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PRIVATE JAKE A. WADDLE Private Jake A. Waddle, graduated on October 12, 2012 from Marion Corp Recruitment Depot in San Diego, California with the 3rd Battalion, Mike Company, Platoon 3267. Waddle achieved the title of Expert Rifleman. Private Waddle will return to San Diego on October 23rd to complete Marine Combat Training and will then attend an 8 month schooling for Aviation Electronics. Jake is the son of Bryan and Rhonda Waddle and Candi Ralston of La Plata, Missouri.

BRASHEAR CHEERLEADERS TO HOST HALLOWEEN PARTY On Sunday, October 28th kids can join in supporting the Brashear Varsity Cheerleaders with a Halloween Party fundraiser at Leisure World in Kirksville from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Kids will be able to enjoy ghoulish games, have some freaky fun and enter a costume contest. There will be Kids Craft Corner and Trick Treating. A $10 charge per person will entitle you to unlimited bowling, shoes and skating plus much more fun. So plan on coming out and supporting the Tiger Cheerleaders and have some great Halloween fun.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2007 LHS Grad Graduates From Highway Patrol Academy Captain Gregory D. Kindle, commanding officer, Troop F, Missouri State Highway Patrol, has announced that Trooper David L. Fouch has been assigned to Troop F, Zone 15, which encompasses Callaway County. Fouch was appointed to the Patrol on April 2, 2012, as a member of the 95th Recruit Class, and graduated from the Patrol Academy on September 21, 2012. During the graduation ceremony, Fouch accepted the Superintendent’s Award, which is given to the top overall recruit in each class. He also earned the Academic Award for having the highest overall

grade point average. Trooper Fouch began his new assignment on October 9, 2012. He will work under the supervision of Sergeant Wallace V. Ahrens; his field training officer will be Trooper Brandon W. Adamson. Fouch is a 2007 graduate of La Plata High School, in La Plata, Missouri. He is a 2011 graduate of Simpson College, in Indianola, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Fouch is the son of David and Janie Fouch and is the grandson of Darrell and Sara Beth Fouch , Frank Pickens, and the late Leah Pickens.

Pictured above is David L. Fouch of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Fouch has been recently assigned to Troop F, Zone 15.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HONORS 2013 HERO OF HOPE Debbie Wiggans, of Macon, Mo., was honored by the American Cancer Society with the 2013 Hero of Hope Award. The award recognizes 28 cancer survivors and caregivers in the 6-state High Plains Division who have had exemplary involvement with Relay For Life, made significant contributions to cancer control, and made an impact in the lives of others. The American Cancer Society selected Debbie as well as several others from across six states representing 11 regions. The honorees selected symbolize the courageous struggle against cancer as they and family members deal with the physical and emotional aspects of their experience. They represent courageous voices of hope. Debbie was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the larynx in 2009 and it quickly spread to her lungs. Through the American Cancer Society, Debbie received a gas card for travel expense along with receiving a free wig. She participated in the Look Good…Feel Better program, which helps women to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products. During her treatment, she and her family attended the support group at Ellis Fischel, which prompted Debbie to start a cancer support group in Macon, MO. “The Hero of Hope Award offers an exceedingly visible sign of one’s courageous battle against cancer as well as inspires support and involvement in the programs offered by the Society,”

Pictured above are Cynthia Dickson, Hero of Hope Workgroup Chair of the American Cancer Society High Plains Division, Debbie Wiggans, Hero of Hope 2013, and Steve Zamzow, the Chief Executive Officer of the High Plains Division Relay For Life.

says Cynthia Dickson, American Cancer Society Relay For Life Hero of Hope Team Chair and survivor. Each Hero received their award at a special ceremony during the Relay For Life Leadership Summit held in Dallas on September 28, 2012. “Hope for future cancer patients, and proof of the progress that is being made in cancer

research, is evident through hearing these Heroes’ stories and meeting them,” says Dickson. “We are proud of these individuals who prove to be true Heroes in their communities. They are without a doubt profiles of courage and the reason we continue to Relay.”

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LOCAL NEWS LHS Class Of ‘57 Holds 55th Reunion

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If you guessed Jordan Robinson for last weeks photo, you were correct. Lynnette East was the first caller, but there were others with the correct guess. Abbie Lene, Jamie Prokup and Paula Thompson were just a few. Submit your guess for this weeks photo and try to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Chew Choo Cafe at the La Plata Pharmacy! If you have pictures of old time memories, whether it be people, landmarks, etc. we’d love to have them.

The LHS Class of 1957 started off their 55th class reunion on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 with a noon meal at the Royal Theatre in Macon, Missouri. Following the blessing by Glen Hawkins the group enjoyed a delicious meal with a smoked brisket prepared by classmate Larry Dobbins and members providing a covered dish to complete the meal. The group then met again the morning of September 30th in Kirksville, Missouri for breakfast/brunch at Thousand Hills Dining Lodge. There were twenty-two class members and guests in attendance. Pictured above are classmates. Front Row: Carol (Biggs) Pemberton of Marshall, MO, Carol Ann (Newberry) Green of Macon. MO, Anna (Barry) Ruby of La Plata, MO, Kay (McHenry) Eyman of Ottawa, KS., Marjorie (Dawkins) Love of Liberty,

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MO. Back Row: Glen Hawkins of Valley Center, KS, Eddie L. Green of Macon, MO, Keith Bailey of La Plata, MO, Larry Dobbins of Carrollton, MO. Guests in attendance were: Richard Pemberton, Everett Ruby, Neil Linder, Janel Hawkins, Lois Mansfield, Sheila Gault, Sandy Replogle and June Dobbins. There were thirty-nine members of the ‘57 graduating class with twenty-six still living. Those members that have passed on are: Phillip Aeschliman, Phyllis (Mossbarger) Beagley, Lois (Easley) Osborn, Nana Easley, Weldon Harrison, Jerry Herrin, Bill Jackson, Stephen Love, Ellis Matheny, Verla Matheny, Louella Mock, Charles Rash and Donald Sinnock. Following visiting, reminiscing and looking at our grade school group pictures we decided to meet again the last weekend in September 2014.

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My Neighbor Is Not Warren Buffett by Blake Hurst In 1975, my senior year in high school, there were five families farming along Route O, a two-lane blacktop that snakes along the section lines for the 10 miles between Tarkio and Westboro, two tiny towns in northwest Missouri. Four of these families are still involved in farming, and three of them have extended family farms, with several generations working in the family business. Each of those families is now headed by a farmer or a retired farmer who has a problem, a problem that is going to get much worse come January 1, 2013. That’s when the present law concerning estate taxes expires. The exemption for exposure to the “death tax” will revert to a $1 million level, and the maximum tax rate will increase to a confiscatory 55 percent. This is hardly a tax targeted at the filthy rich, but rather an unfair levy on almost everybody who has made a lifelong career on the farm. None of the families on my former bus route are rich. No assets compare to the Buffett fortune, or Bill Gates, or even one of those hedge fund managers who preside over Wall Street. These are people who’ve lived simply, saved their money and at this stage C Y

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in their life have only one goal: to pass their life’s work to their children. In the case of the three families who have descendants actively involved in farming, they want to protect their children’s ability to live a life like they’ve lived. This rather modest goal is threatened by Congress’s failure to act on permanent estate tax reform. Critics of estate tax reform like to point out that very few estates actually pay estate taxes, while arguing at the same time that the federal budget can’t stand the loss of a single dollar of estate tax revenue. They’re wrong on both counts. Estate taxes raise almost no revenue, generating only $16.9 billion in the last year for which receipts are available. That’s a rounding error in a budget the size of the U.S. government, and a doubling of estate tax revenues would only finance our budget deficit for about a week. As for the estates that owe estate taxes, those estimates don’t take into account the changes in the value of farmland in the past few years. According to local plat maps, my neighbors own from 300 to 1,000 acres. That acreage is small in today’s world and comparable to the average farm size in

Missouri. Farm ground in this area has been selling for $7,000 to $10,000 per acre. My neighbors are multi-millionaires, much to their surprise. If these farmers are able to accomplish their goals, none of these millions will ever be spent. Instead, these farms will stay in families for generations. But the person who owns 1,000 acres will be faced with a prospective tax bill of around $5 million. This is in addition to the thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees these farmers have already spent to ensure their farm is protected and passes to the next generation. No farm in Missouri, or anywhere else, has the wherewithal to stand that kind of financial tsunami. The death tax is poised to end the kind of family farming that is so important to our nation, and we need relief. Farmland prices are high because farm incomes have been good. That’s a wonderful thing for which farmers owe no apology. Every dollar of those increased incomes is taxed by the state and the nation, and every acre of those farms pays property taxes. We’re already paying taxes on our good fortune, as we should. We ought not be taxed again at death.

