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Carol Kampman Bethany, MO USPS-299800 Vol.136, No.38 La Plata, MO, 63549 • 8 Pages • 1 Section • 50 Cents

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Serving Macon County Since 1876

Macon County’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held

TROOP B RESULTS OF “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER” CAMPAIGN Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the results of the “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign conducted in the Troop B area. The enforcement campaign began at 10 p.m., on March 17, 2012, and concluded at 2 a.m. on March 18, 2012. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the campaign: 5 -- Arrests for driving while intoxicated 19 -- Summonses issued for speed 11-- Summonses issued for seat belt violations 1 -- Summons issued for a hazardous moving violation 1-- Summons issued for a non-moving violation 1-- Summons issued for a license violation 9 -- Summonses issued for insurance violations 1-- Summons issued for a signal light violation 3 --Arrests for person under 21 years of age possessing intoxicants 1 -- Arrest for a misdemeanor drug violation Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to remove drunk drivers from our roadways in an effort to make Missouri roadways safer. . For further information, please visit saveMOlives.com. For further information please contact: Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt at (660) 385-2132.

EASTER BUNNY IS COMING TO LA PLATA

Participants of the 2011 Easter Egg Hunt line up in anticipation. The Hunt for this year is scheduled for April 7.

Macon County’s largest Easter egg hunt will be held at Church WithOut Walls in Atlanta on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11 A.M. for an Easter Egg Hunt. Children of all ages are invited to attend including teenagers and adults. The grand prize for the children’s division will be a bi-

cycle. This free outreach event will also include a hot dog lunch for the children and families. There will be a division for teenagers including prizes like iTunes cards. An “adult division” will also take place: Parents and supporters of

the younger hunters will be competing for two gas cards prizes. More than 5,000 eggs and goody bags will be scattered throughout the yard at 619 S. Williamson in Atlanta. Local teens and adults will assist with the event and pack eggs for the kids.

The event is organized by Erica Baker. You can contact Erica at (660) 473-6300 or the ministry at goatlantachurch@ gmail.com. For more information, visit www.goatlantachurch.com.

CAR-BICYCLE ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL On Tuesday, March 20th an accident occurred at the intersection of Brown Street and Highway 156 in La Plata when a car driven by O. Don Magers turned East on Highway 156 and struck a bicycle. The bicycle was ridden by Darrell Shepard of La Plata, age 25, who was flown by Air Evac to Columbia with minor injuries. Magers was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way.

LOCAL REPUBLICANS GATHER FOR ANNUAL LINCOLN DINNER BANQUET The Easter Bunny will be coming to La Plata on Saturday, March 31st at the annual Alpha Beta Alpha Sorority Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be held at the Olive McLorn House in La Plata from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Beginning at 11:00 children’s games will begin, hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be provided and at 12:00 noon the hunt will be held. The Easter Bunny will be attending the festivities and will be available for pictures with the children.

The local GOP gathered for their annual Lincoln Dinner celebration on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at United Trinity Church in Macon. More than 180 attended the prime rib dinner. United States Congressman Sam Graves provided the keynote address. Graves is one of only seven farmers serving in the US House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, Graves’ 6th

Congressional District will include Macon Co. and all of Northeast Missouri in this year’s election cycle. Jim Willis, Committee Chair, opened the banquet. Prayer was provided by Rev. Ken Kantle of Callao Christian Church and the pledge by Sen. Brian Munzlinger. New senate districts will place Macon Co. in Senate District #18, represented by Munzlinger as of January

2013. Other candidates to speak included US Rep. Todd Akin, one of three Republicans running for US Senate against Claire McCaskill, businessman Dave Spence for Governor, lawyer Bill Randles for Governor, State Sen. Bill Stouffer for Secretary of State and Livingston Co. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for Attorney General.

Those recognized during the program also included Macon Co. Presiding Commissioner Alan Wyatt, Associate Commissioners Jon Dwiggins and Drew Belt, Macon County Clerk Shirley Sims, Macon Co. Recorder of Deeds Sherry Muncy, Macon Co. Treasurer Krista Bruno, Macon Co. Associate Circuit Judge Philip Prewitt,

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LOCAL NEWS Local Republicans Gather for Annual Lincoln Dinner Banquet Speakers included two members of Congress and Candidates for Governor The local GOP gathered for their annual Lincoln Dinner celebration on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at United Trinity Church in Macon. More than 180 attended the prime rib dinner. United States Congressman Sam Graves provided the keynote address. Graves is one of only seven farmers serving in the US House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, Graves’ 6th Congressional District will include Macon Co. and all of Northeast Missouri in this year’s election cycle. Jim Willis, Committee Chair, opened the banquet. Prayer was provided by Rev. Ken Kantle of Callao Christian Church and the pledge by Sen. Brian Munzlinger. New senate districts will place Macon Co. in Senate District #18, represented by Munzlinger as of January 2013. Other candidates to speak included US Rep. Todd Akin, one of three Republicans running for US Senate against Claire McCaskill, businessman

MACON COUNTY Tax Assessment Lists Are Due Please mail your assessment sheet in or bring it by the office to avoid penalty. 101 E. Washington St. Macon, Mo 63552 Thank You to all who came to our 1st Annual St.

Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. It was good to see so many of our neighbors & friends come turn out. We served 85-90 people that day and your generosity in giving will help us to do more for our community. Thanks Again Your friends and neighbors at La Plata United Methodist Church

Local Republicans gather for the Lincoln Dinner celebration held on March 15 at United Trinity Church in Macon. Keynote speaker was United States Congressman Sam Graves.

