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                                                 Combining and Continuing The Crane Chronicle and Stone County Republican • USPS #136-740

                   Thursday             Friday            Saturday                   Sunday                   Monday                   Tuesday                   Wednesday                                 Weather Trivia

  7-Day Forecast              Sunny              Sunny               Sunny                    Partly Cloudy             Mostly Sunny             Partly Cloudy           Partly Cloudy Are tornadoes unique to the United States?
  June 30-July 6              97/74              98/74               98/73                        95/72                    94/71                     92/71                   97/75        spawned in the United States.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Answer: No, but three out of every four tornadoes are

                                      Galena Farmer’s Market Dog                                                                  Crane Chamber Of Commerce
Crane Business                        Show And Concert In The Park                                                                Ice Cream Social A Big Hit
License Due
This Month
Just a reminder to Crane
businesses that the Crane
Business License is due in June.
Business owners need to bring
their “License No Tax Due” from
the State of Missouri in order to
renew their Business License.

Look For Photos
 Of The Hurley
 Fourth Of July                       Zavier Greene and Jezebelle            Jadyn Greene and the lovely Stella

Celebration On                          A beautiful summer day, a            and White Dress.
                                                                                The Movie Look-Alike
                                      cool park, kids, dogs, and an
     Page 9                           unusual concert all combined           Contest-Lassie- was won by
                                      to create a really fun afternoon       Bruce , the ‘Library Dog”
                                      at the Galena Farmer’s Market          shown by Katelyn Lebow and
                                      last Saturday.                         Joseph Etchison .        Bruce’s
                                                                             brother, Bart won second and
  Our office will                       Shane Nichels, a graduate
                                      student from KU in Percussion          is also owned by Jo and George
   be closed on                       Music, brought the KU
                                      Marimba (valued at an
                                                                                The longest Ear contest was
    Monday,                           astounding $50,000) to Galena          won by Zavier Greene’s dog,
                                                                             Jezebelle, a Walker Coon.
     July 4!                          and presented 3 concerts
                                      at Swanson Park over the               The Longest Tail contest
  Happy 4th of                        weekend. At this last concert
                                      he played 2 selections on the
                                                                             was declared to be Bruce the
       July!                          Marimba as well as a Drum Solo            The Best Trick went to Stella
                                      and a very unusual selection           who trained by Jadyn Greene
                                      named “The Blacksmith Shop”            could put herself to bed in her
    Look For                          which features several ‘found’
                                      objects including a brake drum
                                                                             crate and also play dead. Rada,
                                                                             a Yorkie and the daughter of                           Crane, - On Saturday,                           Main Street. Several area
  Porters Ad On                       from a wrecked car.          The       Jack, and owned by Grace Stone                       June 25, 2011 the Crane
                                                                                                                                  Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                    musicians were on hand to
                                                                                                                                                                                    provide outstanding musical
                                                                             won second in the trick category
     Page 5                           percussion music represents the
                                      sounds from a blacksmith shop          with her very convincing trick                       hosted the Ice Cream Social                       entertainment for the folks
                                                                             of playing dead.                                     featuring local vendors and                       on hand. Many brought their
                                      complete with hammers and
                                                                                The “onlookers” at the Dog                        area merchants, as well as the                    fold up chairs and tapped
                                      the explosions of the bellows. A
                                                                             Show” were asked to elect the                        chamber’s ice cream booth.                        their feet from start to finish!
                                      great concert!
                                                                             Top Dog and the Best Dog with                        The event was well attended                         An event like this cannot
                                        A dozen children and adults
                                                                             a penny a vote. Missy, a Doxy                        with many area vendors on                         be accomplished without
                                      entered their beloved dogs in
                                                                             owned by Cole Roman was                              hand to provide good eats,                        the help of many hands and
                                      the First Annual Galena Dog
                                                                             declared the Top Dog with over                       treats, and activities for the                    without naming everyone
                                      Show. Dogs ranged in size
                                                                             22,000 votes. She received                           attendees who came out for a                      involved (someone would
                                      from Chipmonk, a Pomeranian
                                                                             a trophy and a big red ribbon.                       good time.                                        possibly be omitted); a BIG
                                      weighing 3 lbs. owned by
                                                                             Stella, the Bichon, owned by                           An unofficial tally indicates                   THANK YOU goes out to
                                      Brenna Conner to Poirot, a
                                                                             Jadyn Greene , was elected Best                      over 300 bowls of ice cream                       the performers, the area
                                      Bouvie weighing 130 lbs.
                                                                             Dog and also received a trophy                       were dipped and enjoyed                           merchants, the vendors,
                                      owned by John Johnson.
                                                                             and a big red ribbon.                                at the Chamber booth and                          the City of Crane, and the
                                        Stella, a Bichon, owned by
                                                                                Congratulations to all our                        comments were heard from                          Chamber, but an EVEN
                                      Jadyn Greene won the Best
                                                                             winners at the Galena Dog                            many sides extolling the                          BIGGER THANK YOU goes
                                      Dressed wearing a lovely               black and white outfit and             Show and a very special thanks                       enjoyment of the bratwurst                        out to everyone for turning
                                                                             to the Judges—Lois Watkins,                          and hot dogs and other                            out to enjoy the festivities!
                                      Jack, a Yorkie and Baby, a
                                                                                                                                  fine edibles found along
  Hosted by:           Pomeranian, owned by Rich
                                      and Linda Osborne won second
                                                                             Diane Mease, Dell Galloway,
                                                                             and Darrell Mease. Judging a
                                      in their formal attire of Red tie      dog show is really hard work.
Page 2        THE CRANE CHRONICLE/STONE COUNTY REPUBLICAN                                   Thursday, June 30, 2011

                                                                          Galena Dog Show and Concert Cont From Front Pg.
                                                                                                                                      Broiler Festival Parade August 27
                                                                                                                                        Plans are currently underway        now to be a part of this year’s
                                                                                                                                      for the 2011 Broiler Festival         parade. We are hoping this year’s
                                                                                                                                      Parade. This year’s parade will       parade will be the best ever! For
                                                                                                                                      take place on Saturday morning,       more info contact Angie at 818-
       Crane Chronicle/Stone County Republican                                                                                        August 27 at 10:00 a.m. As in         8767 and again this year trophies
              (USPS 136-740)                                                                                                          years past the lineup will begin      will be given to the best religious
     Combining and Continuing                                                                                                         at 9:00 a.m., at the nursing home     entry, best non-religious entry,
                                                                                                                                      on top of the hill. Please plan       and best over all entry.

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             STONE COUNTY
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      Brynn Thompson, News Editor                                                                                                                                           available through bookstores
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                                                                                                                                      longtime teacher Pat Lamb.            bookstore, or by visiting
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      VOLUME 125 • NUMBER 7
        THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
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                                                                                                                                        Crane Police Department:              Consequences      of     drunk
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 Letters to the Editor must be delivered in                                                                                           Drivers     Fourth     of     July    of their driver licenses, or
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                                                                                                                                                                            being sentenced to use ignition
 advertisement or letter to the editor that                                                                                             (Crane      Missouri.)      The     interlocks. Insurance rates go
 contains negative allegations or references                                                                                          sobering fact is that impaired        up. Other financial hits include
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 allegations lack veracity, it reserves the right                                                                                     driving July 1-4.                     worth all the consequences,”
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                                                                                                                                        Crane Police Department will        stated Chief Elmore. “Our
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                                                                             Thank you to those of you who came
                                                                                     out for the events!
                                                                                                        Thursday, June 30, 2011   THE CRANE CHRONICLE/STONE COUNTY REPUBLICAN            Page 3

          Voyles Celebrate 50th                                     Stone County To Nanny’s Nearly New Thrift
                                                                    Celebration 160th Store Closed 4th & 5th of July
               Anniversary                                          Anniversary       Nanny’s Thrift Store will be *25 cent bargains                                     continue on
                                                                    By Whitney Anderson                 closed on Monday and Tues-                 nearly every shelf and rack in
                                                                    Stone Country is set to have its    day, July 4th and 5th to celebrate         the store.
                                                                  160th Anniversary Celebration         the 4th of July with family and            *drop off available after hours
                                                                  on September 24, at the Stone         friends and will re-open on July           (box in front of store)
                                                                  County Courthouse in Galena.          6th for the rest of the week (in-          *drop off’s also accepted during
                                                                  The Event will include a parade,      cluding Friday and Saturday).              business hours
                                                                  cardboard boat races, lots of food    Some concerns were raised over             *10%Tuesdays (ten percent of
                                                                  and great entertainment.              last weeks article and patrons             all “Tuesday Sales” will be do-
                                                                    Lois     Watkins,       President   can rest assured that the doors            nated to Housing and Develop-
                                                                  and other members of the              are NOT closing at the Thrift              ment, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
                                                                  Stone County Historical and           Store in Galena!                           organization)
                                                                  Genealogical Society are looking      Your support and concern over              *Future Saturday(s) July 9th and
                                                                  for anyone 90 years old or older,     the very thought that the Thrift           August 6th (open 9 to noon)
                                                                  of Stone County to be honored in      Store would close has made me              *We accept left-over garage sale
                                                                  the parade. Junior and Mary May       even more aware of the need for            items
                                                                  of Cape Fair will be the Grand        the doors to stay open. Helping            With God’s blessing and your
                                                                  Marshalls of the event.               as many people in the communi-             support, many hours of prayer
                                                                    If anyone would like to help        ty as possible during these hard           are being answered and the fu-
                                                                  plan the event, please contact        economic times has always been             ture of the Thrift Store is bright!
                                                                  Stone County Historical and           a number one goal and continues            Come visit us at 104 Main Street
                                                                  Genealogical President, Louis         to be so in mind, heart and ac-            in Galena and see what treasures
  The children of Art and Springfield, Mo. Both Art Watkins at 417-357-6173.                            tion.                                      you can fine for “just a quarter”!
Irene Voyles warmly invite and Irene have had careers                                                   Quick Notes:

                                                                                                           Crane Pool
friends and acquaintances as music teachers in many of
to help celebrate their par- the area schools. In addition,
ents 50 years of marriage at Art has been past administra-                                                                                          Weddings, Births
a reception to be held in their tor of the Crane Senior Cen-
honor. The reception will ter and Irene has continued                                                        Needs                                  & Anniversaries
take place on Sunday, July to substitute teach at Crane
17th, from 2 to 4pm, at the School. The couple has been                                                    Your Help
Union Hill Church of Christ, involved in many community
865 N. Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO boards and committees as well          Accident Two
                                                                                                           Attention Everyone who
                                                                                                        has lived in Crane all your life
                                                                                                                                                      We are now offering
                                                                                                        or since 1969 or so. We need
65714. While the omission of as active in Lions Club and in
gifts is requested photos and their church. Irene and Art           Miles Southeast                     pictures of the pool when it first
                                                                                                        opened, and any since then. Also
                                                                                                                                                       invitations for your
                                                                    Of Shell Knob
stories about the couple are have four children, 11 grand-
welcome.                            children and one great grand-
  Art and Irene were united child. Following the reception          By: Whitney Anderson
                                                                    On June 26, Missouri State
                                                                                                        flyers or papers when it was
                                                                                                        first voted on or even when it
                                                                                                        was being built. We will make
                                                                                                                                                     special events through
in marriage by minister Victor the couple will enjoy a three
Scott on June 4, 1961 at North day visit with their children      Trooper Michael Linegar was
National Church of Christ in and families in Branson, Mo. called to the scene of a one-
                                                                                                        copies and return to you. We are
                                                                                                        working on renovating the pool                    McPhearsons!
                                                                  vehicle accident on County            and would like to make a booklet.
                         In Observance of
                                                                  Line Road 2 miles Southeast of
                                                                  Shell Knob in Stone County. The
                                                                                                        Also, anyone who has been a
                                                                                                        pool manager or lifeguard, your
                                                                                                                                                    Come by and look at our
        Independence Day our office will be closed on             accident occurred as a 1999 Jeep      name, year you were there and
                           Monday, July 4.                        Wrangler driven by Michael
                                                                  Koehler, 24 of Aurora traveled
                                                                                                        any pictures if you have them.
                                                                                                        Please give us a call!
                                                                                                                                                         vast selection!
     The deadlines for all ads and legals will be noon on
                            Friday, July 1.
                                                                  off the right side of the roadway,
                                                                  overturned and struck a utility
                                                                                                           Thank you,
                                                                                                           Kathy 207-0723
                                                                                                                                                     Call Today
                        The deadline for all
            classifieds will remain Tuesday at 10 a.m.
                                                                    While Koehler had no injuries,
                                                                  his passenger, 28 year old James
                                                                                                           Shannon 209-7970
                     Have a Happy 4th of July,                    Harman of Shell Knob sustained
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                                                                                  last week. Vicki was sponsored

     Stone County
                                                                                  by the Crane American Legion
                                                                                    Kim Dodgen of Blue Eye,
                                                                                                                                                            A Look Back!
                                                                                  also attended Girls State
                                                                                  representing Stone County. Kim                                 Stone County History
                                                                                  was sponsored by the Extension
                                                                                  Club, through the approval of
                                                                                  the legion auxiliary.                  The Crane Chronicle/Stone          home. It was a red dog with a
                                                                                    Highlight of the week’s events     County Republican is going back      white ring around its neck. He
                                                                                  was the inauguration of the          in times and needs your help,        named him, Old Ring. Old Watch
                                                                                  girls state governor by the gov.     if you have someone in your          tolerated the new dog, we never
                                                                                  Christopher Bond of Missouri.        family who has memories and          fed them together Old Watch
   10 Years Ago                                                                     Girls state provides citizenship   stories like these, send them in.    began to lose his teeth, eye sight
                                       for Friday, July 20, 2001, 7:30
    (Taken from the files of the                                                  training for high school girls       I would love to hear more stories    and hearing, but we all loved him
                                       p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church.,
Crane Chronicle/Stone County                                                      and affords them an opportunity      about Stone County, different        and took care of him, until one
                                       Marionville, MO. All family
Republican, dated June 28, 2001                                                   to live together as a self f-        families and homesteads that         morning, I went to the hen house
                                       and friend are invited to attend.
-Fred M. Hall, Editor)                                                            governing body.                      are/were in the area. Please         and Old Watch was laying the
                                         James and Loretta Gordon
   Rash of Burglaries Hit Area                                                      It also informs them of the        feel free to email them to me        corner dead, I went to the house
                                       To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Over The Weekend                                                                  duties, privileges, rights and       at, or      and told my daddy, he hurried
                                         James and Loretta Gordon,
   Several burglaries and reports                                                 responsibilities of American         drop them by our office. I think     out to see, he got a wire and put
                                       Galena, will celebrate their 50th
of breaking and entering, and                                                     Citizenship so they may better       this is something that our readers   around Watches leg and pulled
                                       wedding anniversary July 1 with
stealing are being investigated                                                   understand and participate in        will be very interested in. Also     hum out the door. I went out to
                                       a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at
by the Crane Police Department                                                    the functions of government.         if you have any pictures to go       help, but my daddy was crying
                                       Abesville Elementary School.
after a number of incidents were                                                    45 Years Ago                       along with the story please don’t    and he told he would take him
                                       Host will be Ralph and Janice
reported on Monday morning                                                          (Taken from the files of the       hesitate to bring them by.           away. Old Watch’s death brought
                                       Gordon, Galena.
at 6 a.m. Crane Police Chief                                                      Stone County Republican, dated         We will also be showcasing a       back memories of Charlie and
                                         They have two grandchildren
Harold Carr was called to V-                                                      June 30, 1966- Benton and            different city, school, church or    how he had his dog come to his
                                       and three great grandchildren.
Mar Farm Store to investigate an                                                  Dolores Shievely, Editors)           family each week, in an effort to    bedside, while he was so sick,
                                         James Gordon and Loretta
attempted break- in. Apparently                                                     4-H Activities By Joy              show how the area has changed        he patted his head and told him
                                       Thomas were married July 6,
entry had not been made, but                                                      Trover                               so much over the years, so if you    “Good boy” Old Watch went
                                       1951 at Elsey by Rev. Gilbert
a large piece of metal was still                                                    At the time of this printing       have anything you would like         to their playground waited and
wedged in between the door                                                        some of us will be back at Camp      to add or would like to submit       watched for a long time. It was
                                         20 Years Ago
and the door frame. The metal                                                     Smokey, the Junior Leader            please send it our way.              because of him being Charlie’s
                                         (Taken from the files of the
had been picked up from along                                                     Conference, being held June                                               dog that he always cared for and
                                       Crane Chronicle/ Stone County
side of the railroad tracks and a                                                 27-30.                                 I hope you all enjoy taking a      loved, he was about 14 years old
                                       Republican dated June 27, 1991-
railroad employee identified the                                                    Several of our junior leaders      walk back in time with these         when he died. Ernest kept Old
                                       Dolores Shiveley, Editor)
metal bar as belonging to the                                                     attended 4-H camp as junior          stories, I have really enjoyed       Ring or years, he was a real good
                                         Firefall Veteran referred
railroad.                                                                         counselors and did an excellent      reading about how my family          hunting dog. Ernest had lots of
                                       Parking Passes Available
   While enroute to V-Mar, Chief                                                  job of working with the younger      got here and I thought you might     good times with his do too. Old
                                         Firefall 1991 will recognize
Carr had received a radio call                                                    4-h’rs. Much of the camps            too!                                 Ring lived to be as old as Old
                                       area servicemen and women
from E-911 Central Dispatch                                                       success can be attributed to           Stories By Granny Bess             Watch.
                                       returning from Operation Desert
that Gary Howerton, owner of                                                      them. So, a big 4-H thank you          These are stories and
                                       Storm. A preferred parking
the Dairy Lane, had reported that                                                 does to Margaret Redwing.            memories         that      were
                                       pass will be issued to veterans
his business had been broken                                                      Karen Scobee, Steve Williams         remembered and written down
                                       attending the event and are
into. Carr and Officer Art Stuart                                                 and Mike Logan and to the            by the late Bessie and Homer
                                       currently available through the
investigated that break-in.                                                       other who added to the camp          Foster
                                       American Red Cross until June
According to the police report,                                                   program                                Submitted       by:     Great
                                       25, 1991.
entry had been made into the                                                        One reminder—fair time is just     Granddaughter-          Whitney
                                         Passes will entitle veterans to
Dairy Lane by prying open a                                                       around the corner. July 28, will     (Foster) Anderson                         The Crane Broiler
                                       without a preferred parking pass
window on the southeast side of                                                   be the day for demonstrations,
                                       or arriving after 5 p.m. Veterans                                                            Old Watch               Festival Board is in need
the building. Howerton reported                                                   share-the-fun,          grooming
                                       without a preferred parking                                                        Before Charlie, my older           of any items from the
that approximately $500. In                                                       contests and public speaking
                                       pass, or arriving after 5 p.m. will                                             brother, got sick they got him a
cash had been taken and the                                                       contest. July 19 will be exhibits,                                           past years. Tickets,
                                       not be given preferred parking.                                                 puppy. He was a New Foundland
cash register had been damaged                                                    judging day and dress revue.                                                meal tickets, photos,
                                       There will be a $2 charge for all                                               breed, very long hair, black
when it was pried open.                                                           I’m glad to hear that many of
                                       vehicles.                                                                       except a few white hairs under         programs, and kind of
   A call from Jeff Akers, from                                                   you have been working on fair
                                         Military identification at the                                                his throat and between his eyes.       special memories! We
Town & Country Market                                                             projects.
                                       time of request is helpful.                                                     He was a grown dog when
reported that someone had                                                           Morris Henderson will lead                                               are putting together a
                                         For more information about a                                                  Charlie died; Charlie loved his
tried to get into the Dr. Pepper                                                  a tour and discussion of his
                                       preferred parking pass, please                                                  dog and played most every day
                                                                                                                                                             Program for the 55th
machine in front of the store, but                                                business at the Crane I.G.A.
                                       contact Shelia Sharpe, Red Cross                                                with him out north of the house.      Annual Broiler Festival
the criminal was apparently not                                                   Sore on June 30 at 7:30 p.m.
                                       Services for Military Families                                                  I never remember him playing
able to get into the cash box.                                                    Anyone interested in this phase                                           and these items will help
                                       and Veterans, 866-7300.                                                         with us, but wherever we were,
   In addition, the report included                                               of the business world is invited                                             to make it special! If
                                         Galena           Neighborhood                                                 he was close by, standing guard.
that Crane Metal Works had been                                                   to attend.
                                       Watch Announced S.C. Fair                                                       He hated snakes and before we          you have any of these
burglarized. It was reported that      Winner                                                                          even knew one was close Old          please contact Whitney
$10-12 in change was taken as
well as a 410 gauge shot gun.
                                         Deborah         Tinkham       of         Accident On M173                     Watch grabbed it in his mouth,        Anderson at the Crane
                                       Springfield was winner of
   There were also unconfirmed         the    Galena       Neighborhood           One Mile                             about the middle and shook his
                                                                                                                       head ferocious it sounded like the
                                                                                                                                                            Chronilce/Stone County
                                                                                  South Of Elsey
reports      of    break-ins     of    Watch      ‘spilt-pot’     drawing                                                                                     Republican by July 14,
                                                                                                                       cracking of a whip. He never let
churches in Elsey and Hurley.          held June 15, in Connection                                                     go until he was sure the snake was              2011
All     incidents     are     under    with the Stone County Fair.
                                                                                    By: Whitney Anderson
                                                                                    On June 26 Missouri State          harmless. I’ve never seen another    Phone: 417-723-5248
investigation as of press time.        The pot was $115, according
                                                                                  Trooper A. Buff was called           dog that would kill a snake so
Chief Carr reported that there         to announcement by Harold                                                                                             Email: scrlegal@centu-
                                                                                                                       quick. He was copperhead bit
are several leads in the cases.        Tuter, president of the Watch.             to the scene of an accident                                       or drop them
                                                                                                                       twice, he would be very sick,
Any citizen with information           There will be no more watch                on M 173 one mile south of           his head and neck swollen, we
concerning the crimes is                                                                                                                                       by the paper office,
                                       meetings until further notice,             Elsey. The accident occurred         wouldn’t eat be we would gibe
encouraged to contact the Crane        according to an announcement.              as a 2007 Harley Davison                                                     located at 114 Main
                                                                                                                       him milk to drink and he drank
Police Department at 723-5500.           35 Years Ago                             Motorcycle driven by 45 year                                                        Street.
                                                                                                                       lots of water. He was probably
   Brown-Hood Engagement                 (Taken From the files of the             old Jane Greaves of Nixa,            feverish. Old Watch was getting      Please include your name
   Mr. Gene Brown and Mr. and          Stone County Republican, dated             traveled off the roadway and         old and Ernest began to want a          and address on any
Mrs. Glendale Hood would like          June 24, 1976, Benton and
                                                                                  overturned. Both the driver,         dog, one of out neighbors was
to announce the engagement             Delores Shiveley, Editors)                                                                                                     items!
                                                                                  Greaves and passenger Mendy          moving to town, their son had
and forthcoming marriage of              Attended Girls State                                                                                               Thanks in advance for all
                                                                                  Thorpe also of Nixa were             a dog that they couldn’t take to
their children. Lacy Jean Brown          Vicki Webb, daughter of Mr.
                                                                                  taken by ambulance to Cox            town. Ernest wanted it so bad,        your help in making the
and Thomas Stephen Hood                and Mrs. John Webb, attended                                                    my daddy told him he could have           program possible!
were engaged September 14,             Girls State on the campus of               South Hospital of Springfield
                                                                                                                       it if it wouldn’t fight Old Watch,
2000, wedding plans are set            William Woods College in Fulton            with minor injuries.                 so Ernest brought the young dog
                                                                                                           Thursday, June 30, 2011   THE CRANE CHRONICLE/STONE COUNTY REPUBLICAN   Page 5