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LOCAL NEWS MU Extension Administration Showcased New Model

Above, featured speaker Rhonda Gibler, Vice-Provost Management Service, Columbia.

University of Missouri Extension administration showcased the new organizational model, funding options, staffing needs, programming venues and delivery for a stronger and more flexible organization. Dr. Michael Ouart, Vice Provost and Director, University of Missouri Extension, Columbia, referred to the responsiveness of the changes in a video format on Monday evening, October 8, at the Northeast Region Council meeting held at North Shelby High School, Shelbyville. The three basic parts of the new model showcased University of Missouri Extension moving to a total resource model for regional programs; developing diverse revenue streams—contracts, grants, fees, gifts and the state appropriated funds; and finally, becoming more administratively lean with the number of regions being reduced from eight to seven. Ouart said that approval to release and search for 20 plus positions to fill strategic gaps in programming and administrative coverage would begin immediately.

In the realignment of the regional structure, Ouart stated that demographics had created a need for specific needs in programming and staffing. Regional lines have been redrawn to create six rural regions—West Central, East Central, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast—and the Urban Region In all regions programming will continue to support healthy families, communities, agriculture, businesses and citizens in an overall endeavor for the economic well-being of the state. In the Northeast Region, counties included are Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, Audrain, Pike, Howard and Boone. In the second portion of the showcase, Rhonda Gibler, Associate ViceProvost Management Service, Columbia, displayed the fiscally responsible programming that has foundationally ensured highest-priority programs for greatest public value across the State of Missouri. Gibler referenced the close working rela-

tionships with partners as success for strategic generational changes in need for research based programs. Specifically, Gibler addressed ‘fee generation” that analyzed costs, market conditions, and reasonable cost to the program audience. From the fees, host costs are covered first with the remainder distributed based on the percentage of costs attributed to the host and the University. Fees, already associated with many Extension offerings, become an important component with the historical sources of funding—federal, state and county appropriations, emphasize Gibler. In the final portion of the showcase, Beverly Coberly, Associate ViceProvost for Programs, Columbia, and Acting Co-Director for Northeast Region, addressed staffing for programming coverage. Coberly outlined the slow, deliberate process Regional Directors and County Program Directors would use om treating and identifying staffing for program coverage across the state. Searches for a plant

scientist specialist in Linn County, a Youth Program Assistant in Monroe County and a Regional Director for Northeast Region are being formed. Coberly commended Northeast Region CPD’s and councils for being the first region to have completed their program reviews. Coberly also recognized Ruth Jefferies, Northeast Region secretary, for her diligence and commitment—32 years with University of Missouri Extension. In the business session, Jim Ellison, Northeast Regional Council chairman, commended the Shelby County Council for the light meal served prior to the meeting and presented proposed changes for the by-laws. Kenny Lovelace, Chairman for the Nominating Committee, saw the single slate of officers for the Northeast Region successfully elected: Jim Ellisonpresident; Paul Wilsonvice president; and Julia Wilson-secretary. Walter Carr, Northeast Region representative to the University of Missouri Exten-

sion State Council, congratulated the region for the outstanding attendance at Campus to Council, welcomed the four new counties that have become affiliates with Northeast Region, introduced for a second time during the evening H. C. Russell who chairs the UMESC, the revision being made to the State Council Bylaws. Carr also emphasized the need to get youth representation at the Regional Council level. Russell provided information for a 12 minute video presentation of the Districting Option filed in December 2012. Elected county representatives and faculty attending the meeting were: Jim Ellison [Lewis County], chairman; Debbie Coonrod [Shelby County], secretary; Walter Carr [Linn County], UMESC representative; Knox County—Nancy Douglas and Karisha Devlin; Lewis County—Aaron Schmitz and Zac Erwin; Linn County—Chris Shoemaker; Macon County—Jack Davison and Stan Grant; Marion County—Louis

Riggs, Kenny Lovelace, Julia Wilson and Sherry Nelson; Monroe County— Darrin DeOrnellis, Matthew Ensor, Bob Mitchell, and Charles Holland; Pike County—Lucretia Steinhage, and Patty Fisher; Ralls County—Jerry Allen, Laurie Means and Jim Meyers; Randolph County—Kyle Dignan and Tom Fuhrman; Schuyler County—Beverly Talbert and Sharon Bradley; Shelby County—Debbie Coonrod, Paul Wilson, Ralph Coonrod, Dan Uhlmeyer, Jeanna Rutter, Patti Baymiller, Debbie Barrick, Dianna Otto, Max Glover, Lesley Daniel and Wendy Brumbaugh; Tony DeLong, MU Extension County Council Coordinator, Columbia, and CoActing Northeast Region Director; H. C. Russell, Chair, UMESC; Beverly Coberly and Rhonda Gibler. Above, featured speaker for University of Missouri Extension Northeast Regional Council meeting at North Shelby Schools was Rhonda Gibler, ViceProvost Management Service, Columbia.

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The Ethel Ridge Runners 4-H Club constructed a window display at the Bank of New Cambria. The theme was “Lets Go To The Show”. Pictured are: Lydia Malloy, Hayden Gall, Andrea Peterson, Elainia Pulliam, Allison Gall, Patrick Peterson, Zoe Isaacson and Auston Pulliam.

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Blonde But Blunt BY BECKY JEFFCOAT EDITOR/PUBLISHER lpnews@marktwain.net

Well another week closer to Christmas. I did some shopping over the weekend and am proud to share with you that I am DONE with Quinci Jo, Baby “Lee” and Sammie Jo. Had a little luck with Skyler’s gifts and plan on being done by Thanksgiving. YeeeeHaww!!! If you know me very well at all you’ll know that I HATE SHOPPING!!! I hate the hustle and bustle and refuse to do Black Friday!!! Completely Refuse!!! Rather baby-sit every child in town than go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. I always compare the City Wide Yard Sales in La Plata, to the day after Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart. OMG!!! (That’s Oh My Gosh, for some of you that aren’t computer savvy). I do, however, look forward to Cyber Monday! I go out and purchase a Prepaid Visa Card and then, let it rip on the internet. Packages are purchased, delivered and most the time I just use a Sharpie Marker and put their names on the outside of the box, don’t even wrap it. My kids get mad at me when I wrap stuff anyway, I usually use old newspapers. They are just gonna rip it off and throw it away, so if they want it colored I can buy some crayons. But this year, our paper is in color, so I won’t have to spend the money on colors. Yeah!! The Holidays seem to get quicker every year, but this year I might even buy a tree. Haven’t had one for a few years, as the kids were getting old enough they really didn’t give a care. A couple years back I finally brought the halt to stockings. Wow, were they mad at me. Well, Santa has to draw the line somewhere. Right? LOL So, no stockings for a couple years, and then when we found out Sammie was gonna have a little one, last year after the unwrapping of the gifts I broke it to them that after the little ones begin, the older ones don’t get the Christmas that they are used to. Well of course Skyler and Sara were upset and blamed all that on Sammie Jo, then when we

