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WEDNESDAY, August 27, 2014 ~ Volume 134 No. 35

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Clarence Elementary School Kindergarten Class of 2027
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The formal education of 19 Clarence Elementary kindergarten students began, Monday, August 18, 2014 with the first day of classes and the group will graduate from high school in the year 2027. Excited about learning and school are students and teachers Mrs. Jonna Adams and Mrs. Katie Fitzsimmons, Para Professional.
   Clarence kindergarten teachers and students are pictured above. They are front row seated, left to right: ...
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Fire Department Open House Shows It All
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The Clarence City and Rural Fire Departments held an open house at the fire station on Saturday, August 23, from noon to ?, with a good crowd. The event showcased all the equipment including the Air Evan helicopter which flew in and landed in front of the fire ...
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Shelbina Farmers Day Set For Saturday, September 6
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On Saturday, September 6th the annual Farmers Day will be held in Shelbina for a full day of fun and honoring our nation’s farmers.
   Farmer of the Year
   One of the highlights of the Farmers Day event is the introduction of local farmers that need to be recognized for their outstanding abilities in the occupation of farmer. Nominations are still open for Farmer of the Year.
   If you have a person that needs to be recognized for this send your candidate by August 29th to Tim Larrick, South Shelby High School, 4154 Highway 36, Shelbina, MO 63468.
   Schedule Of Events
   Farmers Day will begin on Saturday, September 6 bright and early at ...
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90th Birthday Open House
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Emma Lu Dimmitt will be celebrating her 90th birthday on September 6. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are hosting an open house to celebrate this momentous occasion from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 31, at the Father Buhman Center in Shelbina.
   All are welcome to stop by and wish her a happy birthday. If you are unable to attend and would like to send her a card, her address is 30326 Monroe Rd 307 Shelbina, MO.

Cheyenne Roberts, Kyle Jones to Wed August 30
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Lonny and Tracy Roberts would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cheyenne Roberts, to Kyle Jones, son of Dale Jones and Susan Beltz.
   Cheyenne is a 2013 graduate of South Shelby High School, currently attends MACC and is employed as a bank teller for City Bank in Moberly.
   Kyle is a 2012 graduate of Wyotech in Laramie, WY, and is currently employed by Imports & More in Moberly as an autobody painter.
   The couple plan to wed at the Clarence Christian Church in Clarence on Saturday, August 30, at 4 p.m. with a reception following in Macon. They will reside in Moberly.

Bibbs Honored at Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame
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Pictured are left to right: Shari Bibbs with Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Marla Tobin.

(Columbia, MO)—“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Shari Bibbs of Macon was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 9 at State Fair Community College.
   Shari Bibbs has contributed to the Macon County 4-H program for over 20 years. She has served as club leader, project leader and a member on the Macon County 4-H Council. Shari has stepped up to the plate and been a judge at Achievement Day and the county fair. Achievement Day is when members give demonstrations, go through personal development interviews, do public speeches, display table settings, collections and participate in judging classes and skill-a-thons. Shari is always willing ...
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SSHS Class of 1999 Holds 15th Reunion
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The SSHS Class of 1999’s 15th year reunion that took place on Saturday, July 26, at the Shelbina Golf Course Clubhouse. A meal catered by County Line Hams was enjoyed by all in the evening. Earlier in the day, a group of classmates got in a few rounds of golf. The event was planned by class officers Trent Rash, Janice Magruder, and Shanna Jones with help from classmate Colette Elsen.
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2014 Old Settlers Queen and Court
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The 2014 Old Settlers Queen pageant was held on Thursday evening, August 21. Amanda Carpenter was crowned as queen. She also received the top interview award. Standing left to right are: Hannah Shively, 1st Runner Up, Miss Congeniality, Top Evening Gown and Top Philantrophic Project; Savanna Presson, 2nd Runner Up; Sierra Hammond, 3rd Runner Up and People’s Choice and Sara Miles, 2013 Queen.
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CES Set School Year Goals
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New Clarence Elementary Principal Kelly Williams starts off the year emphasizing part of the Clarence Creed, “We set high goals and are eager to learn.” The students used sidewalk chalk in Paving the Road to Success activity. Students used one to two words that represented a goal they set for themselves for the year. Academics and Positive Attitude was emphasized.  3239

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 Shelby County Health Dept. will hold a blood pressure clinic on Wednesday, August 27 at the Clarence Nutrition Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
   ...The American Legion Post #309 will meet Thursday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarence Veterans Building.
   ...Jack and Pauline Wood will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, August 30, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Clarence Veterans Building.

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Norma Ethel McElhiney
   Norma McElhiney, age 89, of Shelbina, MO, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born on December 12, 1924, in Shelbina, MO, the daughter of Dan A. Turney Jr., and Ethel Connaway Turney. On January 20, 1943, she was united in marriage to Bill McElhiney. He preceded her in death on September 10, 2000. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina with burial following at Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home in Shelbina on Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
   Marcia Lois Benedict
   Marcia Lois Benedict, 71, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born March 8, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to Charles Byron and Lois Annetta Peak. Wayne and Marcia were married July 27, 1962, in Shelbina, while Wayne was on leave from Air Force Tech School. She is survived by her husband, Wayne. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Cheyenne Church of Christ on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014.


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