Cardiac Patients In Rehab To Benefit From Donation
                                                                       Rodney       Arnold,     Skaggs
                                                                                                                                                   4TH OF JULY
                                                                       Foundation President; Sarah
                                                                       McMinn, member; Jan Harper,
                                                                                                                                               GOD & COUNTRY
                                                                       Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary
                                                                       Rehab Director; Shirley Sell,
                                                                       officer of Freedom of Road
                                                                       Riders, Local 15; and Tami
                                                                                                            “Then join in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand,
                                                                       McMinn, officer of Freedom of                           by dividing we fall”.
                                                                       Road Riders, Local 15.
                                                                         For more information about
                                                                                                                                  John Dickinson
                                                                       Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary
                                                                       Rehab visit
                                                                       cardiacservices or call (417)         Bring your lawn chairs/blankets to the Marionville City Park
                                                                       335-7229. Tours of the facility      on July 4th for one of the BEST Independence Day displays
                                                                       are available during the open
                                                                       house of Skaggs Healthcare                                      around.
                                                                       – 248, Friday, July 1, 11 a.m.          Concessions will open at 5:00pm followed by community
                                     Skaggs Cardiac Rehab, 1150        – 1 p.m. Free food, prizes and
    Biker club donates funds in
      honor of fellow biker        State Hwy 248, Branson, MO,         a ribbon-cutting ceremony.         church service at 6:30. 7:45 to 8:30 you can enjoy the sounds of
  Branson, MO – Skaggs             provides therapy to individuals       Skaggs Regional Medical          Blue Grass, Country and Gospel music. At 8:30 the Scouts will
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab has      with heart disease or who have      Center is a 165-bed community-
helped countless lives over the    undergone heart surgery. This       owned        and      supported          hold a flag retirement and fireworks will start at dark.
years and one group of bikers      program has been provided by        healthcare facility dedicated to                        GOD BLESS AMERICA
is celebrating the life-changing   Skaggs since 1987. “People          improving the health of all area
works of the program with a        come to us wondering if they’re     residents. Skaggs holds the

                                                                                                          Stone County Historical/
donation to the scholarship        going to be able to do the          highest national accreditation
fund for cardiac rehab. “We        things they love again,” says       available for medical facilities
wanted to honor our friend Kurt    Jan Harper, Director Skaggs         from the Joint Commission on
                                                                       Accreditation of Healthcare
                                                                                                          Genealogical Society Meeting
Falkenbach, who died not too       Cardiac Rehab.
long ago after having a heart        The $450 raised by the            Organizations.      Skaggs has       Due to the holiday weekend              History Day event, which will
attack,” explains Shirley Sell,    Freedom of Road Riders, Local       also earned the Gold Seal of       of the 4th, the next meeting of           be held on Saturday, September
member of Freedom of Road          15 will benefit patients who        Approval™ for its advanced         the Stone County Historical/              24, there is a prospect of another
Riders, Local 15. “Back in         need the support of a scholarship   inpatient diabetes care and is     Genealogical Society will be              new project. Please plan to attend
the fall of 2008 Kurt survived     to help pay for cardiac rehab,      an Advanced Primary Stroke         held on Sunday, July 10, 1:30             this meeting and contribute your
a heart attack before another      because they lack insurance         Center through the Joint           p.m. at our meeting place in              ideas of celebrating our Stone
heart attack led to his death in   or are underinsured. Pictured       Commission on Accreditation.       Galena. In addition to further            County History.
December of 2010.”                 are David McMinn, member;                                              planning of our Stone County

      June 29th thru July 5th
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                    Church Directory                                                                         Helen
                                                                                                         Jackson Wigg
                                                                                                                                          Frank DeCover. She is survived by
                                                                                                                                          her sister, Dr. Anne Wigg of Reeds
                                                                                                                                          Spring, Missouri.
                                                                                                                                                                                  two sisters, Ella Harryman and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Alma Sneed.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Survivors       include:     three
                                                                                                                                            Cremation was under the direction     daughters, Goldie McCreary and
                                                                                                                                          of Stumpff Funeral Home-South,          husband, Joy of Blue Eye, Francis
                           Crane Presbyterian Church                                                                                      Kimberling City. No services are        Phillips of Lampe and Bobby
                                    “A Church On The Grow”                                                                                planned per Helen’s wish.               Collins of Mount Sterling, IL; two
                                                                                                                                            Memorial contributions in her         sisters, Deloyce Agers of Boise, ID
                                 39322 Hwy 413, Crane, Missouri                                                                           name should be made to the North        and Claudi Hiltz of Van Couver,
                          9:00 am............Fellowship w/ coffee & donuts                                                                Shore Animal League, 25 Davis           WA; 12 grandchildren; several great
                          9:30 am.....................................Sunday School                                                       Ave., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050       grandchildren; several great-great
                          10:30 am..................................Worship Service                                                       (phone-516-883-7575)                    grandchildren and a host of other
                                                                                                                                                                                  relatives and friends.
                                      Pastor- Melana Scruggs                                                                                 Samuel James Short                      Graveside services will be held
                                                                                                                                             Samuel James Short, Republic,        at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25,
                                       Office: 417-723-5596                                                                               son of Ora and Thelma (Cutbirth)        2011 at Blue Eye Cemetery with
                                                                                                                                          Short was born November 7, 1930         Jerry Jenkins officiating under the
                                                                                                                                          in Galena, MO and departed this life    direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-
                                                                                                                                          June 19, 2011 in his home, at the age   South, Kimberling City.
                                                                                                                                          of 80.                                     Visitation will be from 6:00 to
                       CrFundamental Methodist Church                                               Helen Jackson Wigg, Reeds
                                                                                                                                             Sam was a lifelong resident of
                                                                                                                                          the Republic area. He owned and
                                                                                                                                                                                  8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral
                                                                                                 Spring, passed away peacefully on
                                                                                                                                          operated Republic Insulation for           In lieu of flowers, the family has
                                 Sunday School...............................10:00 am            June 20, 2011. She was born on
                                                                                                                                          over 30 years. Sam was a member         requested memorial contributions to
                                 Sunday Morning Worship..............11:00 am                    June 13, 1941 in Wilmington, N.C.
                                                                                                                                          of the Masonic Lodge 32 degree,         the Alzheimer’s Association.
                                 Sunday Evening Service..................6:30 pm                 to Josie Lou Jackson Wigg and
                                                                                                                                          Lions Club and the Shriners. He
                                 Wednesday Evening Service............7:00 pm                    Samuel Patterson Wigg. Helen grew
                                                                                                 up in Wilmington where she was
                                                                                                                                          was a U. S. Navy veteran. Sam was            Logan M. Coffer
                            Pastor: Wayne Blades                                                 active in Girl Scouts and represented
                                                                                                                                          of the Baptist faith.                     Logan M. Coffer, Branson West,
         Church Phone: 417-723-5821 • Home: 417-840-3833                                                                                     Survivors include: his wife, Doris   (formerly of Springfield), son of
                                                                                                 SE North Carolina at the 1959 Girl
                                                                                                                                          Short of Republic; two sons, Del        Logan and Eura (Edwards) Coffer
                Small town church with a country heart!                                          Scouts World Jamboree in Colorado
                                                                                                                                          Short and wife, Malinda of Grove,       was born December 16, 1932 in
                                                                                                 Springs, CO. She graduated from
                                                                                                                                          OK and Eric Short of Billings,          Detroit, MI and entered into the
                                                                                                 New Hanover High School in 1959.
                                                                                                                                          MO; one daughter, Gayle Traynor         presence of Jesus on Friday, June
                                                                                                 Helen obtained a B.S. from North
                                                                                                                                          of Grove, OK; two step-daughters,       24, 2011, at 12:10 a.m., after a battle
                                                                                                 Carolina State University, where
                                                                                                                                          Chris Smith of Republic, MO and
            FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH                                                                 she was a founding member of the
                                                                                                                                          Karen Childress of Republic, MO;
                                                                                                                                                                                  with cancer.
   S. Hwy 13, Crane                     (417)723-5273                      Gamma Phi chapter of Sigma Kappa                                                   While living in Springfield,
                                                                                                                                          one brother, Billy Short of Crane,      Logan was a member of High Street
                                                                                                 Sorority. She joined The Peace
   Classes for all ages:                            Worship Services:                                                                     MO; one sister, Peggy Jones of          Baptist Church. He taught the adult
                                                                                                 Corps in1964 and was sent to New
   Sunday       9:30-10:15 am                       Sundays          10:30 am & 6::00 pm                                                  Crane, MO; 5 grandchildren; 2           Bethel Bible Class and sang with the
                                                                                                 Delhi, India as a science teacher and
                6:00-7:00 pm                        Fellowship times:                                                                     step grandchildren; 1 step-great        Beacon Quartet. Logan graduated
   Wednesday    7:00-8:00 pm                        Sunday            9:00 am donuts & coffee    taught at the Modern School, a very
                                                                                                                                          grandchild and a host of other          from Baptist Bible College and
   For more details go to:             Wednesday Meal 6:00-6:50 pm                  upscale Indian school. She asked
                                                                                                                                          relatives and friends.                  was an accountant for the BBFI
                                                                                                 for a transfer to a public school in
                                                                                                                                             No services are planned.             Missions Department. After moving
                                                              Pastor - Gregg Boll                Trivandrum, Kerala for the second
                                                                                                                                          Cremation was under the direction
                                                                                                 year and had the broadest exposure                                               to Branson West, Logan worked
                                                                                                                                          of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home,        at Wal-Mart in the automotive and
            “A Southern Baptist Church Serving God & the community since 1906 “                  to Indian society between the two
                                                                                                                                          Crane.                                  photo departments.
                                                                                                 schools. She returned to the U.S.
                                                                                                 after a three month trip through all                                               Survivors include: his wife,
                                                                                                 of the major cities from New Delhi           Jaiden Paige                        Kathleen (Kay) of the home; three
    Galena Community Church
                                                                                                 to New York.                                                                     daughters, Nancy St. Clair and
                                                                                                    Helen began working with                                                      husband, Tim of Branson, Lisa
                                                                                                                                            Jaiden     Paige      Pendergrass-    Moore of Indianapolis, IN and
                                                                                                 Clairol, Inc. in 1966 as an assistant
    209 North Maple Street • Galena, Missouri                                                    scientist in the Quality Control Lab
                                                                                                                                          Carpenter, infant daughter of,
                                                                                                                                          Brandon Carpenter of Rogersville
                                                                                                                                                                                  Karen Moulton and husband, Keith
                                                                                                                                                                                  of Lyon, France; 16 grandchildren;
                         (417) 357-0048
                                                                                                 and worked her way up to Quality
                                                                                                                                          and Tamia Pendergrass of Cape           5 great grandchildren, plus many
                                                                                                 Assurance Manager. She obtained a
                                                                                                                                          Fair, passed away at birth on June      wonderful friends.
                     Sunday Church Services                                                      Masters Degree in Education from
                                                                                                 Fairfield University in Fairfield,
                                                                                                                                          19, 2011 at 11:20 a.m. at St. John’s      Funeral services were held at
                                                                                                                                          Hospital in Aurora.
    Fellowship...........10:00 AM to 10:45 AM                                                    Connecticut and an MBA from                                                      2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29,
                                                                                                                                            She is survived by her parents as     2011 at Keystone Baptist Church
  Worship Service...........10:45 AM TO 12:00 PM                                                 the University of Connecticut. She
                                                                                                                                          well as her paternal grandparents:      in Reeds Spring with Pastor Jim
                                                                                                 joined Syntex, Inc. in 1981 as a Sales
                                Pastor Doug Minton                                               Representative with a territory from
                                                                                                                                          Ronda Lane, Rogersville and Robert      Cantrell officiating. Interment will
                                                                                                                                          Carpenter, Branson; paternal great-     be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
                                                                                                 Maine to Pennsylvania selling the
                                                                                                                                          grandparent: Bob Carpenter, El          in Springfield under the direction
                                                                                                 company’s bulk pharmaceuticals,
                                                                                                                                          Dorado, KS; maternal grandparents:      of Stumpff Funeral Home-South,
                                                                                                 animal feed and bakery products.
                                                                                                                                          Marcy Arndt, Cape Fair, and Thomas      Kimberling City.
                                                                                                 She was promoted to Marketing
                                                                                                                                          and Ashley Rexon, Pierce City;            Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00
                                                                                                 Manager in 1984 and was transferred
                                                                                                                                          maternal great-grandparents: Carol      p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
                                                                                                 to the company headquarters in
                                                                                                                                          Orton, Crane; John Pendergrass,
                                                                                                 Springfield, Missouri. When the
                                                                                                                                          Aurora, and Myrtle Richardson,
                                                                                                 company was sold to Hoffman-
                                                                                                                                          Pierce City.                                     Jewel Irene
                                                                                                 LaRoche, which then sold it to
                                                                                                 Archimica, who then sold it to
                                                                                                                                            Graveside services were held on               Rauschelbach
                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. at
                                                                                                 Clariant, Helen worked at various                                                   Jewel Irene Rauschelbach (nee
                                                                                                                                          Monett I.O.O.F Cemetery with Rev.
                                                                                                 managerial jobs until she retired                                                Simpson) went to be with the Lord
                                                                                                                                          Charlene Dart officiating.
                                                                                                 as Purchasing Manager in August,                                                 on June 27, 2011. After a long
                                                                                                                                            Arrangements are under the
                                                                                                 2005.                                                                            illness we have had to let her go.
                                                                                                                                          direction of Bennett-Wormington
                                                                                                    Helen was active as a Board of                                                She was born in Galena, Missouri
                                                                                                                                          Funeral Home of Monett.
                                                                                                 Trustees member for the Village                                                  on November 14, 1922 to Martha
                                                                                                 of Coney Island where she lived