JEFFCOAT found out this year that Red (Sara) was gonna have a baby, Skyler said “Way to go guys! My Christmas won’t be worth waking up for”. LOL Poor thing. I’m sure he’ll get plenty, anyway probably more than he deserves. J Anywho, looking forward to the holidays, as I have a two grandbaby's this year and a special someone to spend memories with!!! So come on Santa, bring it on!! You will also be happy to know that while I was out shopping I bought a John Deere Gator!! Yippee! Mud..... I'm back! This one is a two seater with seat belts and space for my camera bag, a lawn chair, the grandkids and even Randy! I might even someday get a dog to haul around in the back, no no no, not Randy, a real dog!! (Just kidding Randy)! Speaking of Randy, can you buy gift certificates for the Facebook Swap Shop pages for Christmas? This man is a Swap Shop-A-Holic!!!!! Easiest thing I can think of to get him, he's so hard to buy for. So if you have any suggestions, holler at me. Spent last week in meetings, Hannibal on Wednesday and the Macon office on Friday. Things are looking very good for The Home Press. New sections, special Regionals, great rates and of course, the ever so friendly faces at the office. Be sure to get your loved ones that are hard to buy for a subscription to The Home Press. We will be offering specials for new subscriptions for Christmas and Internet Subscriptions. We will also be having contests for the kiddos at Christmas time, so watch for the notices in the paper. Keep It Kool, Bec

How To Properly Cape A Deer Most taxidermists prefer deer to be caped out up to the neck, before they receive them. The process can seem intimidating, but it’s actually very simple if you have the instructions. It’s important to cape your deer correctly, because unnecessary cuts will involve your taxidermist either sewing a seem that will be visible, or not having enough hide to do a full shoulder mount. STEP 1 Split the back of the front leg up to where the white hair meets the brown. Avoid cutting through the white hair in the armpit area. STEP 2 Continue to cut diagonally to the field-

dress line, or to the center of the sternum. Repeat for the other front leg. STEP 3 Skin legs and brisket back to the body. STEP 4 Split and skin out hind legs. STEP 5 Continue to skin, pulling hide past the front legs. STEP 6 Skin down on the neck, then cut the head off, leaving the whole hide attached to the head. For pictures showing each step, see criderstaxidermy. com, under “Caping Instructions”, or if you have questions call Crider’s Taxidermy at 660/327-5812.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation Macon County employees have been working on the railroad bridge at the north end of La Plata. Traffic has been slowed down for days as the crews do cosmetic work to the bridge.

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A man cane to Jesus and wanted to know what he needed to do to receive eternal life. He wanted to know the next step. Isn’t that the way it is with many of us? We do everything we can possibly do on our own and then we are not satisfied. We want to know what the next step is. This is true of many things we do in our lives. We don’t often express what we want that way but that is what we mean. As children we may want to know the next step in making friends. We want to know the next step in keeping a friend from being bullied by another student. Maybe it is what is the next step to pass a test or to drive a car. As adults we want to know the next step in raising our children to be productive adults. We want to know the next step in getting a job promotion. We want to know the next step in bettering lives through education or other means. We wonder what the next step in influencing others to join us in some endeavor. So what is our next step? Our next step is the same as for that man in the story. We must be willing to give up whatever is keeping us

The weather has been so beautiful it’s difficult to think about the brutal winter weather sneaking in from the north, but it is the perfect time to “batten down the hatches” and make sure we make it to Spring with as much cash in our pockets as possible! Heating and air conditioning costs account for the vast majority of your utility bills, but there are many “little” things you can do to reduce what you spend. 1. Check your home for leaks. It’s a great time to wash those storm windows and get them put in. If you still feel a draft around your windows or doors, weather stripping, caulking, or even plastic can drastically cut down the cool air coming in to the house. Don’t forget the electrical outlets and switches on exterior walls, but make sure you call someone who can correct this problem safely. Also make sure your fireplace dampers and exhaust fan hoods are closed properly when not in use. 2. Check your attic! Heat rises and can end up here. Check and make sure it is well insulated, and make sure none of the ductwork has been knocked loose from a wayward squirrel or a box tossed into the storage space. 3. Make sure your ceiling fans are blowing in the right direction! All fans move air but they either push air down (in summer) or up in the winter to force warm air that has gathered at the ceiling back into circulation. Most fans have a reversible motor and can be easily switched to the opposite position. The blades can be adjusted on

THOMAS from following Jesus. That might be giving up possessions that keep us from following Jesus. It might be giving hobbies if they stand in the way of following Jesus. It might be giving up drinking alcohol. it might be giving up television if you do that instead of serving God. To follow Jesus means to be in service. Jesus served others. He healed them. He fed them. He cast out demons. He served human beings even though he came for heaven. Can we do less than that as we seek the next step. Pastor Denzil Thomas Atlanta, Mt. Zion, La Plata United Methodist Churches

Macon County Federated Republican Women Meet Macon County Federated Republican Women’s Club met at noon October 11, 2012 at the Apple Basket restaurant. Jane Thompson, president, opened the meeting with a welcome to the members and guests. Sue Williams gave the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting started off with announcements concerning upcoming events. There is a fundraiser for Tim Remole at Noland’s catering on Oct11 from 6-8 pm. Senator Brian Munzlinger will be hosting a debate watch at AJ’s on Oct 16; please RSVP to Pat Thomas at pat@patthomas.us. Thompson then introduced Tyler

McClay, general counsel for the Missouri Catholic Conference. McClay began the program with an informative history of abortion rights beginning in 1973 with Supreme Court decision Roe vs Wade legalizing abortion in the US. He followed with an explanation of the Catholic Church’s position on Obamacare and the HHS contraceptive mandate. The program was followed by the secretary report and the treasurer’s report In old business, we discussed the Missouri Family Network position on upcoming ballot measures and a reminder to everyone to vote on November6. The next meeting will be November 8 at the

others. 4. Make sure floor and wall registers are not blocked by furniture, rugs, or that big lazy dog who likes to sleep where the warm air comes out! 5. Lower your temperature setting on the thermostat and your water heater. Each degree above 72F will raise your heating bill 3-4% each month. Same thing goes for your water heater; it takes energy to keep the water in the tank hot, and can make a big difference in billing! Try and remember to lower the temperature of your home and water heater even further when you are gone during the day or on vacation. A programmable thermostat can make this easy, and a tankless water heater, which instantly heats the water you are using instead of the water being stored in the tank might be considered. 6. Maintain your equipment. The number one problem we see when a furnace won’t light or won’t stay lighted is a lack of maintenance. Captain Comfort offers seasonal Precision Tune Ups, where we’ll clean your equipment, change your filters, and ensure everything is working safely and economically. 7. Let the sunshine in! After you’ve sealed all the windows, let Mother Nature assist with your home’s comfort by letting in natural light and heat. 8. Finally, enjoy the chillier seasons! Take this opportunity to get out the sweaters, fuzzy socks, and hot chocolate. Teilla Lathrop T² Heating and Air Conditioning

Nutrition SiteMenu Oct 29 - Nov 2 • 660-665-9163 Monday, October 29th Chicken wings, scalloped potatoes, beets, bread and butter, pears and milk. Tuesday, October 30th Tenderloin on bun, French fries, cream corn, banana split salad and milk. Wednesday, October 31st Chili with cheese slice, hominy, celery and carrot sticks, crackers, applesauce and milk. Thursday, November 1st Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, cooked cabbage, bread and butter, fruit cocktail and milk. Friday, November 2nd Baked Zita, lettuce salad, Ambrosia, French bread and cookie. C Y

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“FREDBIRD” APPEARANCE by Sharron Burns

A local Fred Bird look-a-like visited the Loch Haven Nursing Home on Wednesday morning, October 17th. Residents as well as staff enjoyed visiting with Fred Bird while singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and other songs and listing to Fred Bird Yodel.