Dave Spence for Governor, lawyer Bill Randles for Governor, State Sen. Bill Stouffer for Secretary of State and Livingston Co. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for Attorney General. Those recognized during the program also included Macon Co. Presiding Commissioner Alan Wyatt, Associate Commissioners Jon Dwiggins and Drew Belt, Macon County

Clerk Shirley Sims, Macon Co. Recorder of Deeds Sherry Muncy, Macon Co. Treasurer Krista Bruno, Macon Co. Associate Circuit Judge Philip Prewitt, Macon Co. Coroner Brian Hayes, Macon Co. Surveyor Candidate John Schaefer, Republican Club President Bonnie Morris, Federated Republican Women’s President Jane Thompson, and members of the Macon Co. Repub-

lican Central Committee. It was announced that Macon Co. Republicans will likely hold a majority of positions in the county courthouse after the 2012 election. The average candidate for state and federal office is now receiving nearly 60% of the vote in the county. The record-breaking attendance was matched by a significant increase in the amount raised from the

event. An auction, ticket sales, donations and sponsorships provided funds to assist local candidates. This included five dinner sponsors hosting tables, five gold sponsors and twenty-four event hosts. For more information about Macon County Republicans, visit www. maconcountyrepublicans. blogspot.com.

Macon County Commission Minutes Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. Shannon Howe with Benton & Associates was in with the preliminary drawings for the Bayport Bridge Project. Dan Buckman with Great River Engineering met with the Commission to discuss any possible engineering needs. The monthly elected Officials meeting March was held, those present were: Jeanette Ronchetto, County Collector, Kimberly March, Circuit Clerk, Sherry Muncy, Re-

corder of Deeds, Shirley Sims, County Clerk, Krista Bruno, Treasurer, Alan Spencer, Assessor, Philip Prewitt, Associate Circuit Judge, and Lois Noland Public Administrator. The county rock haulers were in to present gravel tickets and logs to the commission for the month of February. Sharon Clark was in about beg rock put down on National Ave., Road supervisor was notified to have this road bladed. Commission signed a contract to do core sample work on the Bayport Bridge Project with Geotechnics Soil and Material Service.

LA PLATA SPECIAL ROAD DISTRICT Information for Tax Paying Voters.... Real and personal property valuation has a tax allocated to the La Plata Special Road District broken down into two parts: $.3116 per hundred dollar valuation is fixed. $.35 per hundred dollar valuation is additional voted on every 4 years. $.6616 per hundred dollar valuation is the total La Plata Special Road District tax. La Plata resident taxpayers pay approximately $60,000 per year to the Special Road District. This is about 75% of the tax revenue to the district. Special road district can allocate up to 25% of their revenues back into a city in the La Plata township. City of La Plata is the only city in the township. This amount could be approximately $25,000 per year for maintenance of city roads such as July Road leading to the ball park area. Past requests for assistance have been denied by the Special Road District. There are currently no La Plata city residents on the 3 member Special Road District board. One board member is elected each year for a 3 year term. Taxes to the Special Road District do not go into the La Plata City budget. A yes vote on April 3rd retains the $.35 per hundred additional tax for another 4 years. It retains the current assessment and is not a tax increase.

Minutes Macon MoDot Building – March 1, 2012 Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Meeting of the MoDot Building Steering Committee was held on this date. Those present were: Denise Bennett, MCEDDC Direction, Allan Muncy, City Administrator, Dale Bagley, Macon Mayor, and the Macon County Commission. An initial plan for a signage for Onshore Technologys was presented by Denise Bennett. The Committee reviewed the plan, with the consensus being to review signage along the highway corridor and develop a plan for the use of signs on the property. Minutes Macon County Commission – March 5, 2012 Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt and Jon Dwiggins. Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. Rick Roberts called about repair work needed on Fathom Place. Minutes Macon County Commission – March 8, 2012 Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt and Jon Dwiggins. Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. The Commission signed a contract with Brownfield Oil for 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel to be delivered in April, May, or June. Motion was made by Commissioner Dwiggins, seconded by Commissioner Wyatt, Vote 2-0. Brian Haeffner, MoDot Area Engineer was in to inform the Commission that Route FF would be closed until Sunday, March 11, 2012. The road

was initially to be closed only on March 8th, 2012 for pipeline work but will be closed until Sunday because of unanticipated problems with the pipeline. Tommy Small with Central Stone of Edina, MO, was in to talk to the commission about gravel. Shannon Howe with Benton & Associates was in to deliver the preliminary concept submitted on the Bayport Bridge project. John Hall met with the Commissioners to discuss the closure of a County Road in Callao Township. Jim Petre was in to discuss County Park issues. Shane Mayes with Onshore Technology was in to visit the Commission about future plans. Minutes Macon County Commission – March 12, 2012 Members Present: Alan R. Wyatt and Jon Dwiggins. Chris Waddle, road supervisor, was in to discuss work orders for the county. Tim Bickhaus, Attorney at Law met with the Commission to discuss the issue of County Road #538. Gary Stract, Aaron McVicker and Dustin Berry with SKW were in to speak with the Commission regarding current projects. Evelyn Dunham was in to speak with the Commission concerning needed work on Flamingo Road. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and Field Representative Tanner Smith were in to give the Commission an update on issues in Washington, D.C. Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department presented established boundaries.

A No vote on April 3rd puts the $.35 per hundred valuation back to the taxpayers. It is a tax decrease. This data is for voter information only and is intended to help you make an informed decision. The decision is yours. Paid for as a public service announcement by Charles Allen

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LOCAL NEWS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Stump Your Friends

Last weeks “Stump Your Friends” has not been guesssed. Guesses have been Peggy Loe and Alma Baker and Susie Sees, Janice Bane, Tyena Bealmer, Kathy Perry, Karen Bragg and Marla Murphy. The winner was Anita Lene who guessed Beth Buck. Susan Huddleston had a winning guess but was second in line. If you have pictures of old time memories, whether it be people, landmarks, etc. we’d love to have them.