         Crane Assembly of God
                                                                                                 on Table Rock Lake near Branson,
                                                                                                                                                    Velma Marie                   Butler Simpson Wallace and Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                  O. Simpson. Sister of Bonnie
                                                                                                 Missouri. She was a founding                        Marriott                     Lee Miller (Cleveland, Ohio) and
                                                                                                 member of the Missouri State                Velma Marie Marriott, Blue Eye,      Harold Simpson (deceased) and
                                                                                                 University Lady Bears Fast Break         daughter of Claude and Goldie Bell
                          112 Main St., Crane Missouri                                           Club that was very successful            (Lune) Jackson was born October 3,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Shirley Gentry (deceased). She was
                                                                                                                                                                                  a member of the Methodist Church.
               “Come experience the love of God.”                                                in promoting the Lady Bears
                                                                                                 nationally. Helen loved duplicate
                                                                                                                                          1917 in Marshall, AR and departed
                                                                                                                                          this life June 19, 2011 in Tablerock
                                                                                                                                                                                  She lived in Florrisant Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                                  until she moved to Texas to be close
         Sunday School ................................. 10:00 a.m.                              bridge and was working at being a        Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO,        to her son Kevin Rauschelbach
         Morning Worship............................. 10:45 a.m.                                 Life Master. Her travels took her all
                                                                                                 over the world and she had visited
                                                                                                                                          at the age of 93.
                                                                                                                                             Velma was a homemaker and had
                                                                                                                                                                                  (Debbie) and daughter Linda
                                                                                                                                                                                  Morgan. She had six grandchildren;
         Sunday Evening Worship...................6:30 p.m.                                      all 50 states. Her love of animals       lived in the area the past 20 years     Maggie, Zach, Jeff, Stacy, Mallory,
         Wednesday Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                 remained with her throughout her         coming from Weiser, ID.                 and Mathew and she had seven
                                                                                                 life.                                       Velma was preceded in death          great grandchildren: Jordan, Mollie,
                                                                                                    Helen was predeceased by her          by her parents; one son, Roy Lee        Genevive, Wyatt, Kaden, Sam
                                                                                                 mother, Jo Wigg DeCover, her             Marriott; two daughters, Zella          and Grace and many nephews and
                                                                                                 father Sam Wigg and her step-father      Collins and Frankie Pearson and         nieces and other relatives. We will
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miss her.
                                                                                            Church Directory
  Jewel was an avid doll collector.

Rose O'Neil Kewpie dolls were                                                                                                    Landmarks
her first love. She was president of
                                                                            Roads Church                                       Apostolic Church
the Rose O'Neil Club Foundation
during the years 1986 through                                                                                                 212 W 5th St., Galena, MO                    Star Baptist
1988 and attended the Kewpiesta                                               Cross Roads Church west of                                                                 (Revelations 22:16)
Kewpie Doll convention in Branson                                           Galena at 248 and 173. The
                                                                                                                            Winter Hours:                           All are welcome to Worship
Missouri every Spring. She was                                              Pastor Bob Hufft and wife
also a member of the United Doll                                            Carolyn would like to invite                Sunday.....................2 pm                    Jesus with us!
Federation and the Spirit of St. Louis                                      everyone to come and worship                Wednesday...............7 pm                Bible Study at 9:30 am
Doll Club. Her collection included                                          with us Saturday evening at 7:00                                                      Worship at 10:30 am & 6 pm
many Kewpie dolls and other dolls                                           p.m., Sunday morning at 10:00             Bob Edwards.......417-699-2005
and collectables.
                                                                            a.m. and Sunday evening at 6:00                                                        69 Butterfields Trail Rd.
                                                                                             First Baptist
       She was preceded in death
Loran, her husband of 46years, on
                                                                            p.m.                                                                                     State Highway 413
May 7, 1989. She will rest with her
                                                                                             Church Of Cape                                                            Pastor Gary Stewart
husband at Memorial Park in St.                                             Freedom Celebra-                                                                           (417) 744-2901 (H)
Louis.                                                                                       Fair                                                                     Church (417) 723-0315
                                                                            tion At Crane
Ponce Baptist Celebrates On July 10                                                          Calendar Of                                                          Southern Baptist Church
                                                                            Fundamental                                                                             Established in 1997
                                                                                                                       July 10-16 will be our annual
                                                                              Crane Fundamental Methodist           Vacation Bible School
                                                                            church extends an invitation
                                                                            to everyone to join with them
                                                                                                                      5PM Meal for our kids and
                                                                                                                    then VBS.
                                                                            in celebrating our nation’s               This     year's    theme    is
                                                                            freedom. This celebration will                           16th Annual
                                                                                                                    "Pandamania" - "God is Wild

                                                                            be held Friday, July 1, on the          About You"
                                                                            church lawn. Bring your lawn

                                                                                                                    Bowling Chapel Of The Archie
                                                                            chairs and enjoy an evening
                                                                            of food, fellowship, gospel

