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VOL. 136 No. 28

La Plata, Missouri 63549

January 18, 2012

Clems Create Scholarship To

Benefit LHS Students

Long-time La Plata residents Ella and Holland Clem have established a scholarship program designed to assist La Plata High School graduates who continue their education at Truman State University in Kirksville. The Ella and Holland Clem Scholarship will be awarded to La Plata High School graduates who are full time students at Truman, have financial need, and compiled a record of achievement and service in extra-curricular or community groups and organizations. The scholarship was created with a substantial gift and has been invested with the Truman State University Foundation’s endowment pool. The scholarship will be a permanent source of revenue for students as earnings will be available for schol-

arships annually. When the fund has accrued sufficient earnings, a total of three $1,500 scholarships will be available for award each year. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic and conduct standards. It is estimated the first awards from the fund will be made sometime in the year 2013. Holland Clem is a 1940 graduate of Truman State University. He taught school in rural northeast Missouri for several years before establishing the C&R Market grocery store in 1957 in La Plata. Over the years, C&R Markets expanded to provide a hometown grocery in a dozen northeast Missouri communities. The family has a deep tradition with the University as daughters Melba and Martha are both graduates, and son Danny attended for three years. Martha taught at the University early in her career before moving to the Milwaukee area, and Melba’s late husband, Jack Bowen, was a graduate and served as a faculty member in the Health and Exercise Science Department for many years.

MoneyBomb Fundraiser For Teter Family Launched Church WithOut Walls (CWOW) of Atlanta has announced another “Money Bomb” organized by the ministry was a success. The day after a fire destroyed the home of the Scott and Cindy Teter Family, CWOW set a goal of raising $1,000 for the local family within one week. After seven days of fundraising through local newspapers, online social networks and word-ofmouth, the ministry received 42 donations from all over the Midwest, totaling $3,135. “This ‘eventless-event’ helped deliver assistance to the family as quickly as possible,” said Aaron Baker, President. “Sometimes when there is a crisis, there

is not enough time to organize a bake sale or spaghetti dinner to meet an immediate need.” “We knew we would hit our goal about halfway through the week, but never expected help like this,” added Baker. “We owe a big thanks to all the folks in Macon Co. and beyond that again stepped up to help a neighbor in a time of need.” Church WithOut Walls provided 100% of the funds received during the mailbox fundraiser to the f a m i l y. For more information, visit w w w . goatlantachurch.

LHS Homecoming Royalty - The La Plata Homecoming was held Friday, January 13, 2012 with a home game vs. Macon County. Both Bulldog teams came out with a win and between games Homecoming Royalty was crowned after the annual ball toss. 2012 Royalty for LHS is King Weston Smith and Queen Rachel Shahan, both seniors at LHS.

AHS Homecoming Royalty - The Atlanta Hornets held their Homecoming on Friday, January 13th. Royalty was crowned at the half-time of the boys game. The girls team had a victory, but the boys lost their contest against the Higbee Tigers. Crowned were King Brady Bogeart, Queen Ashton Ross and 1st RunnerUp Shalyla Collier.

C&R Introduces Keith Turner As The La Plata Store Manager C&R Supermarkets would like to extend a very special welcome to the new La Plata store manager, Keith Turner. Keith comes to the La Plata store from the Macon C&R location where he worked as the assistant manager. Keith and his wife, Sheri, along with their two daughters, Rhiannon, 15, and Breann, 13, live in the Brashear area. In fact, Keith is a 1979 graduate of Brashear High School. After high school, Keith was a theology major at Vennard College in Iowa. Since then, he has been with the U.S. Military/ National Guard for 25 years! Keith also worked at HyVee in Kirksville for several years and has over

23 years experience in the grocery business. When he isn’t working at C&R or the National Guard, Keith enjoys building and woodworking, especially making wooden yard decorations. His coworkers can also testify that he makes delicious fudge!

C&R feels incredibly lucky to have Keith join their management staff. He brings experience, expertise and a positive outlook to the company. Please stop by and say hello to Keith! He would certainly like the opportunity to meet the citizens of La Plata!


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Last weeks “Stump Your Friends” was Pam Burris. It was guessed by Bobbi Miller. Verna Buck also took a stab at it, guessing Bridgett St. Clair. Sorry Verna, keep trying. If you have pictures of old time memories, whether it be people, landmarks, etc. we’d love to have them.

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TOPS TOPS MO877 La Plata met Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata Christian Church fellowship hall with 8 members weighing in. Gail led the meeting. We opened with our TOPS and KOPS pledges. Roll call was, “what have you done outside in our days of warmer weather?” TOPS best loser was Barb Y. with Nancy as runner-up. Best KOPS loser was Barbara G. who stayed the same. Gail gave each member a 13 week “TOPS Daily Do It” planner to record our food amounts, calories, starches, fruits, milk, veggies, meat/protein, fats and free foods. Also we are encouraged to have a weekly goal concerning our weight loss or anything we want to improve upon. At the end of the 13 weeks we can compare our beginning weight and measurements with our ending numbers. We are having fun with our “Dime” weight loss contest. Our plans for our TOPS 30th anniversary celebration are moving along. Gail heard from Nita Blazer, our Area Coordinator. SRD (State Recognition Day) wil be in March at St. Louis, the theme is “Colors Of Your Life”. Calendar Ginger read Nita’s letter, “TOPS in Touch”. Janet read “Twas the Month After Christmas”, a humorous take on the familiar Christmas poem. Our weekly challenge is to report on our goal for the week and whether or not we attained it. Anyone interested in visting or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660.651.3025 for more information.

