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ALL-DISTRICT BASEBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED Class 2 District #1 La Plata - Justin Riggins and Tanner Riggins; Atlanta - Mike Garnett and Lance Weber; Brashear - -Hayden Housman; Canton - Brandon Berhorst, Aaron Ellison, Austin Hoewing and Tyler Niemann; Novinger - Tristan Daniels, Montana Jacques and Chris Smith; Green City - Jared Brundage; Marion Co. - Luke Stratton; North Shelby - John Stoneburner.

MAN KILLED BY FALLING TREE LIMB Friday May 25, 2012 at approximately 9:52 a.m. the Macon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 16000 block of Delmar Place in New Cambria, MO to the report of a man seriously injured while logging. Upon arrival deputies found emergency medical personal on scene treating the victim Michael Brown age 39 of Arbela, Missouri for injuries he received when he was hit in the head by a limb from a tree falling nearby. Michael Brown was transported to Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:22 p.m. by the attending emergency room physician. Michael Brown was employed by the Tri-State Timber Company of Arbela. The United States Department of Labor – Occupation Safety & Health Administration inspected the work site on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. Once the OSHA investigation is complete, the summary report will be available on their website


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2012 DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award Katlin Spearman of Atlanta High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. Spearman, daughter of Linda and Kevin Spearman received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Spearman’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included Atlanta FFA President and Secretary, State Degree recipient and she has been awarded the Star Greenhand and Star in Agribusiness Placement for her chapter. She has attended both the State and National FFA Convention. Her SAE project has ranged from raising meat goats, curing a ham and a placement project working for her mother’s business and Orschlen’s Farm and Home store. Susan Marsh is Katlin’s agricultural education instructor at Atlanta High School. This year the DEKALB Agricultural

Accomplishment Award celebrates its 65th anniversary. Over these 65 years more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award, which has become a symbol of excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. In 2011, over 2,000 students from high schools in 49 of the 50 states were recognized with the Award. As the winner of the 2012 Award, Katlin’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed in the Agriculture room at the Atlanta High School. Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, sponsors the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.


2012 Memorial Day was a time to honor those who had given the ultimate sacrifice to this country. Their deaths did not go unnoticed and their service was and is appreciated as we gathered in the La Plata City Park Monday, May 28. The American Legion Post #282 and their Auxiliary hosted this time of remembrance. Shown is Commander George Ritenour as the somber Military song of “Taps” played. Thank you again for your service to the United States of America!

By Jane Krienke, Home Press Intern On an overcast and windy Memorial Day in Columbia, Missouri at the intersection of Bernadette Boulevard and North Stadium Avenue, many drivers hold their foot against the brake, waiting for the light to change. Many are driving to the mall around the corner, hoping to snag the best deals of the summer shopping season. As each vehicle signals for the upcoming right turn, the sight of a man standing on the side of the road, holding a sign and waving causes many of the previously overzealous drivers, to slow down and even wave back. Neatly written on a white poster board sign are the words, “Vietnam Vet. Not homeless. Not broke. Just honoring Veterans.” Each driver’s reaction is different. Some slow down for a closer look, smiles drawing across their faces as the words register their meaning. Others eagerly wave at the man on the side of the road who is not begging for money, food or a fight, but rather for a little honor and respect. “I’m here to show that not all Vietnam Vets are homeless and broke, “ Retired Army veteran Dan White said. “I’m here to honor people.” White decided to show the citizens of Columbia how good a Vietnam Vet can look. While he was oversees, White served near Da Nag, Vietnam, working primarily in the field with mine detectors and combat demolition sweeps. His job was to find and blow up mines and booby-traps. For a few hours on this day of remembrance, White hoped to shed a different perspective on Memorial Day. He stood waving and proudly holding his sign during the hours when many eager shoppers were perhaps thinking less about why they had the day off and more about how much their must have items would be marked off. “So far people have been pretty responsive,” White said. “It’s been fun.”


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LOCAL NEWS Atlanta FFA Holds Annual Banquet

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The Atlanta FFA Chapter Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Atlanta School gymnasium. Opening ceremonies were held and followed by a welcome given by President, Katlin Spearman. Lana Allen gave the invocation. Vice President, Amelia Smothers recognized our special guests present. Ashton Ross then recognized the 10 year reunion officer team that was present. Next, Lana Allen presented a power point of the year in review. SAE record book awards were presented by Amelia Smothers to freshman- Justin Grigsby, Sophomore- Ethan Baker, Junior – Vincent Elrod, Senior- Katlin Spearman. Brady Bogeart presented the chapter Proficiency Awards to Ethan Baker- Wildlife Conservation- Trapping project; Lana Allen- Agriculture Processing- Country cured hams, Katlin Spearman- Ag Sales Placement- Orschlen’s Farm and Home. Ethan was also recognized for placing 3rd in Area three with his proficiency application. The Creed speaking award was presented by Katlin Spearman to freshman, Christina Pennington. On April 4, members traveled to Boone County Fairgrounds for a full day of career development events. They received a medal for their participation. Horse Judging- Maddie Cuppy, Justin Grigsby and Jessie Simons. Justin placed 24th of 229 participants in Horse Judging. Livestock Evaluation- Ashton Ross, Christina Pennington and Lance Weber. Forestry-