                                                                                                                    Church Announces Jones Family
                                                                            singing, and a fireworks display.
                                                                            The church will be grilling and
                                                                                                                                                                 The sixteenth annual reunion of
                                                                            serving hamburgers and hot
                                                                            dogs with all the trimmings,
                                                                                                                    Special Weekend                              the Archie Jones family will be
                                                                            AND will also have homemade             Services                                     held on Monday, July 4, 2011,
                                                                                                                                                                 at the home of Bo and Janetta
                                                                            ice cream. Serving will begin             July 8th, 9th, and 10th the                Cole at 2268 Eagle Crest Road
Pastor Reed with Bill Harris                                                at 6:00 p.m. Gospel music will          Norman Culbertson Evangelistic               in Cape Fair. A fish fry with all
  The Ponce Baptist Church                                                  begin around 7:00 p.m. as the           Team from Fair Play will be
                                         atrocities he endured. Consider                                                                                         the trimmings will be served at
in Ponce De Leon, Missouri                                                  Haining Family takes the stage.         ministering with music and
                                         this your special invitation to                                                                                         noon. Friends and family are
will celebrate on July 10, 2011.                                            This family is has been named           preaching. Services begin each
                                         honor Mr. Harris, a Stone County                                                                                        invited to join us. If you need
The Pastor Lindell Reed and                                                 CGMA International Bluegrass            evening at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00
                                         native, with your presence.                                                                                             directions, contact Janetta at
congregation announce the 11 a.                                             Artist of the Year, also Vocal          a.m. Sunday morning.
                                         The celebration will continue                                                                                           417-818-7758.              6-2tp
m. Local Guest Speaker, Bill                                                Group of the Year.                        The Culbertson’s are well
                                         with a Cook-Out at 7 p.m. and
Harris. Mr. Harris was a prisoner        Firework Display at dusk at
                                                                              A bounce house will available
                                                                            for the kids, and a fireworks
                                                                                                                    known in SW Missouri having                  Carr Reunion
of war and will speak on his             the church at 2818 Medical                                                 ministered in several area                     Saturday, July 9. Cape Fair
experiences and memories. This                                              display will end the evening’s          churches.                                    Community Building. Starting
                                         Springs Road, Ponce De Leon,
will be a first as Bill has chosen                                          activities.                               Pastor, Pauline Evans and                  at 11:00 A.M. BBQ Ribs,
                                         Missouri. For more information
to remain silent to date about the                                            The church is located on D            congregation welcomes the                    bread, drinks, and table service
                                         call: 357-0141 .
                                                                            Hwy (just ½ mile off 413) at the        public and area churches, to                 provided.
                                                                            top of the hill. An invitation is       come and fellowship with us.                                            7-2tp
                                                                            extended to you and a warm and                                     6-tp
                                                                            friendly welcome awaits you.                                                         Hedrick
                                                                            Remember, this is an outdoor            First                                        Family Reunion
                                                                            activity, so get that lawn chair
                                                                            ready and make plans now to             Baptist Church                                 The Annual Hedrick Reunion
                                                                            attend! (In case of rain, outside         Join us for the VBS Big Apple              will be held July 10, at the Crane
                                                                            activities will be cancelled, but       Adventure at Marionville First               City Park. Please tell your family.
                                                                            food and music concert will be          Baptist Church Monday-Friday,                Come and enjoy a day of visiting
                                                                            inside.)                                July 11-15 from 9-noon. For                  with family and friends. Bring a
                                                                              For any further information           transportation call 258-2202.                covered dish and drinks. We will
                                                                            you may call 417-840-3833                                                            eat about 12:30.

                                                                                          BRIGHT IDEA?                                                           Isaac
                                                                                                                                                                 Newton Reunion
                                                                                                                                                                   The 8th Stewart reunion for the
                                                                                                                                                                 descendants of Isaac Newton
                                                                                                                                                                 “Ike” will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, July 9 at the Spokane

                                                                             SHOP MARIONVILLE                                                                    High School lunchroom, 1123
                                                                                                                                                                 Spokane Road, Spokane. Exit
                                                                                                                                                                 Hwy 160, across from Gateway
                                                                                     Ozarks Methodist Manor                                                      Café onto Spokane Road, go
                                                                                                                                                                 south. Schoolhouse on the right
                                                                                            A Tradition of Caring Since 1925                                     side of Spokane Rd. Bring Food,
                                                                                                                                                                 coffee, tea, pop, or bag of ice for
                                                                                • 58 Independent Homes                                                           potluck meal.
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Kimberling City Library                                                               Te Spazio Café                     One Summer                            of the night, thirteen-year-old

Gears Up For a Packed Schedule                                                        Is Open, Same                      By David Baldacci
                                                                                                                         Jack, terminally ill and preparing
                                                                                                                                                               Theo uses his legal knowledge
                                                                                                                                                               and investigative skills to chase
By: Kadee Brosseau                                                                       Location                        to say goodbye to his family, has     down the truth and save April.
                                                                                                                         a miraculous recovery after his       What Happened to Goodbye
                                                                                     Ed And Bonnie                       wife is killed in a car accident      By Sarah Dessen
                                                                                    Tonellato Are Back!                  and struggles to reunite his          Following her parents' bitter
                                                                                                                         family at her childhood home on       divorce as she and her father
                                                                                        Te Spazio Café has reopened,
                                                                                                                         the South Carolina oceanfront.        move from town to town,
                                                                                    with the previous owners and at
                                                                                                                         The Kingdom                           seventeen-year-old          Mclean
                                                                                    the same location, 1348 W. State
                                                                                                                         By Clive Cussler                      reinvents herself at each school
                                                                                    HWY 248, in Galena.
                                                                                                                         On a journey that will take           she attends until she is no longer
                                                                                       Ed & Bonnie want their
                                                                                                                         them to Tibet, Nepal, China,          sure she knows who she is or
                                                                                    friends, loyal customers, and
                                                                                                                         Italy, and Siberia, the Fargos        where she belongs.
                                                                                    potential customers to know they
                                                                                                                         find themselves embroiled             Children
                                                                                    are ready to serve you! Te Spazio
                                                                                                                         with black-market fossils, an         Louis the Tiger Who Came
                                                                                    Café is open and serving all the
                                                                                                                         ancient Tibetan kingdom, a lost       From the Sea
                                                                                    great food items that put them on
                                                                                                                         landmass in the North Sea, Stone      By Michael Kozlowski
                                                                                    the Galena map!
                                                                                                                         Age ostrich egg shards inscribed      Ali and Ollie find a tiger sleeping
                                                                                       For the past six years, Te
                                                                                                                         in a cryptic language, a pair of      in their yard and think he came
                                                                                    Spazio Café has offered area
                                                                                                                         battles separated by thousands        from the sea, so they use their
                                                                                    residents and guests of Stone
                                                                                                                         of miles and hundreds of years        imagination to find a way for
                                                                                    County a smoke-free, friendly
   (Kimberling City) – The                 “We’ve got the concert series.                                                ... and a skeleton that could         him to get back home.
                                                                                    establishment to eat good food in
Kimberling City Library has a           We’re really looking forward to                                                  just turn the history of human        Little Rabbit Goes to School
                                                                                    Galena. In addition to the regular
packed schedule this summer.            this,” Wright said, ”I’ve been                                                   evolution on its head.                By Harry Horse
                                                                                    menu, Te Spazio Café offers a
   Library Ambassador Jim Wright        perusing acts to come in.”                                                       Adult Non-Fiction                     Little Rabbit takes his favorite
                                                                                    delicious breakfast menu, daily
said they are making the library a         According to Wright, they are                                                 William & Catherine: A Royal          toy, Charlie Horse, along for
                                                                                    specials, and desserts.
place for the community to come         planning a folk concert as well as                                               Wedding                               his first day of school and when
                                                                                       Te Spazio’s new cook has a
together, rather than just a place to   a gospel concert before the end of                                               By Andrew Morton                      there is trouble, he blames it all
                                                                                    specialty background in cooking
check out books.                        the summer.                                                                      Provides an inside look at Prince     on Charlie.
                                                                                    Cajun and Mexican foods.
   “There’s a new attitude about           In addition to the events planned                                             William and Kate Middleton,           Smelly Bill
                                                                                       So along with all the past
libraries. We’re trying to get away     throughout the summer, the library                                               delving into their backgrounds,       By Daniel Postgate
                                                                                    favorite items, Te Spazio Café
from the old stodgy idea that           also offers many services on a                                                   their meeting as students at          Bill the dog manages to avoid
                                                                                    is featuring Cajun and Mexican
libraries are a place to go where       regular basis.                                                                   the University of St. Andrews,        being bathed until he goes to
                                                                                    food items on its menu.
there’s no place else to go,” Wright       Kimberling City Library has                                                   the ups and downs of their            stay with Great Aunt Bleach,
                                                                                       Stop in to enjoy great food
said.                                   free wireless Internet as well as 18                                             relationship, their engagement,       who loves to clean.
                                                                                    in a smoke-free, friendly
   Judging by the plans the             computers for the public to use. It                                              and their wedding.                    Audiobooks
                                                                                    environment, and welcome Ed
Kimberling City Library is putting      features audio books, both on disk                                               Churchill's War Lab: Code-            Indelible
                                                                                    & Bonnie back!
into action, it won’t be long until     and downloadable. In addition,                                                   breakers, Scientists, and the         By Kristen Heitzmann
                                                                                       Café hours are:
the library accomplishes that goal.     the library boasts an extensive                                                  Mavericks Churchill Led to            When Trevor MacDaniel, a
                                                                                       Saturday-Tuesday 7:00 a.m.-
   One of the programs the              genealogy section.                                                               Victory                               high country outfitter, rescues
                                                                                    2 p.m.
library has implemented is called          The      library     can      also                                            By Taylor Downing                     a toddler from the jaws of a
                                                                                       Wednesday-Friday 7:00 a.m.
“Second Saturdays.” It is a fun         accommodate large groups. Their                                                  Analyzes the role of Churchill's      mountain lion, he can't foresee
                                                                                    – 8 p.m.
and educational kid’s program           community room can hold up to                                                    passion for military history in       the far-reaching consequences
                                                                                       Food is available in dine-in or
that takes place once a month.          400 people, and conferences can                                                  shaping his wartime innovations       of his action, how it will entwine
                                                                                    carry –out.
The topics and activities vary          be held in their conference room.                                                and strategies, offering insight      his life with gifted sculptor,
                                                                                       Ed & Bonnie want to thank
from month to month. In June, the       Prices vary depending on the size                                                into his unique leadership style      Natalie Reeve--and attract a
                                                                                    their loyal customers and friends
library held a puppet show and a        of room the group needs.                                                         and patronization of radical new      grim admirer.
                                                                                    for a wonderful six years and they
children’s story hour. Coming up           The Kimberling City Library is                                                ideas to enable unprecedented         Damage
                                                                                    are looking forward to serving
in July, they will host “Western        unique in that it is self-sustaining.                                            technological advances.               By John Lescroart
                                                                                    the surrounding Galena area and
Lore.” Other Second Saturdays           It is run by donations, rather than                                              The       Greater        Journey:     Perennial best seller John
                                                                                    its guests for many more.
will include “Creepy Crawlers: A        tax dollars.                                                                     Americans in Paris                    Lescroart takes his latest thriller
Bug’s Life” and “Football,” where
the children will get the chance to
                                           For more information on events           New Titles                           By David G. McCullough
                                                                                                                         McCullough mixes famous and
                                                                                                                                                               to the dark side when a beloved
                                                                                                                                                               character, Abe Glitzky, abandons
                                        and services, or to reserve the
meet NFL football players.              community room, contact the                 Available At The                     obscure names and delivers            the rules and the system, and
                                                                                                                         capsule biographies of everyone       finds vigilante justice his own
   However, the library doesn’t
only have activities for children.
                                        library: 417-739-
                                                                                    Stone County                         to produce a colorful parade          way.
                                                                                    Library                              of educated, Victorian-era            The Final Storm: A Novel of
                                                                                                                                                               the War in the Pacific
                    Stone County Health Department                                  Here are a sample of the new
                                                                                                                         American travelers and their
                                                                                                                         life-changing experiences in          By Jeff Shaara
                                 Angela Ford, Administrator                         titles available at the Stone        Paris.                                As the war in Europe winds down
                                                                                    County Library. Patrons may          Biography                             in the wake of the Normandy
                       417-357-6134 •
                                                                                    check these out at either the        Seal Team Six: Memiors of an          invasion, the United States has
                                                                                    Galena or Crane branches and         Elite Navy Sniper                     turned its vast military resources
         Summer Fun                     physical activity,” said Annette            most titles are available through    By Howard E. Wasdin and               toward an all-out effort against
                                        Fitzgerald, Family financial                the Bookmobile.                                                            the Japanese. In the spring of
          Events for
                                                                                                                         Stephan Templin
                                        education      specialist,  MU              Adult Fiction                        For the first time ever, a            1945, Japan's empire has been
           Families                     Extension.
                                          The summer fun events are
                                                                                    Smokin' Seventeen
                                                                                    By Janet Evanovich
                                                                                                                         Navy SEAL Team Six sniper
                                                                                                                         chronicles how he became an
                                                                                                                                                               pressed slowly back toward its
                                                                                                                                                               home islands, and the Americans
The Healthy Families Taskforce
                                        made available by community                 Where there's smoke there's fire,    elite warrior and the ferocious       mount a furious assault on the
is sponsoring free summer fun
                                        sponsors including the Branson              and no one knows this better         battle that nearly cost him his       last great stepping-stone to
activities for parents and children
                                        Parents as Teachers Program                 than New Jersey bounty hunter,       life.                                 Japan itself--the heavily fortified
in Stone and Taney County.
                                        and the Stone County Health                 Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds       Young Adult                           island of Okinawa. The three-
Eat Right and Play Hard is the
                                        Department for parents and                  office has burned to the ground,     Ruby Red                              month battle will feature some
theme of the following programs
                                        school age children.                        and bodies are turning up in         By Kerstin Gier                       of the most vicious combat of
that are made possible by the
                                          FitzGerald said, “Participants            the empty construction lot. To       Sixteen-year-old         Gwyneth      the entire war, as American
University of Missouri Food
                                        will receive nutritious snacks              make matters worse, Stephanie        discovers that she, rather than       troops confront an enemy that
Stamp Nutrition Grant and local
                                        and free items to promote health            is working out of a motor home       her well-prepared cousin, carries     would rather be slaughtered
community sponsors.
                                        and physical fitness at each                she shares with a dancing bear,      a time-travel gene, and soon she      than experience the shame of
  “Let’s Get Fit” will be held
                                        event.”                                     and Joe Morelli's old-world          is journeying with Gideon, who        surrender.
June 29, 2011 at the YMCA in
                                          Individuals can call the                  grandmother has declared a           shares the gift, through historical
Hollister from 7 – 9 PM
                                        MU Extension office at 417-                 vendetta against her. And just       London trying to discover whom
  “Slice of Summer” will be held
                                        546-4431 for information and                when Stephanie decides it might      they can trust.
July 23, 2011 at Crane Famers’
                                        directions to the events.                   be time to choose between the        Theodore Boone: The
Market from 9 AM – noon
                                          Healthy Families Taskforce                two men in her life, Morelli         Abduction
  “Parents and children are
                                        activities are funded by the                and Ranger, a third man from         By John Grisham
invited to participate in activities
                                        Children’s Trust fund and                   Stephanie's past moves back to       When his best friend disappears
that promote making the right
                                        community sponsors.                         Trenton...                           from her bedroom in the middle
food choices and increasing
                                                                                                                            Thursday, June 30, 2011   THE CRANE CHRONICLE/STONE COUNTY REPUBLICAN   Page 9