Elmer News

The American Legion and Auxiliary of Post 282 will meet Wednesday evening, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. A district officer will be the guest. All veterans We would like to extend and wives welcome. We our deepest sympathy to welcome all ladies with the family of Beulah Salservice connections to join lee who died last Tuesday. us. Her son and family, Tom and his wife Martaun and daughter, Beth Ownbey lived in Elmer for a few years. We would also like to extend our sympathy to The Upsilon Mu Chap- the Bro. Russ Lasley, who ter of Beta Sigma Phi met was pastor at Elmer Bapon January 4, 2012 at the tist Church from January home of Hostess, Susan 6, 2008 until August 14, Hamilton. Co Hostess was 2011. He was killed in vehicle accident in Iowa on Polly Matteson. The evening meeting Thursday morning. Elmer Baptist Church was called to order by had Jerry Platz from ShelPresident Charlotte Bailey. There were 15 members bina as speaker on Sunday present and 10 absent. morning. His message Reading of the December was taken from Galatians Minutes and Treasure re- 4:4 In fullness of time and port was given by Record- God’s timing. He allowed ing Secretary, Donna Het- us time before worship began to pray for Bro. Russ tinger. The Social on January Lasley’s family and say 14th will be held at the what was on our heart. home of Greg and Linda January 22 and January 29 Steve Long from MarceSmoot. The Service Committee line will be the speaker. Those attending Bro. discussed the upcoming February projects for the Russ Lasley’s visitation Nursing Home and the Se- Sunday evening from Elmer Baptist Church nior Tea. Polly Matteson present- were David Baker; Alvina ed a program on “Wine Howe; Beulah Aldinger; Phil and Sarah Sanders Etiquette”. Meeting was adjourned. and Dean and Pam Burris.

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Dr. Sharon Weiser, chief academic officer for Missouri Valley College, has announced the Fall 2011 Dean’s List. The requirements for the Dean’s List are a 3.3 or higher grade point average; at least 12 graded hours for the semester; and no “D,” “F,” or “Incomplete” grades for the semester. The following students from the area were named to the Dean’s List: Julie Jacobs of New Cambria, Mallory White of Marceline and Ashley Troyer of Jacksonville. About Missouri Valley College Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and the newest majors are nursing, graphic design, dance, and hospitality/tourism management. Above all, Valley is committed to student success.

Alma Baker, Mary Harvey, Dorene McNew and daughter, Verna Buck and Leland Collins assisted with Bingo Friday afternoon at the La Plata Nursing Home. William Fredman and Marquerite Hodges visited Bobby and Verna Buck Friday afternoon at La Plata Nursing Home. Also visiting were Gene and Donna McClanahan of Atlanta. They also visited Marteena Gunnels and Robert Wheeler. Ray Kirkpatrick, Carol Carlson, Jack Settle of Ethel, Kenny Shaffer, Jimmy Overstreet of Kirksville, Robert Wheeler, Glen Pippin joined Red Roberts for music at La Plata Nursing Home on Monday evening. Robert and Garna Fredman hosted a birthday dinner for William Fredman Sunday. Other 2. guests were Larry and

The Atlanta Hornets hosted the La Plata Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 10th. The Lady Hornets fell to the Lady Bulldogs, 24 to 54. Scoring for Atlanta were: Samantha Reed 2, Ashton Ross 6, Shalyla Collier 2, Katy Baker 4, Amelia Smothers 6 and Maddie Cuppy 4. The boys also took a loss to La Plata 66 to 73. Scoring for the boys were: Mick Garnett 4, Dylan Hruska 14, Vincent Elrod 21, Lance Weber 4, Tagan Brookhart 21 and Dale Magers 2. Atlanta girls saw a win against Bucklin overpowering them 46 to 11. Scoring for Atlanta were: Samantha Reed 19, Ashton Ross 12, Shalyla Collier 2, Katy Baker 4, Amelia Smothers 3 and Maddie Cuppy 6. It was a double victory night for Atlanta as the boys also won their game 58 to 32 against the Bulldogs. Scoring were: Mick Garnett 7, Dylan Hruska 10, Vincent Elrod 2, Zach Brown 6, Lance Weber 11, Korbin Gunnels 2, Tagan Brookhart 15, Lane Waddle 3 and Dale Magers 2. The Hornets hosted Higbee for their Homecoming game on Friday, January 13th. The Lady

Debbie Fredman, Jennifer Fredman and Jeff Hall of La Plata, Carrie Gregory of Brookfield, Amanda and John Hatfield and family of Columbia. Visitors of Marteena Gunnels at La Plata Nursing Home last week were Roger and Mary Jarman, Candy Wait, Nancy Heck, Marge Stowe of Macon, Brenda Lee and Karl and Robert Byers of Atlanta and Samantha Hogenson of Springfield. Juanita and Leroy McConnell were among those attending services for Juanita McCarty in La Plata last Monday. W.R. and Barbara Buck and Eva, Bobbi Miller and Emily Hettinger enjoyed the ballgame in La Plata Friday evening where Adrienne Hamlin and Nancy McKenzie Adams participated in the cheerleading routines.

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Hornets won their contest 55 to 49 against the Tigers. Scoring for the Lady Hornets were: Samantha Reed 12, Ashton Ross 10, Shalyla Collier 5, Katy Baker 10, Amelia Smothers 9 and Maddie Cuppy 9. The girls are now 2-11 overall and 1-4 in conference. The feel of victory fell short as the boys lost their game by 5 points with a score of 47 to 52. Scoring for the Hornets were: Mick Garnett 8, Dylan Hruska 8, Zach Brown 5, Lance Weber 16, Tagan Brookhart 8 and Dale Magers 2. The boys are now 3-10 overall and 2-3 in conference.

The La Plata Bulldogs traveled to Atlanta and came home with a win of 73-66. Scoring for La Plata were Seth Brown 3, Andrew Perry 10, Taylor Herron 8, Peyton Swift 8, Weston Smith 15 and Lee Clark 2. The Bulldogs hosted

Macon County for their Homecoming on January 13th coming out with a victory of 66 to 54. Scoring for La Plata were Seth Brown 8, Andrew Perry 6, Taylor Herron 15, Tanner Riggins 3, Peyton Swift 14 and Weston Smith 20.

Thanks So Much...

A big thank you to the First Responders, Macon County Ambulance and Air Evac Life Team for coming to my assistance and the Boone Hospital doctors and nurses for your care. Thanks for the phone calls and cards. And special thanks to Mary for coming by every morning to see if I needed help with anything.

