may go to Inspirational Gift Gallery, Inspirational Christian Stories, Poems, Gifts Blog -

Josephine Garlock Morrow Tent #23, DUV, Holds December Meeting The Josephine Garlock Morrow Tent #23 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 18611865 met on December 18, 2012 at the Apple Basket Cafe with 13 members and 1 guest, Pat Cox, sister of Donna Ayers, for a noon luncheon. President, Ruth Masten and Chaplain, Janie Magers opened the meeting. Patriotic Instructor pro-tem, Charlotte Pflum, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The minutes of the November meeting were read by Secretary, Mettie Davis

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Shouse; Jr. Vice President, Janie Magers; Chaplain, Aileene Burns; Treasurer, Marilyn Freeman; Secretary/press correspondent, Sharon Hutchinson, Council Member #1, Ruth Masten; Council Member #2, Mettie Davis; Council Member #3, Catherine Llewellyn. Positions of Courtesy Chairman, Catherine Llewellyn, Registrar, Elna Williams and Historian, Gail Shouse were also installed. Other members attending were: Donna Ayers, Charlotte Pflum, Becky Lang, and Mary Shott.

Elna Williams gave the program on cement sculptures of Christmas Angels. She told of Isabelle Bloom of Davenport, Iowa beginning the cement sculptures in the 1970’s and 1980’s and on the continuation after her death. Other types of sculptures are children, animals and birds. Each sculpture has two sets of initials on the bottom. There are showrooms in Davenport, West De Moines and Moline. Reservations must be made before one can tour the factory. Elna also told of Isabelle studying in Chi-

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SOUTH SWEDE COVENANT CHURCH PROGRAM The annual program at the South Swede Covenant Church was a Christmas program this year. It was held Saturday December 15, 2012. The Church is located on Naples Road north of Bucklin. Gayla Corbin, New Boston, decorated the Church for Christmas. She had a large, decorated cedar tree inside the church. Many remember growing up with this kind of Christmas tree. Lighted candles used to be put on the live cedar tree at the South Swede Church years ago. One year the tree caught on fire but was soon extinguished. Leroy Miller, Marceline, played the prelude on the keyboard and announced the program. Pearl Miller, Bucklin, welcomed the group. She is chairman of the South Swede Church and Cemetery, H.A. Lindberg, Albia, Iowa, gave the opening prayer. The congregation sang Silent Night. Joe and Brandi Wright and their three children from Marceline sang two numbers. Madelyn Fritts, Columbia, played one number on the keyboard. Jana Russon, Goldsberry, played two numbers. Genny Wright, Wien, sang two numbers. Charles Hughes, Bucklin, played two numbers. Don and Jolette Boyer, Chillicothe, played two numbers. For a closing hymn the congregation sang “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” Pearl Miller let all the children present select a gift. Door prizes were drawn. H.A. and Josephine Lindberg, Albia, Iowa received a prize for being the farthest from home. Joan Clark, Ethel, assisted Pearl Miller in planning the refreshments with quite a few ladies bringing cookies. Those attending were Al and Joan Clark, Ethel; Evelyn Falls, La Plata; Don and Jolette Boyer and Billy Pruitt, Chillicothe; Pearl Miller, Emily Switzer, Marilyn Dowell, Savannah and Ethan Dowell, Emilee and

Courtney Heaney, Charles and Patsie Hughes, John Yager, Gene and Jackie Liebhart, Bucklin; Jana and Steven Russon, Patricia Knotts, Goldsberry; Gary Belfield, Gifford; Birney Belfield, Evonne Baker, Kirksville; Genny and Bobby Wright, Wien; Nicole, Madelyn and Logan Fritts, Columbia; Rosemary Bartlett, Excelsior Springs; Dave and Melinda Cook, Shelby; H.A. and Josephine Lindberg, Albia, Iowa; Joe and Brandi Wright and Sarah, Warner, and Joe, and Leroy Miller, Marceline. (Thanks Leroy Miller for submitting this item) SUNRISE VISTA PLANS ANNUAL MEETING Bucklin has a sort of well-kept secret. Newcomers to town may not even be aware of the Sunrise Vista Apartment Complex at the east edge of town. Here are a few facts, just for your information, as the annual meeting of the housing board draws near. In the 1970’s with a loan from the Department of Agriculture construction began on this housing project. There are 16 apartments. These are in 4 separate units with 4 apartments in each unit. In the center of the complex is a main building with laundry facilities for residents, a large storage locker for each of the residents as well as a meeting room furnished for their comfort. Each of the one bedroom apartments is comfortable, safe and efficient. There are no vacancies at this time with several names on the waiting list On January 14th, at 1:00 p m the official board of the Sunrise Vista Apartment Complex will hold the annual meeting in the community room at the Complex. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting Mark January 14TH, 2013 on your calendar now if you would like to attend the meeting THE PARK IS BARE AGAIN Last Sunday afternoon a