City Of Hurley And Hurley Fire                                                                                             Comments & Notes from...
Department Fourth Of July Celebration                                                                                       Mary Kuyper                                             Reeds Spring Jct.
                                                                                                                            P.O. Box 208
                                                                                                                            Reeds Spring MO 65737 • 417-272-3527
                                                                                                                             Hello Readerville:                      proud of you and how well you

                                                                                         Ruby’s                              News, notes, and thank you’s,
                                                                                                                          and I have plenty.
                                                                                                                                                                     are doing in school. I’m proud
                                                                                                                                                                     of your personality and kindness,
                                                                                                                                                                     your respect for others and your
                                                                                                                             Up Front

                                                                                        Bark Box                             Call Love Inc. Now is the time
                                                                                                                          to sign up for the school readiness
                                                                                                                                                                     love for God and country. Set
                                                                                                                                                                     you goals high, don’t let the speed
                                                                                                                                                                     bumps bother you. Remember to
                                                                                                                          fair, which will take place the 1st.
                                                                                  Bark, bark Ruby here,                   week of August. Call 417-336-              watch for the hurdles, let God be
                                                                                  Boy, when I have to go outside,         7056 to sign up.                           your guide – and you will go well.
                                                                               even though I am a dog, I pant like           Sick Bay                                Forever Love, Nana.
                                                                               a lizard, till I can get back in the          Just heard that Kathy Keithley is          More Visits
                                                                               house, get a drink, get on my bed          back in the hospital and very sick.           My sister-in-law, Donna Stacey
                                                                               and take a nap where it’s cool.            She is at Skaggs. Also, Norma              came with her daughter Tammy
                                                                                  I don’t have an up-date on my           Collins is on our prayer list. We          last week. I had not seen her in
                                                                               friend Kallie yet, but I will let you      wish Mrs. Don Phillips a speedy            years. It was sure good to see her.
                                                                               know how she is after that snakebite       recovery and please add Buck               Then Donna showed up with some
                                                                               she had. She is progressing, but not       O’Day to the list. He will be going        scrumptious cinnamon rolls and
                                                                               near over it yet.                          for tests Tuesday to rule out some         on another day a chicken casserole
                                                                                  As you know all of us dogs (and         serious problems.                          and more rolls. I’ll be a roly poly
                                                                               humans) can be adventurous at times           Visitors                                before to long. Then Sharon &
Susanna Wilson and Kimberly Gamble serve snowcones                             and like to go out and explore but            I have been blessed with visitors       Murl brought big fat cheese burgers,
                                                                               it is a fact that missing dogs don’t       – Sister-in-law, Donna Stacey              Loren brought pizza, not sure what
                                                                               understand the panic and stress that       made us a chicken casserole and            everyone is up to. I think someone
                                                                               happens to our owners, when we             homemade cinnamon bread – and              has been spreading the rumors that
                                                                               can’t find our way home.                   boy was it good. Donna promised            I am not eating like I should.
                                                                                  A friend of ours was walking his        to bring more bread. Lexie Mease              Food For Thought: One day,
                                                                               dog early one morning, when a lady         came by for a great visit and visit        a man went to visit a church. He
                                                                               pulled up in her car and ask if he         we did. Aavonda Gentry came by             got there early & parked his car
                                                                               had seen her Jack Russell. She was         to see me. Her husband , Tarzan            and got out. Another car pulled up
                                                                               just beside herself and he wished he       has been very sick with various            near the driver and said, “I always
                                                                               could have said he did. But wasn’t         maladies from heart disease to             park there! You took my place!
                                                                               able to tell her what she wanted to        cancer. Put him on your prayer list        The visitor went inside the Sunday
Families awaiting night fall for the start of the fireworks!                   hear. She thanked him and drove            too. For her to take time from her         school, found an empty seat and sat
Which were amazing!                                                            away, with a sad look on her face.         overload, I was deeply touched that        down. A young lady from the church
                                                                                  Our friend looked down, his dog         she should make time for me. It was        approached him and stated, “That’s
                                                                               was wagging his tail and it made           an amazing thing. Thanks Avonda.           my seat, you took my place! The
                                                                               him think how he would feel if that        Later in the week, Josh Molz came          visitor was somewhat distressed
                                                                               same thing happened to him. Not            by for a visit. He was down in the         by this rude welcome, but said
                                                                               only him, but anyone would check           dumps over the loss of a child. The        nothing. After Sunday school, the
                                                                               the house, go outside and call the         baby had died at 3 weeks of age,           visitor went into the sanctuary and
                                                                               dogs name. With no response, no            our heartfelt sympathy and prayers         sat down. Another member walked
                                                                               dog, immediate panic sets in. Next         to him. It was nice to hear from           up to him and said, “That’s where
                                                                               comb the yard, still call out the          ole classmate Norma Meeks. She             I always sit, you took my place!
                                                                               name. Finally, check the front door        is very nice to keep us covered with       The visitor was even more troubled
                                                                               to see if he is sitting there waiting to   the good wishes. Also very nice to         by this treatment, but still He said
                                                                               be let in. Nothing again. Then our         hear from Arthur & Trude Elder,            nothing. Later as the congregation
                                                                               friend is thinking to himself, that he     especially Trude. Cause Arthur is          was praying for Christ to dwell
                                                                               would be exactly like that lady, who       so ornery.                                 among them, the visitor stood up,
                                                                               was patrolling the streets in search          Memories                                and his appearance began to change.
                                                                               of her beloved pet.                           15 – 20 years ago, my                   Horrible scars became visible on
                                                                                  It is very important to remember,       granddaughter, Kamilla Miller hit          his hands and feet. Someone from
                                                                               if your dog (or cat) goes missing,         one of those highlights of her life.       the congregation noticed him and
                                                                               the more people that know and the          Her cousin Kimberlee Kessinger             called out, “what happened to
                                                                               quicker you can get the message out        was working in Branson and she             you? The visitor replied, as his hat
                                                                               into your area, the better the chances     took Kammy back stage of the Miss          became a crown of thorns, and a
                                                                               are of finding your lost pet safe and      U.S.A. pageant where pictures              tear fell from His eye, “I took you
                                                                               sound.                                     were made. Kimberlee was a nail            place!
Ronnie Bishop sells raffle tickets for a gun to help support the Hurley Fire      Put out lost notices about your         tech and had some of the ladies in            For Your Funny Bone: To
Department                                                                     pet in the newspaper and post flyers       the pageant as clients. How many           pass the time one day, my children
                                                                               around your area. You can visit the        times does a little girl have such an      asked me to name the various birds
                                                                               dog pound, shelters and rescues, in        opportunity! Come over Kam and             we spotted in our yard. I identified

         City Of Galena                                                        hopes your pet has been picked up.
                                                                               But the preferred result is the happy
                                                                               and safe return of your much loved
                                                                                                                          we will reminisce.
                                                                                                                             A dear grandson is now 15, wow
                                                                                                                                                                     several, like the Western Kingbird,
                                                                                                                                                                     American Kestrel, etc. But when
                                                                                                                                                                     I pointed out a Barn Swallow,
                                                                               pet.                                                                                  it drew a puzzled look from my

    4th of July
                                                                                                                          where do the years go? How many
                                                                                  It is also a very good idea to make     years did youskip to get to 15             youngest daughter. “Does it really
                                                                               sure your pet has identification, also     and where did they go. I’m very            swallow barns, she asked.” On the
                                                                               consider getting your pet micro                                                       innocence of children!
                                                                               chipped. If it is found and identified,
                                                                               you will be reunited with your best

