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Editorial News

Minutes of Lewis Co. Commission

COMMENT This is Life by Dan Steinbeck

Minutes are edited.Complete copies are available the Lewis County Clerk’s Offfice in Monticello.

Let’s just unplug the tube It’s fall. In recent years, that means time to air the latest in shoot-‘em-up, blow-‘em-up, sleep-with-everyone, cheat-‘em-all TV. Goodness. Is every TV character only either a policeman/detective, doctor, lawyer, and/or floozy? Are there programs this fall that young people can watch too, without parents having to hit mute or change channels? Does every canned laugh show have to include sexual innuendo? Does every sitcom have to have an issue statement? Must we portray dramas to give terrorists new ideas or simulate terrorist activities? Where are the bus drivers in today’s TV world? Where are those whose TV character sing or entertain? Where are the shows of our military people? Where are the shows about songwriters? Do honest businessmen exist on TV? Can’t carpenters, locksmiths, or mechanics have exciting lives that could be shows? Once, TV networks showed creativity, humor a whole family could enjoy, and insightful dramas. Some of the younger readers may not know that, unless they have been introduced to syndicated programming. How about reality shows that include people and not bad mouthing or belittling them? Why not encourage group growth instead of shrinking a group to one, Should reality include “real” stunts like tightrope walking while eating bugs. (Of course, we all remember doing that very thing as a teenager, right?) Proper programming of TV should include – like movies – relaxation, well-developed drama, enjoyable humor, and escapism. If we want the gore, we’ll watch the evening news or cable/satellite. Years from now, will today’s TV shows be remembered, or will we still have better memories of classic TV: “Green Acres,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Cosby Show,” or “I Love Lucy?” Even now, name a lasting show from 2009.


Backward Glances

YESTERYEAR PICTURE Edgar John Bergen was an American actor and radio performer, who was best known as a ventriloquist. JoAnn and David Steinbeck and others entertained Bergan the week of Homecoming in 1963. Mrs. Steinbeck remembers him a very pleasant person. At the small gathering, Bergman emphasized how important his family was as opposed to Show business. Bergen was one of many guests who performed their variety acts during several years of the Culver-Stockton Homecoming festivities. Bergen performed on

many variety TV shows and was popular among all ages. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and the son of Swedish Immigrants. He taught himself ventriloquism from a pamphlet when he was 11 years old. A few years later he commissioned a woodcarver to sculpt a likeness of a Irish newspaper boy he knew. He later worked at a Silent Theatre house in Chicago. Bergen also much successs with a radio show. His famous daughter, Candice was the star of the popular TV show, Murphy Brown.

From the pages of early County newspapers 25 YEARS AGO The Press News Journal September 19, 1985 A one-way street and angled parking, plan which was proposed on the streets north, west, and south of the City of Canton City Hall, was voted down by public opposition. — September 19, 1985 About 225 Boy Scouts and Girls Scout, along with their adult leaders will participate in Scouting Sept. 27-29 on the campus of Culver-Stockton College, Canton. The main attraction will be the return of Dan Wheatcroft, a 1948 graduate of C-SC, and council executive of the Heart of Aemrica Boy Scout in Kansas City, Kansas. — A Pakinstani couple compares farms in visit to Lewistown. Leland (Bud) Doscher and his wife, Joanne, hosted a tour form Pakistani farmers in 1978, and later toured Pakistan themselves. Ameer Ali and is wife, Neseem spent several days at the Leland (Bud) Doscher farm west of Lewistown. The recent visit to the Doscher farm was part of three-month itinerary in the U.X., which inlcudes time in Houston, Texas. — The Harvest Jamboree hel at the Lewis CountyFairgrounds, Saturday, was well attended. A style show featuring Zent House of laBele and several local “ladies” appeared in regal

apparel. — Jim Campbell, driver of the local OATS van, recently took dirst place in a bus “rodeo” sponsored in Shelbina by OATS, Inc. The rodeo consisted of driving an OATS van through several different maneuvers of varying degrees of difficulty, Campbell was the only contestant to receive perfect score. — 50 Y EARS AGO Canton Press-News September 22, 1960 Canton has been granted $12,200 in federal fund for the repair of flood damages to public facilities. The town had requested $12,200 and the federal inspecting officials recommended $ 12, 200. The money will be paid only upon the receipt of bills for materials and labor used in the flood repairs. — Harry Hall, superintendent of the Canton Public Schools has announced that the school will operate on Central Standard time beginning Monday, September 26. Mr. Hall stated that it was darker in the mornings now, and that the decision to change back to standard time was made so as not to inconvenience those who ride the buses. Canton, which went on Daylight Savings time for the first time this year, will remain on that time until the last Saturday in October. —


Bill Dorris told Kiwanians at their Tuesday luncheon of the reorganization of the Boy Scout Troop in Canton and asked them to sponsor it again. Mr. Dorris has accepted the task as acting scoutmaster. — 75 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News September 19, 1935 Bertram, the implement man, to Rice McCutchan . It was a hurry up transaction. — Culver-Stockton College gymnasium, recently finished is one of the finest in the country. The architect says the inside court is exceeded in length by only Yale and Howard (Harvard?) by 10 feet. — There are so many new scholars coming in to our school this winter it is hard to find houses and rooms. We have 40 freshmen this year. How is that for Billtown? — A.F. Knight is erecting an up-to-date cottage of six rooms, and pantry, porches and bath. Mr. Knight is holding forth in a tent, housekeeping and tending the switch board. She expects to move in her new home next week. Another improvement is the cottage of four rooms Melvin Gruber is building for himself and bride. They like Mrs. Knight, are keeping house in a tent and the smokehouse until the building is ready for occupancy.

