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Ralph and Elizabeth Richter Bevier, MO NO DRIVERS TEST ON OCTOBER 9, 2012 The Palmyra, Shelbina, and Milan driver examination stations will be closed on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, due to an administrative meeting. Normal hours of operation will resume for the Palmyra Driver Examination Station on October 11, 2012, and for the Shelbina and Milan driver examination stations on October 23, 2012.

HALLOWEEN COLORING CONTEST The Home Press South Edition will be giving away 4 Halloween Baskets to the winners of the Halloween Coloring contest for 2012. Categories will be Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade & Third Grade. The contest is for any child in Macon and Shelby County. Instructions: Go to and print off the Halloween Coloring Page under the contest tab. Once you have completed your page, print your name, grade and school on the back. Have your page turned in to The Home Press at 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO 63552 on or before Noon on Monday, October 22, 2012. The winners will be notified on Tuesday, October 23rd to pick up their prize and have their photos taken for the Halloween issue of The Home Press! Don’t have internet? No problem, stop by our office downtown Macon and we will give you the coloring page. Employees and family of The Home Press may not participate in this contest.

2012-2013 Bevier High School Student Council Officers (pictured from left to right): Rachel Lowe, Treasurer; Beth Ashenfelter, Secretary; Tayler Hedworth, vice-president; and Memphis Buster, president. Student Council representatives elected by their respective classes are: Seniors—Kennedy Harpster, Jean Fiquet, Jacob Tolle; Juniors—Kayla Martin, Jesse Ashenfelter, Jonna Burch; Sophomores—Emily Bader, Kelsie Smith; Freshmen— Sydney Teter, Karissa Harrington. The Student Council sponsor is Cheryl Chiarottino. The first event to be sponsored by StuCo will be Red Ribbon Week in October.

Mamtek CEO Arrested Bruce Cole, former CEO of Mamtek, US charged with stealing and four counts of securities fraud. Attorney General Chris Koster and Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman today charged Bruce Cole, chairman and CEO of Mamtek U.S., with stealing and four counts of securities fraud. “The failure of the $39 million investment in Moberly was a tragedy for that community,” Koster said. “Today, we have alleged that Mr. Cole deceived the city and the investors about the project and unlawfully profited from

the investment by taking at least $700,000 from the bond money for his own personal use.” The probable cause affidavit alleges that shortly before the sale of the Mamtek bonds, Cole directed a Mamtek consultant to prepare an invoice purporting to come from “Ramwell Industrial, Inc.” This invoice requested payment of $4,062,500 for Ramwell’s services, including $3,562,500 for “Design, acquisition, and installation

of five production lines,” $325,000 for engineering and design, and $175,000 for project supervision. Cole directed that this invoice be submitted for payment even though Ramwell was never incorporated, never had any employees, never owned any property, and never provided any goods or services to Mamtek U.S. The day after the invoice was submitted, it is alleged, Cole instructed a bookkeeper for Mamtek U.S. to wire $700,000 to Cole’s

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MACON WOMEN OF TODAY SPONSOR 2ND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER The Macon Women of Today have scheduled their second annual fundraiser for the awareness and prevention of breast cancer on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the Macon Expo Center. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the Randy Johnson Memorial Fund. Social hour will begin

at 5:30 pm followed by dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Ticket price is $25 per guest and can be purchased from the Macon Women of Today members. For an extra fee, tables may be reserved. This year’s theme for the event is “Save a Rack”. The night will once again feature a “Beauty Pageant”

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Stump Your Friends!

Life & Times Of Jean Emily Clark Ray Jean Ray was born in England and recalls her life during WWII and after. Jean came to America with her new husband and raised their family in the “Land of Plenty”. For previous copies of the Jean Ray story, you may pick up the Home Press South Edition at 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO 63552

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This week’s photo was taken in 1986. You can still spot him around Shelby and Macon County! Who is he?