Death Notice - Noel Lenna Mae Noel, 94, of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of LaPlata, MO died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Brooking Park Nursing Home in Chesterfield af-

On Friday, February 3, 2012, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association was held at Brashear Elementary. Fifteen students participated in the Jump Rope For Heart event and raised almost $900. Aubrey Bleything earned a medal with over $300 in donations. Participants pictured (in no particular order) are Rhett Whitlow, Lacey Fisher, Lana Vansickle, Carson Erwin, Gunner Lonberger, Travis Helm, Landon Fisher, Anthony Shaw, Callie Althide, Madison Taylor, Aubrey Bleything, Erial Stutsman, and Celia Kincaid. Participants not pictured are John Gerhold and Kaelyn Sullivan. HyVee and Pepsi donated the refreshments for the event. Jo Kincaid was the coordinator.

Highway Patrol Warns Of Possible Scams In The Area The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to inform citizens in Northeast Missouri about possible scams that have occurred in the area. Recently, the Patrol received information from a citizen who received a telephone call from an individual claiming to be an agent of the “license bureau”. The caller told the citizen they needed to replace the number on their driver’s license. The caller then said in order to do this, they needed to obtain the citizen’s social security number. It is important to under-

Whitney Agency, Inc.

1605 S. Baltimore Suite A Kirksville, MO 63501 (660) 665-5678

Elmer Elmer Baptist Church 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service 6:30 pm Wed. night services Elmer Christian Church Brother David Mason 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Morning Service

Millard New Hope Methodist Reformed Church Rev. Jim Maxey 9:15 am Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 2nd Wed. at 6:30 pm Illinois Bend Community Church Pastor John Davison 332-7779, Highway 3 8:00 am Sun. Breakfast 8:30 am Sunday Worship

La Plata La Plata First Baptist Church Interim Pastor

stand this is not proper protocol for the Missouri Department of Revenue, local license bureau, or any other reputable business. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and criminals often illegally obtain and use other individual’s personal information for financial gain. The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind citizens to NEVER provide any personal information, including social security numbers, date of birth, or bank account numbers, to anyone over

the telephone or e-mail. It is also a good idea to monitor your bank and credit card accounts for any suspicious activity. Recently, several local individuals have discovered unauthorized transactions on their accounts. Any unauthorized transaction should be reported immediately to your financial institution and local law enforcement agency. If you believe you have become a victim of identity theft, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Alumni Basketball Scheduled The 2012 Alumni Basketball Game will be held Saturday, March 31st at the Bevier High School Gymnasium. The event begins at 6:00 pm starting with a girl’s game and a boy’s game will follow. Any Bevier alumni wishing to participate can contact Randy Julius or Kyle Dill at the school (660)773-6611. There are also 2012 Alumni Basketball t-shirts on sale for $12.00. Pre-orders are being taken now at the school. All proceeds will be given to the school.

Attend A Local Church Of Your Choice Each Week

David Gottman 9:45 am Sunday School 10:40 am Worship Service 6:00 pm Evening Worship Mon. 6pm Awana 6:00 pm Sunday Bible Study Office Hours 8:30-4:30 or by (during school year) Lighthouse Assembly appointment 6:00 pm Wed. Bible Study of God 660-239-4327 La Plata Christian Pastors Glen & 10:00 am Sunday School Church Ginger Henley 11:00 am Worship Service Pastor Jeremy Lobdell 9:30 am Sunday School 3:15-5pm Adventure Club 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Service (every Tues. school is in 10:40 am Worship Services Sun. at 6:00 pm full session) 6:00 pm Sun. Eve. Bible Study Wed. Service 6:00 pm 5:30 Tues. Choir Practice La Plata Community 5:30 pm 1st Wed. Presbyterian Atlanta UM Women Reverend John Becker 7:00 pm 4th Tues. Atlanta Baptist Church Contemporary Worship Brother Chance Gless Home Pioneer 4-H 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday School 5:30 pm 2 & 4 Wed. 10:40 am Worship Needle Group 10:30 am Morning Worship 6:00 am Fri. Mens Small Atlanta Christian Church 6:30 pm 4th Wed. Group Minister Daniel Brands Movie Night 9:30 am Sunday School La Plata United 10:20 am Morning Worship Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Methodist 10:00 am Sunday School 5:00 to 6:30 pm Sun. night 214 N Gex St 11:00 am Morning Worship JAM youth 6:30 to 8:00 pm Rev. Denzil Thomas 7:00 pm Sunday & WednesAtlanta United 660-332-4508 day Methodist Church 8:00 am Worship Service Mt. Zion United (Maine & Atteberry Streets) 12 pm 2nd Wed. UM Methodist Rev. Denzil Thomas Women

Travis Funeral Chapel

Randy and Michele Travis • Neil & Sherry Travis La Plata, MO 660-332-7145 • travisfuneralchapel.com

LA PLATA LUMBER & HARDWARE Danny Bunch, Owner/Manager • 660-332-4411

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La Plata, MO • 660-332-4422 MILLER’S

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ter a brief illness. Services was Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Nutrition Site Menu 660.665.9163 April 2 - April 6, 2012 Monday, April 2nd Swedish meatballs with gravy, brussel sprouts, bread, peaches, cookie and milk.

Tuesday, April 3rd Roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, bread, pumpkin bar and milk.

Wednesday, April 4th Chicken fillet, baked potato, mixed vegetables, hot rolls, apple crisp and milk.

Thursday, April 5th BBQ ribs, potato salad, baked beans, bread, strawberry shortcake and milk.