Cultivating The Environmental Ethic by Sam Erickson Many people have come around to the idea that people have a responsibility to protect the land. While many balance this desire for protection with the idea that there are tremendous resources to be used for the economy, most have some to see the environment as something valuable. Many people are looking to reinforce this notion in themselves and to pass it on to their children. What’s the best way to do this? Just get outside. If you live in a heavily industrialized city, you might not have the great outdoors nearby. You can still get out to your nearby park. Choose good weather and plan some activities that will allow you and your family to spend some time together. If you return to the same spot in different seasons, including winter, you can start to share the natural cycle with your family. Spend some time hunting, fishing and camping. While there is often tension between hunters,

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fishermen and those who seek to use the environment for recreation, there are also a lot of strong alliances. If you love to fish, take your kids with you and try to share with them your love for the activity. Camping and hunting can allow you to spend lots of time just hanging out and relaxing. Without the pressures of day-to-day life, there’s time to expand and bond. One of the best things you can do for the kids is to answer their questions about why you choose to spend your time relaxing in nature. Plan your vacations around national parks. There is little to compare with the majesty of Yellowstone or the sheer size of the Grand Canyon. Even if you can’t make it to these places, try to take advantage of the state and national parks. The United States has a tremendous diversity in its environment. From the forests of the Northeast to the deserts of the Southwest to the rain forests of the Northwest, there are tremendous natural en-

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vironments to explore in the country. The National Parks Service has thousands of acres set aside for protection. While most are concentrated in the West, there are state and national parks in every state. While you don’t have to camp out every night to get some appreciation, putting the parks on the itinerary will associate them with fun and family time for the kids. There’s not a right or wrong way to expose your children to the environment. Kids these days have plenty of time to interact with the electronic environment. Interacting with the natural world will take a little more planning and effort. The most important thing you can do is to make a habit of spending time in the natural world and talking to your children about it. While you can recycle and reduce use throughout your life, a more lasting legacy will be to impart an environmental ethic to your children, which might last for generations to come.

Richard and Sharron Burns enjoyed lunch with Amy Burns in Columbia Thursday as they started their journey to Texas for the Burns Family Reunion. We have traveled over the Arkansas River. It appeared almost dried up and dry in the area. We are seeing more cattle compared to last years trip. The pastures are much greener than last year. Weather is in the 70’s with storms passing through. Traveling through Dallas is indeed an exciting thing to do. Somehow your country correspondent is a bit edgy on those 5-6 lanes of traffic at 75-80 miles per hour with 5-6 levels. We are home from the trip to Texas for the Burns reunion. While we were gone the area received 1 and 6/10 inches of rain. Chris and Rachel Davis of Kearney were Saturday visitors of Lana and Mike Daniels. Visitors in the Bud and Donna Seibold home in-

cluded Patrick O’Tolle, Kate Laird, and Jerry Summers. Connie Gunnels visited her mother, Pearl Perry, at the La Plata Nursing Home Saturday. Weekend visitors of Donna and Jerry Gray included Todd and Leslie Gray, Brian Gray and Roger Beckzala. Richard and Sharron Burns enjoyed supper with Amy Burns Monday night on their way home from Texas. The Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club collected for United Way at C&R Market Saturday. Richard Burns attended the Habitat for Humanity meeting Thursday evening in Kirksville. Carolyn Hill of Clarence and Marilyn Sinnock of Ethel spent Monday thru Friday with Eva Gallagher of Washington, Iowa. Also visiting Were Ron Gallagher of Ranchett, West Virginia. Sharron Burns celebrated her 69th birthday on

October 17th, while dining in Kirksville with husband, Richard. Bud and Carol Payne, Lana and Mike Daniels attended the Rotary Shrimp Festival in Macon Saturday evening. Oklahoma Indians 4-Hc club met Tuesday, October 9th at the Baptist Family Life Center. They were planning to help United Way. Connie and David Gunnels enjoyed having Nikisha Couch and children, Christy Bristow, Jennifer and Timerrick Gunnels as Sunday evening guests. Richard and Sharron Burns attended the 25th High School Reunion of the Westran Class of 1987, held at Moberly Saturday evening. Richard and Sharron Burns visited Bob and Barbara Burns of Bartlett, Texas Friday and Saturday. Also attending the Burns Reunion were Bill and Viola Burns, Kim, Tyler, Cody and Matthew Robison of Lawton, Oklahoma, Larry and Carolyn Foster of Raymore, MO. Allison Herge of Carrollton, Texas, Brian Burns of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Superintendents Perspective By Dr. Craig Noah We have completed the first quarter of the school year and it has been fantastic. Our staff and students have done a great job striving for academic excellence. It has been a pleasure to be a part of that process. Each year schools receive an Annual Performance Report from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This report has 14 areas that we are evaluated on. Some of these include: MAP and EOC testing results, attendance, graduation rate and ACT results. Schools must meet certain levels of performance for each

of these criteria. I am pleased to announce that the La Plata R-II School District has received a perfect score of 14 for this year’s report! This is not an easy feat and is something that we are all extremely proud of. Thank you to all of our parents and community members for the support that you provide to our students. It truly takes a village to raise a child and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this community. The emphasis that we place on education is second to none and we look forward to continuing our academic success. Our students had many successes athletically as

well. Our softball team won districts, baseball won conference, and girl’s golf had golfers qualify for sectionals and one qualified for state. Cross country is also having a strong season. We have had a great first quarter of the year and look forward to many more successful events as the year continues. If anyone has any question or comments please feel free to contact me at 332-7001 or by email at cnoah@ laplata.k12.mo.us. We value your input and appreciate your support of the La Plata R-II School District. Go Bulldogs!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 The Home Press • North Edition • maconhomepress.com

COMMUNITY NEWS NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in the State of Missouri on 6th day of November, 2012 for the purpose of voting on candidates and statewide ballot measures. ( SS115.125.RSMo.)

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FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE 6TH DISTRICT (Vote For One) DIANA J. SCOTT DEMOCRATIC

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MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, WESTERN DISTRICT Shall Judge, GARY D. WITT of the Western District Court of Appeals be retained LQ RIÂżFH" 'DUNHQ WKH RYDO QH[W WR WKH choice you prefer) YES NO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3 Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SJR 51 Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to: H appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and H appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the JRYHUQRUÂśVDSSRLQWHHVEHQRQODZ\HUV" There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters. YES NO INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval opposite “YESâ€?. If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval opposite “NOâ€?. STATUTORY MEASURES PROPOSITION A (Proposed by Initiative Petition)

No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown. YES NO

Shall the County of Macon impose a local use tax on out of state purchases at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently 1.000%, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the VDPHDFWLRQ"$XVHWD[UHWXUQVKDOOQRW EHUHTXLUHGWREHÂżOOHGE\SHUVRQVZKRVH purchases from out of state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year. The purpose of the SURSRVDOLVWRUHĂ€HFWWKHQHZLQWHUSUHWDtion of sales tax on motor vehicles by the Missouri Supreme Court. This proposal will also eliminate the current sales tax advantage that Non-Missouri vendors have over Missouri vendors. YES NO INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval opposite “YESâ€?. If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval opposite “NOâ€?. City of Callao, Macon County, Missouri Local Use Tax

Shall the City of Macon impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax, currently at a rate of 1.5% provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax also shall be repealed, reduced or raised by the VDPHDFWLRQ"$XVHWD[UHWXUQVKDOOQRW EHUHTXLUHGWREHÂżOHGE\SHUVRQVZKRVH purchases from out-of-state vendors do not exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.

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PROPOSITION B Proposed by Initiative Petition

Shall the City of New Cambria impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax, currently at a rate of 1.0% provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax also shall be repealed, reduced or raised by WKHVDPHDFWLRQ"$XVHWD[UHWXUQVKDOO QRW EH UHTXLUHG WR EH ÂżOHG E\ SHUVRQV whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.

YES NO INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval opposite “YES�. If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval opposite “NO�. PROPOSITION E Proposed by the 96th General Assembly Second Regular Session) BS 464 Shall Missouri law be amended to prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by WKHOHJLVODWXUH"

La Plata Wards I & II, La Plata Twp. N. & E. Richland, Johnston, N.E. Independence, E. Jackson, N. Easley Twps & South Gifford ............ La Plata State Bank Bevier Wards I & II, E. Liberty, Chariton, & Bevier Twps .........First Baptist Church Educational Building (North & South Doors)

Callao, Callao Twp., E. Valley, Morrow, W. Liberty & Part of N.W. 1/4 of Bevier Twps ..........Callao Christian Church (Activity Building)

New Cambria, Lingo, Russell & W. Valley Twps.................Ambulance Bldg. (New Cambria)

The polling places will be open from the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during which time any person properly registered to vote in the county will be given the opportunity to cast their ballot. Done by order of the County Clerk of the County of Macon this 24th day of October, 2012.

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/s/ SHIRLEY SIMS Macon County Clerk/ Voter Registar

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto VHW P\ KDQG DQG DIÂż[ WKH 6HDO RI P\ RIÂżFHLQWKH&LW\RI-HIIHUVRQ6WDWHRI Missouri, this 28th day of August, 2012.