Ron Thomason Marjorie Baggos Jean Ray Dani Evans

Last week’s photo was taken in 1971 and was a photo of Kenneth Salsman. Congratulations to Jean Ray for guessing correctly!


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by Jean Ray I can laugh about this incident now, but when I asked Ray where the bathroom was, he led me outside across the verandah, down the steps and across the yard to a gate. I did not say anything until we walked across the barn lot to this little wooden shed. I told him I was afraid to go in, well I had to get over that in a hurry. Ray took me to the room where we were to sleep and hanging on a triangle was all of Rays good clothes, maybe four shirts in all and one in particular was a Hawaiian printed one. Our bed was iron with a feather mattress which we sunk into and it felt good. This had been Rays room most of his life and he was so happy to be home so that he could help his parents and get back to farming. I awoke very late the next morning and made my way to the kitchen. Mom Ray had biscuits and gravy with bacon for breakfast. I could not handle that and ended up with toast. Everything was so new to me in the food department and I would have became used to it if I had not been indisposed. That day I met Rays brother Hubert, his wife Goldie and their daughter Terry Ann who lived in town. Then the weekend

his sister Wilma, husband S.J.(Jack) and two children Mark and Marilyn came from Chillicothe to see their brother and meet his wife. We became very close pretty quickly. Mom Ray told us we were invited to Carl and Vivian Powells for dinner. Carl was a brother to June Powell who opened one of the better clothing stores in Macon. I liked the Powells straight away and we became lifetime friends and would do anything to help them in later years. The dinner table was beautifully prepared with a white linen cloth, real china, crystal and silverware. Vivian proved to be a great cook and again we had fried chicken, mashed potatos and gravy, green beans, salad and cherry pie. It was great but it would take me a long time for me to attempt chicken gravy or any white gravy. I really did not have time to look around their sheep farm, that day, and there was a reason. When we drove in the driveway there were cars parked as far as the I could see, they were everywhere, in the barn lots and fields and I had never in my life seen that many vehicles on one mans property. Ray took me inside and the rooms were full of ladies. I was so shy that I hid behind my husband,

so shy. Mom Ray told me the gathering was for a wedding shower “ what is a wedding shower I asked myself” I soon found out because the gifts were piled high in the second living room. By the time that I composed myself, overcoming the shyness I came into the room with my husband and we opened what seemed like an endless mountain of beautiful gifts. Eva Schneider was one of the ladies instrumental in getting all of this together and she bought me a blue and white flowered seersucker bedspread. Its not hard to remember when you let your mind go back in time. These are a few of my neighbors that I met that night. Rose Blew, Minnie Dogget , Gerty and Gertrude Gilstrap, Johnsie and Mary Martie, and Jerry, Alma brundage, Jess and Lena Teter, Hazell Terrell, Chancey and Gladys Hentiss, Roy Dale and Judy Gilstrap, Gene and Opal Day and Willie and Flossie schneider, Ruth Powell and Jewell Christy. During that time of fellowship G.C and I were invited to a strawberry dinner at Jess Teters farm another surprise for me, it turned out to be another fried chicken dinner with fresh garden produce and the biggest tomatoes that I had ever seen. To Be Continued…







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Simple Squash Tips by Marjorie Baggos Winter squash and pumpkins come in several varieties. The types that I create delicious squash recipes with are the acorn, butternut, spaghetti, cheese pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, cushaw, and turban. Winter squash have tough thick shells that protect their rich meaty inside which makes them great for storage vegetables. Spaghetti squash will only keep for about 3 weeks. Others like turban and pumpkins will keep 3 to 5 months! To bake winter squash or pumpkins simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut off the stem end and slice in half. Remove the seeds and the pulp with a large spoon. Next lightly oil a baking sheet and place the squash cut side down. Depending on the size of your squash or pumpkin you will want to bake them anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. If you can poke it with a fork it’s done. Microwaving squash is simply a great way to cook all of the different varieties. Cut the stem off and slice in half. Remove the seed and poke several times with a fork through the peel. This will keep the squash from exploding. Then place the