Stella Tuggle

La Plata Lady Bulldogs Top Linn County After a 5-2 start before Christmas break, the Lady Bulldogs came out in their first game back after the break with a solid home victory over Linn County 58-32. The girls led 11-8 after the first quarter after dealing with some early foul trouble. The Bulldogs came out in the 2nd quarter with 16 points led by Makay Belt with 7 in the quarter and 12 first half points. The halftime score was 27-15. In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs put up 31 points to Linn County’s 17 to go on to the victory. La Plata’s offense was sparked by several players on the defensive end with key steals and key rebounds leading to some easy fast break scores. The Lady Bulldogs had huge offensive contributions from Rachel Shahan with 24 points and Makay Belt with 23. Morgan Kimmel had 5 steals and Taylor Snodgrass had 5 assists. The Lady Bulldogs are now 6-2 with a 3-0 Conference Record. La Plata Gets 4th Conference Win And 7th Overall Win By Beating Atlanta The La Plata Lady Bulldogs are now 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

On Tuesday night, the girls traveled to rival Atlanta for a key midseason matchup. The Lady Hornets have struggled on the season but played extremely hard. La Plata jumped out to a 17-8 first quarter lead as Rachel Shahan scored 9 in the quarter. Morgan Kimmel, Molly Safley, and Mallory Eitel all scored a bucket apiece in the 2nd quarter and the Bulldogs led 23-14 at the half. In the third quarter the Bulldogs came out with more hustle and more intensity as they put on the full court press. Rachel Shahan scored 7 in the quarter. Taylor Snodgrass, Morgan Kimmel, and Mallory Eitel all had 2 steals in the quarter to lead the charge. The Bulldogs opened the game up in that quarter scoring 25 points to Atlanta’s 5. The final score ended 54-24. The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Rachel Shahan with 20 points and Makay Belt with 12. Mallory Eitel added 8. Molly Safley had 6. Morgan Kimmel chipped in 4 and Taylor Snodgrass added 3. Jen McIntyre made a free throw. The Lady Bulldogs will now host Macon County on Friday night for Homecoming.


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William V. “Bill” Jackson William Verner “Bill” Jackson, age 72, a local long-time farmer passed away Monday morning (January 9, 2012) at his home near Atlanta, Missouri. Bill was born in Lake Forest, Illinois, on June 29, 1939 the son of Vivan and Leona (Fitzke) Jackson. On August 8, 1959 at the Atlanta Christian Church he was united in marriage to Willadean Doggett, who survives. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Lavern on July 11, 2006 and a sister, Marilyn Franke. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, two granddaughters, Whitney Lavern of Jacksonville and Ladeana Marie of Atlanta; two step-grandsons, Ryan Gordon of Ft. Leonard, Missouri and Willy Gordon and wife, Haru of Japan; nieces and nephews including Ronda March and husband Keith and Renita Waldron of Macon, Curtis Franke and wife, Judy of La Plata, Rex Franke and wife, Jennifer, Karl Franke, Kent Franke and wife, April, all of Novelty, and Marie Leonhart and husband, Andrew of Kansas; other relatives and many friends. Bill grew up in the Sue City area and later moved north of Plainview. He was a graduate of the La Plata High School Class of 1957. Bill and his wife owned Plainview Store, west of Atlanta for a few years. In 1962 he began his life long vocation of farming. He loved farming and farmed with his son for 26 years until Lavern’s death in 2006. At the present time he still enjoyed watching others farm the land God so graciously allowed him to own. Bill enjoyed hunting, traveling and spending time with his friends and the morning coffee club. Bill obeyed God’s calling and was baptized when he was 17 years old. His faith was a priority in his life and he was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church. Memorial are suggested to the Tri-County Christian School. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday (January 12, 2012) at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, east of Atlanta with Brother Jeff Jordan and Elder Jack Davison officiating. Casketbearers were Eric Sears, Curtis Franke, Lynn Lyda, Karl Franke, Cody Lewis, Wayne Beeson, Keith March and Charley Watson. Honorary bearers were Dr. Ferrel Moots, Mitch Dixson and Daron Baker. Services were under the direction of

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Rosalee Davison Coy Rosalee Davison Coy 90 of Kirksville passed away Thursday (January 12, 2012) at Kirksville Manor Care. Rosalee was born May 20, 1921, the daughter of Walter Sears and Mary Christina (Umbarger) Davison. On November 1, 1941 she was united in marriage to Carl Coy. Rosalee in survived by her children, Sandra Lay of Kirksville, Donna (Gary) Clarkson of LaPlata, Carlos (Karen) Coy of LaPlata, and Karen (Dick) Osborn of Kirksville; one sister, Mary Slawson of La Plata, Missouri; two brothers, Tom (Velda) Davison of Columbia, MO and Walter (Reta) Davison of Kirksville; grandchildren, Carla Mayer, Pam Protzman, Julie Lay, Bradley Lay, Christina Findling, Scott Clarkson, Michael Parsons, Debra Smith, and Jeffrey Parsons; three step-grandchildren, Tony Osborn, Elizabeth Penkert and Danny Smith; 18 great grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl in 2003 and sisters, Faye (Elmer) Perry and Margaret (Chris) Christianson. Rosalee was raised on a farm east of Millard, attending Millard and Prairie View schools and

graduating from Kirksville Senior High School in 1939. She attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College for one year earning her teaching certificate. She taught one year at Prairie View School before she married Carl and moved to the Coy family farm in the Pure Air community. There she raised her children until moving to Kirksville in 1955. Rosalee and Carl bought a house on West Shelby street where they lived out their working years, then moved to Fjeld Arms apartments where she resided until recently moving to Kirksville Manor Care. She had been employed by International Shoe Company, McGraw Edison Company and Kirksville Manor Care. Rosalee was a caring wife and a loving mother who enjoyed her family, going dancing, reading, fishing at Branson and traveling. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, RSVP and the First United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday (January 15, 2012) with Reverend Richard Northcutt officiating. Entombment was in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Park View Memorial Gardens at a later date.

