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WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 ~ Volume 134 No. 17

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Fenton Elected R-IV President, Boling Vice President As Directors Look At Plans of District
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Shelby County R-IV newly elected directors take their oath of office Wednesday evening, April 16. Pictured left to right are: Darin Boling, Lee Wood and Neal Roetemeyer. -- CC Photo by Heidi Dimmitt

Members of the Shelby County R-IV Board of Education met for their monthly meeting a week later on Wednesday, April 16 in the Middle School Library. President Jerry Fenton called the meeting to order at 6:30.
   The first order of business was going into closed session to approve the 2014-15 certified salary package, employ non-certified staff, approve salaries for non-certified staff, employ summer school staff, employ 2014-15 staff and approve locally funded career ladder participants for 2014-15.
   Following the closed session meeting the board opened the regular portion of the meeting at 7 p.m.
   The first order of business was made by Director Darin Boling to certify the April 8, 2014 vote with Boling, Lee Wood and Neal Roetemeyer each elected to serve a term of 3 years. Seconded by Director Lee Wood and a vote of 6-0. The oath of office was given to the three.
   Retiring member Gary Wear was awarded a service pin for his years of service to the R-IV Board of Education.
   Election of Officers
   Following the dissolving of the old board Supt. Larry Smoot was appointed chairman. He called for nominations for the office of President of the Board. Director David Ridgely nominated Jerry Fenton, followed by Director Wood nominating Darin Boling. Director Scott Gough moved nominations cease. A secret ballot showed 4 votes for Fenton and 3 votes for Boling, with Fenton elected president.
   President Fenton next asked for nominations for the office of Vice President. Director Amanda Durbin nominated Darin Boling with Director Ridgely nominating Scott Gough. Director Wood moved nominations cease. A secret ballot showed 4 votes for Boling and 3 votes for Gough with Boling elected vice president.
   The next order of business was consent items with Director Boling making a motion to approve (a.) Past regular March 12 and special March 31 meetings; (b.) Approve food service prices for 2014-15; (c.) Fund transfers; (d.) Sell surplus items; (e.) grant permission to take bids on used bus; (f.) Approve MS/HS trash bid to CTS for next 3 years. Director Wood seconded with a 7-0 vote in favor.
   Director Boling made a motion to pay bills presented, with a second by Director Ridgely. Vote was 7-0 in favor.
   Superintendent Report
   Supt. Smoot presented his monthly financial report to the board. Total assets of the district show$4,656,886.29. For the month of March total expenditures showed $578,702.34 with total revenues $686,528.06. In ...
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Tony Killen Retires Following 36 Years Service To Clarence Nursing Home District
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Retiring President of the Board Tony Killen, left, accepted a plaque from Administrator Mark Walker for his 36 years of service to the Clarence Nursing Home District.

Clarence Nursing Home District board members met on Tuesday morning, April 22 to honor a very long serving board member, Tony Killen. New elected board members were sworn in.
   Shelby County Clerk Tracy Smith officially administered the oath to two newly elected members, Carl Langhammer and Ed Clem.
   Following the new board members swearing in, Mark Walker, administrator of the Clarence Care Center, officially honored retiring President of the Board Tony Killen. Killen became a member of the board in 1978. Killen was presented ...
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New board members of the Clarence Nursing Home District are left to right taking the oath of office: Carl Langhammer and Ed Clem, given by Shelby County Clerk Tracy Smith.  2987

Who's New
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Rylin Deanne

Anthony and Kara Jarboe of Camp Point, IL, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Rylin Deanne. She was born on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:21 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Rylin weighed seven pounds, eleven ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
   Maternal grandparents are Paul and Nancy Jarboe of Clarence. Great-grandparents are Carlene Waack and the late Bobbe Lee Waack of Shelbina, and Bob and Maranelle Jarboe of Clarence. Paternal grandparents are John and Cindy Thompson of Mt. Sterling, IL and Ed Colgan. Great-grandparents are the late Charles and Mary Buxton and the late Charles and Maxine Colgan all of Mt. Sterling, IL.