Justin Bender and Aaron Magers. EntomologyLana Allen, Katlin Spearman, Amelia Smothers and Micheal Wombles. On March 4, 4 members participated in the Ag Sales competition at Paris, Missouri. Those members were Lana Allen, Brady Bogeart, Mick Garnett and Amelia Smothers. These members will also awarded medals. Members of the fall trapshooting team were awarded certificates of participation. Those members were Marty Halley, Trace Johnston, Lance Weber, Ethan Baker, Lana Allen, Kaleb Tipton and Collan Thrasher. Lana Allen presented the Scholarship Award, which is presented to the member with the highest grade point average, to Katlin Spearman. The Leadership Award which was selected by a chapter vote, for the member who has shown the most outstanding leadership for the chapter for the year was presented by Ashton Ross to two members who tied- Lana Allen and Katlin Spearman. The State Convention Theme was Planting Goals, Harvesting Success. A total of 18 members attended the convention. While there Sage Gosset participated in the State FFA choir. Brady Bogeart presented her with a certificate and a medal. Also while at the convention member, Katlin Spearman received her State FFA degree. Amelia Smothers presented Katlin with a State Degree Certificate. The DEKALB award was presented by Ashton Ross. The DEKALB

award presented to a senor to recognize student achievements in three areas: scholarship, leadership and supervised agricultural programs. This award was presented to Katlin Spearman, daughter of Linda and Gerald Spearman. The Star Greenhand Award was presented by Ashton Ross to a beginning FFA member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and participation in the chapter as well as beginning a good SAE project. His SAE project consists of working at a dog kennel and working at a horse farm. This year’s winner was Collan Thrasher, son of Shara and Larry Thrasher. The Star Agribusiness Placement award is for a student who works for a business as their SAE project. The award presented by Micheal Wombles to Amelia Smothers who SAE involved working in the shop for Vemeer where she helps put on new belts on balers and helps put together mowers. Ameila is the daughter of Sherri and Sam Smothers. The Star Farmer award was presented by Micheal Wombles to the 2012 recipient, Lana Allen. For the past 4 years Lana has cured hams for her SAE project and has place 3rd in area for her proficiency application in 2011. Lana is the daughter of Calvin Allen. Mrs. Marsh, Advisor recognized members who participated in book and speaking competition at the Area level. Collan Thrasher- Incomplete SAE book Placement- 3rd and gold, Christina Pen-

nington- Incomplete SAE book- Ownership- 5th silver, Ethan Baker- complete SAE book Ownership 4th and silver, Maddie Cuppy – Complete SAE book Placement 10th bronze, Lana Allen- Reporter’s Scrapbook, bronze, Layne Phillips- Division I Public Speaking – bronze, Christina Pennington- Creed Speaking- bronze. Mrs. Marsh then presented the retiring officers with an appreciation plaque. The retiring officers were as follows: Katlin Spearman- President, Ameila Smothers, Vice President, Ashton Ross, Secretary, Lana Allen, Reporter, Brady Bogeart, Sentinel, Micheal Wombles-Parliamentarian and Aaron Magers- Historian. The senior members were honored with a blue and gold FFA cord to wear at graduation. Those members were Katlin Spearman, Lana Allen, Mick Garnett, Brady Bogeart and Amelia Smothers. The Honorary Degree Ceremony was held and the degree was bestowed on Mrs. Beth James, Secretary to the Superintendent and Atlanta C-3 bookkeeper. The retiring officers then installed the new officers for the 2012-2013 year. The new officers are: President- Ashton Ross, Vice President- Marty Halley, Secretary- Christina Pennington, Treasurer- Lance Weber, Sentinel- Justin Bender, Reporter- Maddie Cuppy, and Reporter- Justin Grigsby. The newly installed officer conducted closing ceremonies.

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Mark David McMorris, age 48, of Vandalia passed away with family at his side at 6:53 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Mark moved to Vandalia with his family in 1971. He was a member of the 1982 Van-Far High School and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. After school, Mark worked for several years at Target Aluminum in Vandalia. He then began working in 1988 for Arrow Industries in Louisiana, Missouri and retired from there in 1999 due to his health. Mark enjoyed spending time with his three children. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and he was an avid Cardinal baseball fan. Mark was born February 22, 1964 in Benson, Ariz. the son of Robert Perry McMorris and Doris Marie (Liesman) McMorris. Survivors include his father, Robert of Louisiana; mother, Doris of Vandalia; one son: Jordan McMorris of Farmington, N.M.; two daughters: Courtney McMorris of Mexico, Mo. and Cheyenne McMorris of Jasper, Texas; one grandson: Hunter Burnett; four brothers: Steve and wife, Carol McMorris, of Bowling Green; Randy McMorris of Auxvasse; James and wife, Deanna McMorris, of Vandalia and Gary McMorris of Beaumont, Texas; two sisters: Barbara Magers of La Plata, Mo. and Brenda and husband, Carl Nutt, of Vandalia. Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents and one brother, David McMorris. A time of remembering was Friday, May 25, 2012 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Vandalia with a 7 p.m. Memorial Service at the church. Officiating was Pastor Adam Finney. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the family.

Donna Brown, age 90, of St. Catharine, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, north of Bucklin, with Rev. Brian Baker and Rev. Don Kabel officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Donna Frances, daughter of Ross and Lola (Wyant) Lyons, was born on March 5, 1922 at Purdin. On November 7, 1943 she married Seaman Clifton Brown who preceded her in death on May 9, 1995. Donna was a Music Teacher at Linn R-1 schools for 24 years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1963, and her Masters Degree in 1969 at the N.E. State Teachers Collage at Kirksville. Donna was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church were she was the Music Director and Pianist. She was also a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Donna is survived by a daughter; Jenita Davidson and husband Terry of LaPlata; a son Edwin Brown and wife Marqueta of Kearney; and a daughter in law Linda Brown of LaPlata; 10 grandchildren, Donald Brown, Stevan Brown, Kristine Brown, Julie Tryon and husband Rusty, Hollis Brown, Travis Brown, Charles Davison and wife Trish, Audra Jackson and husband Brett, Sarah Halstead and husband Ryan, and Nate Davison; 11 great grandchildren, Caleb, Emily, and Joshua Brown, Olivia Gabbitas, Emet Tryon, Ty and Jessica Davison, Trey and Bethany Jackson, Logan and Piper Halstead. Her Husband, a son, Clifton Eugene Brown, and two grandchildren, Kathryn and Suzanne Brown also preceded her in death.