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Charles “Dean” Nuhn Charles “Dean” Nuhn, 65, a Northland resident of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, (January 10, 2012) in Liberty, Missouri. Dean was born June 17, 1946 to Claud and Helen (Jackson) Nuhn. He married Marsha Sampson on June 15, 1966 in Mexico. Dean received his BS in Geography from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri and his MA in Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. He returned to school to receive a Masters in Divinity degree from Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Dean was a woodworking teacher at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois and a K-12 Principal in Bevier, Missouri. He was self-employed as a carpenter; remodeling homes and business spaces. He was the pastor of a small country church for a short time. Dean was able to combine his passions of carpentry, evangelism and travel to pursue his international ministries. He was blessed to travel to all 50 states and 35 countries with family and friends. Dean’s greatest enjoyment came from wrestling with his eight grandchildren. Survivors include, wife Marsha of the home; son, Tony Nuhn and wife, Jonni of Kearney, Missouri, daughter, Deana (Nuhn) Meyer and husband, Kirk of Parkville, Missouri, and son, Steve Nuhn and wife, Molly of Moberly, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Daniel, Spencer, Frank, Emily, Caroline, and Ella; two brothers, Gary Nuhn and wife, Priscilla of Novinger, Missouri, and Stephen Nuhn and wife, Elaine of Anabel, Missouri; nieces and nephews. The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, (January 13, 2012) at the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. A funeral service celebrating Dean’s life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, (January 14, 2012) at the funeral chapel. Graveside services and burial followed at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (January 14, 2012) at the La Plata Cemetery (new addition, east of Highway 63), La Plata, Missouri. Following the graveside service, family recieved friends at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in La Plata, Missouri. Memorial contributions are welcomed to the Grace to You Radio Ministry c/o Meyers Funeral Chapel. Memories of Dean and condolences may be left for the family at www. meyersfuneralchapel.com.


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The Community Supports the Atlanta FCCLA Santa’s Helpers - Members of the Atlanta Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, with the support of the local community, were able to provide Christmas presents for twenty local children. Donations to help with the Santa’s Helpers project came from community members, local churches, Atlanta Inter Church Council, Home Pioneer 4-H Club, Christmas in the Park, and the student organizations – FCCLA, FFA, NHS, and STUCO. On Dec. 15, FCCLA members, along with their advisor Mrs. Green, went shopping to purchase toys and clothing for each child. They returned to school to wrap the presents. Miss Jana Miller helped with contacting the parents and keeping the recipients anonymous. We would like to thank everyone who helped make the project a success. Christmas was brighter for these children and their families. Santa’s Helpers pictured above are: top to bottom, left to right, 1 -Julie S., Samantha R., Isis R., 2 - Molly W., Jordan T., Christina P., Courtney B., 3 - Sheyenne K., Corey S., Justice L., Theresa L., 4 - Shalyla C., Katy B., Danielle W., Amelia S., 5- Morgan T., Taylor H., Lana A.,6 - Hannah B., and Teanna K.

The old flu bug has hit and your reporter has been sick with the crud. Never coughed so much in my life. Lots of area people have also had it. The temperatures have been in the 30-40 and some pretty cold windchills. Our area got about 2 inches os snow this past Thursday. Lana Daniels visited her parents, Mary and Roger Jarman Sunday. Donna and Jerry Gray visited their son, Brian Gray and family Sunday

evening. Christi Bristow, Nikisha Couch and Kadie Couch were Sunday night guests of Connie and David Gunnels. The La Plata Lions Club met Tuesday evening. The Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club met Tuesday evening. The Atalpal II Club met Thursday at a local restaurant. Amy Burns visited her parents, Sharron and Richard Burns Sunday.

Nathan Peters and finance, Julie, came to Gifford Christian Church to speak Sunday morning. They are from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly. Attending services were Rich Burns, Amy Burns, Chad, Amanda, Claire and Morgan Belfield, Kirby Bailey, Donna Kelly, Donna Gray, Marty Vance, Dean and Marietta Slaughter and Roger Jarman.

The Shepherd Calls by Dr. H. Wade Paris

Please Join Me in Prayer Prior to last summer’s tornado, I had never been to Joplin, Missouri. Today, I returned from my third trip. Most of the debris is gone; but there are scarred areas where structures once stood. The scars are reminders of the human grief. Sunday afternoon I worshipped with a church whose building was destroyed by the tornado. Three of their members were killed while attending church that Sunday evening. Today I met a homeowner whose home is being rebuilt. She seemed quite distraught. I learned her sister just passed away, and her mother is dying. Sadness seems to double dip for some. I belong to some organizations that have a small part in the recovery. I went to lend my support to friends I have made there. The Spring River Association of churches continues to do outstanding work as part of the recovery process. Their leader was trained and equipped for disaster relief long before the catastrophe struck. I believe it was in God’s plan for him to be there. In addition, Spring River Association of churches raised funds to hire a husband and wife team to come from Kentucky and direct their relief efforts. This couple believes it was in God’s plan for them to come. I am impressed with their commitment as well as their work effort. They are thinking ahead for “what can be done when all the help goes home”. A group of college students from a Catholic school in St. Louis was there today. I went to the job site with them. They were quite busy by the time I left. I met two student workers who were there to plan mission/ministry trips from two junior colleges in Oklahoma. I tried to buy their lunch; but they wouldn’t let me. Why am I telling you all this? You are surely aware of this tragedy. In part, I am telling you because it is still fresh on my heart. Most of all, I am telling you because I promised to pray for them. Several times in these two days, I said, “I will pray for you”. Later, I thought how much better it would be if I could enlist others to pray for them. Then I could say, “I am praying for you, and my friends are praying for you also”. Please join me in prayer.