Monroe City Singers In Concert At Shelbina
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"At the Movies" will be the theme for the 2014 Spring Concert of the Monroe City Singers. The 60 minute presentation, will showcase themes from Hollywood productions, both past and present. Familiar selections include "Over the Rainbow", "The Pink Panther," "As Time Goes By","Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "The Prayer" and many others.
   Members featured in solos and ensembles include Eric Parn, Connie Walker, Deb Carey, Marsha Crowley, Michael Wilson, Ralph Harn, and Toni Hunter, Featured instrumentalists include Ken Treaster, Bonnie Berrey, David Wilson, Connie Walker, Sherry Mack, and ...
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Area Students Attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – On a busy day at the State Capitol, high school students from across the state met with their legislators April 3 during Missouri Farm Bureau’s 20th annual Youth Leadership Day, sponsored by the organization’s Promotion and Education Program.
   With both houses in session at the time, many students had an opportunity to visit with their representatives and senators just outside the chamber doors and then view them in action from the House and Senate galleries.
   Returning from the Capitol building, the students spent their afternoon at the Missouri Farm Bureau Center. Recently appointed ...
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Shelby County 4-H Achievement Night Held
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Front row, left to right: Doneven Baliff, Larissa Larrick, Hannah Ratliff and Isaac Wilcox. Back row, left to right: Anna Killen, Sierra Kyle, Dylan Skidmore.

The Shelby County 4-H Achievement Day was held at the South Shelby High School, Friday evening, April 4th. There were 49 Shelby County 4-H members who participated.
   The evening began with Lesley Daniel, 4-H Youth Program Assistant welcoming members and parents, then the Pledges to the American Flag and 4-H Flag were recited.
   While members were doing demonstrations or speaking with judges, others were doing project judging and playing Bingo or enjoying hot dogs, chips and cookies.
   After the judging was completed, ribbons were handed out.
   The Collection display overall winner in the 8-10 year old category was Elise Miles with her collection of horses. Other members receiving blue ribbons were Erin Threlkeld, Christine Miles, Larissa Larrick, Brayton Cook, Miranda Patterson, Hayden Schaefer, Zeke Wilcox. Receiving Red ribbons ...
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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!
   ...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 VFW Auxiliary will meet at Marge Weber’s on Thursday night, April 24, at 6:30.
   ...The Clarence United Methodist Church will have a Free Breakfast Saturday morning from 7 to 10 in the church basement. Everyone is invited.
   ...A dinner will be served by the youth of the Clarence Christian Church Sunday, April 27th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. On the menu: lasagna, green beans, salad, bread and desserts. Donations will be accepted for the youth. Everyone welcome.
   ...Red Hat Meeting. The Red Hat ladies will meet for breakfast at the Kountry Korner Kafe, Shelbyville, on Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. After eating they will visit Windmill Ridge and Country Acres Greenhouse. For more information call 573-633-2424.
   ...A Model Train Show will be held in Marceline on Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   ...On Sunday, May 4, the CCBG will host a dinner to raise funds for the new deceased veterans signs to be placed on the light poles down 151, Maple Street and Chestnut Street. Watch for information coming.
   ...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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Betty J. Hockaday
   Betty J. Hockaday, 87, Moline, IL, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Hope Creek, East Moline, IL. Betty Dennis was born on January 23, 1927, on a farm in Macon County, MO, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Spicer) Dennis. She married Henry C. Hockaday on August 3, 1946, in Macon County. He preceded her on January 1, 1999. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Van Hoe Fluneral Home Ltd., East Moline, IL. Burial was in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, IL. Visitation was at 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the funeral home.
   Rosie Marie Sandner
   Rosie Marie Sandner, 91, of Macon, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Macon Health Care Center in Macon. Rosie was born on November 21, 1922, in rural Macon, the daughter of Albert and Ruth (Wilder) Osborn. She was united in marriage to Harry F. Sandner on July 22, 1939. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1985. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Bro. Matt Stieger officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery, southeast of Macon. Visitation was from 5-7 Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014, at the funeral home in Macon.
   Lytel Jackson “Jack” Turner
   Jack Turner, age 77, of Overland Park, KS, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, in Bethel, MO, the son of Enoch Thomas Jr., and Frankie Dean Bevill Turner. On March 3, 1957, he was united in marriage to Joann Baker. She survives. Funeral services will be held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral home in Shelbina at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, with burial to follow in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, north of Bethel. Visitation was held at the funeral home in Shelbina on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
   Richard Lee Stephenson
   Richard Lee Stephenson, 59, Broken Arrow, OK, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Francis Heart Center in Tulsa, OK. He was born at home in Clarence, MO to Juanita (Saunders) Stephenson Cockrum and Richard Glenn Stephenson on August 20, 1954. He married Deborah Kay Copenhaver on May 12, 1973. She survives. Graveside Services were held Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence.


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