Friday, April 6th Soft tacos (beef) with lettuce, tomato and cheese, refried beans, Spanish rice, applesauce and milk. La Plata Family Practice Clinic J. Tod Sylvara, D.O., Board Certified in Family Medicine Office Hours: By Appointment Open Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat. Closed Thursdays

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(South of Redmon) Rev. Denzil Thomas 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am Sunday School 6:30 pm 3rd Wed. UM Women Atlanta Church Without Walls www.atlantachurch.blogspot.com goatlantachurch@gmail.com

9:30 am Breakfast 10:00 am Worship

Goldsberry Seventh Day Adventists Pastor Pat Stout 9:30 am Sunday Services

Ethel Ethel Christian Church Minister Ken Mason 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship Macon County Larger Parish Ethel Presbyterian Church Pastor Mary Ellen Waychoff

9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am Sunday School

Gifford Gifford Christian Church Nathan Peters 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Church Services

Novelty Novelty Christian Church Hwy 156 and 4th St. PO Box 86 Novelty, MO 63460 660-739-4422 Sunday Services 9am - Coffee & Donuts Fellowship 9:30am - Bible School 10:30am - Worship Basket Dinner 1st Sunday following Worship Wednesday 7pm - Mens & Womens Bible Study Minister Paul Milliken

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COMMENTARY COMMENT

PUPPET SHOW FOR BRASHEAR STUDENTS

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

Well last week was a huge and first experience for me. I became a grandmother. I can’t even explain the overwhelming and exhilarating emotions that were running in and out of my mind and soul. First....EXCITEMENT! When the call came in that I needed to drive her to the hospital, contractions were 4 minutes apart I was so excited that the day was here to meet my granddaughter. Second....EMPATHY! 17+ hours of back labor. I felt so bad for her, I would have traded her places in a heartbeat so she wouldn’t of had to endure the pain. Third....EMBARRASSED! When the nurses were coming in and out of that room and the language used by my daughter was so upsetting to me. I remember saying........ “Ummm, its NOT their fault that you’re in this condition”! However, they went on about their jobs, soothing and calming her down as if that cuss word was something that happens to them more than 100 times a day. And it does! Fourth....NERVOUS! After that 17+ hours of hard labor the doctor decided the best thing for her was a Cesarean Section. The baby just wasn’t gonna make her debut in the world the easy way and this, as a mother, had me worried for my baby, as well as the new baby. Fifth....SCARED! As I sat next to her in the operating room, holding her hand, the amount of trembling that she was doing was scaring me solid. I remember saying a prayer and wishing that my mother was in there to hold my hand while I was holding on to Sammie. Sixth....OVERWHELMED! When that baby girl was handed off to her doctor for that first cry into the real world I was so full of joy I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to focus on the baby or still be holding Sammie’s hand, but after checking on Sammie and her being so curious as to what the baby looked like and waiting for their first sound of life from her baby, I knew she was ok and I moved over to focus on the baby. Seventh....PROUD! Oh to follow that baby march into the nursery when her first checkup was in prog-

JEFFCOAT ress I was beaming from ear to ear with pride. Its so amazing that such a small someone can make you fall in love with her so quickly. And that I did. Eighth….EXHAUSTED! After four days in the hospital, coming home, unpacking the truck with all the wonderful gifts and balloons and flowers brought in during our stay, it was time for some relaxation. N i n t h … . W O R RY ! Now I go home after work and leave Sammie Jo and Quinci Jo at their home. As I sit at home or at a class or at work I worry that they are okay. No phone calls is good news I guess, but a mother still worries. Tenth….SAD! Not getting to spend the time I’d like with my new little princess makes me sad. Now I jump up in the a.m. and head over to Sammie’s to check on her of course, but mostly to pick up and cuddle my little bundle of joy. Well, only ten emotions, na, I’m sure I left out several, but those are the ones I remember. The experience that Sammie and Quinci shared with me has been a blessing and one I will never forget. My only regret is that my mother wasn’t here to share it with us. I miss her so! She would be so proud to be a great-grandmother. I’m sure she’s watching and her blessings are with us, as well as her angelic hands holding us tightly! The great thing about being “memaw” is that I can go home whenever I wanna. Yeah!!! It’s now time for my daughter to begin her journey through life with the word “mother”! I hope I gave her and taught her all I could, I’m sure she’ll be a great mom. P.S. I’m such a sap…. I actually cried while typing this column!! Good Grief!!! Keep It Kool, Bec

BIRTH

QUINCI JO JEFFCOAT Sammie Jo Jeffcoat is the mother of a baby girl born on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches in length. She has been

named Quinci Jo. Becky Jeffcoat of La Plata, Missouri is Quinci’s grandmother. Great-grandparents are Fred and the late Mary Lou Laird of La Plata, Missouri.

The kindergarten and first grade classes at Brashear Elementary participated in a very special puppet show on March 22, 2012. Jessica Showengerdt and Rachel Bertels presented the program to the students. The program encouraged students to explore and persue a career in healthcare. Afterwards, the students were able to hold and play with the puppets. Pictured above are the first graders at Brashear Elementary. Those pictured in no particular order are: Brooklyn DeFries, Andrew Delaney, Ryan Farris, Kale Feeney, Landon Fisher, Logan Grgurich, Emma Harsell, McKenna Hartwig, Alex Houghton, Lucas Keller, Halley Kirkpatrick, Ethan Mason, Kolbi Mason, Haley McNamar, Aden Shahan, Aiden Withrow, Avery Zentz and Ashtyn Veach.

FAITH

Pastor’s Corner This passage contains the key to the Christian faith. It is a verse that everyone know. Even non-Christians know this verse. This verse shows up on signs in sports stadiums and other places. It is so well-known that I wonder sometimes if anyone really knows what it means. This verse tells us what God did and it reminds us that it is God’s actions that make salvation possible. “God so loved the world.” God loved the world. Not John, not Mary, not Don, not any one on this earth. “God so loved the world.” “That he gave his only Son.” God gave us his Son. We did not earn him coming to this earth. We did not trade God something for his Son. God gave him. We did not win God’s Son on a bet. We did not win the lottery and receive God’s Son as our prize. God gave him to us. Why did God choose to give us his Son? Because he loves us. He did not have to do this. God could have done something else. “So that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” There is God’s purpose in sending his Son to the earth. “so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” God had no together purpose for send-

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Lee Hall and Gene Grear were candidates for La Plata mayor. PASTOR THOMAS ing his Son here. He did not send Jesus here to be our friend. He did not send Jesus here to so everything for us. Jesus is not our genie in the bottle. God did not send Jesus here to make life on earth that much easier, He sent Jesus here to make eternal life possible. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ that we can gain eternal life. There is no other way. If you do not know Jesus as your Savior or you have questions concerning the Christian life and faith then seek out a local church or contact a local church pastor. Any of us will be glad to help you. See the church directory in this newspaper to find one. Denzil Thomas, pastor La Plata, Atlanta and Mt. Zion United Methodist Churches