Allen Leroy Hopper

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Allen Leroy Hopper, age 79 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Lock Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri. Born December 22, 1932 in Kirksville, Missouri, he was the son of Clarence Allen and Margaret Lee (Crabtree) Hopper. On November 12, 1950 in Kirksville, he married Nona Jones who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Doug Hopper and wife Cynthia of North Kansas City, Missouri and Jeff Hopper and wife Bobbi of Camas, Washington; two daughters, Debbie Walker of Macon, Missouri and Linda Brown and husband John of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two sisters, Evelyn Brewer of Sparta, Tennessee and Lona Matheney of Kirksville, Missouri; nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, David Hopper. Allen was a graduate of Novinger High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Allen enjoyed creating crafts with his wife, hunting and fishing with his sons, and spending time with his family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be the Reverend David Gottman. Burial with full military honors will be in the La Plata Cemetery, La Plata, Missouri. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

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Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the results of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division’s 2012 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 11,934 school buses were inspected between the dates of February 2 and April 30, 2012. The 2012 statewide results are as follows: 10,538 buses received approval upon initial inspection. 1,157 buses were deemed defective upon initial inspection. Buses with one or more minor defective items, yet deemed safe for the transport of students, are rated as “defective”. 239 buses were placed out-of-service upon initial inspection. Buses with one or more major defective items are deemed to be unsafe for the transport of students and are rated as “out-of-service” by inspection personnel. A total of 256 Missouri school districts will be awarded the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence for approval ratings of 90% or higher with no buses placed out-of-service. During the 2012-2013 school year, buses with an award-winning fleet may display the Missouri State Highway Patrol Total Fleet Excellence sticker in the lower corner of the first window on the passengerentry side of the bus. Results of the annual school bus inspection program are a matter of public record; therefore, requests for information pertaining to the 2012 annual school bus inspection program may be directed to MVI Analyst Brenda J. Davis via e-mail at: brenda.davis@mshp.dps.


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AHS 2011-2012 4th Quarter Honor Rolls “Principal‘s Honor Roll. 12th Grade - Lana L. Allen, Brady A. Bogeart, Emily Holbrook, Dale Magers, Amelia Smothers, Katlin Spearman, Hayley Vanskike and Felicity Yadon.“A” Honor Roll. 11th Grade - Adrienne Clay and Elexus Dysart. 10th Grade Hannah Britt and Samantha Reed. 9th Grade - Christina Pennington and Lane Waddle. 8th Grade - Ashlea Pennington. 7th Grade - Zachary D. Gray, Jordan M. Teter and Molly Waddle. “A” Honor Roll. 12th Grade - David M. Garnett and Theresa Licht. 11th Grade - Vincent Elrod and Justin Licht. 10th Grade - Katlyn Baker, Madeline Cuppy, Isis Reed and Lance A. Weber. 9th Grade - Colby M. Halley, Nicholas A. Romanetto, Collan Thrasher and Chase Wait. 8th Grade - Kirsten M. Gilliland, Sheyenne Klamert, Kathryn J. Ogden, Abigail L. Parton, Hayden Petre, Alicia Strausbauch and Garrett N. West. 7th Grade - Julie Smothers. “B” Honor Roll. 12th Grade - Zachery Brown. 11th Grade - Tagan Brookhart, Mattew B. Croucher, Dylan Hruska and Haley Rhoades. 10th Grade - Ethan Baker, Justin Bender, Aaron Magers, Ashton Ross, Morgan S. Tipton. 9th Grade - Teanna B. King and Jessie Simons. 8th Grade - Justin B. Howe, Mariah Rice, Corey Smothers, Demitri Thomas and Jadethanal X. Whitesell. 7thGrade - Courtney Bunch, Alexander Dahlquist, Tyler J. Johnston, Justice Licht and Danielle Welch.

LHS 2011-2012 4th Quarter Honor Rolls “A” Honor Roll. 12th Grade - J.T. Allen, Mallory Eitel, Adrienne Hamlin, Jennifer McIntyre, Grant Roberts, Rachel Shahan, Peyton Swift and Jake Waddle. 11th Grade - Makay Belt, Erin Boren, Samantha Juricic, Naomi Larson, Thomas Neely, Molly Safley, Travis Small and Taylor Snodgrass. 10th Grade - Hunter Howe, Morgan Kimmel, Hannah Larson and Preston Payne. 9th Grade - Seth Brown, Evan Carter, Kirk Larson, Jeana Noel and Molly West. 8th Grade - Allie Gregory and Kalie Lene. 7th Grade - Lexi Barnes, Rachel Jacobs, Elizabeth Larson, Seth Roberts and Tanner Smith. “B” Honor Roll. 12th Grade - Danielle Boren, Dakota Bulington, Taylor Herron, Kyle Larson, Keisha March, Alyson Morton, Justin Riggins, Tanner Shultz and Weston Wood. 11th Grade - Cordel Bane, John Boren, Brendan Curtis, Colton Curtis, Bryce Gladbach, Samantha Groseclose, Elizabeth Hays, Elizabeth Janes, Cody Love, Brittany Miller, Trenton Murray, Andrew Perry, Nathan Petersen and Aaron Thomas. 10th Grade Alex Carmack, Lee Clark, Tiffany Easley, Landon Foster, Grant Gregory, Justin Grove, Timerrick Gunnels, Nancy McKenzie-Adams, Skylar Rhodes, Dylan Slaughter and LaDonna White. 9th Grade - Alexis Allen, Baylon Belt, Ezikiel Frueh, Brandon Knight, Adam Roberts, Ethan Roberts, Matt Safley, Dylan Shultz, Alek Smith and Tessa Turner. 8th Grade - Tyra Douglas, Samantha Jett, Drew Magers, Laryn Pinkston, Hannah Roberts, Morgan St. Clair and Zachary Wheeler. 7th Grade Makenzie Beautte, Bayli Boston, Mitchell Cox, Camrie Feinberg and Catherine Gaerditz.