Women’s council met at Atlanta Christian Church on january 11 with 12 members present. Barb Slaughter opened the meeting with prayer. A memorial for Bill Jackson will be sent to Tri-County Christian School. A farewell carr-in dinner will be held january 15 for Barry and Sammie Richardson and family, who will be moving to Alabama to work in church planning. Representatives from Saint Anne Orphange in Romania would like to come speak on April 11. There will be an all church Valentine’s carry in on February 12 at 6PM. Dale Wilson will sing at 7PM. A daily needs shower is being held for Julie Kay and Daniel Howe family , until January 22, who lost their house to fire. Valentine cards are not available yet at the Bible College, so we will sign cards for the elderly next month Prayer requests were given and Dawn Moore led in prayer. Dawn gave a reading and demonstration on “What Do You Give God, Who Has Everything? TRUST. Put God first. Dolores Harpster led in closing prayer. Marsha Hammons served refreshments. Sue Williams, Martha Hawkins and Terry Garnett spent the day with Helen Garnett recently. Courtney Garnett, Grady Hruska, and Ronnie Garnett were recent callers in the Helen Garnett home. Julie Kay Howe, Dalton and Sheridan visited Basil and Marsha Hammons Sunday afternoon. Mae Reaser and Rhoda Graham attended the farewell dinner on Sunday at Atlanta Christian Chruch for the Barry Richardson family. Dustin Magers and Drailyn King spent Sunday afternoon with Rhoda Graham and Mae Reaser. Buddy Graham of Macon had Saturday supper with Rhoda Graham. Rhoda Graham, Sarah Grinder, and mae Reaser went to Moberly on business Saturday. Afterwards they visited at Sarah’s home in Macon.

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Missouri Food Prices Outspace National Average Missouri food price increases have outpaced national trends, according to Missouri Farm Bureau’s year-end Marketbasket Survey. The American Farm Bureau also tracks food prices each quarter on the same 16 items nationally that represent a cross-section of agricultural products. “The fourth quarter results reveal food prices continued to climb in supermarkets across Missouri,” said Diane Olson, director of promotion and education for the Missouri Farm Bureau. “This quarter’s Missouri average was higher, at $52.01, than national prices, which ended at $49.23. Typically, Missouri comes in under the national average.” Up from $49.32 in the third quarter, Missouri’s average prices increased $2.69. In the fourth quarter of 2010, the items cost $47.87, revealing an increase of $4.14 year over year. “Even though food prices tracked higher, they were still consistent with the increase in other cost of living indicators,” Olson said, “but because it is unusual for our prices to be higher than the national averages, it will be interesting to track that into the new year.” Since last quarter, 11 items increased in price, four decreased and one remained the same. About 44 percent of the increase

could be accounted for at the meat counter, where five of the six items cost more while one remained the same. The fruit and vegetable aisle accounted for another 38 percent of the quarter’s increase. Three of the four items on our list—russet potatoes, salad mix and orange juice—cost more, while Red Delicious apples cost slightly less per pound. No obvious patterns appeared in other groupings. Shredded cheddar cheese prices increased, while whole milk prices dropped. Flour prices decreased, while bread prices increased. Energy costs remain a wild card in food prices. Keeping an eye on the price of fuel and the perbarrel price of oil provides some insight into fluctuations in food prices. Supply and demand continues to impact prices as recovery continues from the summer weather events and foreign demand for American food increases. Olson said most economists feel prices will return to a more normal pattern of increase as food price inflation subsides. However, once a commodity leaves the farm, other costs including transportation, processing, packaging and marketing, as well as supply and demand, impact what the consumer pays during a trip to the grocery store.

13th Annual “National Make A Blanket Day”

The 13th Annual “Na- own sewing machine and tional Make a Blanket complete one of the preDay” to benefit Project cut kids available during Linus will be held on Sat- the Sew-In. Project Linus urday, February 25, 2012 will also be accepting doat the El Kadir Shrine Club nations of new fabric, low in Kirksville. The mission loft batting, thread, postof Project Linus is to pro- age stamps, and other supvide love, a sense of securi- plies at this event. ty, warmth and comfort to For the 9th year, Tammy area children who are se- Jones, owner of Quilted riously ill, traumatized or Square, LLC will be givotherwise in need through ing away a new sewing the gift of new, handmade machine to one lucky volblankets, lovingly crafted unteer. Each completed by volunteers. Blankets blanket donated to the for children in need will North Central Missouri be constructed at the El Chapter of Project Linus Kadir Shrine Club, located by February 25, 2012 will at 2401 S. Baltimore Street be eligible for a change to winSCOUTING the new IMPROVING YOUR ODDS NOW!sewing maand we would like to inviteSTART If yo A fishing logbook will help As soon as possible after deer a wider chine. blanimprovecommunity your odds as a fisherman. get out and Completed start scouting the to attend. season, bird fee Logging your trips won’t guarantee for next year. Main deer trails feedin youNo success on every outing, but out like may road mapsbe in thedropped aoff sewing experiencestandkets imitates it will definitely increase your winter woods and secondary habitat. chances of catching fish during trails are also very visible as are prior to February 25th at is necessary to join the Seed every season of the year. rubs and leftover scrapes from or in fee A logbook helps you begin season. You can Square, identify locatednatural at fun. Anyone who can tiethis Quilted to notice patterns in bass cover types, travel corridors, fields fo and behavior waterS. sources and feeding 511 Baltimore St., Suite amovements square knotrelated is invited toterrain, and spa to water conditions, food supply, patterns. Fores weather, type ofanytime lake, time of It9, is now to get into the oreasier brought to the Sew-In attend between titmice, year and time of day. Information deep brush where big bucks live woodpe that should be in your logbook and figure out their home area 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.and event. clinging includes site, date, time, weather, escape trails. You may spook for food temperature, water clarity, involvement water them butThe remember you won’tCentral MisNorth “Community and woo conditions, barometric pressure, be hunting them again for quite suet fee lakevital level, how fished, depth, souri Chapter of Project is toyouthe success of thisawhile. mounte lure (type, size, color used and This is also a good time to Birds presentation), number and size pick out areas to put your stand Linus has donated over event, and it is hoped that ground, of fish caught, plus anything else for next season since everything feeders you think that could be helpful now looks much as it will then. If blankets to area chilas many people as possibleyou 4,000 grosbea down the road. hunt private land you could used to Whether you fish for evendren go ahead and up stands For more inputneed. will come and help make and fore freshwater or saltwater species, so they become a part of the on the g a religiously keptfor logbook will children”, landscape rather than warning information on the “Make blankets area Feed increase your odds dramatically. signs closer to the season. orattr stated Conni Douvier, A Blanket Day” event, will winter e Jimmy Houston is Host of Jerry Martin is a Co-Host of Larr to Pro learn more “Jimmy Houston Outdoors” Missouri “Bass Shops® 100% Real about ProjNorth Central award TV Show on ESPN2® Hunting” TV Show on Versus® synd ect Linus, contact Connie Chapter Coordinator for For more tips, log onto For more tips, log onto Outd basspro.com basspro.com Project Linus. Volunteers Douvier at (660) 947-4315 Fo may bring a completed or via e-mail at douvier@ blanket, or bring their nemr.net.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI In Re: Marilyn J. Hawley, SP, Plaintiffs, vs. William H. Rose, a/k/a William Rose, deceased, and John Doe and Jane Doe, all persons unknown, their unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, donees, alienees, legatees, administrators, executors, guardians, mortgagees, trustees, legal representatives, and all other persons, corporations, or successors claiming by, through or under them, Defendants Case No. 11MA-CC00047 NOTICE UPON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Missouri to Defendants William H. Rose, a/k/a William Rose, deceased; and John Doe and Jane Doe, all persons devisees, grantees, assignees, donees, alienees, legatees, administrators, executors, guardians, mortgagees, trustees, and legal representatives who are interested in the subject matter and other persons, corporations, or successors who claim by, through or under defendants, addresses unknown. You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit Court for the County of Macon, the object and general nature of which is Quite Title Action; and which affects the following described property; The Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, EXCEPT that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying west of Coats Street Road as now located (November 14, 2008); and the East half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; all in Section 28, Township 57, Range 14, Macon County, Missouri. The names of all parties to said action are Marilyn J. Hawley, a single person (SP), and as stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff is R. Timothy Bickhaus, 109 N. Missouri Street, POB 451, Macon, Missouri 63552. You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid petition within 45 days after the date of first publication of notice which occurred on 11th day of January, 2012, judgment by default will be rendered against you. It is ordered that a copy hereof be published according to the law in the La Plata Home Press a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Macon, State of Missouri. A true copy of the record. Witness my hand and the seal of the Circuit Court this 29th day of December, 2011. /s/ Kimberly March Clerk of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri Dates of publication are January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

