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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Macon Wal-Mart makes a donation to the Samaritan Hospital Healing Gardens

Eric & Patty Greenwood of Anabel, MO

Two Vehicle Accident North of Clarence A two vehicle accident took place just 4 miles north of Clarence on Hwy 151 Monday afternoon. A 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood driven by Pamela Janes, 48 of Clarence, failed to yield and made a left turn into the path of a 1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 driven by Shelby Presson, 36 of Shelbyville, MO. Both vehicles had extensive damage. Janes, was transported to Samaritan Hospital by Shelby County Ambulance with minor injuries.

The Giving Tree-An Editors Challenge

Front Row: Jane Hunter, Shannon Wray, Debbie Waddill, Mila Linn Back Row: Gail Shouse, Lola Rist, Esther Tabor, Rose Ann & Rodney Masten Shannon Wray, Manager of WalMart in Macon presented a check to the University of Missouri Macon/Shelby Master Gardeners to help fund the Samaritan Hospital Healing Gardens.

A Tree of Hope for Macon County Foster Children

Trees are up and filled with paper ornaments featuring a name and information of a foster child needing a better Christmas. The tree at the Macon’s Wal-Mart is full of children from Macon County. As you are doing your Christmas shopping this year, I want to encourage you to take a minute to look over the tree, read the ornaments and see just what will make that child’s Christmas one to remember. It is so easy, just choose a child, purchase the items on the list and take to 1716 Prospect Drive. You will be surprised how little these kids ask for. I personally have been doing this for several years now. I always pick a boy and a girl. Last year I let my granddaughter pick one. She enjoyed it and what a way to get the kids involved in giving. This is a time for giving and I promise you, the joy you will receive by just helping one child is well worth it! Let’s just see how quickly our community can strip that single tree of its ornaments.

The University of Missouri Macon/ Shelby master Gardeners are leading the community in the development of two “Healing Gardens” at Samaritan Hospital in Macon, MO. The recent completion of a new addition to the hospital prompted this opportunity to refresh a current garden and establish a new one. The Healing Gardens are soothing and

calm and help reduce stress and anxiety. maintain the gardens. They are a sanctuary for quiet reflection There has been a fund raiser put into and an area to enjoy nature as well as giving the patients and family members place to help fund the gardens. Engraved bricks can be purchased for $75 for a sense of security. a family, an organization or in honor The gardens will be used by patients, of a special person. The brick will be visitors and family members as well as displayed at the gardens upon completion. staff, physicians and clergy meeting For more information about the with families. They are incorporating Healing Gardens, you may contact architectural items salvaged from the original Samaritan Hospital as well as Melinda Reilly at Samaritan Hospital or new features built and purchased. The call the Extension Center at (660)385gardens are being designed by a member 2173 of the master Gardener Club and the Macon / Shelby Master Gardeners will

Vandalism in American Legion Park There was vandalism around 4:00 a.m., Monday, November 19th, 2012 at the American Legion Park in Callao. All of the Christmas decorations were either damaged or destroyed. Callao Police Chief, Cody Blackford has identified three suspects in the case. It has been turned over to the Macon County Sheriff’s office for further investigation.

Pictured is just a small part of the damage the vandals created in the park.