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/s/ ROBIN CARNAHAN Secretary of State

COUNTY CLERK/ELECTION AUTHORITY CERTIFICATION I, Shirley Sims, County Clerk/Election Authority within and for the county of Macon do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct list DV FHUWLÂżHG WR PH E\ 5RELQ &DUQDKDQ Secretary of State, State of Missouri, RI WKH RIÂżFHV IRU ZKLFK FDQGLGDWHV DUH entitled to be voted for at the GENERAL ELECTION to be held November 6, 2012. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have KHUHXQWR VHW P\ KDQG DQG DIÂż[HG P\ 6HDO'RQHDWP\RIÂżFHWKLVWKGD\RI October, 2012.

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City of New Cambria, Macon County, Missouri Local Use Tax

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $283 million to $423 million annually with limited estimated implementation cost or savings. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown. Escrow fund charges may result in an unknown increase in future state revenue.

(Corner of Atterberry and Main Street)

YES

If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval opposite “NO�.

Shall Missouri law be amended to: H create the Health and Education Trust Fund with proceeds of a tax of $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer’s invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products; H use Fund proceeds to reduce and prevent tobacco use and for elementary, secondary, college, and university public school funding; and H increase the amount that certain tobacco product manufacturers must maintain in their escrow accounts, to pay judgements or settlements, before any funds in escrow can be refunded to the tobacco product manufacturer and create bonding requirements for these PDQXIDFWXUHUV"

Atlanta, Lyda, W. Jackson, & Part of Independence, Elmer, S. Easley. S.W. Richland Twps. All but S.W. 1/4 of Walnut Twps.........................Atlanta City Hall

Ethel, Drake, White & S.W. 1/4 of Walnut Twps ........................ Ethel City Hall

State governmental entities estimated savings will eventually be up to $500,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimated annual potential savings of $3.5 million; however, consolidation decisions with an unknown outcome may result in the savings being more or less than estimated.

INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval opposite “YES�.

Macon Ward I .......... First Christian Church Macon Ward II ............Macon Court House Macon Ward’s III & IV ........Macon City Hall

(Macon County Fairgrounds)

Macon County, Missouri Local Use Tax

Shall the City of Callao impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax, currently at a rate of 1% provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax also shall be repealed, UHGXFHGRUUDLVHGE\WKHVDPHDFWLRQ"$ use tax return shall not be required to be ÂżOHGE\SHUVRQVZKRVHSXUFKDVHVIURP out-of-state vendors do not exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.

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Hudson, Narrows, Middle Fork, Round Grove, Ten Mile & Eagle Twps. ................ Macon Expo Center

Shall Missouri law be amended to: H allow any other city not within a county (the City of St. Louis) the option of transferring certain obligations and control of the city’s police force from the board of police commissioners currently appointed by the governor to the city and establishing a municipal police force: H establish certain procedures and requirements for governing such a municipal police force including residency, rank, salary, benefits, insurance and pension; and H prohibit retaliation against any employee of such municipal police force who reports conduct believed to be illegal to a superior, government agency, RUWKHSUHVV"

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The polling places for the said election will be:

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/s/ SHIRLEY SIMS Macon County Clerk/ Election Authority

YES NO City of La Plata, Macon County, A Local Use Tax For General Revenue Shall the City of La Plata impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax, currently at a rate of 1.5% provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax also shall be repealed, reduced or raised by the VDPHDFWLRQ"$XVHWD[UHWXUQVKDOOQRW EHUHTXLUHGWREHÂżOHGE\SHUVRQVZKRVH purchases from out-of-state vendors do not exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year. YES NO

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Give Blood In November The Red Cross serves more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide, including many Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Currently, all blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative, the universal blood type, can potentially be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. Another way to honor military personnel is by making a contribution to support Service to the Armed Forces, a Red Cross program that offers resources for deployed service members and their families, provides emergency communications, and supports hospital outreach and veterans programs. Learn more at redcross.org. Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Adair County Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kirksville R3 High School, 1300 S. Cottage Grove in Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Truman State University, 100 E. Normal in Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Truman State University, 100 E. Normal in Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 9 from 12-5 p.m. at Social Security Administration, 1305 Crown Drive in Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Adair County Annex Building, 300 N. Franklin in Kirksville, Mo. Nov. 15 from 1-6 p.m. at Adair County R1 High School, 600 Rombauer in Novinger, Mo. Knox County Nov. 12 from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 707 N. Main in Edina, Mo. Macon County Nov. 5 from 1-6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 806 E. Briggs in Macon, Mo. Nov. 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Macon County R IV School New Cambria, 501 S. Main in New Cambria, Mo. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. About the American Red Cros The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 The Home Press • North Edition • maconhomepress.com

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COMMUNITY NEWS Business Owners Address Have A Safe Halloween La Plata Council Colonel Ron Replogle, make them visible. Flame The City of La Plata held their monthly council meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the council chambers. Those present were: Mayor Charles Thompson, Alderman Bill Adams, Alderman Trent Perry, Alderman Sean Herron, Alderman Dennis Jones, Administrator Dickie Brown, City Clerk Bobbie Jacques, Charles Allen, Linda Mansfield, Jerry Edwards Becky Bragg, Stan East, and Ron Robinson. Meeting Called to Order: Mayor Thompson declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Charles Allen gave the invocation. Visitors Comments: Jerry Edwards, C & R Market addressed the Board of Aldermen requesting the late fee assessed in the amount of $702.04 to C & R be abated. After discussion no action was taken. Mr. Edwards then asked why the electric generators had not been switched over as scheduled. City Administrator Brown informed Mr. Edwards that two Aldermen had decided the switch over was not completely ready for conversion. Consent Agenda Regular Meeting Minutes 09/11/12, Monthly Bill Payer, Park & Recreation Minutes, Utility Reports, Tax Coordinator Report and Court Report. Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Adams to approve the consent agenda. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion carried Financial Report City Administrator Brown informed the Board of Aldermen he would be submitting adjustments to the budget. Old Business Generator Installation: There was discussion regarding the generator turn on and the reason for postponing the switch over. It was the consensus to have an independent electrician review the progress of the electric generator project. Tree Limbs-Old Dump New Business City Administrator Brown informed the Board of Aldermen that Ron Robinson had requested a building code variance allowing him to build a garage 8 feet from his existing house instead of the 10 feet required. Alderman Adams made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to approve the building code variance allowing Ron Robinson to build a garage 8 feet from his existing house instead of the required 10 feet required. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion carried. Resolution 2012-10: A Resolution of the Board of Aldermen of the City of La Plata, Missouri, concerning acceptance and compliance with various requirements to obtain financial assistance from the United States of America, action through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Adams to approve Resolution 201210. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there

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were 4 ayes and 0 nays the motion carried. Ordinance: Bill NO. 2012-13 An ordinance to amend section 75.020 of the Municipal Code of the City of La Plata Missouri. 1st reading by title only. Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Adams to approve Bill No. 201213. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Perry – aye, Alderman Jones – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. 2nd reading by title only. Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to approve Bill No. 201213. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Perry – aye, Alderman Jones – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. Executive Session 610.021 (2) and 610.021 (3) Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Jones to move into executive session at 7:00 p.m. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Perry – aye, Alderman Jones – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to promoted Officer Maurice Crowe to Sergeant in title only. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Perry – aye, Alderman Jones – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Jones to adjourn executive session at 7:15 p.m. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Perry – aye, Alderman Jones – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. Adjournment With no further business Mayor Thompson closed the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan ahead on Halloween. Safety is an important part of a fun Halloween. MOTORISTS: Motorists are reminded to pay attention for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Young children excited by Halloween could dart in front of a vehicle. Slow down, and drive with extra caution. If you are headed to a costume party, make sure the costume doesn’t hamper your vision while you’re driving to the event! Motorists picking up and dropping off trick-ortreaters may increase the number of vehicles on the road, therefore affecting traffic patterns. Please be courteous and stay alert. TRICK-OR-TREATERS: Keep costumes short to prevent tripping and consider make-up rather than masks. Masks can make it difficult for children to see oncoming traffic. Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to dark costumes to

resistant costumes are the best ones. Remember to look both ways when crossing the street. Use sidewalks wherever possible when you’re walking around a neighborhood. Trick-or-treaters are urged to do so while it is light outside. If you go out later, take a flashlight with you. An adult should always accompany small children, and older children should stay in groups. PARENTS: Tell your child to approach only familiar houses that are well lighted. Remind them they should never enter a stranger’s house or vehicle. Trick-or-treating with your children can be fun, and it’s good for their safety. Afterward, you might be able to talk them out of a treat. ADULTS: Consider spending Halloween at home answering the front door. If you do attend a Halloween party that includes alcohol, make sure you have a sober, designated driver for the trip home.