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The Seibert Club of La Plata met Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Baptist Family Life Center for their regular meeting. President Marsha Yahl In Re: The Estate of called the meeting to order Barry Dean Ford, and offered prayer. Deceased Roll call was answered FOR RENT: 10’x10’, 10’x5’, with “How I fight the winEstate No. 11MA-PR00082 5’x5’ and 10’x20’. La Plata Storage. Call 332-7630 or ter blahs”. Minutes of the December meeting were NOTICE OF LETTERS 332-7599. read by Irene Osborn in OF TESTAMENTARY GRANTED the absence of the secre(Independent tary. They were approved Administration) as read. In the absence of the treasurer, Irene OsTo All Persons Interested born gave the treasury reIn The Estate of Barry Dean port. Kathy East presented Ford, Decedent. a bill for supplies for the On January 6, 2012, the new books and it was paid. Last Will of the decedent “Drop Zones,” by Lucy having been admitted to Swindoll was the devoprobate,James P. Ford and Mark A Petre were appointed tions given by Marsha co-personal representatives Yahl. of the estate of Barry Dean Under Old Business: the Ford, decedent, by the Probate bright orange new books Division of the Circuit Court were distributed. Kathy of Macon County, Missouri. East has volunteered to The co-personal represenmake the new books and tatives may administer the Marsha expressed appreestate independently without ciation. Betty Cribb loadjudication, order, or direccated some old pictures of tion of the Probate Division o the Circuit Court, unless members of the club and a petition is supervised adwe identified all of those ministration is made to and in the pictures, writing granted by the court. the names of those in the The names, business adpictures on the back of the dresses, and phone numbers picture. of the co-personal representaNew Business: Dues of tives are: 1112 Old 63 South, $5 were paid by all presColumbia, Missouri 65201 ent. We are to bring our (573) 443-0277; and 503 E. decorated 2012 books to 2nd Street, Callao, Missouri, 63534, (660) 768-5836. the February meeting. The Co-Personal RepreWe discussed moving our sentatives attorney's name, meeting day from the curbusiness address and phone rent 2nd Wednesday. It number is: Paul Parkinson, was decided to move the 218 N. Rollins, Suite 103, meeting day to the 3rd P.O. Box 596, Macon, MisWednesday and see if that souri 63552; (660) 385-5216. will better accommodate All creditors of said dethe members. We changed cedent are notified to file dates in the new books to claims in court within six (6) months from the date of the reflect this new meeting first publication of this notice day. Money was collected or if a copy of this notice was for the treasury in lieu of mailed to, or served upon, the “Hostess with the Mosuch creditor by the personal stest” contest. representative, then within The Club Collect was retwo (2) months from the peated by all. Marsha Yahl date it was mailed or served, was in charge of the prowhichever is later, or be forgram and she presented ever barred to the fullest exinformation on “Heirloom tent permissible by law. Such six (6) month period and such Plants”. A young family at two (2) month period do not Mansfield, Missouri has January 23rd extend the limitation period a business featuring heir- January 27th, 2012 that would bar claims one loom plants and heirloom (660) 665-9163 (1) year after the decedent's seeds. They ship both heirdeath, as provided in Section loom plants and heirloom 473.444, RSMo, or any other Monday, January 23rd applicable limitation periods. Beef grill steak, mashed seed widely through their Nothing in Section 473.033, potatoes with gravy, broc- extensive catalog. Kathy East was hostess RSMo, shall be construed coli, bread and butter, and served 4-layer desto bar any action against a peaches and milk. decedent's liability insurance sert with coffee and tea Tuesday, January 24th carrier through a defendant Ham and beans, carrots, available. Mixed nuts and ad litem pursuant to Section coleslaw, cornbread, tropi- peanut M&M’s were also 537.021, RSMo. served while everyone enDate of decedent's death: cal fruit and milk. joyed visiting. Wednesday, January 25th October 19, 2011. Our next meeting will be Date of first publication: Pork chops, dressing, February 15th with Betty cream corn, bread and January 11, 2012. butter, baked apples and Cribb as hostess. Roll call will be “a Valentine verse /s/ Ann Henry milk. or my favorite Valentine”. Probate Clerk Thursday, January 26th We are to bring our Turkey, mashed potatoes Dates of publication are Janu- with gravy, peas and car- decorated program books ary 11, 18, 25, 2012 and Feb- rots, bread and butter, for judging and trial-size ruary 1, 2012. pumpkin bars and milk. items for Victim Support Friday, January 27th Services. The items needed Salisbury steak with gravy, include shampoo, toothsliced potatoes, brussel paste, soap, and paper sprouts with cheese, ba- products such as toilet panana, bread and butter, per, paper towels, Kleenex, Rice Krispie bar and milk. etc. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION

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Kyle O’Haver and Ashley Bragg were crowning LHS Homecoming King and Queen.