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LOCAL NEWS

Life & Times of Jean Emily Clark Ray, A lifetime of memories

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The Home Press South Edition has been fortunate to bring you the story of Jean Ray. This will be the last chapter of Jeans story. Past issues may be picked up at The Home Press 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO By Jean Ray I have grown past my citizenship test which was mum asked “how much I was invited by the former life and now Amer- passed with ease. I had longer George “. He told good ladies of The Reica has become my home. studied the American his- her if they did not have bekah lodge to be a memAs as an American citizen tory for ages and was only any trouble they would ber of their organization my life mirrors the life of asked a few simple ques- be home this time tomor- Most of the ladies were my friends and neighbors tions. Now I was able to row. Mum never said an- from my church and I so, I will end my story vote in the elections. Also other word and lay down was familiar with all of with a few of the impor- in 1962 my mother wrote in the back seat. When them I enjoyed lodge and tant highlights that have that she was coming for they arrived mum said, worked up to the Noble occurred in my lifetime. three months, wow! I was “I would not have come Grand station which was September 1962 we excited. We had enough if I had known you were quite a feat, memorizing were greatly blessed with notice to build a bedroom, like that.” I was seven a whole book of mystera little girl who we named bathroom and a larger liv- months pregnant and, she ies. The lodge hall closed Sonya Lynn Ray ( now ing room since we needed wanted me all to herself. many years ago as the Odd Wilson). Sonya was such more room. Mum came by I was deflated because I Fellows quit due to lack a good baby and was a joy ship, the Queen Elizabeth thought that she would of membership and later along with her big brother and being as she would be happy for me. Mums the Rebekah did too. The Pat. In the early seventies not fly, Ray drove to New favorite pass time was lodge building is now the my good friend Maurita York to pick her up. As cutting brush which occu- home of the Black DiaMiller from Macon drove they were driving along pied most of her time. She mond preservation Orgame to Hannibal to take my the Pennsylvania turnpike would start early in the nization. morning and quit about Ray and I enjoyed five, and the smoke rolled working the land together all summer as she would and I like to reflect on the keep a bonfire going un- time we were both running til she went back home, tractors preparing the land mother was strong. Mom for planting and every continued to visit about time we would meet in the every other year until she middle of a row, he would had failing health, even so doff his hat and I would she lived to be ninety one. blow him a kiss. Most of my family God has blessed us have been here to visit and greatly despite Rays illI have spent many vaca- ness of twenty years. My Only tions in England and Ha- husband never complained $50.80! waii. My brother Robert and battled through some settled in Hawaii after scary, life threatening sailing around the world times. One time in the ER and chose Hawaii for his in Macon he was gasphome, the thought of it ing for breath, waiting for was paradise on earth and the helicopter to pick him it is wonderful there. up. Our pastor walked in and he pointed upward and give us a thumbs up, he knew where he was heading but, God had other plans and he lived another year. Once in a while he would sing in the church choir when the special was, the church in the wildwood even with oxygen on. Sometimes the spirit would get hold of him and he had to testify especially to the youth. 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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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A new location for a complete make over! When Cathy Carroll graduated from high school she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. She had had a couple of business classes as well as accounting. So, she decided to use that knowledge, attend Jerry’s School of Hair Styling in Columbia and open her own salon. Shortly after graduating from Jerry’s, she opened Shear Image, which has been open for over 25 years. Cathy started working out of her home and has had various locations in her 25 years. Recently Shear Image has moved to their new building at 604 Spruce Street in Macon. Cathy and her stylists held their grand opening on November 1st. The new location is very spacious and allows room for every aspect to have a day of pampering. Shear Image offers cutting, styling, coloring, perms, tanning bed, spray tanning, facials and waxing. New to the salon is Thao Tran, nail technician and Robin Wilkerson, massage therapist. Stylists are Rhonda March, Emily Burton, Jennifer Reed, Roxanne Nichols and Whitley Brown. Generally, their hours are 9-5 Monday – Saturday. When you call to make your appointment time, they can accommodate you and your schedule.

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COMMENTARY

Bringing in the Holidays

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From the Editors Desk BY KATHY LIEBHART EDITOR

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We have had a busy week! Our week consisted of early deadlines, new, and exciting changes happening, decorating for the holidays and now the hunt for that perfect Christmas tree! As a child we used to go to the Christmas tree farm every year and pick out our tree. For some reason it wasn’t as fun back then and I didn’t understand why my mother refused to get an artificial tree. The weather was always cold or wet and we always had to find a tree that was tall enough to fit by our staircase that was open to the ceiling on the second floor. But once we got the tree in the house and set up it was wonderful and always better than any old artificial tree. My dad made a train track that was suspended from the ceiling and ran around the middle section of the tree. We used a Hodge Podge of decorations from ones my brother and I made at school to the fancy carousel and bubble lights. It was definitely a tree of “everything” but it was always beautiful! My dad is always the biggest kid in the family; even to this day he will have something rigged up for a joke or something made by hand that will impress us more every year! Last year he made a huge home display with enough windows to open for each day as we counted down from December 1st until Christmas. Each window had a photo of one of the family. This year he made an angel carousel. He sit it on top of the fireplace and when he turns the fan on the angels will fly in a circle. There is nothing that man can’t make or do. The Jackson Street Park is looking more and