   Celebration                                                                 friend.
                                                                                  I’m sure most all you humans,
                                                                               know almost all of this info, but I
 Monday July 4th                                                               can’t imagine being lost from my
                                                                               family, it would scare me to death,              Vaught Fireworks
           Beauty Pageant
  Food     Starts at 5 p.m.!!!
                                                                               and all of them too.
                                                                                  As you know the fourth of July
                                                                               is coming up. Firecrackers will be
                                                                                                                                     Located 1 mile north of Crane on Hwy 413
                                                                               going off. Make plans for your pets
                                                                                                                                             Best Deals Around!
  Live Music                                                                   to be where they can feel safe. They
                                                                               sort of make me a “Little Nervous”
              Featuring the
  Games Eddie Valen Band
                                                                                  Don’t forget all the animals at                              $50 Jackpot Drawing
                                                                               Joplin that are looking for a new
                                                                               home, it would be worth the drive                             To Be Held July 3 at 5 pm
                                                                               to rescue a forever friend for your
              6 p.m. to Dark
  Fireworks                             For more details contact the
                                                                                  Keep out plenty of water and
                                                                               shade for your outside pets.                      Opening June 24
                                        Galena City Hall 417-357-                 Thanks for reading my column!!
                                        6226                                      Bark at you next week.
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                                                                                                                                                                            searching for frogs. When you
                                                                                                                                                                            see one, shine a light directly in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Branson    Cares
                                                                                                                                                                            its eyes. This temporarily blinds       Telethon
                                                                                                                                                                            the frog and allows you to grab it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Held On June 26
                    Stone County Agriculture                                                                                                                                or gig it and stash it in the sack
                                                                                                                                                                            you’ve brought along. Your prize
                                                                                                                                                                            is the meaty legs of these large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By: Whitney Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Branson entertainers came
                                          News, Views & Scoops                                                                                                              amphibians. Size will vary, but         together along with an estimated
                                                                                                                                                                            some of the larger frogs can have       1,200 others on Sunday, June 26
      News and Notes for and about Stone County Agriculture. Please send information or story ideas to: or mail to: PO Box 401, Crane, Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                            legs measuring up to 10 inches          to raise money for relief efforts
                                                                                                                                                                            in length.                              in Joplin since the tragic May 22,
Animal Of The                                                                                                          Missouri Department                                     As with all of Missouri’s            EF5 tornado.
Week For June 30: Eastern Mole                                                                                         Of Conservation                                      hunting and fishing events, frog
                                                                                                                                                                            season occurs at a time when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Branson Cares Telethon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hosted by Jim Stafford was held
                                                                                                                       By Francis Skalicky
                                                                                                                                                                            it won’t do irreparable harm to         at the Mansion Theatre and was
                                                                                                                          When it comes to considering
                                                                                                                                                                            the resource. The peak of the           on several different television
                                                                                                                       frog legs as a food item, there
                                                                                                                                                                            egg-laying period for bullfrogs         channels and radio stations. As of
                                                                                                                       seems to be no middle ground:
                                                                                                                                                                            is in June. By the times the            press time, with the work of the
                                                                                                                          You either enjoy eating them
                                                                                                                                                                            season opens, most of the next          entertainers, telethon donations
                                                                                                                       or you’ve never tried them
                                                                                                                                                                            generation of frogs has been            and silent auction had managed
                                                                                                                       and will never, ever for the
                                                                                                                                                                            produced.                               to bring in $250,000. The money
                                                                                                                       remainder of your days here on
                                                                                                                                                                               Like other outdoor activities,       will go toward the rebuilding of
                                                                                                                       this earth make even one attempt
                                                                                                                                                                            safety is an important component        St. Johns Hospital and help the
                                                                                                                       to taste them. Since the chance of
                                                                                                                                                                            of an enjoyable frogging outing.        music departments within the
                                                                                                                       finding common ground between
                                                                                                                                                                            Just because you’re not using a         Joplin School District get back
                                                                                                                       these two schools of thought is
                                                                                                                                                                            gun doesn’t mean there’s no need        on its feet.
                                                                                                                       somewhere between slim and
                                                                                                                       none, I’ll drop this subject and                     for caution. Remember, you’re
                                                                                                                       continue with a related one:                         walking along a slippery pond
                                                                                                                          Frogging season opens this                        edge or stream bank after dark.
                                                                                                                       week.                                                All it takes is one careless step
  Species: Eastern mole                                  digging, a mole braces itself
                                                                                                                          Although Missouri’s frog                          for a foot to slip or an ankle to
Scientific name: Scalopus                                against the sides of the tunnel
                                                                                                                       season doesn’t get as much                           twist or for you to fall into water
aquaticus                                                with its hind feet and loosens the
                                                                                                                       publicity as some of the state’s                     that was much deeper than you
  Nicknames: none                                        soil with its front feet. The dirt is
                                                                                                                       other hunting and fishing events,                    expected.
  Claim to fame: Moles aren’t                            passed under the body to the hind
                                                                                                                       it’s as much a tradition for some                       Consequently,      don’t     go
seen often, but the furrows their                        feet in a swimming-like motion.
                                                                                                                       Ozarkers as deer hunting or trout                    frogging alone. It’s always better
digging produces are common                              The hind feet then kick the dirt
                                                                                                                       fishing is for others. The season                    to have a companion or two along
sights throughout yards in the                           further behind. Each mole has its
                                                                                                                       opens at sunset on June 30 and                       should a mishap occur. This also
Ozarks. Although most people                             own system of tunnels and lives
                                                                                                                       runs through October 31. It’s                        adds to the camaraderie.
consider moles pests, there is a                         a solitary life. After a rain, when
                                                                                                                       classified as both a hunting and a                      Information about Missouri’s
positive side to their underground                       the soil is in good condition,
                                                                                                                       fishing season, depending on the                     frogging season is available
work. Their digging and foraging                         moles can tunnel at rates as fast
                                                                                                                       method you use. The daily limit                      through your nearest Department
activities help aerate the soil                          as 18 feet per hour. A mole’s
                                                                                                                       is eight bullfrogs or green frogs;                   of Conservation contact person
and also helps to rid yards and                          eyes are covered with fused
                                                                                                                       the possession limit is 16.                          or office. The Department
gardens of a variety on insect                           eyelids and can do little more
                                                                                                                          Part of the reason for frogging’s                 of     Conservation       brochure
pests.                                                   than distinguish between light
                                                                                                                       appeal is its simplicity: The only                   “Missouri’s Toads and Frogs”
  Species       status:    Eastern                       and dark.
                                                                                                                       equipment many experienced                           is a good source of information
moles are abundant throughout                              Life span: not more than three
                                                                                                                       froggers use is a flashlight, their                  about bullfrogs and other types
Missouri.                                                years
                                                                                                                       bare hands and a gunny sack                          of frogs in the state. This free
  First discovered: The first                              Habitat:         Moles        live
                                                                                                                       to hold the caught frogs. Other                      publication is available at the
taxonomic description of the                             underground in yards, meadows,
                                                                                                                       factors contributing to frogging’s                   Department of Conservation’s
eastern mole was written by                              pastures, open woodland areas,
                                                                                                                       popularity is the abundance of                       Southwest Regional Office in
the Swedish naturalist Carl                              gardens and stream banks –
                                                                                                                       bullfrogs throughout the Ozarks                      Springfield and at the Springfield
Linnaeus in 1758. The creature’s                         anywhere that has loose, moist
                                                                                                                       and the tastiness of frog legs (if                   Conservation Nature Center. Frog
name is derived from the Middle                          soil and is well-drained.
                                                                                                                       you’ve ever tasted them, that is).                   information is also available at
English word “molle,” which is                             Life cycle: Mating occurs in
                                                                                                                          But the big attraction for              
related to another archaic word                          the spring and this is the only
“moldwarpe” which meant                                  time when moles seek out other                                both experienced and novice
                                                                                                                                              2011                 Francis Skalicky is the media                     2011
“earth-thrower.”                                         members of their species. After a                             froggers is probably the sport’s
  Family matters: The eastern                            pregnancy of four to six weeks, a                             uniqueness. Put quite simply -       FOUR STATE
                                                                                                                                                                 specialist for the Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                       Ye ars
                                                                                                                       there’s no other outdoor activity Department of Conservation’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FOUR STATE 3 7 Yea s

mole belongs to the family
Talpidae, group that contains 42
                                                         single annual litter is born some
                                                         time between March and May.
                                                                                                                                                            FARM SHOW
                                                                                                                       like it. Unless, that is, you can Southwest Region. For more                                  FARM SHOW
                                                                                                                       think of another outdoor sport information about conservation
species worldwide. The mole’s                            The average number of offspring                                                                    JULY 2011
                                                                                                                       where the participants pursue issues, call 417-895-6880.                                        JULY 2011
closest relative is the desman,                          is four. Growth is rapid and,                                                        Friday Saturday Sunday
a shrew-like aquatic mammal                              when 10 days old, the young                                   their quarry after dark using                                                                 Friday Saturday Sunday
found in Central Asia and parts                          moles have a fine covering of                                 nothing but a flashlight and their Spring Creek Saddle
                                                                                                                                               15          16         17                                               15            16            17
                                                                                                                       bare hands or a forked • SHOW HOURS •
of Europe. North America is                              gray, velvety fur that remains
                                                                                                                          Actually, there 8 AM – 4 PM EACH
                                                                                                                                                                     Club 2011 Events
                                                                                                                                              are several Shodeo Second Saturday Of Each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • SHOW HOURS •
home to seven species of moles.                          for several weeks. At one month                                                                               DAY                                            8 AM – 4 PM               EACH DAY
  Length: up to more than eight                          of age, they are able to care for                                                             frogs,
                                                                                                                       legal methods for takingjct. of Hwys. 400, 69 &Month At 7 pm
                                                                                                                       but gigging and grabbing are the Pittsburg, KS,Starting In May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       From jct. of Hwys. 400, 69 & K-171
inches                                                   themselves and they probably                                                          K-171 south of                                                        south of Pittsburg, KS, go 1/2 mile east
  Diet: Earthworms, grubs,                               leave the nest about this time.                                                              to use
                                                                                                                       most preferred. It’s legal go 1/2 mile east