Letter to the Editor Fellow Taxpayers and Citizens of La Plata, I am writing in regards to campaign statements concerning the upcoming April 3, 2012 election. Alderman Charles Allen has made several statements concerning the La Plata Special Road District without knowing or understanding the facts. Alderman Allen says that the city gets nothing from the Special Road District….. Very Incorrect! According to an agreement reached many years ago the City of La Plata will provide a backhoe with operator and the Special Road District will provide a motor grader with operator for the maintenance and improvements of areas with community benefits in their combined area including but not limited so cemeteries, a sports complex, recreational lake(s), sewage disposal access, roadways, streets, bridges and drainage.

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Additionally, Alderman Allen is under the impression that if the Special Road funding is defeated that the tax money will go to the City of La Plata. What money??? The La Plata Special Road District is an entity within the Macon County Road and Bridge Division. Macon County claims to be financially strapped enough not to want the 100+ miles of road currently cared for by the La Plata Special Road District. With new road maintainers costing over $400,000 and new backhoes costing over $150,000 it is most beneficial to all to stretch our tax dollars where possible. The streets of La Plata did not get in this condition overnight and will not be corrected with a squirt of oil and a sprinkle of chat. Concerned Citizen, Name Withheld

~ WIC services were cancelled in La Plata by the Macon County Health Department.

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Kyle Williams and Marci Hagar were crowned prince and princess of the La Plata PTO Fun Night.

~ Ida McAffee of Shelby County celebrated her 105th birthday and appeared on the Today Show.

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Mayors throughout MO declared this week “Eye Donor Week” to call attention to the need for eye tissue for corneal transplants and research.

~ Country singer Sara Evans, originally from New Franklin, MO, performed gospel and bluegrass music at the age of 11 in La Plata.

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The City of La Plata bought the current library building from Mrs. Grace Ashby.

~ Mr. and Mrs. George Petre of Atlanta were new parents of a son, Mark Riley Petre.

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The national x-ray unit of the Tuberculosis Association was held in La Plata. X-rays were free for high school seniors and $.75 for everyone else.

~ Five boxes of fresh strawberries sold for $1 at C&R Supermarket.


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of Clubs and Organizations

Garden Club The Garden Club met at the home of Betty Seidt March 19 the at 1:30 pm. Meeting was called to order by repeating the Pledge of allegiance and Pledge to the Missouri State Flag. Roll call was what hobby we have. Answered by 9 members. Old business . None New business: Discussed planting the flowers around the square. Betty Forbes made a motion that we plant them. Mary Plumlee seconded it. Motion carried. Jaunita McConnell and Mary Plumlee switched months for hostess. Mary in April and Jaunita in June. We received an invitation to Guy and Jaunita McConnells 50th Wedding anniversary April 14th at the Baptist Life Center. Mary Plumlee won the penny drill. We had a new member join us. Donna Kelly welcome. Betty Seidt gave a program on flowers. Was very interesting. A game called Name that flower was played. Everyone was a winner. Won a bag of pop corn. Meeting adjourned. Meeting next month will be with Mary Plumlee. Seibert Club Meets The Seibert Club of La Plata, met at the Baptist Family Center for a workday at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. President Marsha Yahl had tables, cutting, sewing and ironing areas set up for a very busy day. After participants had set up their sewing machines, Marsha conducted a game of “pass the bag”. As she read, “I Think God Is A Quilter” (author unknown), we passed paper bags when the words “quilt, quilter and quilting” were read. Everyone was a winner of plastic ware, notepads, dish towels or paper towels, etc. Then we guessed the number of jelly beans in a jar. Betty Cribb was the winner and received a large roll of paper towels. The next order of the day was WORK! Five members and two guests, Donna Burnett and Peggy Foster, spent the day cutting fleece to the right size cutting blocks, stacking blocks, arranging blocks to be sewn blankets and sewing quilts. These items were for either “Project Linus” or “Project 4 Veterans”. A bonus was one of the group learned how to set a quilt together. Around noon, everyone enjoyed a bountiful carry-

in lunch. Stan East joined the group for lunch and then helped cut blocks. At the end of the day, 5 fleece blankets and 1 quilt were finished for “Project Linus”, 2 quilts were completed for “Project 4 Veterans” and MANY blocks were cut for “Project 4 Veterans”. It was indeed a good day. Members participating were Betty Cribb, Kathy East, Dora Lovingier, Irene Osborn and Marsha Yahl. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 18th with Dora Lovingier as hostess. Roll call will be “A Favorite Tongue Twister” or “A Housecleaning Hint” and Marsha Yahl will be in charge of devotions and the program. TOPS M0877 TOPS M0877 La Plata met Tuesday March 20th 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 and the “TOPS Rededication Song” led by Karen C. Best TOPS loser was Barb Y. and Bobbi was runner-up. Best KOPS loser was Veva. Gail heard from Nita Blazer, Area Coordinator, about upcoming meetings and events. The program was by Janet, who gave us “Seven Weight Loss Tips”. Our weekly challenge is to journal, our exercise time and to accomplish a specific goal. All this goes into our “TOPS Daily Do-It” journal or booklet. Most of the members have a couple weeks left in their journals. If we choose to, we can have a new one and keep on tracking or choose our own notebooks or menu sheets. The important thing is to know our eating patterns and to correct our weak areas. “Your doctor prescribes the diet. TOPS provides the do it.” For those on doctor prescribed diets or just prefer to use the TOPS exchange program, they can list the serving amount, calories, starch, fruit, milk, veggies, meat/protein, fat and free food. TOPS is here to support each individual on their weight loss journey. We closed with the “TOPS Goodnight Song”, led by Karen C. Anyone interested in visiting or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660-651-3025 for more information.