This Press-News Journal student art of the week was a still life by Dustin Tournear of Highland High School. It was submitted by Highland art teacher Carol Clay Mann qualifies him for a coupon from Saints Avenue Cafe in Canton.

Queen of Peace includes Sat. Mass on trial The Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing will have a Saturday 7:00 p.m. Mass on a trial basis during October in addition to the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass. It is during October that a count is taken at the Masses in the Diocese of Jefferson City. This count is held to allow for better pastoral planning for the benefit of the parishes and the Diocese. The Reverend Richard Frank is the pastor of the Catholic Churches in Ewing, LaGrange and Canton.

The Commission met Sept. 2, 2010 with Presiding Commissioner Nancy Goehl, Northern Commissioner John Campen and Southern Commissioner Jesse Roberts present. Road and Bridge: Bill Rash, supervisor, and Regina Dredge, secretary, present. Rd 329: Ronnie Lay discussed field entrance that was recently done and other concerns. FEMA: Jerry Ross, FEMA Pac Leader (Disaster 1934 for June 12 through July 31) for Lewis County, brought in the Public Assistance Kick-off meeting (necessary information for projects). Ross discussed the disaster projects. Commissioners, Bill Rash and Ross met with Troy Brown on County Road 532 about the Fabius eating into the roadway. Collector Annual Settlement: Co. Clerk Sharon Schlager reported that she had met with Collector Bob Veatch about the 2007 and 2008 annual settlement that have not yet been turned in. Veatch has turned in 2009 but said it could change due to information off the other two reports. Bldg and Grounds: Schlager reported that two different businesses had come in and looked at the moisture problem and reported that leaking would have to be stopped before they could do anything. Commissions contacted

Whiston Construction again and they are to come on Sept.3 or 7. Minutes of September 7, all three commissioners present. Bldg and Grounds: Mark Whiston, Whiston Construction came Sept. 3, looked at the leaking problems. The lower leaking moisture was caused where the mortar had come out of the bricks and caused water to seep into the southwest corner of the courthouse. Whiston looked at the hidden gutters and they are leaking. He will do a temporary fix on the gutters to give the county time to budget for 2011. It was okayed for him to do the repairs on brick and gutters. Road and Bridge: Bill Rash, supervisor, and Regina Dredge, secretary, present. Radio license: working on renewing the radio license for road and bridge. Rd 516-Grant bridge: concrete bid has ran out in July so instead of $83.00 per yard it will cost $85.00 per yard. It was agreed to pay the $2.00 difference because this is the last bridge on the grant. Rd 340: after reworking the road hauled the county’s part and extra purchased by landowner. Rd. 527: worked on the corner slope. Rd 516: The east wall has been poured and will try to pour west wall tomorrow.

Immanuel United Methodist Church 601 Washington, Canton **NEW SERVICE** Come As You Are Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Join us afterwards for further discussion with Pastor Amanda Ross 37-39

Church Sunday Schedules

See our expanded Churches Section on our web site, Dover Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church — Nelsonville Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Services — Hester Community Church 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Services 6:30 p.m. Family night — Mt. Olivet United Methodist. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship — Durham United Methodist 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:40 a.m. Worship — Mt. Sinai Christian Church (Independent) 10:00 a.m. Worship — Durham Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship — S. Union Baptist Maywood 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship — Ewing Mt. Olivet Baptist 10:00 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Worship — Ewing First Baptist 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m Worship — Ewing Assembly of God 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship — Lewis Co. Faith Parish Centenary UMC 8:00 a.m. Worship Lewistown Park UMC 11:00 a.m. Worship Monticello UMC 9:30 a.m. Service — Lewistown Christian 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship — Lewistown Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:30a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Worship — Freedom in Christ 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 7:00 p.m. Evening Service — Lewistown Seventh Day Adventist Church Saturday 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11:00 a.m. Worship — LaBelle Assembly of God 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship — LaBelle First Christian Disciples of Christ 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship — LaBelle First Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship — Providence Baptist Williamstown 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Church training 7:00 p.m. Worship — Ten Mile Baptist 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship — S. Wyaconda Baptist 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School — Wyaconda Baptist 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Services — Liberty Baptist 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship — Green Chapel Baptist LaGrange 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship — LaGrange United Methodist 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School — LaGrange Christian (Non-denominational) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Morning worship

Evening activities vary 6:30 p.m. K-12 Youth prg. 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study — LaGrange First Baptist 8:00 a.m. Prayer mtg 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:10 a.m. Worship 5:15 p.m. Adult choir 6:00 p.m. Bible study — St. Peter’s Lutheran Missouri Synod LaGrange 9:00 a.m. Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Youth Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship 5:00 p.m Confirmation Class — St. Joseph Catholic, Canton 10:30 a.m. Mass — Notre Dame Catholic, LaGrange Saturday 5:15 p.m. Mass — Queen of Peace, Ewing Saturday 7:00 p.m. Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass — Bluff Springs Methodist 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School — Life Tabernacle Ministries 10:00 a.m. Sunday School and Worship 4:00 p.m. Worship — Immanuel United Methodist Church Canton 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:15 Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Faith Seekers Worship — Canton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 10:45 a.m. Worship Noon- Fellowship Time — First Baptist Canton 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m Children’s Church 6:00 p.m. Worship —


HISTORY Join us afterwards for further discussion with Pastor Amanda Ross PRESS-NEWS JOURNAL, CANTON, MO Minutes are edited...

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