crowd gathered at the park and in a very short time the Christmas lights and decorations enjoyed by so many were taken down and stored away. The City of Bucklin paid the electric bill for the Christmas lights and the decorations were purchased and placed by BCA members and volunteers. While they worked it was mentioned how nice it would be to enlarge this decorating project next December. One comment led to another and now a “get more decorations” venture is underway. Although a vote has not been taken by the Bucklin Community Association the project is on the agenda for the meeting on January 21st, 2013. The BCA meets the third Monday evening of the month at 7:00 p m at the Community Building in the park. You are welcome to join the group. Thelma Jones is president, Betty Shoemaker, vice president, Stacey Anders, secretary and David Jenkins serves as treasurer. DEPRESSION CANDY? While sampling a variety of homemade candy at the annual New Year’s Party last week an interesting question was asked. Does anyone have a written recipe for Depression Candy? Is there even a reader who remembers Depression Candy? The basic ingredient is a boiled potato. To the potato you mix powdered sugar and somehow roll it out, spread the “dough” with peanut butter and roll it like a jelly roll. No one had a recipe for this treat however one of the women at the party had made it from memory and brought several pieces on a tray with a variety of other more familiar candies. Help! If you have this recipe will you please call 695-3600 and it will be printed in our Bucklin Bits next week. PRICE CHECKS Some time ago Tom Herriman came across an old paper dated February 15, 1929 and passed this ad along to me. Here are a few of the items listed in

by Doris Noah

the ad for the Ira Herriman store in the year 1929: one gallon of blackberries was on sale for 65 cents. (Just a note: this past summer blackberries sold here in Linn County for $10.00 to $13.00 per gallon.) Peaches were on sale for fifty cents a gallon. A man’s overcoat was offered for $6.00 with a young boy’s coat priced at $3.50. A special item was listed: oranges were on sale for only 20 cents a dozen. ODDS ‘N ENDS This is an unusual week of news. There are no birthday parties, baby showers or family gatherings to share with you. A pretty quiet time here with the holidays past and winter settled in. Thank you Ann H. from Salisbury for your nice email last week. She is not familiar with Bucklin but enjoys reading about what is happening here in our little spot of Linn county. An interesting email came from our old friend, M. Mendenhall, in Arkansas. He wondered if there could be an article written about the Tri State Printers sometime in the future. Tri State was a “big business” here in Bucklin in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Thanks Marvin, I will do some digging and ask around. We will see what we can come up with for a later edition. (If you have any information to share about Tri State please give me a call). Marvin and Connie fled our cold winters a few years ago for the sunny climate in Arkansas. It is a fact is you cannot take the country out of the boy. Marvin drank a lot of Mussel Fork water so we claim this couple as Missourians yet Do you have an item for the Bits from Bucklin? If you do please call 660 695 3600, email dnoah112@ or feel free to come by our house with your news anytime. Every article is appreciated and just what it takes to make the news newsy Welcome 2013, Doris Noah

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All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six (6) 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 (2) 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 (6) month period and such two (2) month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one (1) 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 decedent’s death: November 11, 2012. Date of first publication: December 26, 2012.

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La Plata 2012-2013 High School Boys Basketball Team: front row (left to right) - Baylon Belt, Kirk Larson, Ben Bolden, Seth Brown Jace Brown; back row: Alek Smith, Hunter Howe, Ty Davison, Tanner Riggins, Nathan Petersen, Matt Safley, Coach Kyle Fleshman

Tuesday, January 8th Thursday, January 10th Friday, January 11th January 14th-19th Tuesday, January 22nd Friday, January 25th Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd Tuesday, February 5th Thursday, February 7th Friday, February 8th Thursday, February 14th Sat.-Sat. Feb. 16th-23rd Tuesday, February 26th Saturday, March 2nd Thurs. - Sat., March 7th-9th

La Plata 2012-2013 High School Girls Basketball Team: front row (left to right) - Hannah Larson, Naomi Larson, Morgan Kimmel, Molly Safley, Taylor Snodgrass, Makay Belt; back row: Ali Gregory, Tyra Douglas, Jessica Davison, Laryn Pinkston, Alexis Allen, Sam Jett, Kalie Lene, Coach Franni Nelson, Coach Steve Lightle.


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