squash cut side down in a microwave safe glass bowl with about an inch of water in it. Cover with plastic wrap but be sure to leave a small area lifted up so it can vent. Microwave the squash on high for 10 to 20 minutes. The squash is done if a fork can be gently poked through the peel to the tender flesh. If extra cooking time is required just do it in one minute intervals until the squash is tender. Let it cool, then slice it open and take the seeds out. At this point you can peel and cube your butternut squash and dress it up with some brown sugar and melted butter. Acorn squash can be added to beef stew. Their small dark green shells make great serving bowls too. There are numerous recipes for squash pie and soups too. I’ve been thinking about using a Cinderella pumpkin shell or a great colored turban squash to serve soup out of for my family’s dinner. Spaghetti squash is super fun. They are evenly light yellow colored and about a foot long. Cooked spaghetti squash flesh will shred into strands of thin like spaghetti or vermicelli. Simply top it with your favorite sauce and it’s ready to eat. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta, potatoes, or rice.



William Ray “Bill” Albright

Robert “Bob” L. Evans

William Ray “Bill” Albright, 65, of Macon, MO, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, at his home in Macon. Bill was born on July 4, 1947, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Velmer William Lewis and Geneva (March) Albright. He worked several years at Toastmaster’s and enjoyed playing football in high school, hunting, fishing, nature, being outdoors, and especially spending time with his family. Bill is survived by five children, Bill Albright Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Anabel, MO, Brenda Albright of Casper, WY, Erika Greene of Wichita, KS, Paula Stout and her husband Patrick of Macon, Brandon Albright of Kirksville, MO, four grandchildren, three brothers, Martin Albright and his wife Donna, Joseph Albright and his wife Debbie, and Randy Albright and his wife Jackie, all of Macon, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, David, and one nephew, Jared Albright. Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Macon.

Robert “Bob” L. Evans, 87, longtime head football coach of Mount Pleasant Community High School, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Park Place Long Term Care Unit in Mount Pleasant. A memorial celebration of life was held Tuesday, Sept. 18th at First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Herbert G. Shafer and the Rev. Gary Van Nyhuis officiating. A private family committal service preceded the memorial service at the Forest Home Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to a football athletic scholarship at Mount Pleasant Community High School to be named in his honor. Mr. Evans was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Macon, Mo., the son of Elmer and Anna Blankenship Evans. He married Winifred Kimler June 3, 1951, at Christian Church in Atlanta, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Winifred “Kim” of Mount Pleasant; four sons, Charles “Chuck” Evans and wife Susan of Unionville, Mo., Stanley “Stan” Evans of Mount Pleasant, Robert G. Evans of Seattle and Spence Evans and wife Abby of Ames; one daughter, Kathryn Mobley and husband Greg of Albia; six grandchildren; and two greatgranddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Beverly Hildebrandt.

Construction Equipment Stolen

Bucklin City Council Meets

On 09/18/12, the Macon Police Department received a report from a business victim stating a large amount of construction equipment was stolen from the area of South Rollins and Goggin Streets between 09/11/12 - 09/18/12. A Macon Police Officer responded to the scene. It has been

The Bucklin City Council met September 12, 2012. Veolia representative Amber Burnam was not able to attend the meeting but sent two options; option # 1 was a two year agreement with Veolia. The city retains 3%, $4.00 fuel base, 3% increase the second year, $9.69 senior household and $12.00 other households. Option #2 is 5 year agreement; city retains 3%, $4.00 fuel base, 3% increase 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year, $9.30 senior household and $11.60 other households. The council had some concerns and would like Ms. Burnam to be present at the next meeting to discuss these issues. One issue being the size of the truck used to pick up the trash.

reported a large amount of equipment, including concrete building forms, have been stolen and are valued at approximately $40,000.00. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Macon Police Department at 660-385-2195. All calls may be kept confidential.