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Gayle Perry agreed to be the new La Plata Alderman.

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La Plata senior Audra Davison was chosen as the KTVO Heartland Scholar of the Week.

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Amy Walker of La Plata was named the Kirksville Daily Express Athlete of the Week.

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The Home Press changed ownership. Former editor and publisher Nathan Walker sold it to Steve and Elaine Marbery.

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The LHS Lady Bulldog basketball team beat the Scotland County Tigers.

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LHS students met with the school board to propose a change to the dress code, which would allow boys to wear their hair as long as they want. It was denied.

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A five pound bag of flour sold for $.49 at C&R Supermarket.

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Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Holmes closed their jewelry store in La Plata after 42 years.

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Ronald Wallen of rural La Plata won first place in the American Legion Oratorical contest in Macon.

Macon County Federated Women Macon County Federated Republican Women’s Club met at noon January 12,2012 at the Apple Basket restaurant. Jane Thompson, president, opened the meeting with a welcome to the members and guests attending followed by the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. The club recognized outgoing President, Bonnie Morris for four years of outstanding leadership. In 2008, under Bonnie’s stewardship the club became the largest active club in Missouri with 114 members and won the Diamond award from the state chapter in recognition of that accomplishment. President Thompson

then introduced speaker Dan Kleinsorge from MO Farmers Care. Kleinsorge enlightened us on the activities of HSUS in the state of MO; specifically an attempt to change the MO constitution thru the use of a ballot initiative in 2012. HSUS is opposed to animal agriculture and hunting and is actively pursuing that agenda throughout the US. The next meeting of MCFRWC will be held February 9 at noon at the Apple Basket Restaurant in Macon. The speaker will be MODOT area engineer, Brian Haeffner who will discuss the future of Interstate 70 and potential impact on Missouri Highway 36 .

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2011 4th Quarter In Review October 5, 2011 Garland Robinson of La Plata, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. La Plata R-II Schools broke ground for the new Ag building that will be in session for the year 20122013. The Santa Fe Espresso opened over Labor Day weekend. LHS Senior Night was held for six senior athletes and their parents. The City of La Plata met in regular session. Their plans are to replace the waterlines on Sanders Street. Karmyn Renee Jennings was born to Abbie Lene and Michael Jennings on September 19th. The obituary of Wisley Gene Grear was printed in this issue. FREE Family Spree on New Hwy. 63 was advertised for happening on October 16, 2011. The spree included a run, walk and bike fun run. October 12, 2011 Worth Bragg of La Plata was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. The Nickellton School House was renovated recently by Robert and Charlotte Wheeler. They held an open house on October 15th. The Bevier Lady Wildcats captured the District Championship over La Plata on Saturday, October 8th. Jackie’s Warriors Fundraiser was scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd. A film viewing of Courageous was attended by fourteen adults from Church WithOut Walls in Moberly. The obituary of Joanne (Miller) Allen was printed in this issue. The spooks were out and decorating lawns all over La Plata. Several pictures were printed in this issue. 4-H Youth Specialists were recognized. Reminyton Bealmer received recognition for the Top Secretary’s Book. The Possibility Alliance were pictured dancing on walnuts to make an accordion sound. Ryan Cokerham was selected to shoot on a developmental team. The team received 2nd place. October 19, 2011 The Bevier Lady Wildcats were saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. City of La Plata hires Dicki Brown as administrator for $46,000 yearly salary. A paper shower was held at the La Plata Library. The La Plata Elevator was busy busy and overwhelmed by farmer’s hauling in grain. According to Manager, Dale Matteson the elevator has been passing through approximately 75 trucks daily. Cole’s Bike Shop in Bevier are gearing up for their annual Toy Run. Girls Night Out Mammogram Party was to be held at NRMC to fight breast cancer. David Gunnels sent a “Letter to the Editor” regarding the South Gifford Disincorporation.

A card shower was to be held for Donna McClanahan’s 80th birthday. The Bevier Lady Wildcats won the Sectional Softball Title over Brashear. October 26, 2011 Jason Taylor of Gibbs, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. Children from Miss Erica’s preschool visited Baker Family Farms. The Junior High Basketball Team section was included in this weeks issue. Softball All District Teams were listed. The obituary of Bobby Lee Biggs was printed in this issue. Matt’s Lilypad Harvesting was pictured in this issue. November 2, 2011 Judy Williams of La Plata, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. The new lanes for Highway 63 were opened to traffic on October 26th. Two La Plata Cross County runners were State Bound. Pictured were Seth Brown and Travis Small with their coach, Matilda Small. Daylight savings time was to begin on November 6th. The Lord’s Portion Dinner was held at the Atlanta United Methodist Church on November 9th. Corner Cafe closed their doors on November 1st. The Atlanta Junior High basketball tournament bracket was printed in this issue. A Veteran’s Ceremony was to be held at LHS. The obituary of Norman H. Vose was printed in this issue. Cassie Kimmel was awarded her Child Care Credentials.

planned for Jennings Mercantile in Bevier. La Plata Ladies Sorority hosted the annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest held at the elementary gym. Curtis Cafe (formerly Corner Cafe) planned their opening for November 10th. November 16, 2011 Evelyn Falls was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. A red/white scrimmage game was to be held on November 17th. All proceeds were to go to L-Club at the high school. The American Legion Post #282 held a Flag Burning on Tuesday, November 8th. The Village of South Gifford survived the disincorporation vote. La Plata Home Robbed - Two Arrested was one of the headlines on the front page. Veterans Day ceremony was held at the La Plata High School on November 11th.