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Well, its Sunday, I made it home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon, five days in the hospital is about five too many. But I’m home, safe and sound and that’s all that counts. Over Memorial Day weekend I had a four wheeler accident, broke 3 ribs and bruised my lung. Gonna be a long recovery, but it could of been worse. No, there was no alcohol involved and I wasn’t being stupid, just hit a rut and that was it. So many times I hear people talking about people and four wheelers and how dangerous they are, and I guess to an extent they are, just depends on how you operate them. I was operating mine sensibly, just had an accident. I want to thank all of my camping/four wheeling friends for all their help. You guys are one of my many families and I love you all. That includes Lois for getting me to Dusty’s house, David for getting my quad back to camp, Marlene for driving me to the hospital and Dad for staying calm with me in the trauma room, plus there are so many more to thank, but you know who you are and what you’ve done for me and I thank you. Especially Randy for holding down the fort at the paper. I got out of the house today and went to Short Stop to get an ice tea, out of breath and exhausted, I came home and got back in the chair. So not sure how long I’ll be here, its

JEFFCOAT boring and quiet. It’s hard for someone like me, a goer, to be cooped up, I hate it and will work on getting out of here as soon as I can. I appreciate my visitors, Kera, Judy, Denzil, John, Randy, Evelyn, Connie, Colby, Brenda and my kids and all the phone calls and texts. It helps to stay focused on the people and things you love to get you back on track. So my first camping effort this year wasn’t so much a good one, but you know what they say, if you get bucked off, ya gotta get back on, so that I will. With camping doesn’t always mean four wheeler riding, just a couple times a year, so next camping trip won’t be so wild and dangerous. LOL, I hope anyway, you never know with the crew we camp with. Things sometimes get a little crazy. The summer will be slow for me as they say 6 to 8 weeks for complete healing, but I’ve got one week down so far. LOL I’m sure I’ll see ya around, just won’t be as much, but I would rather be slow then not be here at all. God Bless Everyone!!


From The Mayor’s Desk Water and sewer users are assessed an annual Primacy Fee by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This will be done on the June 2012 billing. This isn’t new as it has happened for several years. Every year we get many complaints that the City is raising rates. They have not been raised! These fees are collected by law and are used to provide adequate, clean, and safe drinking water. Last year the sewer fees were assessed to 510 residential customers; 55 industrial/commercial customers with a one inch service line or who were served by private water supply systems. There were 15 users that were assessed an industrial/ commercial fee based on a service line between one inch and 3.999 inches. Last year’s drinking

MAYOR THOMPSON water fees were assessed on 581 meters less than or equal to one inch. Any unmetered users are included in this group. There were 37 customers assessed a fee on meters larger than one inch, but less than or equal to two inches. Again, the City is not raising rates. This is just an attempt at explaining in advance what is happening.

Summer vacation travel with pets As summer vacation time approaches, Animal Medical Clinics of Quincy offer these tips for families planning to travel with their pets: have the pet micro-chipped in advance of travels to provide an extra safety bonus in the unlikely event that the pet would become lost during travel. Bring a current medical history of the pet’s in the event a visit to the vet is necessary. Pack food bowls and waste pick-up supplies. Plan ahead and search for hotels and/ or campgrounds that are pet-friendly. Plan to have C Y

our dog get a canine flu vaccine if traveling with a dog as canine’s are much more susceptible to getting the virus. Ensure that the pet is on heartworm/flea/ tick prevention and that it is current. Travel leads pets to being more prone to these parasites. If the pet suffers from motion sickness, talk with a vet about today’s anti-nausea medicines. If the pet is uneasy about riding in the car, use a crate or harness to keep the dog safely in its place while traveling. Consider boarding the pet if traveling is not in the pet’s best interests to travel. M K

Piano students of Janis Mitten held a recital for family and friends on Saturday, May 19th, at the La Plata Nursing Home Activities Room. Each girl played three songs as well as a duet with their teacher. Left to Right: Chloe Ebbeling, Sheridyn Bealmer, Janis Mitten, Addison Belfield, and Brooklyn Carvajal.


Pastor’s Corner God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one being that is a relationship. Each part of the relationship knows the other intimately. they know each other’s thoughts, their will and their behavior without speaking a word. Jesus came to prepare our hearts, minds, and spirits to take part in this relationship. Jesus came to teach us what it means to be in relationship with God and with one another. He came to make it possible for us to be in relationship with God. Our natural behavior in this life is to live our lives independent of God. But this is called sin. It goes against what the one who created us desires and even expects from us. Jesus came down to the earth and took our form. Jesus lived His life as one who had an intimate relationship with God, that God relationship we can have with God. And when Jesus showed finished showing us how to live in a God - relationship way, He did one thing more. He died the death we deserve because of our sinful ways. Jesus paid the price of our sin by His own death. He sacrificed Himself for us. Then God raised Jesus

PASTOR THOMAS up from the dead so that death is no longer the end of our lives. Death is just a transition from live on earth to life in heaven with God , a place of perfection and glory and indescribable beauty. Is there something missing in your life? Would you like to enter into this God relationship. God accepts us they way we are right now and helps us grow into this relationship. Don’t wait until you have got all together. Let the God-relationship put it all together with you. God will do that with you over time. Do it. Denzil Thomas Pastor of the Atlanta, Mt. Zion, and La Plata United Methodist Churches

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Tuesday, June 12th Spaghetti w/meat sauce, lettuce, hominy, French bread, ambrosia dessert and milk.