Mamtek CEO Arrested Continued From Page 1A personal account. Within 48 hours of receiving the $700,000 wire from Mamtek, Nanette Cole wrote a $281,046.30 check to cash. The Coles immediately made a payment on their mortgage in the amount of $243,018.73. Shortly thereafter, the scheduled foreclosure auction of the Coles’ Beverly Hills home was canceled. “Our charges also allege that, in securing the financing for the Mamtek facility in Moberly, Mr. Cole misrepresented or failed to disclose important facts that would affect an investor’s assessment of the viability of Mamtek’s plan to produce sucralose,” Koster said. “For example, we allege that Cole falsely represented that the sucralose manufacturing process did not include hazardous materials.” Mamtek U.S.’s project in Moberly was funded primarily by municipal

bonds issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Moberly. The project collapsed after Mamtek U.S. failed to make a payment on the bond in August 2011. The criminal complaint filed today specifically alleges that Cole: Committed stealing by deceit by appropriating at least $25,000 for his own personal use; Committed securities fraud by using Ramwell as an artifice to defraud by using the name “Ramwell” to obtain bond disbursements from Mamtek U.S. when he actually planned to use the funds for other purposes, including the payment of $700,000 to Cole’s wife for personal use; Represented to the issuer of the bonds that Mamtek’s manufacturing processes would neither require nor produce any hazardous substances, when Mamtek’s manufacturing processes called for the use of either triphos-

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gene or thionyl chloride, both of which are hazardous chemicals, Represented to the issuer of the bonds that Mamtek operated a fully functional sucralose production facility in China, when that plant was not, at that time, producing sucralose, and; Represented to the issuer of the bonds that just four to six months would be needed to build the facility and make it fully operational, when Cole believed it would take longer to make a production facility functional in the United States.

The charge of stealing is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The four charges of securities fraud carry a potential sentence of up to ten years imprisonment and up to a $1 million fine on each count. Koster acknowledged the assistance of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on the investigation of the case. The charges against the defendant are merely accusations. As in all criminal cases, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

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Loving the weather! Nice cool breeze and time to get out the sweatshirts in the evening! We have been searching online for Halloween costumes already! Our youngest one (granddaughter) will be a little lamb this year, but our 3 year old insists she wants to be a scary witch. Now her mom is trying to get her to change her mind since she went as a witch last year, but Brylie said she wants to be “scary� this year. We’ll see who wins! I on the other hand am trying to figure out the best date for a bon fire and wiener roast! The Macon Homecoming Parade is coming up on Oct. 5th! Again, if you are stuck at home or work all you have to do is log on to our website at and watch the parade from our webcam! We will also be set up outside our office so be sure and stop by to see us! Now, for the issue at hand. For those that attended the Bevier Homecoming in 2011 and watched the Wednesday evening entertainment got to see and feel my pain as my husband took part in the Mr. Bevier contest to help raise money for the new shelter house. It went very well, he won the title of “Mr. Bevier� and money was raised, but the photos that linger of those brave or crazy men could be incriminating. Actually, I took several. I just may need them sometime! This year, the Macon Women of Today are having their second annual “Mr. Jugs� contest to help raise money and

LIEBHART awareness for Breast Cancer. Once again, Wade is sought after to play the role of “Dolly Doitall�. On Wade’s behalf, it does take a lot of coaxing to get him to volunteer. Breast Cancer is a very important cause and has affected both our family and friends, so he is going to take the stage again along with several other men in the community to raise awareness and funds for the cause. As for me, I will be there with camera in hand getting those incriminating photos to put away just in case. I kept the items from last year, so I dug them out to make sure everything was still there and to get the dress hung up. Getting the wig was a story in itself but I still had it as well. During this time, my husband asked a simple question that has haunted me ever since. “You’re not going to buy me a new dress or wig�. Now how do you reply to something like that? “Did you really just ask me that�? I said. Once both of us calmed down from laughing so hard, we both agreed it was for a great cause and everyone will have fun. So be sure to get your tickets and support this event. Information is in this week’s issue.