by Pam Burris

Alvina Howe and Pam Burris along with about 40 other ladies attended the Women’s Fellowship Brunch at Ethel Christian Church on Saturday. It was a very interesting meeting and guest speaker was Donna McAdams from Salisbury and she showed her quilts and told the story behind them, the three had to do with the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. Several area churches were represented. I would recommend everyone to go next year. Elmer Baptist Church had 16 in attendance for Sunday school and 26 for worship service. Amy Vicars show a short video about Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan Purse Shoe box project and

challenge to fill one up for a child who has never had a Christmas present ever. Anyone in the community is interested in doing us, just contact someone at the church and we will give you the information. They need to be turn in to the church by Sunday, November 11. Pastor Zach Vicars preached from Matthew 25: 31-46. A carry-in meal followed with 18 in attendance and 10 stayed for the Mission Study about South Africa. There will be a weenie roast at the Elmer City Park next Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. with costume judging for those interested. If rainy, it will be held at the Elmer Community Building. It is for all ages.

New Rules for School Meals If you have a child attending public school, you probably have heard that school lunches have changed. Starting this year, new rules for school lunches went into effect as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The last update to the lunch standards was more than fifteen years ago. Why the changes? About 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2 – 19 years (12.5 million) are obese; almost triple the numbers since 1980 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest statistics show that 29 percent of Missouri high school students are overweight or obese compared with 28 percent nationwide. Since 2005, Missouri has moved from ninth to eighth in the country in obesity rates among high school students, a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. In recent years, school meals have been blamed for helping contribute to childhood obesity. How much of this is true is still debatable, but almost everyone agrees something needs to be done to address the problem of childhood obesity. Since the National School Lunch Program is funded by taxpayer dollars it was felt that we should be spending our money on healthy foods. Where did the new

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rules come from? The U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the requirements for the new school food program based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and recommendations from scientific experts at the Institute of Medicine. Some of the notable changes are: 1) that student meals will have ½ cup of fruit or vegetables to count as a complete meal, 2) meals will have a caloric maximum based on age group, and 3) there are limits for how much meat and meat alternatives and grains may be offered. For more information you can go to the website http://www.fns.usda. gov/cnd/whatsnew.htm. What are some concerns about the new rules? Complaints about the school lunch rules have been numerous and have included a humorous parody posted on YouTube. These complaints have ranged from not getting enough food to eat, not liking the food offered and being too expensive for school foodservice to manage. On the positive side, the new school lunch rules have encouraged school districts to team up with local chefs to upgrade their menus. The new rules have encouraged the food industry to offer more healthful, tasteful foods. Additionally, the new rules have introduced new healthful food choices to students

that have not had that opportunity in the past. In fact, some school districts have reported an increase in meals consumed since the new changes. What can I do if my child refuses to eat the new school meals? First, ask your child if the problem is with the choice of foods being offered or how the food is prepared. If the problem is with how the food is prepared, contact your school and see if changes can be made. Some school districts have cut back so much on their foodservice that they made need to hire extra help or current workers may need to have more training. If this is the case, there are resources that can help school. If your child dislikes the food choices of more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products, then you may need to discuss with your child the health benefits of eating these foods. Anytime changes are made to something as personal as our food choices, it causes controversy. The new school meal requirements are no exception. While we may not be happy with some of the food choices, let’s not forget what the new requirements want to achieve. That is healthier children. For more information about nutrition and health, please contact your local University of Missouri

by Verna Buck

Terese Roberts of Kirksville visited October 18th with Eldora Heyle and Bobby Buck at La Plata Nursing Home. Jack and Betty Settle, Jana Russon of Ethel, Jimmy Overstreet, Ray Klingsmith, Duane Chrisman, all of Kirksville, Carl Campbell, Tom Ruttinger, Kenny Shaffer, Dean and Barbara Green joined Red Roberts last week for music at La Plata Nursing Home. They provide music on Monday and Thursday evenings. Pam and Dean Burris of Elmer visited Bobby and Verna Buck Friday afternoon at the La Plata Nursing Home. Also visiting during the week were Eddie Buck, Mike Buck, W.R. Buck, Bobbi Hamlin, Ginger Reed and Adrianne Hamlin. Joyce Hall spent Monday - Friday at Northeast Regional Medical Center suffering with pneumonia. Helen Nichols family joined her Saturday to help her celebrate her 90th birthday. Also visiting was Esty Eyler of Baring. Shirley Weber of Kirksville visited Sunday afternoon with Betty Jo Williams at La Plata Nursing Home. Kathy Nunez of California visited recently with her sister, Mary and Willie Tuggle and family. Ronnie and Cathy Chaney of Burlington, Iowa enjoyed lunch Sunday with Erma Lee Billings and Iris Chaney. Adrienne Hamlin from Columbia College spent the weekend with Bobbi Hamlin in Kirksville.

They enjoyed lunch Sunday with Verna Buck, Mike Buck, Eddie Buck and Barb Englehard of Marceline. Recent visitors of Marteena Gunnels have been Marge Stow of Macon, Jim Hogenson of Ethel, Rusty and Henrietta Darnell of Kansas City, Gail Curtis, Nancy Heck and grandson, Andrew Head and Michael, Roger Shaver and Brandon Lene on Saturday. Also Nancy and Gene Graham of Atlanta and Wanda Sederwall. The La Plata Class of 1951 met Thursday for lunch at the Red Rooster. Present were Lenora Grear, Verna Buck, Erma Lee Billings, Louise and John Gaughan of Atlanta. Other guests were Eden Meade and daughter. Next meeting will be November 15th. Alma Baker, Dora Lovingier, Verna Buck, Mary Harvey, Dorene McNew, Wanda Sederwall and Leland Collins assisted with Bong at the La Plata Nursing Home on Friday. Sunday dinner guests of Willie and Mary Tuggle and Laura were Ryan and Toni Tuggle and children, Cassie Tuggle and Hagen, Susie Tuggle, Loren Pippin and Josh Noel. They celebrated birthdays of Stella and Janet. Afternoon visitors were Keith Thomas and Randy Lene. Leland Collins was among those attending the Ruth Lawson sale on Saturday. He also visited in the Stella Tuggle home.

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CELEBRATIONS VELOCITY TAKES FIRST IN TOURNAMENT

The 12u Velocity fastpitch team won first place in the ASA Rocktoberfest tournament in Blue Springs, Missouri held during October 13-14. The team will wind up their fall season in Columbia this upcoming weekend. Team members are: front row (left to right): McKenzie West (Monroe City), Mary Bradley (Bevier), Summer Wood (La Plata), Jillian King (Macon). Second row (left to right): Aleassa Hruska (Atlanta), Lauren Youngblood (Monroe City), Peyton Milburn (Macon), Bryn Wooldridge (Salisbury). Third row (left to right): Haylee Petre (Atlanta), Rachel Smith (Monroe City), Baileigh Horne (Macon). Back row (left to right): Coaches Shawn Petre, Tabetha Petre, Jeff Milburn, and Tim Wood.