Wednesday, June 13th Beef roast, mashed potatoes w/gravy, cooked cabbage, bread, peach cobbler and milk.

Thursday, June 14th Chicken salad sandwich, potato chips, pickled beets, Jello w/fruit and milk.

Friday, June 15th Ham steak, sweet potatoes, butter beans, hot rolls, pineapple upside down cake and milk.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 97th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 1, 2013. The application deadline is August 26, 2012. To be eligible candidates must possess

a minimum of 60 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST certified, full-time law enforcement experience at the time recruit training begins. Troop B in Macon, Mo., will be testing on July 21, 2012, Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online or find other testing locations at

Missouri Colleges Fund receives two substantial donations The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) announces that Emerson has contributed $16,000 to underwrite need-based scholarships at member schools. This grant from Emerson will provide sixteen $1000 science and math scholarships at each of the 16 member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools to students studying toward attaining degrees in science and math. Additionally, the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) announces that Wells Fargo Advisors has contributed $24,000 to underwrite need-based scholarships at member schools. This grant from the Wells Fargo Advisors will provide sixteen $1,500 scholarships at each of the 16 members schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools to students studying toward attaining degrees in business related

fields. MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate degreegranting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. Their income is deprived primarily from private sources. MCF member schools include: Avila University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University, Springfield; Evangel University, Sprinfield; Fontbonne University, St. Louis; Hannibal LaGrange College, Hannibal; Maryville University, St.Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Loius; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; Westminster College, Fulton; William Jewell College, Liberty; and William Woods University, Fulton.

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LOCAL NEWS by Verna Buck Verna Buck and Eddie Buck visited Judy Brown at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, KS on Wednesday, May 30th. She was admitted on May 29th with an infection and bronchitis enroute home they visited Alma Pope and family in Marceline. She returned to Nursing Home in Eudora on Saturday. Larry Cantwell and daughter of Burlington, IA visited May 25th with Bobby and Verna Buck, Helen Nichols and Edwin Larsen Friday afternoon at La Plata Nursing Home. Stella Tuggle and Janet visited the Cemetery in Bucklin, MO Saturday, May 26th where grandparents Tom and Mary Pippin are buried. While there a man approached them and told them, “That’s my grandparents, too!� It was a cousin Larry Burnett that now lives in Boonville, MO. We hadn’t seen for several years. Ruth and Charlie Mendonhall of Texas visited Bobby Buck Friday am at LNH. Lenora Grear returned home Thursday after having spent several days with Chris Bohnet is Ankeny, IA. Betty Tucker and Hazel Hiles of Ft. Madison, IA visited Bobby and Verna Buck, Gloria Jacobs and Pearl Perry at LNH on May 27th. They also had visited in the Rilletta and Leonard Brokaw home and attended the Memorial Day dinner in Elmer. Also visiting Bobby besides family were June Magers, Lavern Prough and friend of Ft. Madison, IA and William Fredman and Marquerite

Hodges, Merlin and Annabelle Easley and Daryl Henderson and D.C. Trowbridge of Ottumwa. Erma Lee Billings, Shirley Webber, Verna Buck, Ceceil Taylor, Clifford Miller of Moberly, Howard and Lucy Eiffert of Columbia, Leland and Mary Moyer and Louise and John Gaughn met Thursday May 24th for lunch. Classmate Pat Thomas of Kiln, MO was unable to attend due the fire that destroyed the home of Peggy a d Jerry Thomas and sent Jerry to the hospital with serious burns. With love and support of family and friends he is improving daily. God Bless. Mr. and Mrs. Max Schneider of Columbia were recent visitors of Leola Schneider at LNH. Bud Dill of Kirksville was also a caller along with Buster Wood. Rev. Denzil Thomas, Louise and John Gaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carriker of Atlanta conducted church services at LNH on Sunday, May 27th. Donna McClanahan visited Marteena Gunnels and Bobby Buck at LNH on Friday. Esty Eiler of Baring visited Helen Nichols Sunday afternoon. Tommy Burton visited Bobby Buck and Marteena Gunnels Sunday afternoon. Mary Beale was also a visitor and visited Betty Jo Williams ad Marge Hendren. Joyce Hall was in Kirksville Monday morning for therapy after undergoing some recent Heart surgery for stints. Enroute home she visited Verna Buck.

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Dolores Harpster and Marsha Hammons went to a quilt show in Kirksville Saturday. Julie Kay and Sheridan Howe had Sunday lunch

with Marsha Hammons Sunday. Later they visited Basil Hammons at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon.

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Church WithOut Walls (CWOW) of Atlanta has hired its first pastor: Jonathan Burian, 29, lives in Moberly with his wife, Emilee. A 2011 graduate of Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Burian is originally from the Cedar Rapids, IA area. Jonathan leads the adult small group at Church WithOut Walls and also leads praise and worship music along with his wife and a mutual friend, Aaron Clinesmith. Established in April 2008, Church WithOut Walls is a not-for-profit ministry based in Atlanta. The house church has not had paid staff in its first four years. CWOW also serves as the sending agent for two missionaries averages about 40 for worship on Sundays. “We could not be more excited about having someone trained in ministry to lead us closer to Christ through solid, Biblical teaching,� said Aaron Baker, president of the ministry team at CWOW. “Our purpose is to lead people to a productive, lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. We hope that Jonathan’s teaching and leading will bring us closer to these goals.� “My goal for my work here is to help people know God and to be known by God,� said Burian. “I am looking forward to getting to know the area and helping with the ministry here at Church WithOut Walls.� To learn more, visit





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TOPS M0877 TOPS M0877 La Plata met Tuesday May 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata Christian Church fellowship hall with 6 members weighing in. Janet led the meeting. We opened with our TOPS and KOPS pledges and the “TOPS Rededication Song� led by Karen C. Roll call was: “Did you lose weight, keep on journaling and did you make a healthy life choice change?� Best TOPS loser was Karen C. Best KOPS loser was Veva. Barbara G. stayed the same. Karen C. won TOPSi for the month of May. Our “Summer Awards Contest� starts the first of JUne and runs through

the end of August. Janet will print our walking and exercise forms. Our “Dime Weight-Loss Contest is still going. We are counting on our leader Gail being with us soon. We have tentative plans for a sampling/tasting night in June. We will bring healthy dishes and low calorie cold drinks and recipes for each item. In July we will have a picnic, weather permitting. Our weekly challenge is to keep journaling and to set aside 2 days to eat all 5 food groups. Anyone interested in visiting or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660-651-3025 for more information.