by Sharron Burns

The Garden Club met at the home of Betty Seidt March 19 the at 1:30 pm. Meeting was called to order by repeating the Pledge of allegiance and Pledge to the Missouri State Flag. Roll call was what hobby we have. Answered by 9 members. Old business . None New business: Discussed planting the flowers around the square. Betty Forbes made a motion that we plant them. Mary Plumlee seconded it. Motion carried. Jaunita McConnell and Mary Plumlee switched months for hostess. Mary in April

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and Jaunita in June. We received an invitation to Guy and Jaunita McConnells 50th Wedding anniversary April 14th at the Baptist Life Center. Mary Plumlee won the penny drill. We had a new member join us. Donna Kelly welcome. Betty Seidt gave a program on flowers. Was very interesting. A game called Name that flower was played. Everyone was a winner. Won a bag of pop corn. Meeting adjourned. Meeting next month will be with Mary Plumlee.

by Verna Buck

Erma Lee Billings, Verna Buck, Shirley Webber, Cecil Taylor, Mary and Roger Jarman of Elmer, and Louise Gaughn of Atlanta enjoyed lunch at Red Rooster Thursday, March 22nd. Next meeting will be April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Red Rooster. Jack Settle of Ethel, Kenny Shaffer, Tom Ruttinger, Carl Campbell, and Ray Kirkpatrick joined Red Roberts Thursday evening for music at the La Plata Nursing Home. Peggy Thomas was admitted to the Northeast Regional Medical Center Sunday evening after falling and breaking her right elbow. Saturday visitors of Bobby Buck at the La Plata Nursing Home were Neva Fiedler, Daniel Tharp of Green Castle, Nancy Platz of Brashear, Verna Buck, Eddie Buck and Barb Englehard, W.R. Buck and Eva visited Friday evening on their way to the daddy daughter dance in Kirksville. Brenda Lee visited last week with Marteena Gunnels. Elise and Jill Hettinger were of Saturday overnite guests of Bobbi Miller. On Sunday morning they visited Eva Buck. Josh and Emily Hettinger and Barrett joined them for

lunch at Grandma Verna’s. Eddie Buck brought Bobby out home Sunday evening to enjoy supper and visiting while W.R. and Barbara were mowing the yard. Present were Bobbi Miller and Adrienne, Mike Buck, Nancy and Eva, and Brad Buck and yours truly. Congratulation to Dana Halstead and Joe Weber on their recent marriage on March 17th at the Elmer Baptist Church. Ron and Pat Procter of Ft. Wayne, Indiana were weekend guests of Ed and Linda Sweeney. They all enjoyed biscuits and gravy Saturday morning at the Legion Hall in La Plata. Ronnie Brown, Richard and Stefanie Brown and children of Linwood, Kansas spent the weekend in La Plata attending the wedding and reception of Lisa Tuggle and Kris McDow held at the La Plata Baptist Church and Macon Miner Hall. Also attending were Bobbie Miller and Adrienne, Josh and Emily Hettinger and children , W.R. and Barbara Buck, Nancy and Eva, Eddie Buck of Kirksville, Barb Englehard of Marceline and lots of other relatives. Chris Bohnet of Ankeny, spent a few days recently with her mother Lenora Grear.

Tabitha Jones of Clinton spent the night recently with Wayne and Elizabeth Beeson. Wayne and Elizabeth Beeson attended the 60th wedding anniversary celebration for John and Hazel Hawkins at Ethel Christian Church Sunday afternoon.

Linda Phillips, Carolyn Read, Dolores Harpster, and Ed and Beverly Rhoades attended the Wilcox Opry over the weekend to hear Joe Kelly sing. Julie Kay Howe, Dalton and Sheridan visited Basil and Marsha Hammons Sunday afternoon.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Reminds Boaters Of The Importance Of Staying Safe Due to the mild winter that many Missourians have experienced, the boating season is off to an early start. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is calling attention to the importance of safe boating practices and the use of life jackets while on or near the water. On average, 700 people die in the U.S. each year in boating-related accidents. These numbers could be significantly reduced if more people used safe boating practices. Safe boating begins before heading out on the water, and may include some of the following steps: Successful completion of a safety inspection of the vessel, including personal flotation devices, navigation lights, soundproducing devices, fire extinguishers, mufflers, ventilation, and registration. Ensure the tires and wheel bearings on the boat trailer are function-

ing properly. Not only can a bad tire or a rusty wheel bearing be dangerous, but it may delay a start to a great vacation. Check, charge, and test the boat batteries. Most batteries for a boat have a life of about three years. If the batteries have been dead since last fall, there may be chance these batteries cannot be recharged and need to be replaced. For further information please contact: Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt (660) 385-2132.

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Atalpal was organized in 1946. It meets the second Thursday at 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “don’t Miss The Boat - Get Out and VOTE!” The Atalpal Club presently has 17 members. They help with the bloodmobile in September and March. They host a birthday party for the residents at La Plata Nursing Home and also helped with many Friends for La Plata Preservation projects. Pictured below are the new officers for the 20122013 year. (Left to right) - Front Row - Maurine Crawford, historian and journalist, Wanda Sederwall, parliamentarian, and Sharron Burns, president; middle row - Becky Mohan, secretary and Peggy Loe, 1st vice president; back row - Shirley Smith, treasurer and Paula Thompson, 2nd vice president.

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LOCAL NEWS BLOOMING LILACS

Some Energy Efficiency Related Tax Credits Have Decreased Or Disappeared

These fragrant beauties are blooming all over the area due to the warm temperatures.

Nominations accepted to NEMO Area Agency of Aging and Silver Haired Legislation Nominations are currently being accepted for the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging (NEMO AAA) Board of Directors and delegates to the Silver Haired Legislature. Nominations will be accepted at the NEMO AAA office or at the Senior Centers throughout our sixteen county service

area through April 13, 2012. NEMO AAA serves the counties of: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Warren. Elections will take place May 7-11, 2012 at local Senior Centers.