Macon County Commission Minutes August 9, 2012. Members Present: Drew Belt & Jon Dwiggins Greg Arens and Charles Zitnik with DA Davidson & Company were in to discuss possible financial needs for construction of a new jail. Minutes Macon County Commission-August 13, 2012. Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt & Jon Dwiggins Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. Approved minutes from previous meetings. Alan Wyatt and Jon Dwiggins attended a meeting at the Macon County Innovation Center with Onshore Technology regarding space needs for their new expansion. Merlyn Amedi met with the Commission regarding using the Courthouse lawn. Minutes Macon County Commission-August

16, 2012. Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt & Jon Dwiggins Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. The Commission met with Denise Bennett concerning a new home for the lower floor of the Macon County Innovation Center. Meeting Adjourned. August 20, 2012. Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt & Jon Dwiggins Larry Gibson with Naught-Naught Agency was in to speak with Jon Dwiggins regarding health insurance issues. Jane Hunter with the Community Child Development Center met with the Commission to request the appointment of six members to the CCDC Board. The persons recommended for appointment were Kami Mohn for a one year term, Darla Dwiggins

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Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: FIRST Subject: Emergency The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. SECOND Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other “remote� for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor’s Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!� THIRD Subject: Hidden Battery PowerImagine your cell battery is

very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time. FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 # A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. And Finally... FIFTH Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. This is the kind of information people don’t mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.

Low-Interest Loans To Help Farmers Deal With Drought State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced today he has approved more than $700,000 in low-interest loans for eight farmers and ranchers in response to this year’s devastating drought. Conditions have improved slightly, but farmers and ranchers continue to look for options to help their operations. Treasurer Zweifel will continue to make 24-hour approvals of Missouri Linked Deposit Program agriculture loans available to show his ongoing support of farmers and ranchers. “I have approved loans for farmers and ranchers that will help them purchase feed for their livestock, seed for their fields and equipment to help with the upkeep of their operations over the fall and winter,� Treasurer Zweifel said. “One thing we know for sure, this drought will not just impact our agriculture industry this year.

The Missouri Linked Deposit Program will continue to provide emergency 24-hour loan approvals for agriculture loans as farmers and ranchers see the end of the harvest season and evaluate what their needs are for the years to come.� In July, Treasurer Zweifel announced that all 114 counties are eligible for emergency 24-hour approvals of low-interest Missouri Linked Deposit Program agriculture loans in response to the severe drought conditions. Following are some of the stories of the farmers and ranchers impacted by these loans. Kenneth and Gloria Dooley own a cattle and row crop operation in Knox County. The Dooleys have received a $131,000 loan to help with fuel, equipment repairs and field needs such as fertilizer and seed. They will save an estimated $2,500 over the next five

years should they choose to take out loans for that period. Citizens Bank of Edina partnered to make this loan. Dean and Lora Garman of Scotland County have been approved for a $93,000 low-interest loan allowing them to purchase more dairy cattle and the feed necessary to maintain them, increasing their cash flow and expanding their operation. The Garmans will save an estimated $1,700 over the next five years should they choose to take out loans for that period. Bank of Kirksville partnered to make this loan. In July, Treasurer Zweifel toured Glenda and Leon Kleeman’s Gleonda

        

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COMMUNITY NEWS Pray For The “None’s� Have you heard about the “none’s?� The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has reported “with certainty� that the number of Americans unaffiliated with any religion has grown dramatically in the last ten years. This shift in religious preference is so significant the unaffiliated group has been given a name—the “nones�. As you might expect, there is speculation about the cause and the consequence of this rapidly growing group. One of the causes is simply a rise in nondenominational Christianity. The survey lumps nondenominational persons in a large category with unbelievers. Of the folk who say they have no religious affiliation, many say they believe in God; and some confess to praying every day. These folk consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Obviously, these facts skew the survey somewhat. Still, the number of Americans who say they have no religion, the “nones�, grew 5 percent in the last 5 years. Alarming! The question for today’s believers is, “How should we respond?� The easiest but worst response is no response. One can think, “I didn’t make this problem. I am a believer. It is not my place to fix it.� Others will assume the problem is too large to concern them or just a sign of the times. Unbelievably, some will respond, “Who cares?� Assuming we do care, let me make some observations and suggestions. There is no quick fix. We did not get here overnight, and we will not correct our problem overnight. If you care, then prepare for the long haul. Another daunting observation—decline is easy, advancement is hard, and catch-up is hard-

er. Essentially, God’s Kingdom grows one person at a time. There are exceptions like the Day of Pentecost; but the basic Kingdom growth principal is one by one, day by day, year by year. So, become genuine friends with an unbeliever. Care for him or her and pray for them. Our best hope is prayer. We must call upon God for help. The statistics about the “nones� are discouraging, but God makes the difference. When Gideon faced the Midianite horde with only a handful of soldiers, God gave him victory. Moses and the Hebrews were trapped between the Egyptian army and the sea. The Hebrews cried, “We are doomed.� Moses, who knew God well, said, “You wanna bet.� Many today think the Kingdom and the Church are headed for ruin. With Moses I say, “Not gonna happen!�

Atalpal Club The Atalpal Club met Tuesday, October 9th at the Santa Fe Expresso in La Plata for lunch and meeting. President Ella Clem opened the meeting with Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Verna Buck called roll, answered by six ladies telling what they liked about Halloween. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved. No old business. New business: Donation will be made to the Veterans Luncheon. Hostess, Peggy Thomas gave programs and everyone received a treat. Others present were Iris Chaney, Bonelle Crosby, Ellen Wood and Morgan Fitzpatrick. Sickness and Distress: Maxine Lock not feeling well. Verna Buck will be November hostess.

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TOPS MO877 La Plata met Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata Christian Church fellowship hall with eight members weighing in. Gail led the meeting. We opened with our TOPS and KOPS pledges. Karen C. led us singing our own TOPS “Buggy Song�. Roll call was “did you lose, did you journal and did you eat fresh fruit every day?� Also we reported our calls, cards or e-mails to our partners. Best TOPS loser was Nancy. Best KOPS loser was Barbara G. with Veva as runner-up.

The Garden Club met at the home of Anna Ruby Oct. 15th at 1:30 PM. Meeting was called to order by president Irene Osborn. The Pledge to allegiance and Pledge to the Missouri State Flag were repeated by all. Minutes of the last meeting was read and approved. Treasurers Report was $189.60. Roll calls was: If you were ordering a Magazine what would you order. Old business: Report on

All members attending wore their new TOPS MO877 La Plata t-shirts that we received last week. Our weekly challenge is to eat one fruit, one vegetable, and one dairy each day. We will continue contacting our partners through the week. The members singed a card to send to Barb Y. We closed with the TOPS Goodnight Song, led by Karen C. Anyone interested in visiting or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660-323-3025 for more information.

Macon County OATS The Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee Annual Meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15, in the OATS Northeast Regional Office at 3006 Jim’s Road, Macon. The meeting was called to order by vice-chairperson, Mary Frances Troy, followed by the pledge to allegiance to the flag. Secretary Kathy Vivian took roll call and read the minutes from September 17. Treasurer Norma Benson gave the financial report. Both were approved as given. There were sixteen volunteers present, as well as Steven Russon, OATS driver and Northeast Regional Director, Sheree Webb. Get well cards were passed around for Pauline Brown and Mary Clark. Mary Frances asked for any unfinished business. Russon responded with an announcement that the trip to Arbela has been changed from Friday, October 19, to Saturday, October 27. The bus will leave Macon at 2:30 p.m., stopping at Zimmerman’s Country Store in Rutledge and The Catfish Place in

Arbela. Anyone wishing to order pies from Zimmerman’s is asked to contact the store before the trip to ensure availability. Steven Russon has the store contact number. The Booneville trip is still scheduled for Thursday, November 15. Anyone wishing to go on these trips is asked to contact Norma Benson at 660385-7734. All OATS trips are open to the public for a nominal fee; OATS buses are handicappedaccessible. Marianne Burkhardt and Mary Fiedler reported on the trip to Jamesport on September 22. Both agreed that the weather was beautiful and there were many interesting shops and exhibits. It was suggested that another location be chosen for lunch in the future. Russon announced that Sheree Webb has been appointed to serve on the Missouri Public Transit Association Board with OATS Executive Director, Dorothy Yeager, to represent OATS in transportation issues. Sheree handed a copy of the OATS Bylaws prior to the yearly election of committee members and officers. Esther Tabor made a motion to amend the current bylaws to a committee membership of 21 volunteers; Theresa Flennory seconded. The motion passed by a show of hands. Officers for 2013 were elected as follows: Chairperson Mary Frances Troy; Vicechairperson - Mary Clark; S e c r e t a r y - Tr e a s u r e r - Norma Benson; Trip Treasurer Norma Benson. The newly elected officers will begin their terms on January 1, 2013. The OATS committee members will visit the Macon County Commissioners following the November meeting. Mary Frances announced that the next meeting will be held on November 19 in the OATS Northeast Regional Office at 10:00a.m. The meeting was adjourned. Anyone wishing a ride to the meeting may call 800-654-6287 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All OATS meetings are open to the public.

