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WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 ~ Volume 134 No. 16

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James Watson Sworn In As New Mayor, Pool Being Readied For Busy Season, Prove Your Dog Breed, Prepare To Pay For Old Nuisance Houses
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Taking the oath of office Monday evening were, left to right: Alderman Kenny Hoffman, Mayor James A. Watson, and Alderman Byron McLelland. Each of the members will fill a two year term of their office elect.

Members of the Clarence City Board of Alderpersons were called to order by Mayor Donald Sanford on Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. All members were present.
   Opening order of business was public comment. Josh Blevins of the Clarence Baseball Assoc. presented information that a car wash was being planned. Community State Bank has offered their driveway for the event to be held. Blevins said that the bank uses very little water, and asked if the city would pickup the extra water expense on their bill for the car wash to be held. Alderman Byron McLelland made a motion for the city to pickup the extra water used expense with a second by Alderman Kenny Hoffman. Vote was 4-0 in favor.
   Gail Baker with Clarence Helping Hand presented information on the upcoming walk/run. The event is planned for May 3rd, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Chinn’s Feed Mill and the event starting at 8:30. The course will be the same as last year leaving Chinn’s Feed Mill and walking down abandoned Highway 36 toward Hodgin’s Heights. Baker asked the board if that was acceptable to them. Alderman Hoffman said to make sure that Chief of Police Raymond Barton could help with traffic control at the intersection. Alderman McLelland made a motion to approve the event, with a second by Alderman Hoffman. The event was approved 3-0 to be held on Saturday, May 3rd. One abstention due to Alderwoman being a member of Helping Hand.
   Old Business
   As asked for in the past months meeting, City Administrator ...
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City Administrator Zach McLeland, left, presented a plaque of appreciation to retiring Mayor Donald Sanford, right. The plaque read, “Donald J. Sanford, 2008-2014, This Token of Appreciation and Gratitude is Extended for Your Six Years as Mayor and Alderman Presented this 14th Day of April 2014, City of Clarence”.  2969

Three Fires Friday Answered By Clarence Firemen -- One Under Investigation As Very Suspicious
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Clarence volunteer firefighters were under pressure Friday, April 11 as three fires were answered, with the day starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through 7:30 p.m. One of the three is identified as suspicious in nature and is currently under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept.
   At approximately 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 11, the Clarence Rural, Macon Rural and Bevier Fire Depts. were called and responded to Bill Albright’s north of Anabel.
   Clarence Rural responded with a tanker, pumper and gator and 5 firefighters. Macon Rural responded with a pumper, tanker and 2 brush trucks and 5 firefighters. Bevier responded with a tanker truck and 2 firefighters.
   At the scene acreage was burnt along with two out buildings. Fire personnel left the scene at 1:00 p.m. A value has not been set on the damage to the property and buildings.
   Clarence Rural was called out at 4:00 p.m. to Shelby 315. At the site approximately 5 acres were burned along with a vacant house.
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Open Burning In Missouri
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The following must not be burned under Missouri State Law: ►Tires ►Demolition and Construction Waste ►Petroleum Based Products
   It is legal to burn the following:
   1. Household trash originating on-site from a residential property with less than 4 dwelling units. Household trash does NOT include construction or demolition wastes, wastes from home businesses, durable goods, carpets, tires, or furniture.
   2. Vegetation, including yard waste, tree trunks, tree limbs, when originating on the site where it is burned. May use virgin petroleum products to start fires, but NOT tires or used oil. Burning of vegetation ...
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Good Friday Services At Baptist Church
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The Clarence Community Good Friday Service will be held at 2 p.m., April 18th, at the Clarence Baptist Church.
   This year’s theme is “The Suffering and Sufficient Lamb of God”, with John 20:17-37 as supporting Scripture.
   Everyone in the community is most welcome to attend.

Easter Week Services in Clarence Churches
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First Baptist Church—Community Good Friday Service at 2:00 p.m., April 18; Easter Services at 10:45 a.m.
   St. Patrick’s Catholic Church—Article below.
   First Christian Church—Early worship service at 8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday. There will be an Easter Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Regular Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.
   Clarence United Methodist Church—Maundy Thursday Service on April 17 at 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday Service at 6:30 p.m.; Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. at Camp Jo-Ota with breakfast following; Easter Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
   Clarence Church of the Nazarene—Easter Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30. The morning worship service will be from 10:00 to 11:00. Following the service an Easter Egg hunt will be held for children age 10 and under.

Holy Week At St. Patrick's Church
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Palm Sunday, beginning the most solemn week in the Christian calendar, was celebrated this year at St. Patrick’s and throughout the world on April 13. Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of His Passion for the salvation of the world and features the Blessing of the Palms and the reading of the Passion. Passion Sunday, as it is often called, prepares the faithful for the coming Holy Week. Palm Sunday begins a week of prayer and fasting and participation in services commemorating the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. Please join us at the Holy Week services this week at St. Patrick’s. The schedule is as follows:
   7:00 P.M. Reconciliation and Penance Service
   7:30 p.m. Holy Thursday (Commemoration of the institution of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Holy Orders)
   2:00 P.M. Community Good Friday services at the Baptist Church in Clarence
   5:00 P.M. Good Friday services at St. Patrick’s (Featuring the Veneration of the Cross)
   8:30 p.m. Holy Saturday at St. Mary’s in Shelbina (Featuring the Lighting of the Easter Fire and the Baptism and Confirmation of those being received into the Catholic Church.)
   Easter Sunday when we rejoice in the risen Jesus and his triumph over sin and death.
   8:00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Church in Clarence
   10:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Church in Shelbina

SSMS Students Named To Honors Choir
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NE District 6th grade Honors Choir was held at MACC Activities Center in Moberly on April 7th. SSMS was among 33 other schools in attendance.
   Front row, left to right: Myriah Goers, Anna Werr, Hadley Hicks, Amber Durbin, Bailey Schoonover, Elisabeth Fugeat, Drake Martin and Dylan Broeckling Back row, left to right: Aaron Hall, Cason Wilt, Mallory Wood, Josie Hammond, Nellea Dovin, Sierra Fountain, Ally Kinzle, Autumn Perkins, Makenzie Schwieter, Callie Roetemeyer and director Tim Hercules.