LIEBHART more like Christmas! November 30th is the parade and the lighting at the park. If you can’t make it out to watch the parade, just log on to www. hpsouth.com and watch it right from home! Now, back to business! The Home Press has some changes coming very soon! Beginning December 5th your Home Press South Edition will become The Home Press! The North and South edition will be combining and you will be getting even more coverage of the area. So now’s the time to get your subscription if you don’t already have one! What a great gift for someone, and remember you get a FREE online subscription at www.hpsouth.com. Stop by our office at 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO Now for the fun! My column needs a name! I have decided to let you name it! “From the Editor’s Desk” was easy and I used it because I just couldn’t come up with anything so I am putting the task on your shoulders! So email me your ideas at kathy@maconhomepress.com or give me a call! Remember, I need them ASAP! And last but not least! Come into our office at 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO, tell us your favorite item in the paper and get a free Christmas tree ornament! We will give them out until supplies last so come in soon! Until Next Week!

OBITUARY

William A. “Bill” Knowles William A. “Bill” Knowles, 72, of Macon, MO, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, at Boone Medical Center in Columbia, MO. Bill was born on February 29, 1940, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Rev. William A. “Lefty” and Mildred (Murray) Knowles. He owned and operated Knowles Heating and Air Conditioning and was the Vo-Tech Mechanical Instructor at Macon R-1. Bill was a past president of the Lion’s Club in Macon. Bill enjoyed trading guns, fishing, turkey hunting, and quail hunting with Joe Wilson. He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Sandner and her husband, Gene of Rocheport, MO, and Maria Snodgrass and her

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Before long downtown Macon will be glowing with Angels and Bows! The city of Macon is hard at work putting up the Christmas decorations and bringing in the spirit of the Holidays!

SIMPLE LIVING

Simple Living - Holiday Gift Baskets By: Marjorie Baggos Making gifts for people this holiday season will bring joy to you and them. Gift baskets are a wonderful way to express individuality and creativity. To get started you would just simply think about the person’s interests and likes. First things first you will need to plan a theme for your gift basket. Oh my, there are several different ones you can create. There’s a candy, coffee, hair products, skin and facial products, kitchen gadgets, hunting tools, mechanics, spots, religious, pet lovers, bird lovers, romantic love and so many more you could make. It all depends on the person. To make a coffee gift basket here are some tips. Pick a basket of appropriate size to fit all of the gifts in. You can find baskets at most retail stores, craft stores, on-line and at Amish stores. People who love coffee may not be able to afford some of the expensive different blends during the year so aim for variety. I like to purchase a large container of a great classic roast and transfer it into a mason jar with a homemade label. This gives it uniqueness

and appeal. Next, spice it up with some of those gourmet blends. I just love those little gold and silver foil packages of different flavors of coffee and they really dress up your basket. You can also add flavored dry creamers, holiday coffee mugs, and cookies. Just remember to put four to six different gifts in each basket. Filling a basket is pretty easy just remember to put the heavier items in the center, or on each end to keep the weight distributed properly. Also, you may want to lay a blanket of Spanish moss on the bottom of your basket before filling. You could use some evergreen, shredded wrapping paper or some other type of filler. After you have filled your gift basket you can fill the spaces in between the gifts with your filler or use small Christmas ornaments or candy. When you have all of this done you are ready to wrap it up. Purchase some colored wrapping cellophane and cut two pieces that will cover from bottom to top. Place the two pieces in a cross or “X” pattern and bring them above the handle by about four or five inches. Use ribbon to tie