Tuesday, Sept. 11th the Clarence Cub Scouts attended a horseshoe presentation held by Jim Johnston of the Clarence Horseshoe Club. The Scouts were able to get hands on experience of the game and learned the official rules and regulations of playing.

FROM THE WORSHIP CENTER We are each accountable for what is in our ledger called the Book Of Life, for all we think and say is on record. We have heard some say the actions of a particular person were due to their childhood, their parents, or the crowd they ran around with. Let me remind you of this verse. Rev.20:12 I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were open, and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Some will say, “I live a better life than some of those church members claiming to be saved.� But God will say, “I will get to them later, but now we are looking in your book�. Heaven does not wait for those who are just as good or who are better than others. Heaven is for RE-ELECT

the redeemed, the blood washed child of God. There is a blotter for my past sins. 1John1:7 The blood of Jesus his son cleanseth us from all sin. and Isaiah1:18 Come no, let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. The account of sin is gone from my name. There is no room for sin in the book of life. God has ability to forgive our sins and also to forget past sins. Heb.10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Heb.10:18 Now where remission of these there is no more offering for sin. There is nothing more for us to do but accept, and believe, this wonderful work of grace and mercy. Ron Thomason Pastor of The Worship



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This week we are going to get out of the county a little bit and go to the country town of Bevier. Located in the center of Bevier is the First Baptist Church. Along with my sister-in-law, not only are we members but we are commanders of the AWANA program. This program is for children ages 4 to 15 and held on Wednesday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. currently we have about 70 kids enrolled. For those of you that don’t know what AWANA is, it is bible based teaching for children. That means we do not teach a specific religion, we teach the bible. The kids love it; there are three stations they go to in the program. One of them is Story Time; this is where the leader of the group tells a story from the bible to the children. Another station is Games, the game leader conducts fun games for the kids, in this part of the program they get to act silly and release energy, this is the loudest room in the educational building by far, and there is a snack after games. Then the last station is Handbook Time. Each child earns a book, shirt or vest, and a bag to put their things in. In this part of the program they are able to earn awards by completing a section of their handbook, they receive an award that coincides with that club. We have four clubs in the AWANA program. Preschool aged children are in a group called Cubbies this is a lively group with a lot of heart. They come in every Wednesday and tell us stories or something important that has happened in there week. The next group is grades Kindergarten to second grade, the Sparks group. These kids know their stuff. In this

group we have two kids that have already completed their book and some others that are very close. The TnT group is graders 3rd through 6th, this group is one of the biggest groups we have in the program. It has been split into two groups and that has seemed to work better for all involved. The last group is our new group Trek, which has been added just this year. These kids are pre-teen and teen and a wonderful group. They prepare a skit or a song and perform it in front of the whole AWANA group. The skit is something they have come up with on their own and it usually involves a life lesson. They try to get the message across to the younger kids to be kind or to think of others. At the end of each Wednesday night usually ten kids or more volunteer to say the closing prayer up on the stage in front of everyone. That’s really something. I absolutely love being a part of this program and many of the adults involved in this program feel the same way. You do not have to be a member of the church to be in the program. In fact, we have many kids that are a member of the AWANA program at Bevier, that attend other churches. We have been able to take a field trip to the Macon Skate Center which was a lot of fun. The Trek group has gone to the golf course as a reward for completing sections of their book. We try to make it a fun experience for every kid. If anyone would like to stop in and check out the program, please feel free to do so. Everyone is welcome! This year on our first night we had 67 kids, on our second night we also had 67 kids. Come check us out.