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Mowing Bids The City of La Plata is now accepting mowing bids for the City Park, Reservoir and Santa Fe Lake. Mowing will be as needed based on mutual agreement with the La Plata Park Board. Bids must be received in the La Plata City Hall not later than Monday, April 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. La Plata City Hall, 101 S. Gex Street, La Plata, Missouri 63549, phone 660332-7166 or fax 660-332-7286. EOE

(Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties)- four representatives. Alternate senator and representative positions are open in all three regions. Silver Haired Legislature holds a 3 day session each October at the Capitol in Jefferson City to consider legislation of interest to older Missourians. Silver Haired Legislature delegates must be sixty (60) years of age or over and reside in the area they represent. Individuals who are interested in serving on the NEMO AAA Board of Directors and/or the Silver Haired Legislature may contact local senior centers or the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging for the appropriate form(s). The form(s) must be returned to the NEMO AAA office by April 13, 2012 in order to be placed on the ballot. For more information call the NEMO AAA office at 660-665-4682 or 1-800-664-6338.

washer may lower utility costs, but it has no impact on your taxes. Typically, eligible improvements involve only heating and cooling of a home.” Zumwalt says people who want to improve their home’s energy efficiency may still be able to benefit during tax season. The Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit provides a 30 percent income tax credit on large improvements, such as installing solar panels, fuel cells or wind turbines. Labor costs of installation for these improvements also are eligible for the tax credit. For assistance with tax filings, Zumwalt recommends the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a statewide, IRS-sponsored initiative to provide free tax preparation assistance for low- to moderate incomelevel homes. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, most sites also offer free electronic filing. To find an MU Extension-run VITA site in the Columbia area, visit: http://extension.missouri. edu/hes/taxed/vitasites. htm

Flood Closure Information Available Through Traveler Information Map

Heavy rainfall in the forecast could cause problems for motorists, especially in southwestern portions of Missouri. Knowledge of road conditions can help drivers avoid delays and unsafe conditions. Before going, check the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org to get up-to-date information on the latest road conditions and closings due to high water. The interactive map is updated continually and is easy to use. For a text-only version that gives information by county and route, click on the flooding icon in the legend on the left side of the page. A smartphone app is also available. Travelers can also call 1-888-ASK-MODOT, to get road condition information 24 hours a day.

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The more we know about Jesus, the more we can be sure our faith in Him is rock-solid! If you want to strengthen your faith in Jesus, you may enroll in a Free course offered by Catholic Home Study Service and the Missouri Knights of Columbus.

FACT: The vote is for the continuation of the additional tax assessment for the Special Road District. That amount is $.35 per $100 valuation on your property.

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NEMO AAA Board elections will take place in nine of the sixteen counties served: Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph and Shelby. Board members must be a resident of the county for which they are elected and have an interest in aging issues, needs and programs. Elected board members serve a three year term and need not be sixty (60) years of age. The Silver Haired Legislature is a model legislature composed of elected representatives from throughout Missouri. Silver Haired Legislature elections for representatives and senators will take place in three regions: Northeast (Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler and Scotland counties)- one representative; Mark Twain (Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Randolph and Shelby counties)- one senator and three representatives; Boonslick

Since 2005, Americans have benefitted from income tax credits promoting energy efficiency. However, a University of Missouri tax expert says those credits have changed recently, which could lead to a surprise for some filers. “Some energy efficiency-related credits have decreased or disappeared altogether,” said Andrew Zumwalt, an associate state specialist for financial planning and a member of the University of Missouri Extension faculty. “People need to be aware of these changes to the tax code so they can properly evaluate the costs and options they have when it comes to improving their homes.” The Non-Business Energy Property Credit, which was enacted in 2005, gave filers a 30 percent tax credit for the cost of energy-efficient home improvements, such as a new furnace or insulated windows. However, in 2011, the credit decreased to 10 percent of improvement costs with a $500 limit placed on the credit. In 2012, the credit is no longer in place. “This has come to a surprise to many people,” Zumwalt said. “It also surprises people that not every energy-efficient improvement is eligible for the credit. For example, an energy efficient dish-

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NAME (circle one) Mr. Mrs. Miss Ms._________________________________ ADDRESS______________________________________ CITY____________________STATE_____ZIP__________

FACT: The Special Road District Charter allows for up to 25% of the annual budget to be used for repairs and maintenance of streets within the City of La Plata. FACT: To date, the Special Road District has not responded favorably to requests for street repair assistance within the City of la Plata.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI In Re: The Estate of Bobby Lee Biggs, Deceased Estate No. 12MA-PR00005 NOTICE OF LETTERS OF TESTAMENTARY GRANTED (Independent Administration)

To All Persons Interested In The Estate of Bobby Lee Biggs, Decedent. On March 15, 2012, the Last Will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, Lodena D. Biggs was appointed personal representatives of the estate of Bobby Lee Biggs, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division o the Circuit Court, unless a petition is supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address, and phone number of the personal representatives is: 101 South Church, La Plata, Missouri 63549; (660) 332-7207. The Personal Representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: R.Timothy Bickhaus, 109 N. Missouri Street, P.O. Box 451, Macon, Missouri 63552, (660) 385-3854. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two (2) months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six (6) month period and such two (2) month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one (1) year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of decedent’s death: October 20, 2011. Date of first publication: March 21, 2012. /s/ Ann Henry Probate Clerk Dates of publication are March 21, 28 and April 4 and 11, 2012.