husband, Randy of LaPlata, MO; four grandchildren, Zach Sandner, Nicole Sandner, Emily Snodgrass, and Taylor Snodgrass; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Sandner; two brothers; Ed Knowles and his wife, Tricia of Macon and Jim Knowles and his wife, Annette of Anabel, MO, and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, 2012, at the Hutton FROM THE WORSHIP CENTER and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Mr. Bernie Toll officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery southeast Fifteen months ago we had an opportunity to of Macon. Memorials are suggested to the Macon purchase the church we are now in. Our group was County Ministries Food small, and far from being a wealthy. I would like to say it was an easy choice, but in this case it was not. Pantry. The thought of going into debt with a small group was a scary adventure to say the least. Our church began to pray about this. While in prayer God spoke to me making me a promise. He assured me if we would fish both sides of the boat he would fill his church. Jesus asked Peter if they had caught any fish. Peter said not a one; Jesus said don’t quit. Go back to sea and fish the other side of the boat. When they fished the other side the net was filled with fish. We have made God a promise that regardless of the side you come in on we welcome you. In fifteen months we have seen over fifty souls saved. I have since baptized over thirty, and in our drama, Eternity, over twenty were saved. Our church is full, and God has met every need only because we cast our net on both sides of the boat. God’s promises are sure to those who would believe him. The church that is willing to accept any that are in the net will grow, and God will be pleased to grow it. There is no time to trophy fish. When a person is first saved expect him or her to be rough around the edges. Very few come to the Lord Jesus Christ on a winning streak. No one was culling the night I was saved, or I may have been thrown back in the sea. Church, fish both sides of the boat. Ron Thomason Pastor of the worship Center

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them together and add a name tag. You don’t have to wrap your basket with anything but a big beautiful ribbon if you want. Baskets are simply

economic and fun to make. People enjoy getting all of those thoughtful goodies and can recycle the basket for another use.

RECIPES

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Mousse Pie 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 3/4 cups (16 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided 2 teaspoons powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract PREHEAT oven to 350° F. COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, cocoa and granulated sugar in 9-inch pie plate. Stir in butter until moistened; press onto bottom and up side of pie plate. BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels over bottom of hot crust; let stand for 10 minutes or until all morsels are shiny. Spread chocolate over bottom and up side of crust. Cool to room temperature. BEAT remaining cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in chilled small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Fold 2 cups whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into crust; swirl top. Garnish with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until firm.

Breaded and Baked Chicken Drumsticks Recipe INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Dijon or whole grain mustard 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives or green onion greens Salt 6 large chicken drumsticks, about 1 1/3 lbs Olive oil 1 Place rack on upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat the bottom of a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with a thin layer of olive oil. 2 Mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Mix together the breadcrumbs and minced chives in a separate medium bowl. 3 Sprinkle each drumstick with salt. One by one, dip each drumstick in the mayonnaise mixture, turning to coat. Then dip the drumstick in the breadcrumbs mixture, turning to coat. Place the drumsticks on the prepared roasting pan. 4 Bake chicken for 20-25 minutes, until just cooked through, and juices run clear (not pink) when poked

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

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Country Living Trapping season has begun. My sons have the best time going trapping. I have to admit I ride along sometimes and it is really fun. Saturday morning we slept in a little bit and after breakfast Gabe wanted to go check his traps and wondered if I would go along. I try to never pass up an invite from one of my kids. So off we go on the 4-wheeler. We almost get to the trap and up goes the black and white tail. Yep, it was a skunk. My son was so afraid of getting sprayed. I laughed so hard because he was so funny. He turned the 4-wheeler sharply toward the pond to avoid the skunk. I thought it was all over. The pond or the skunk, neither of which I wanted for a fate. My son would get closer and closer, he would aim his gun and that ole skunk would lift his tail and Gabe would high tail it off away from it. I told him he had better not stand down wind of that skunk. He would be sorry. I could see the wheels turning in his head that that idea had not occurred to mind. I was laughing so hard I had tears rolling down my cheeks. Later that day he went down and got the skunk out of the trap. The skunk had sprayed everything and somehow Gabe