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COMMUNITY NEWS by Doris Noah BUCKLIN’S AIRPORT?? An interesting call was on our answering machine when we got home Saturday. A man was asking for information about Bucklin’s Airport. Really? I did not know we had one. A look in our Bucklin History Book revealed in the year 1928 indeed there was a hangar and windsock on the Van Osdol farm just south of town. A picture of Awdrey Carter and his wife Emma with his plane in front of the hangar was about all the information given. Do you know anything about our airport? If you do your call to me at 6953600 will be appreciated and shared with readers next week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN Betty Shoemaker hosted a birthday supper September 17th, in honor of her grandson Ryan Cupp. John Shoemaker celebrated his birthday the 9th of September and was honored as well. Dinner and birthday cake was served to: Robert, Cindy, Bryce, Kelsey and Katie Cupp; Ryan and Alicyn Cupp, Jenny and Bruce Shoemaker, all of Marceline; Shelby Shoemaker, Moberly and Clinton Beal of Brookfield. John and Shelly Shoemaker, John Shoemaker Jr., Carl, Jody, Haley and Abbie Herington, Matt and Chelcy Switzer, Leroy Hanson and the hostess Betty Shoemaker all of

Bucklin. ON THE SICK LIST Former area resident Bonnie (Still) Priem is dealing with a new series of cancer treatments on an outpatient basis. Bonnie is the sister of Marceline resident, Ed Still. If you would care to send a card her address is 4149 S E 37th Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66605. Irma Dodson has been released from Pershing Memorial Hospital and is a resident of Life Care Center in Brookfield. GIFT TO THE MITCHELLS Bucklin Christian Church Pastor Tim Mitchell has been giving a series of sermons with the subject being, The Fruits of the Spirit. He has encouraged each member of the church to memorize Galatians 5:22 and 23. Ed and Jean Still saw a large afghan in the store window at Murray’s in Marceline woven with these verses. They asked the owner Mitch Wrenn if they could purchase this afghan for their minister. He refused to sell it but instead gave it to the Stills as a gift. The cost he said would be for Pastor Mitchell to offer a prayer in his behalf. A special presentation

was made Sunday morning during the worship service at the Bucklin Christian Church as Jean Still presented the lovely afghan to Tim and Jenna Mitchell. Pastor Tim thanked the Stills and did offer a word of prayer for Mr. Wrenn and his family. ODDS ‘N ENDS We suspected we would never see green grass again as the drought dragged on. Now with the 4 inch rain a couple of weeks ago our grass is as green as spring time. What a welcome sight. Mark your calendar for the BCA fish fry. It is not until October 21st, but the days go by so fast it will be here before you know it. Thanks to the folks from over by St. Cate for inquiring about the airport. It will be interesting to see if any information comes about a Bucklin Airport. It was news to me. Just a thought: Jesus and germs are everywhere so wash your hands and say your prayers. Do you have an item for the Bucklin Bits? If you do please call 660 695-3600, email dnoah112@gmail. com or feel free to come by our house anytime with your news. Every item is welcome and just what it takes to make the news newsy. Doris Noah

by Jayne Roberts COWBOY CHURCH The Macon County Cowboy Church met Thursday evening, September 13th at the

36 & 3 One Stop Cafe in Callao. John Farrington opened the meeting with a prayer for praises and concerns. Genny Wright

led the group in singing hymns and we heard a special on CD from Walter Plant. Richard Castle brought the message entitled “ How and Why a Church Grows” taken from Romans, Chapter 12. Three important points brought out were Enthusiasm, Endurance and Excellence. Richard closed the meeting with prayer. The group will meet again September 20th at 7 P M at the same location. There is ample seating and parking and everyone is welcome. CALLAO CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday September 16, Ken Mantles’ message was entitled “It’s All A Matter of Priority” with three main points being brought out, 1: There is a deliberate way in which people establish life’s priorities, 2: Those who don’t know the true and only God confuse life’s priorities, and 3: To live eternally is a matter of establishing this life’s priorities. It was taken from Isaiah 44: 12-17. Don’t forget the Promissory Note Kickoff Supper Wednesday, September 26 in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will be catered followed by a time of explanation of Promissory Note process and the attractive interest rates that can be earned. Sunday, September 30th James Hla will give a presentation of his work during the Sunday School hour. There will be a “GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY” for the Family Life Center immediately following the morning worship service,