South Shelby FFA Wins Farm Bureau Video Contest in Northeast District
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In December 2013, the South Shelby FFA created a five minute educational video to be entered into the Farm Bureau FFA Video Contest. To enter the contest, the video needed to be 3-5 minutes long and needed to promote agriculture in a positive light. The South Shelby FFA Video, entitled I Believe, was created by over 65 of the South Shelby FFA members who worked together to take video footage, edit the footage, create a message, and choose music. Ten members were highlighted in the video with their Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, and the message given included several facts about agriculture in Missouri and in the United States.
   On March 19, South Shelby FFA was named the ...
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Shakespeare Performs At R-IV Schools
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Shelby County R-IV Elementary students were brought a little Shakespeare culture this week. Mrs. Mary Jo Kattelman brought the dramatic group to the elementaries through a grant received by Monsanto.
   Students at Clarence Elementary School watched a play in the East building’s gymnasium and then were visited in each of their classrooms with activities...
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Events To Occur
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...Coffee and ice tea will be served beginning at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Clarence Nutrition Center. Everyone welcome!
   ...The Clarence United Methodist Church will have a Free Breakfast Saturday morning from 7 to 10 in the church basement. Everyone is invited.
   ...The CCBG traditional Easter Egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. on the school grounds.
   ...The Clarence VFW Auxiliary will meet at Marge Weber’s on Thursday night, April 24, at 6:30.
   ...Shelby Co. Health Dept. will hold a blood pressure clinic in Clarence at the Nutrition Center on Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
   ...The Clarence High School Classes Reunion will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Fellowship Hall at the Methodist Church. Make reservations early which will take precedence over walk-ins. Reservations and $20 in advance are to be sent to Lois Turner, PO Box 116, Clarence, MO 63437. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and dinner at noon.

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Erlene Walker Schafer
   Nina Erlene Walker Schafer, 84, of Springfield, IL, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She had been in declining health for some time. She was born October 18, 1929, in Clarence, MO, the daughter of Ervin and Virgie (Cross) Walker. She married Raymond “Pat” Schafer on September 3, 1951, and he survives. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Springfield, IL.
   Billy Fay Kamp
   Billy Kamp, age 86, of Tavares, FL, formerly of Shelbina and Columbia, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Osprey Lodge in Tavares, FL. He was born on January 1, 1928, in College Mound, MO, the son of Leo Frederick John and Mary Belle Halterman Kamp. On February 25, 1949, he was united in marriage to Margie Snider at Moberly. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2013. Visitation was held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, preceding the funeral services at 11:00 at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial followed in Kendall Mt. Olive Cemetery, northeast of Shelbina.
   Raymond Michael Leslie
   Raymond Leslie, age 16, of Shelbina, MO, passed away at his residence in Shelbina on April 9, 2014. He was born on April 23, 1997, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Fredrick Raymond Jr., and Gina Ranee Cunningham Leslie. They survive. Visitation was held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, preceding the funeral service at 11:00 at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial followed in the Shelbina Cemetery.
   Kathy Snarr
   Kathy Snarr, 57, of Macon, MO, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home in Macon. Kathy was born on July 14, 1956, in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Hershel James and Louise Lavon (Parsons) Bachman. She was united in marriage to David Snarr on December 20, 1980. He survives. Funeral services were Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Rich Wills officiating. Burial was in the Shelbina Cemetery in Shelbina. Visitation was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Macon.
   Richard Donovan “Donnie” Boyles
   Donnie Boyles, age 77, of Shelbina, MO, passed away at his home in Shelbina on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born January 3, 1937, in Shelbyville, MO, the son of Vincil and Goldie Robb Boyles. On July 30, 1955, he was united in marriage to Faye Starmer at Hannibal. She survives. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina with burial following at the Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home in Shelbina on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
   Melvin Eugene Garnett
   Melvin Eugene Garnett, 85, of Macon, MO, formerly of Leonard, MO, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Macon Health Care Center in Macon. Melvin was born on April 12, 1929, in Atlanta, MO, the son of Eugene and Burnadene (Straight) Garnett. Melvin was united in marriage to Betty Carney on February 28, 1954, in Leonard. She survives. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Rev. Matt Stieger officiating. Burial was in the Leonard Cemetery in Leonard. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
   Virginia Elizabeth Evans
   Elizabeth Evans, age 96, of Paris, MO, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina. She was born in Granville (Monroe County) on November 26, 1917, the daughter of James Travis and Lottie Belle (Durbin) Woods. On January 3, 1942, she was united in marriage to William Kropf. He preceded her in death on January 23, 1946. She later married Cecil Evans on August 17, 1952. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina with burial to follow in Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Shelbina.


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