MACON COUNTY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION APRIL 3, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOTS

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In Re: The Estate of James W. Bane, Deceased Estate No. 12MA-PR00003 NOTICE OF LETTERS ADMINISTRATION GRANTED (Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested In The Estate of James W. Bane, decedent. On March 15, 2012, Dianna Bealmer, Judy Harvey and Jane Carter were appointed the Personal Representatives of the Estate of James W. Bane, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon

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PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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County, Missouri. The co-personal representativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addresses respectively are 806 Jackson Street, Macon, MO 63552, 31773 Kettle Street, Atlanta, Missouri 63530 and 35658 Noble Road, Macon, Missouri 63552. The personal representativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, business address and phone number is: Paul Parkinson, 218 North Rollins Street, Suite 596, Macon, Missouri 63552, (660) 385-5216. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two (2) months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or

be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six (6) month period and such two (2) month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one (1) year after the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death: January 3, 2012. Date of first publication: March 21, 2012. /s/ Ann Henry Probate Clerk Dates of publication are March 21, 28 and April 4 and 11, 2012.

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Atlanta Hornet Baseball The Atlanta Hornets Baseball team played the Marion County Mustangs last week out hitting and running them 6-0. Mick Garnett was the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 11 strikeouts and 1 base on balls. With 70 pitches, Garnett had 52 strikes. Batting for the Hornets were: Dylan Hruska 1-3 2R 2B K BB SB, Col-

lan Thrasher 2-4 2RBI K, Mick Garnett 2-4 R RBI K, Lance Weber 1-2 R K 2BB, Ethan Baker 0-2 RBI BB HP, Marty Halley 1-4 SB, Trace Johnston 0-3 RBI HP, Korbin Gunnels 0-4 2K and Lane Waddle 2-3 2R 2B. The boys are now 1-0 overall and will host Canton on Tuesday.

Brashear Tiger Basketball The Brashear Tigers traveled to North Shelby to play a baseball game against the Raiders on Tuesday, March 20th. The Tigers traveled back home with a loss of 4-9. With Housman hitting a triple in the first inning, he was scored by Bradshaw, who made the second out of the inning and Clarkson was struck out

for the third. The Tigers didn’t score again until the 6th inning with Clarkson and Morow, Pflum, Smith and Housman each hitting singles, driving in two more runs. Bradshaw made it to base in the 7th and scored making the score 4 for the Tigers. Bradshaw brought home the loss from the plate.

Oklahoma Indians 4-H The meeting was called to order by Skylar. Pledges were led by Laryn. Roll was called by McKenzie. 7 answered roll. MaKenzie read the January minutes. They were approved. Treasurer’s report was given by Tanner. LeAnna gave the NEMO Fair committee report. Mrs. Burns gave out rewards to the club members: Tanner, Cordel, Jeana, Schaelinn, Lance, Shayna, Hope, MaKenzie, Matt, Skylar, Laryn, Lana,

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Lori, Lonnie. They all received membership pins. Birthdays this month were Lance, Justin, Nancy, and LeAnna. The NEMO Fair will be held May 15th through Mary 21st. Members present were MaKenzie, Matt, Laryn, Skylar, Tanner, Trista and Madison. The project leaders were LeAnna, Julie, Lonnie and Jennifer. The next meeting will be held March 20, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

LHS Senior Mallory Eitel signed a “Letter of Intent” to play softball at Lindenwood University in St. Charles on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the La Plata High School. Mallory plans to major in Athletic Training or Exercise Science in order to prepare for a graduate program in physical therapy. Lindenwood University is a four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. The University is in candidacy to move to NCAA Division II and will have 27 NCAA sports in 2012-2013 including softball. Pictured with Eitel is her parents, Brad and Norine Eitel, Coach Ken Jett and LHS Superintendent Steve Carjaval.

Local 4-H’er Takes Part In Kansas City’s Global Summit Nearly 300 4-H’ers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma gathered recently in Kansas City to learn more about the global workforce. The club members took part in the 17th Annual Kansas City Global Summit March 14-17. The four-day event provided 4-H’ers with the opportunity to learn more about the world in which they live. This year’s theme was “Developing Tomorrow’s Global Workforce.” Amanda Shoemaker, a Macon County 4-H’er, took part in this educational activity, along with 71 other 4-H’ers from Missouri. Shoemaker is a member of the Home Pioneer 4-H Club in Atlanta. Alison Copeland, state 4-H Youth Development Specialist in Missouri, said this conference involved youth in solving issues central to their lives, families and communities

in a global society. “This was a great opportunity for our youth to broaden their horizons and insights into the world around them and learn to identify emerging workforce needs in the hightech work place,” Copeland said. “They learned more about their world through a combination of educational workshops and exciting tours. In addition, they had opportunities to develop leadership skills, which always have been a big factor in the 4-H program.” Workshop topics were varied and include integrated marketing; nuclear pharmacy; zoological careers; U.S. customs and border protection; computer mapping; international careers; public relations; environmental architecture; NASA professions; Drug Enforcement Agency; structural, geological, mechanical and chemical engineering;

archeology; crime scene investigation; intellectual properties; commodity trading; probation officers; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and judicial and public service careers. While in the Kansas City area, delegates also had the opportunity to learn more about the city through Business tours. Group members were able to choose tours of businesses such as Kansas City Board of Trade, Federal Reserve, NBC News, National Starch, A. Zahner Company, KC Water Treatment Lab, EPA, KC Sausage Company, SCD Probiotics, Western Forms, Cerner, Cargill Plant, Bayer Science, Farmland Foods, Multi Vac, FedEx, Lee Jeans, Shabobba Gallery, Roasterie Coffee, Sparhawk Lab and the Federal Courthouse. “These educational tours are designed to show

the 4-H’ers the wide variety of careers available as well as to focus on environmental, global and technological related careers.” Copeland said. At the Ethnic Enrichment Experience, 4-Hers were able to sample foods from around the world, as well as enhance their cultural experiences through crafts, games and entertainment. Some of the countries represented at this event included China, Ecuador, Thailand, Israel, Japan, India, Mexico, Lithuania, Jamaica, Finland, Norway and Nepal. “Through the 4-H program, club members have the opportunity to travel all over the country,” Copeland said. “The Kansas City 4-H Global Summit provides them with the opportunity to learn more about the whole world and expand their global experiences.”

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