annual all-you-can-eatsmorgasbord. Firefighters receiving awards were Rabbi East, Jeff Crow, Jeff Mock, Bob Couch, Jim Carmack, Kevin East and Mike Boren. November 23, 2011 C.J. Jonusz of Okeechobee, Florida was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. FCS Financial office opens in Macon. Hunters shoot 89,000 deer on opening weekend. Debbie Hays Raleigh, La Plata native, held a book signing at Hastings Bookstore in Kirksville. The obituary of Charles Russell Knotts was printed in this issue. A letter to the editor was submitted concerning underage drinking from County Officials. Maples Repertory Theatre announced their schedule for the 2012 season. The Novinger High School Tournament brackets were placed in

Youth Hunt deer photos were printed in this issue. Atlanta Junior High basketball team won the JH tournament in Atlanta. 50 years ago a “Live Poultry Day” was set for November 18th by the Commerce Club. Holland and Ella Clem celebrated their 45th Wed-

November 9, 2011 ALL VETERANS were saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. The annual Hobby and Craft Show was set up for November 12th, hosted by Alpha Beta Alpha Seth Brown earned AllState honors at the State Cross Country meet held in Jefferson City. He placed 25th in Class 1. Ryan Tuggle’s 1999 Jeep swerved to miss a truck that pulled into his path at the intersection of 156 and Brown Street. His vehicle crashed into the restaurant sign. The Atlanta MoDOT shed closed on October 31st. Five employees were pictured and were transferred to different work sites. Pictured were Matt Carroll, Stan Weber, Kevin Ross, Kerry Harvey and Deron Livingston. An Open House was

ding Anniversary. The 26th annual Country Craft Festival was scheduled for November 19th in Novinger. Evelyn Falls celebrated her 80th birthday with a reception at the Masonic Lodge on November 20th. Church WithOut Walls served over 304 meals on November 12th for their

this issue. Samantha Halley recently received her FFA Degree. November 30, 2011 Thomas Burton of La Plata, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. Debbie and Conner Cain were pictured delivering Thanksgiving meals prepared by La Plata Nursing Home. Rande Bryan was pronounced deceased by Macon County Coroner after he took his own life. The newly placed recycle unit for the community was placed on the west side of the La Plata Post Office. Santa Claus was in town with his reindeer and elves at the La Plata Pharmacy on Saturday, December 3rd. The La Plata School Student Council announced they would host a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Christian Church on December 5th. The Oklahoma Indians held their annual skating party on November 18th at Macon Skating Rink.

Russell and Carol Barr, part-time Atlanta residents, traveled to France on a a vision of missions. Notices of filings for the April 2012 election were printed for La Plata Special Road District, Samaritan Hospital and Enhanced 911. 40 years ago five inches of snow fell in La Plata with temperatures below freezing. December 7, 2011 Jim Boozan of Warrenton, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. Five antlered doe were reported being taken this season. Amy Crawford was named new MoDOT Area Engineer. Varsity basketball teams, schedules and supporters were listed in this issue. The La Plata Bulldogs took the first place trophy at the Novinger Basketball Tournament. The obituaries of Sarah Rose Maize Grossnickle and Andrew Vance Holmes, Jr. were printed in this issue. More filings for the April election were ran. Those of La Plata Nursing Home, La Plata R-II Schools, City of Ethel, La Plata Community Fire District, Village of Gifford and City of La Plata. 10 years ago the LHS Jazz Band performed Christmas songs in downtown Kirksville for community improvement. 40 years ago Dr. Farrell Moots moved to La Plata to take over the practice established by Dr. Durham. The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge was playing at the Maples Repertory Theatre. December 14, 2011 Pauline Plumlee of La Plata, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. The new city administrator, Dickie Brown was pictured. He was to begin his duties in January 2012.

December 21, 2011 James Pertl of St. Charles, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. A free Christmas meal was being given to the community by the La Plata Nursing Home. Matthew Safley and Jennifer McIntyre were selected La Plata Royalty at the Christmas Dance held on December 16th. Charles Thompson, incumbent, was pictured filing for the Mayor position in the upcoming election. Cory Cook, La Plata Electrical Department employee completed his Journeyman testing and passed with flying colors in Columbia. Letters to Santa were printed in this edition. MoDOT was gearing up for more snow in the area, asking drivers to stay at 100 feet behind the now plows. Voters in the Elmer area submitted a “letter to the editor” concerning voting area. The obituary of Willard Clark Cole was printed in this issue. A Retirement Party for Ray Ivy, city administrator was planned for December 30th at the Council Chambers. The Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club rang bells for the Salvation Army this holiday season. The City of La Plata submitted a notice for bids of sealed property in La Plata. December 28, 2011 Cory Hatcher of Elmer, Missouri was saluted as “some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet”. Ray Ivy’s last day with the City of La Plata was December 30th. A party was held on that day for his farewell. Missionaries Jed and Kayla Olson visited Church WithOut Walls December 4th, sharing their missionary trip to New Zealand.

The Presidential candidates for Nomination Sample Ballots were in this issue. The IRS recently implemented a Tax Guide for farmers. Information was printed in this issue. The obituaries of Blanche Irene Williams, Howard Philip Sewell and Joy Brace were printed in this issue. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Dawdy were married on Saturday, June 25th. Their wedding picture was printed in this issue. The Macon County Clerk notice of primary election was printed in this issue for presidential candidates.

The Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club turned 60-years old. They celebrated with a small party including cake. The club presently has 20 members. The obituary of William “Bill” Curtis Dausman was printed in this issue. 4-H and the Lions club joined up on December 16th to sing at the La Plata Nursing Home. 50 years ago students were set to move into the new elementary school for the first time after Christmas break. 20 years ago Roddy Bane and Tabitha Thomas were crowned King and Queen at the LHS Holiday Dance.


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