managed to come back to the house with no scent on him what so ever. Just that alone made me happy. He said he hung his trap in a tree because the smell on that trap wasn’t coming off anytime soon. Yesterday Gabe, his Uncle, Gavin and Wade went to check on some other traps. Gabe said they were all headed for the traps through a marshy mud and Gavin, age 5, got his boots stuck in the mud. They were so stuck he walked right out of them and kept up with the rest of the group in his sock feet. Gabe noticed this and took his socks off and went back and got his boots out of the mud and put them back on his feet. Gavin told Gabe he would be ok ‘cause they needed to get those traps checked. Gabe has to check in with his Uncle in Paris, MO every once in awhile. They compare who is catching what in their traps. If one of them traps something out of the ordinary then a special call is made just for that reason. After all is said and done for the trapping season the boys load up with their hides and head to Paris to scrape them and prepare them for auction. That’s Life in the Country

On a little different note, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. No matter what your traditions remember to be thankful for what you have and who you’re sharing it with.

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COMMUNITY NEWS by Jayne Roberts

MACON COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH The Macon County Cowboy Church met Thursday Evening, November 15 at the 36 & 3 One Stop Cafe in Callao. C.J. Carlson opened the meeting with prayer for praises and concerns. Molly Mc Leland led the group in singing three hymns. Genny Wright sang a special “Thank You For Your Blessings On Me.” Mariam Farrington gave a reading “Just Thanksgiving.” Scott Dalyrymple brought the message for the evening taken from 1 Cor.9: 19-21, HOW WE CAN REACH OTHERS .1: Priorities 2: Seriousness about your faith. 3: Where does God want me to go? Anywhere, Anyway, Anyhow, to Anybody He closed the meeting with a prayer. Refreshments were served. The group will meet again Thursday, November 29th at the 36 & 3 One Stop Cafe. Everyone is welcome. CALLAO CHRISTIAN CHURCH After Food & Fellowship the regular Worship Hour began at 10:00 a.m. with Welcome and Announcements by Richard Castle. He also had the Opening Prayer. A Praise song was sung and Prayer Request cards were read followed by prayer by Bernard Hepworth. Praise song and a Communion hymn were sung before the Communion Devotion by Bob Gress. Larry Stacy had the

Scripture reading before the message by Ken Mantle, which was “Giving Thanks To God” from Psalms 100 1: It’s not always easy to give thanks. 2: Look for the common blessings, they are commonly overlooked. 3: For the special blessings, too soon forgotten. 4: The greatest blessing==God’s love == He sent His son to be our Savior. Scott Coleman was recognized as he had recently returned from a missionary trip to Haiti The decision hymn was “Count Your Blessings” and one person went forward, was baptized, and received his first communion. BIEGEL DINNER On Sunday Nov. 11 at the 36 & 3 One Stop Cafe in Callao, the descendants of Bill and Stella Biegel met for lunch. Those present were: Jim and Joann Cross, Callao, Debbie Waddill, Macon, Ashleigh Stundebeck and Layla Columbia, Kim Elam and Jessica March, Macon, Karen Newtson, Springfield, Mo and Chris Cross, DeKalb, IL, William Lee Biegel, Callao, Darin and Christina Biegel and Alyssa and Brenna, Macon Rick and Nancy Biegel, Callao Bill and Cindi Serfass, Callao, Brandon, Brittany and Braxton Formento, Macon Elizabeth Young, Macon Jerry Wayne Turner, Macon Mary Lou Taylor, Macon Martha Wright and David Wright, Monroe City, MO

Macon County OATS Minutes The Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November19, in the OATS Northeast Regional Office at 3006 Jim’s Road, Macon. The meeting was called to order by chairperson Mary Clark, followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Secretary Kathy Vivian took roll call and read the minutes from October 15. The minutes were approved as read. There were twelve volunteers present, as well as Steven Russon, OATS driver. A get well card for Norma Benson’s husband was passed around for volunteers to sign. Mary asked for Best Choice la-

bel and birthday money donations. Old Business - The trip to Arbela was canceled because there were not enough people signed up for the trip. The volunteers will meet with the Macon County Board of Commissioners following the December meeting. Marianne Burkhardt reported on the trip to Booneville; she said the trip was fine; the food was good, but nobody came home rich. Steven Russon said that OATS can do contract trips at any time. All that is needed is a suggestion of a destination and he will check into details of dates and costs. New Business - A motion was made by Theresa