The 12U Blue Flames fastpitch softball team won 2nd place in the Spirit Classic USSSA tournament in Columbia May 19-20th. They are coached by Tabetha Petre, Jeff Milburn, Tim Wood, & Shawn Petre. Pictured- First row-left to right: Scout Foster (Bevier), Mary Bradley (Bevier), Peyton Milburn (Macon), Aleassa Hruska (Atlanta) Second row- left to right: Baileigh Horne (Macon), McKenzie West (Monroe City), Summer Wood (La Plata), Maddy Craig (La Plata), Rachel Smith (Monroe City), Haylee Petre (Atlanta), Lauren Youngblood (Monroe City) Third row: Jeff Milburn, Coach

Progressive Farmerettes The Progressive Farmerettes met at a local restaurant for lunch and a meeting hosted by Iris Chaney May 23rd. Four members answered roll call by telling something about their mother and sharing a photo. Iris gave the devotion. A letter was received from Macon R.E.C. about their

annual meeting and queen contest. A get well card was signed for Elaine Holmes who has been ill. Penny drill and door prize winners were: Mildred and Karen. Iris gave a reading entitled “Mysteries Way� for her program. Paula Thompson will host the June meeting at a date to be decided.

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It got to be hot this week. One day we reached 96 degrees. We are in need of rain. Most people are having to water flowers and trees to keep them alive. Our yard has big cracks appearing. Beans are coming up. Corn is looking good. Gayle and Dale Mc Vay of Macon visited Dean and Marietta Slaughter this week. Chad, Amanda, Claire and Morgan Belfield enjoyed having Amanda’s sister and family, Molly, Aaron, Eian and Audrey Becker visit this week. The Beckers reside in Webster City, Iowa. Claire Belfield visited Nancy Belfield one morning this past week. Richard and Sharron Burns visited their daughter, Amy Burns, and friend, Jamie Langbart, of Columbia Sunday. They helped Amy celebrate her 28th birthday. Sharron Burns visited the Blake and Tori Larson family Wednesday afternoon to work on the 4-H demonstrations for the children. Steve Shipp, Bob Couch, Danny Smithson, James Repogle and Rich Burns attended the La Plata Community Fire District meeting held Monday evening. Richard Buns visited Jerry Thomas at the University of Missouri Medical Center this week. Sunday morning the Gifford Christian Church congregation heard the final sermon from Nathan Peters of Central Christian Church of the Bible at Moberly. Nathan and fiancÊe, Katie, are getting married this next weekend. He will be doing his internship work in Moberly this summer. Attending were Debbie Newland, Kirby Bailey, Donna Kelly, Dean and Marietta Slaughter, Donna and Jerry Gray, Rich

and Sharron Burns, Mac McRay, Chad, Amanda, Claire and Morgan Belfield. Wednesday evening Sharron and Rich Burns traveled to Brookfield Missouri to enjoy visiting and dining with Roger and Linda Burns of Hubert, Oklahoma. Also attending were Tony Burns and daughters, Ali, Madeline and Kaylee, Jimmy Bums and sons, Ryan and Blake Burns of Brookfield. June arrived in all its splendor! Temperatures have been very nice and agreeable. We do need rain badly. Only 3/10 inch arrived this week. Dean and Marietta Slaughter and daughter, Gayle Mc Vay, attended the Williams Family Reunion held in the Atlanta Community building on Sunday. Oklahoma Indians 4-H club took their pets and animals to the La Plata Nursing Home. Richard and Sharron Burns attended the wedding of Nathan Peters and Katie Dennert in Gilman City Saturday afternoon. Sharron Burns visited the Larson family to work on 4-H demonstrations this week. MaKenzie Beautte and Sharron Burns worked on 4-H minutes at the La Plata Library Wednesday afternoon. Jeremy Jarman, Roger Jarman, Lana and Mike Daniels visited Roger and Mary the Sunday. The Oklahoma Indians 4-H met to clean the stream behind the La Plata Train Depot May 29th. Richard and Sharron Burns hosted the TallmanBaker Reunion at the La Plata Masonic Lodge Sunday. Amy Burns of Columbia met her [parents, Rich and Sharron Burns, in Moberly Sunday evening for supper.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Fire Station the community met under the direction of Bob Couch and Stan East to determine a benefit direction for Jerry and Peggy Thomas. Their house, belongings and vehicles were totally destroyed after their May 24 house fire. Jerry Thomas is currently undergoing craft surgery to repair the burns on his body. Keep reading the Home Press for further fundraising events.


Many of you may have noticed that construction signs have began to go up along Business Route 63 on the south end of Kirksville. This is in preparation for the upcoming sidewalk improvement work that is going to be taking place. Work will begin soon, and traffic control will be in place to keep motorists and workers safe. When work is being completed, traffic in the driving lane close to the work site will be moved over into the turning lane.

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Atlanta FCCLA Members Donate $600 to Macon County Relay for Life. Hannah Britt, President of the Atlanta Family, Career and Community Leaders of America presents $600 check to Judy Wilson, Chairman of Macon County Relay for Life. The Atlanta chapter joined with the La Plata cheerleaders to host two “Pink-Out” basketball games. Atlanta members sold t-shirts, raffled a pink basketball and sold pink cupcakes to raise money for the donation. The Relay for Life will take place on June 9 at Macon County Fairgrounds.