and a carry-in dinner to follow. ANNUAL WATSON REUNION HELD The descendants of Alexander and Martha (Bell) Watson was held at the UMWA Hall in Macon on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Venus Ugolini was in charge of this year’s reunion. Those attending were: Max Bittiker, Terri and Keith Henderson, Earl Watson, Gina Bash, Julie Kirchner, Helen Cross, Ryan and Jessica Pruett, Chloe Marie Quintero, Cali Lynn Pruett Mike and Donna Wright, Mike, Pam and Nick Ugolini, Nick Kearns, Rick and Toni Watson, Michael and Chris Ugolini, Katie Williams, Mike and Venus Ugolini, Matthew Williams, Kellie and Rick Schaefer, Connie and Violet Watson, Jeff Bolte, Anthony Schaefer, Mindi, Tyler, Caleb, and Megan Rhoades, Cody and Charles Watson, Melissa Watson, Bobby Grafton, Bobby, Randi, Shelby, Logan and Harper Petre, Randall and Kay Watson, Billy and Betty Teter, Camryn Teter, Rick and Joyce Roberts, Ross Roberts and Alyssa Peterson. Betty Teter and Joyce Roberts are in charge of next year’s reunion. GOOD INTENTIONS CLUB BEGINS 82nd YEAR The first meeting of the new season began the 82nd continuous year for the Good Intentions Club meetings of ladies who enjoy each other’s company, and doing for others. It has changed considerably over the years but is still going strong. This summer they

observed a two month recess and it was good getting started again.’ Eight members were present : Lauretta Yutz, Delia Morgan, Evelyn Dunham, Mariam Farrington, Imogene May, Violet Watson, Cheryl Satterthwaite and Louise Davis. Roll call was answered by naming a phrase that you often use when talking with someone. Work for the day was sewing on laprobes. President Mariam conducted the business meeting. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer gave her financial report which was approved. Yearly dues were paid and under the election of officers it was voted to keep the present officers. Violet reported a lap robe had been given to Bill McCully and get well cards had been sent to Lauretta Yutz, Lyda Dryer, and Linda Reynolds. Two thank you notes from recipients of lap robes were read. The business meeting was adjourned. Readings were given by Lauretta, Violet, Mariam and Evelyn. After the prayer was given by Imogene members departed for home to meet again September 20th. ****************** ****************** THOUGHT FOR THE DAY One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that someone is happy because of you. If you have something for Callao Chatter, contact Jayne Roberts or email to

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COMMUNITY NEWS Macon County Coal Mining History Macon County has been rich in coal since it was discovered the 1850’s. Coal mines were popping up everywhere during the boom years.

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Steve Bloomberg, of Macon, is one person that can tell you all about the coal mining business. Steve has worked for Peabody Coal for many years. Even after retiring he went back to work part time for the company. In Steve’s “home time” he uses it to locate and document all the area mines he can. Steve has compiled maps of underground mines and strip mines as well as USGS maps. He also has a list of fatalities of over 230 mine workers ranging from 1884 to 1975. Steve will tell you that he with the help of George Morgenweck and The Macon County Historical Society has the main goal of preserving the history and to locate every mine that was operating in Macon County. “We have a factual history and do not base our finding on “Folk Lore” states Steve. To date there have been 335 mines identified and located with several still out there to find. “If anyone finds evidence of mining on their property, I would like to know about it” says Steve. “With permission, we will go out and look to try and identify which mine it is and try to get the history on it”. Steve also gives presentations every year. The presentations can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the time allowed. Some of the presentations include; “The Early Years 1855-1888”, “The Boom Years 1888-1924”, “Strip Mining 1936-1979” and “Underground Mining in Macon County”. Steve will provide presentations for clubs or organizations and would love to get into the schools and let the younger generations know about their ancestors and the mining world that once existed in Macon County. To view the maps and information of Macon County Mining, you may call and set up an appointment with the Macon County Historical Society at (660)395-0266. Tours are also given The hours the Macon County Historical Society are Thursday and Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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