Marianne Burkhardt made a motion to adjourn the meeting; Theresa Flennory seconded. The meeting was adjourned. Anyone wishing a ride to the meeting may call 800654-6287 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All OATS meetings are open to the public.

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You get a turkey from a barn. Then you kill the turkey. CLEAN the turkey. Cut off the head, legs and arms. Put turkey’s body in the stove and cook it. Then you always eat the turkey when done.

You have to buy a turkey, put turkey seasoning on it, put it in the oven for 40 minutes and that's all."

You get one at the farm and then you bake it on the stove and then (spray it off) and then you bring it at home. You burn it a little bit on the stove. You put stuffing in it or salt or pepper. That’s it.

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COMMUNITY NEWS By Patty Truitt Well here we are, another week has passed. It seems so strange to write this so early, but what I do today won’t be out until the 28th and Thanksgiving will be over and the frenzy of Black Friday will just be a passing day. Hope everyone had a great day with family and friends and you got all your shopping and decorating done. Sunday I took my granddaughters, Norma and Bella Wood to Sunday school and church with me. While the children had class the adults listened to a wonderful program given by Richard Blake who does a prison ministry in Missouri prisons. He has a great calling. After church we had a carry in Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham and all the trimmings. The desert table was one to rival and fancy catered affair. Everyone had a wonderful time eating and visiting. The Community Thanksgiving Service was held at the Clarence United Methodist Church. There were several attending from all the churches in town. A very moving service was presented by the pastors of all our local churches. Delbert Earlywine of the CUMC gave the opening prayer, Father Dandi Bermejo, Rev, Stan Hudson, and Rev. Dan

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Hogan did the message based on Colossi ans 3: 15 – 17. Then Rev. Jerry Lillard talked about the service the Ministerial alliance does for our community and all the people who are helped by them. Rev Earlywing closed with prayer. All in all it was a very beautiful service and represented the very essence of Thanksgiving. Christmas is coming, wonderful glorious, Christmas. I love this time of year with all the family and friends. I especially love all the Christmas movies. I do hope all of you take some leisure time to enjoy a few movies this season. Coming up in the next few weeks are. United Methodist Church Christmas program Sunday the 9th during morning worship with the Baby Jesus birthday party to follow, Christian Church Christmas program will be the 16th at 6pm. And the grade school program will be December 14th at 7 pm. Hope you can get out and enjoy some or all of the great Christmas activities. Have a great time and enjoy the holidays. Be sure to call me with any news you have. 660-6766353. till next week Patty

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“Isn’t It Time For You To Come Home?” Bucklin / Macon County Boys Front Row: Justin Mossbarger, Curtis Mossbarger, Jarrod Poor, Benett Duncan, River Wright Back Row: Coach Pat Cunningham, Manager Dillan Nolte, Dallas Epperson, Brenden McKim, Cyrus Hanson, Dane Robertson, Manager Daniel Hernandez, and Asst: Coach Daniel Liebhart

The Bucklin-Macon County boys received first place in the Atlanta Junior High Tournament defeating Novinger. They finished the season with a respective 14-0 record. The boys' head coach is Pat Cunningham and assistant coach is Daniel Liebhart. The Bucklin-Macon County Girls received third place in the Atlanta Junior High Tournament defeating Brashear and finished the season with a 10-4 record. The girls' head coach is Brandi Davis and assistant coach is Sara Malloy.

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Madison Downed with Cat Scratch Fever The Bevier Wild Cats and Lady Cats traveled to Madison for their first High School Basketball game on Monday night, November 19th. Both teams brought home a win and will be taking part in the Novinger tournament this week. The Lady Cats took a

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