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New Emergency Alert System Directly To Cell Phones Emergency management officials know that in weather emergencies, such as tornados, warnings can save lives. But they can’t always rely on traditional warning methods — television, radio and outdoor sirens — to reach everyone. Beginning in June, through a partnership with FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, officials will also be able to send warnings directly to cell phones. Using the new Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, the National Weather Service will send warnings for tornados, flash floods, blizzards and ice storms in the local area to cell towers that serve affected counties. The warnings will go automatically to many newer-model cell phones within range of the towers. “While these warnings may look like text messages, there won’t be any charges on your phone bill,” said Michael Kindle, Director Macon County Enhanced 9-1-1. “This is

just one more way to be alert for imminent dangers, whether you’re at home or on the road.” The short messages will provide very basic information, such as the type of warning, affected areas and duration. “When you get this warning message, we encourage you to turn to other sources for more detailed information about what to expect and what actions you should take,” said Kindle. Whether and how you’ll receive the alerts depends on your cell phone and service provider. About 10 percent of the cell phones in use today are already capable of receiving the alerts; others, such as newer iPhones and Android models, will soon receive software updates that add this feature. The wireless industry estimates that by 2014 nearly all phones on the market will be WEAcapable. The alerts are delivered directly from cell tower to cell phone through a one-way broadcast. The

system will not track or locate individual cell phones or phone numbers — it simply broadcasts to all phones within range. Unfortunately, in some cases, this may result in over warning. “For example, if we issue a warning for Macon County, Missouri, it will go to all towers that serve that county. If you live in an adjacent area, such as western Knox, Shelby or Monroe counties, southern Adair or Sullivan, and eastern Chariton or Linn counties you may get the warning, too,” said Andy Bailey, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill. “Towers in urban areas generally serve a radius of two to five miles, and in rural areas up to 10 miles, so the warning message may reach a little beyond the warning boundaries.” The alerts will include a unique ring tone and vibration. They will not interrupt any phone calls or downloads in progress. If

you’re on the phone when the warning is issued, you’ll get the message after you end your call. In addition to weather alerts, the system can broadcast AMBER alerts and presidential alerts for national emergencies. On newer phones, these alerts will be turned on by default. Procedures for opting out of the alerts will vary by carrier. “Like any new system, we’ll no doubt have some issues to work through,” said Kindle. “We hope people will be patient and not opt out of these potentially life-saving messages. The system will get better with time, but it’s too important to wait any longer.” To learn more about the Wireless Emergency Alert system, contact your city or county emergency manager. To find out if your phone is capable of receiving the alerts, contact your wireless service provider.







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WANTED: City of La Plata Parks and Recreation Board is looking for new board members. If interested please stop by city hall.

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YARD SALE YARD SALE: Saturday, June 9th, 422 & 502 W. Phipps, Tuggle residence,8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Clothes, girls 3-4 toddlers, ladies, juniors and large and plus size womens, men’s shirts

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YARD SALE: Multifamily garage sale, Saturday, June 9th, 214 N. Jones Street, 8:00 - ? Mens, womens and girls junior clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry and home decor. Robinson MO RELAY 711 “Brookview is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI In Re: Cheryl L. Daley, SP, Plaintiff, vs. Sarah Ann Guthrie, 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. 12MA-CC00014 NOTICE UPON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Missouri to Defendant Sarah Ann Guthrie, deceased, and John Doe and Jane Doe, all persons unknown, plaintiff believes that there are unknown heirs, 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, Missouri, the object and general nature of which is Quite Title

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI Re: The Estate of Majorie Elizabeth Raine, Deceased. Estate No. 12MA-PR00024 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Small Estate) To All Persons Interested In The Estate of Marjorie Elizabeth Raine, Decedent. On April 4, 2012, a small estate affidavit was filed by th distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo, with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon, Missouri. All creditors of the decent, who died on February 6, 2012, are notified that 473.444, RSMo, sets a limitation period that


Action; and which affects the following described property: All of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Thirty-One, Township Fifty-Nine, Range Sixteen, in the County of Macon and State of Missouri, containing 40 acres, more or less. The names of all parties to said action are: Cheryl L. Daley, 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 the 16th day of May, 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 from the record. Witness my hand and the seal of the Circuit Court this 11th day of May, 2012. Date of first publication: May 16, 2012. /s/ Ann Henry Probate Clerk Dates of publication are May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 2012.

would bar claims one year after the death of the decedent. A creditor may request that this estate be opened for administration. Receipt of this notice should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient may possibly have a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, may possibly be determined from the affidavit on this estate filed in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri. Date of first Pulication is June 6th, 2012 /s/Ann Henry, Probate Clerk Dates of publication are June 6 and June 13, 2012.


La Plata MFA exchange and Red Brand Wire have teamed up for a promotion called Home Grown. The local dealer for Red Brand Wire enrolled the Atlanta FFA Chapter in the promotion. For every roll of Red Brand Wire sold the chapter received a dollar. Shown is La Plata MFA Manager Dale Smoot presenting a check for $379 to Atlanta FFA President, Katlin Spearman. Part of the money was used for an FFA Scholarship for a graduating member. Pictured: FFA member Justin Grigsby, Katlin Spearman, President, Dale Smoot, MFA manager, Lance Weber and Korbin Gunnels, FFA members.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Ricky L Bunch, Jr., dated April 13, 2010, and recorded on April 14, 2010, in Book No. 946, at Page 087 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Macon County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on June 13, 2012, at 1:30 PM, at the South Front Door of the Macon County Courthouse, Macon, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: All of the East One-Half of the South One-Third of Lot 47 and all of the East OneHalf of Lot 48 in Block 5 in that part of the City of Macon, Missouri formerly called “Old Macon” MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS All of the East One-Half of the South One-Third of Lot 47 and all of the East One-Half of Lot 48 in Block 5 in that part of the City of Macon, Macon County, Missouri formerly called “Old Macon”, commonly known as 405 Vine St, Macon, MO, 63552

subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. James D. Smiser, Successor Trustee First Publication: May 16, 2012. For more information, visit NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 135882 / Invoice No. 135882-547679).