by Marsha Hammons

Elva Thorne of Independence and Julie Kay and Sheridan Howe of Novinger were Sunday dinner guests of Basil and Marsha Hammons. In the

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Local Softball Players Make District And Region Teams

Recently the All District and All Region Softball teams were announced. Below is a listing of local players. All District Team 2012: Makay Belt, La Plata, Memphis Buster, Bevier, Maria Gunnels, Novinger, Cammie Ward, Linn County, Elizabeth Janes, La Plata, Shiloh Wilson, Bevier, Taylor Snodgrass, La Plata, Sierra Jacques, Novinger, Tayler Hedworth, Bevier, Maci Hullinger, Linn County, Beth Ashenfelter, Bevier, Brittni Buswell, Linn County, Kalie Lene, La Plata, Ceiren Eads, Novinger, Molly Safley, La Plata, Megan Blackorby, Novinger and Kerstin Wilson, Linn County. Local players making the All Region 2ndTeam were: Elizabeth Janes, La Plata, Catcher, Makay Belt, La Plata, Pitcher and Taylor Snodgrass, La Plata, Infielder

Plenty of Time I know I tell myself that about several things and know that most of you do the same. While that might be okay on some items, there are issues where you need to get things done as soon as possible. We’d all like to tell ourselves that we can put off estate and succession planning because we’ll be around to do it later. The government is going to change the rules again anyhow so why bother now. Unfortunately that’s not always the case. University of Missouri Extension holds classes every year on basic estate planning and can assist you in understanding this complicated subject. It’s not something you should put off too long because the farm business especially is something to protect and not every lawyer can do it. Another area we like to put off is farm records and income taxes. We only really have to worry about that once a year and this year wasn’t that good anyway. Again, planning and knowing where you’re at can be very beneficial to you at the end of the year

as long as you know now what’s going on. Planning ahead in your business is not always easy but it does keep you better prepared for the unexpected. There are many professionals and people in Extension that can assist you in getting better prepared so don’t delay. You can contact us at (660) 947-2705 or koenenj@missouri.edu. WORKSHOP REMINDERS I’ve mentioned the Lady Landowners Workshops before but they are worth mentioning once more. They will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd in Livonia and on Wednesday, October 24th in Browning. Both programs will be held at the Community Buildings in those towns and the program itself will run from 10 AM to 3 PM and include materials and lunch. There is no cost to attend but we would request preregistration to plan for the meal. Contact 457-3469 to register for the Livonia program and 265-4541 for the Browning one.

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the Birthday Party at the La Plata Nursing Home. No new business. Penny drill was won by Irene. Anna gave a program on Blue birds. Was interesting. Games were won by Leila and Mary Williams Delicious refreshments was served by the hostess. Meeting adjourned. Next meeting will be with Mary Williams Nov. 19.

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CELEBRATIONS BRASHEAR VS ATLANTA

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On Monday, October 15th the Brashear Tigers hosted the Atlanta Hornets in a home junior high basketball contest on the hardwood in Tigers Den. The girls game was teeter/tottered to the end with the Lady Tigers coming out on top by 2 points.

The La Plata Bulldogs Junior High Basketball teams hosted the Linn County Mustangs on Monday, October 15th. Camrie Feinberg, 8th grader, gets ready for the opponent during the game.

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35,xxx mi.

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‘03 Yukon SLT 4WD

Leather Power Roof

$10,964

‘09 Nissan Versa

‘03 Trailblazer Ext. 4WD

$9,981

‘10 Hyundai Elantra GLS

‘08 Mitsubishi Spyder Convertible

‘04 Nissan X-Terra 4WD

‘09 Chevy Traverse

‘07 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD V8

‘10 Sebring Limited

‘10 Mariner Premier AWD

‘10 Fusion SE V6

‘09 Hyundai Accent GS

‘10 Chevy Impala 15,xxx mi.

‘09 Malibu LS

‘04 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series 52,xxx mi.

‘08 Kia Rio 5 31,xxx mi.

‘12 Dodge Charger SXT 11,xxx mi.

‘05 Chevy X-Cab 4WD

‘03 Dodge Durango 4WD

‘09 Nissan Altima S

‘06 Pontiac Torrent

$6,981

37,xxx mi.

‘07 Jeep Patriot Sport

‘04 Toyota Highlander 4WD

‘11 Impala LT

‘10 Patriot Sport 4WD

$15,411

$10,917

‘07 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4DR

‘09 Dodge Grand Caravan

$10,929

48,xxx mi.

‘08 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

‘06 Dodge Quad Cab SXT 2WD

‘08 Taurus X SEL 3rd Seat

‘06 GMC 3/4 Ton X-Cab 2WD

‘05 Toyota Highlander

‘09 Mazda 6 V6 Power Roof

‘05 Pontiac Grand Prix

‘06 HHR LT

$11,921 ‘11 Taurus SEL 7,xxx mi.

‘12 Grand Caravan SXT

‘05 Pontiac Aztek

‘08 Dodge Caliber SXT 43,xxx mi.

$19,953

MORE ARRIVING DAILY!

$8,911

‘07 Toyota Corolla S

‘11 Chevy Camaro

$18,914 ‘08 La Crosse CX 29,xxx mi. ‘08 Chevy Colorado LT X-Cab 4WD

$10,983

QUINCY, IL ‘05 Toyota Tundra X-Cab

‘02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Leather Neal Coleman

‘09 Chrysler Sebring Touring

‘11 Kia Forte Koup 13,xxx mi.

‘11 Kia Forte EX 21,xxx mi.

$7,947

Leather

9,xxx mi.

63,xxx mi. ‘03 Escape XLT 4WD

$7,937

Brent Biggers

‘09 Scion xD 4DR, Hatchback

Pwr Roof

3rd Seat

‘06 G6 GTP

$11,954

‘10 Edge SEL AWD ‘03 Ford F150 XL

41,xxx mi.

$6,956

‘09 Kia Spectra

‘06 Toyota Tacoma SRS Double Cab 4WD

$9,901

‘02 Dakota Quad Cab ‘08 Mitsubishi Eclipse $9,972 SLT 2WD V8 ‘08 Trailblazer 4WD

‘09 Dodge Journey SXT

$14,971

3rd Seat

‘05 Yukon SLT 4WD

‘04 S10 Crew 4WD

$10,967

$11,976

Power Roof

‘07 Mustang

‘07 Saturn Aura

‘05 Equinox LT

‘03 Jeep Wrangler Sport 6 Cylinder, 4WD

$16,912

2DR, Hatchback

$9,971

$13,912

Leather, Power Roof

‘11 Equinox LT

$12,956

Leather

Lafe Gooding

$9,976

‘06 Dodge Quad Cab SLT 4WD Hemi

‘10 Honda Fit Sport 47,xxx mi.

‘11 Lucerne CXL Premium

3rd Seat

‘06 Nissan Altima

$9,984

11,xxx mi.

‘03 Jeep Wrangler Sport

‘05 Chevy Malibu Maxx LT 47,xxx mi.

‘07 Toyota Rav 4 Limited 4WD

‘06 Mazda 5 Van

$9,831

Nav., Leather

‘10 Escape AWD

‘09 Chevy HHR

‘07 Toyota Matrix

MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM!

$10,947

$13,909 ‘09 Nissan Murano LE Nav Leather Power Roof

$10,957

‘05 Honda Element EX

Leather

‘05 GMC Envoy SLT 4WD

Tom Edwards

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M K

‘09 Aveo

$10,964

‘08 Chevy X-Cab LS 2WD 26,xxx mi.

‘05 Jeep Wrangler Limited 4WD

Vera Hess

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The Oct. 24 Edition of the Home Press North

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