2012 Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Crash And Special Enforcement Totals Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the 2012 Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop B area, which consists of the 16 northeast counties of Missouri. During the holiday weekend, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), and as an added enforcement effort also conducted a 20-Mile Trooper Operation on U.S. Highways 24, 36, and 63 on Friday, May 25, 2012, and Monday, May 28, 2012. During the 2012 Memorial Day weekend traffic crash counting period, which

began at 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012, Troop B officers investigated 24 traffic crashes resulting in five injuries. Preliminary enforcement totals show officers issued 564 summonses for exceeding the posted speed limit; 147 summonses for seat belt violations; 1,086 warnings; made 17 arrests for driving while intoxicated. In addition, troopers assisted 198 motorists. “Even though this major holiday period has ended, we want to urge motorists to continue to drive safely and always wear their seat belts,” stated Captain Wilt.

Dates of publication are May 16, 23 and 30 and June 6, 2012.

La Plata City Wide Yard Sales Scheduled For June 16 Got something to sell? Looking for something to buy? The La Plata City Wide Yard Sales will be held on June 16, 2012 starting at 7AM. The event is once again being coordinated by La Plata Ladies Sorority. To get your name and address on the map, please send $2.00 to 320 S. Gex, La Plata, MO 63549 or drop

it by the La Plata Pharmacy to Abbie Lene by Saturday, June 9. Your $2.00 pays for map printing and advertisements, like the ones you see in The Home Press! Maps will be available June 15 at these La Plata retailers: La Plata Pharmacy, La Plata Short Stop, C&R, Casey’s, and Curtis Café.

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David Potter, head mechanic, and his nephew Andrew Payton wait for new customers. Earlier this day, Potter came to the rescue of a stranded driver when the wheel bearings on his hay rake tire went out, leaving the man stranded on Highway 63.

Hagar Farm and Auto opened its doors to the public on May 21 under new management. Two weeks after opening day, owner, Trent Perry and head mechanic, David Potter have seen an increase in customers. It’s been gradually picking up since we’ve opened,” Potter said. “Everyday’s been a little bit better. We don’t have any advertisements up. And not very many people even know we’re opened again. So, I’ve been offering discounts to people when they first come in. Say you came in and wanted your tires rotated and rebalanced, I would throw in the balance for free, something like that.” Although the shop has had several different managers, Perry has owned the building for 12 years. Potter began working at the shop while the previous manager was still employed. However, due to health reasons, the manager had to step down. Hagar Farm and Auto offers a variety of services such as, tire repair, mechanical work, brake repair, bearing repair and some exhaust work. “Pretty much [we do] a little bit of everything except rebuilding and overhauling motors,” Potter said. “We’ll change a motor, but we won’t rebuild one.” In addition, after June 13, Potter will be certified to conduct car inspections. Potter, originally from Baring, Mo. worked for three years as a diesel mechanic in a tire shop when he and his wife lived in the Quad Cities. When the

Charlie, Owner Trent Perry’s “guard dog” can frequently be seen following Trent around, checking out the stoplights up the street and following a trail of crumbs.

health of the tire shop’s owner began to fail, the Potters moved to La Plata in search of work. “So David found me and I found David and here we are,” Perry said. Although the duo has no finite sales goals in mind, they do plan to make a difference in the city. “[We want to] try to get business for the city,” Perry said. “We’re trustworthy and dependable.” In addition to their honest and charismatic approach to automotive repair, Perry and Potter offer roadside assistance when needed. On May 30, Potter came to the rescue of someone whose faulty wheel bearings left him stranded on the side of the highway. “A guy had a hay rake and was out here on 63, and the bearings went out, “Potter said. “One of the tires on it went cocksideways and rubbed the side wall out of the tire. I had to go out, take it off, put a new tire on and replace the bearings for him.” The man had walked from the highway to the garage to find help. Since one of Potter’s favorite parts of being a mechanic is interacting with people, he eagerly assisted the stranded driver. “I like meeting the people,” Potter said. “[Being a mechanic] is what I’m good at.” Hagar Farm and Auto is located at 216 E Sanders St., open Monday through Friday 8-5. With Saturday hours coming soon. 660-332-4345.

Hagar Farm and Auto offers new and used tires. Their services include tire and brake repair, mechanical and some exhaust work.

Being Safe by Joe Koenen, Agri-Business Specialist The summer is here and so lots of you will be traveling or at least driving to fairs and events in our area. We live in farm country so I want to address farm safety today. Being safe this time or any time of year is 2 sided – farmers as well as drivers/travelers. Farmers are running equipment on the road and so we as drivers need to be extra careful. Farm equipment is wider in addition to being slower than traffic so be prepared when you meet them. You need to allow for some extra time in case you come across farm equipment because you may not be able to pass them in some places. Keep in mind that young



people may be driving the farm equipment sometimes too. Many farmers were aware of a proposed law that would have greatly limited their own family members and neighbors from utilizing young people on the farm. That proposal received enough criticism that it was withdrawn recently. However, please remember to train yours and any other kids in safety issues when they operate machinery. The kids need to be mature enough and of sufficient age to know what to do if an emergency comes up. If we don’t do a good job of that this proposed law could come up again. University of Missouri Extension has several publications related to farm safety that you can find online at http://extension. and type farm safety in the search bar. C Y