sowbugs, centipedes, millipedes                          They reach sexual maturity by                                 a .22 rifle or pistol, BB gun or                       Shodeo July 9th
and a variety of insect larvae
comprise the bulk of a mole’s
                                                         the following spring. Although a
                                                         mole’s digging provides positive
                                                                                                                       pellet gun; but these methods are
                                                                                                                                                  the safety
                                                                                                                       discouraged because ofFarm & Ranch August 6th 7 pmAyra                                          Farm & Ranch
diet. Moles are insatiable eaters                        benefits, sometimes that same                                 factor. Bullets, BBs and pelletsExhibits                                                           Exhibits
and, on average, consume about                           digging becomes problematic.                                  can ricochet off water and, if Mowing, Shodeo August 13th
                                                                                                                       they do, you don’t know where                                                                         Baling, Mowing,
half their body weight in food                           When this happens, mole-                                                                  Bale Processor &                                                     Raking, Bale Processing
each day.                                                removal measures may have                                     those projectiles will go. (Plus, a
                                                                                                                                                         Handling Shodeo September 10th                                & Handling Demonstrations
  Weight: up to five ounces                              to be taken. A variety of mole-                                                              deeper
                                                                                                                       shot frog can still leap toDemonstrations                                                           - 1 PM Each Day
  D i s t i n g u i s h i n g                            control tactics have evolved                                                                             Ranch
                                                                                                                       water and be un-retrievable.) Each Day Rodeo FFA Benefit Hurley/
                                                                                                                                                    - 1 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                    Crane                                         Lawn Mower
characteristics: Eastern moles                           over the years, some of which                                                                  have
                                                                                                                          After June 30, you don’t Lawn Mower
                                                                                                                                                                               In September
                                                                                                                       to wait until after dark to go *Range be raffling off a 15” seat Saddle King
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Test Driving Range
are grayish-brown. Their faces,                          are based at least partially on                                                          Test Driving We will
                                                                                                                       frogging, but night is when the Pleasure Saddle. Tickets will be on sale at all the events             Ag Health Alert
feet, and tails are whitish to pink                      facts and others that are based on                                                           Ag Health Alert
                                                                                                                       majority of froggers go to work at the saddle club. 1 ticket for $ 2.00 or 6 for $10.00.              Free Screenings
in color. A mole’s best-known                            urban legends. For severe mole                                                              Free Screenings
activity is its digging. From its                        problems, the simplest and most                               because that’s when bullfrogs are & Parking will be at the last Shodeo of the year in
                                                                                                                                                 FREE Admission The drawing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FREE Admission & Parking
heavy shoulders, short neck,                             effective control measures are                                most active. Here are frogging’s September.                                                         For Information Contact:
stout head and large claws to its                        the spring-powered kill traps that                            basics: You wait until dark, then Contact:
                                                                                                                                                  For Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FARM TALK NEWSPAPER
                                                                                                                                              FARM TALK NEWSPAPER   Watch For Additional Events In The Crane
pick-like nose; a mole’s body                            are available at stores.                                                                 the bank
                                                                                                                       walk or wade along Box 601, Parsons, KS 67357                                                    Box 601, Parsons, KS 67357
is built for excavation. When                                                                                                                    or stream
                                                                                                                       of the nearest pond(620) 421-9450                                                              (620) 421-9450
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                                                                             9:00 AM                          needed a signature to be accepted.       property for real estate value
                     Stone County Commission                                 Presiding       Commissioner
                                                                          Dennis Wood opened the meeting
                                                                                                              The Grant creates a drug and
                                                                                                              alcohol program and a position
                                                                                                                                                       only. The Commission thanked
                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Stumpff for his time, but
                                                                          with the pledge allegiance to the   to administer a drug and alcohol         would decline purchasing the
                             Minutes                                      flag.
                                                                             Those Present for this meeting
                                                                                                                 The matter to accept and
                                                                                                                                                         Meeting Date for 2011 Board
                                                                          today are as follows: Judith        sign the grant was brought to a          of Equalization
          THE COUNTY                   Five bids were received,
                                                                          Palm, Donald A Palm, Ralph          decision by roll call vote: Huy –          Presiding         Commissioner
          COMMISSION                 opened and reviewed. Bids were
                                                                          LeBlanc, Sandy Basta, Betts         yes; Dodd – yes; Wood – yes.             Dennis Wood asked the minutes
                OF                   as follows:
                                                                          Baker, Don Baker, Charles           Grant signed.                            to show that according to State
       STONE COUNTY,                 (1) Ryan Joy                 $505
                                                                          Walker, Carol Sminchak, Don            Prosecuting Attorney also             Statutes 137.275, 138.010, and
            MISSOURI                 (2) Ray Barry                $455
                                                                          Sminchak, Doug Baker, Frankie       presented a formal letter                138.050, the 2011 Board of
           June 20, 2011             (3) Justin Maples           $500
                                                                          Holt, Andrew Flippin, Planning      requesting consideration for a           Equalization will meet at 10:00
     STATE OF MISSOURI               (4) Richard Fredrick         $651
                                                                          & Zoning, Dixie Hall, Planning      budget revision for the Stone            am on Monday July 18, 2011.
      COUNTY OF STONE                (5) Allan Hall               $650
                                                                          & Zoning, Joy Wilson, Planning      County Prosecutor’s Office.              The last day to schedule a formal
   Be it remembered that a session     Highest bidder was (4)
                                                                          & Zoning, Steve Crandall,               Closed Meeting                       hearing will be Monday July 11,
of the County Commission of          Richard Fredrick with a bid of
                                                                          Michael A Carr, Rick Miller,           The matter to enter into a            2011 during the hours of 8:00
Stone County was held in the         $651. Northern Commissioner
                                                                          Mike Stalzer, TREAT, Gary Ball,     closed meeting at 10:42 am               AM until 4:00 PM.
courthouse at Galena, on June 20,    Jim Huy made a motion to bring
                                                                          J.R. Vaughan, Wilson Hunt,          was motioned by Presiding                  The matter was brought to
2011. Those in attendance today      the matter to award the bid to
                                                                          Janice Hunt, Jackie Hattan,         Commissioner Dennis Wood.                decision by a roll call vote. Dodd
were Presiding Commissioner          Richard Fredrick to decision and
                                                                          Susan Heckler, Barbara Ball,        Northern Commissioner Jim                – yes; Huy – yes; Wood – yes.
Dennis        Wood,      Southern    Southern Commissioner Jerry
                                                                          Attorney Bill McCullah, Denise      Huy seconded the motion. Roll            2011 Board of Equalization
Commissioner Jerry Dodd and          Dodd seconded the motion. Roll
                                                                          Dickens, Commission Secretary,      call vote: Dodd – yes;         Huy       meeting set for Monday July 18,
Northern Commissioner Jim            call vote. Huy – yes         Dodd
                                                                          and Kathy Hass, Stone County        – yes; Wood - yes.                       2011.
Huy.                                 – yes        Wood – yes Bid
                                                                          Clerk office.                          As authorized by RSMo 610.021           Stone County Redistricting
    Morning Session:                 awarded to Richard Fredrick for
                                                                             Schedule of Bills - 1            (1) to conduct a closed meeting,           The 2010 census resulted
   9:00 AM                           $651. Attorney Bill McCullah
                                                                             Presiding       Commissioner     the County Commission met                in the southern district having
   No Scheduled Meeting.             will prepare Bill of Sale and all
                                                                          Dennis Wood presented a             with the County Commission’s             a population of 16,478 and
   Public Time:                      needed paperwork.
                                                                          schedule of bills that have been    special counsel Attorney Steve           the northern district having a
   Time was extended to anyone         Announcements
                                                                          submitted to him from the County    Harrell, to discuss the Carl Yates       population of 15,724. As there is
who wanted to speak to the             Tuesday June 21, 2011 meeting
                                                                          Clerk’s office in the amount of     lawsuit.                                 less than a 1% difference between
commission at this time.             to start at 10:00 am as Presiding
                                                                          $8,562.67.                             As authorized by RSMo                 the population of the two districts
   No one appeared.                  Commissioner Dennis Wood
                                                                             This matter was brought to a     610.021 (3) to conduct a closed          the matter to continue the division
          THE COUNTY                 is attending a Cleo meeting in
                                                                          decision by roll call vote:         meeting to discuss Stone County          of districts for the Northern and
          COMMISSION                 Springfield from 8:00 am to 9:00
                                                                             Dodd – yes;        Huy – yes;    Clerk’s temporary hire.                  Southern Commissioners and
                OF                   am.
                                                                          Wood - yes.          Order to pay      Commission is responsible             the Northern Road and Southern
       STONE COUNTY,                   On Thursday, June 23, 2011
                                                                          carried.                            for any minutes of this closed           Road Commissioners as is
            MISSOURI                 Northern Commissioner Jim Huy
                                                                              Planning      &        Zoning   meeting.                                 presently came to decision by
           June 16, 2011             will be at the south shop giving a
                                                                          Recommendations                        Closed Meeting Report by              roll call vote. Huy – yes; Dodd
     STATE OF MISSOURI               presentation on tick bites.
                                                                             RR-11-010 - Mohammed             Attorney Bill McCullah:                  – yes; Wood – yes. Division of
      COUNTY OF STONE                  Friday June 17, 2011 Presiding
                                                                          Yousefi                                The matter to come out of             districts will not be changed.
   Be it remembered that a session   Commissioner Dennis Wood and
                                                                             Joy Wilson, P&Z, presented       closed meeting at 12:33 pm was             Announcement
of the County Commission of          Northern Commissioner Jim Huy
                                                                          the     Commission       with   a   brought to decision by roll call           Presiding         Commissioner
Stone County was held in the         will be attending a Water Summit
                                                                          recommendation from the P&Z         vote: Dodd – yes;        Huy – yes;      Dennis Wood asked the record to
courthouse at Galena, on June 16,    meeting at Drury College.
                                                                          Board meeting that was held         Wood - yes.                              show that a tape of the CCAM
2011. Those in attendance today        Public Time:
                                                                          on Tuesday June 7, 2011. A             To authorize Attorney Steve           training was received.The training
were Presiding Commissioner            Time was extended to anyone
                                                                          recommendation to rezone            Harrell to offer a final settlement      that was held in February was
Dennis        Wood,      Southern    who wanted to speak to the
                                                                          property owned by Mohammed          document in the Yates lawsuit,           cancelled due to a winter storm.
Commissioner Jerry Dodd and          commission at this time.
                                                                          Yousefi from Rural Residential      and that the remainder of the            Once completing this alternative
Northern Commissioner Jim              Gary Kasten came before the
                                                                          (RR-1) to General Commercial        minutes from the closed session          training each commissioner will
Huy.                                 Commission to discuss a road in
                                                                          (C-2) was denied by the P&Z         be released when the lawsuit             receive a certificate stating they
   Morning Session:                  his subdivision. After discussion
                                                                          board with 1 yes vote, 9 no         is dismissed after payment is            have completed their annual
   9:00 AM                           the Commission referred him to
                                                                          votes, and 1 abstaining.            received was brought to decision         certification.
   Presiding       Commissioner      Planning & Zoning.
                                                                             The Commission allowed time      by roll call vote: Dodd – yes;             Public Time:
Dennis Wood opened the meeting         Commission went into recess
                                                                          for those in favor of the zoning    Huy – yes; Wood - yes.                     Time was extended to anyone
with the pledge allegiance to the    for Road and Bridge meeting.
                                                                          change to speak. Ralph LaBlanc,        The closed meeting to discuss         who wanted to speak to the
flag.                                  Afternoon Session
                                                                          friend and business colleague of    Stone County Clerk’s temporary           commission at this time.
   Those Present for this meeting      1:00 pm
                                                                          Mr. Yousefi and Mike Stalzer,       hire was rescheduled to include            No one appeared.
today are as follows: Attorney         Treasure Point Road
                                                                          engineer for TREAT Architects       Stone County Clerk Judy                    Adjournment:
Bill McCullah, Gary Kasten,            County Commissioners and
                                                                          presented reasons why this          Berkstresser.                              The adjournment of the Stone
Denise Dickens, Commission           Road and Bridge Commissioners
                                                                          rezoning should be approved.           Public Time:                          County Commission meeting
Secretary, and Kathy Hass, Stone     met at the south shop and traveled
                                                                             The Commission allowed              Time was extended to anyone           was brought to decision by roll
County Clerk office.                 to Treasure Point Road to review
                                                                          time for those against the zoning   who wanted to speak to the               call vote: Dodd -- yes Huy -
   Schedule of Bills - 1             damage due to recent flood.
                                                                          change to speak. Numerous           commission at this time.                 - yes Wood -- yes Meeting
   Presiding       Commissioner        Adjournment:
                                                                          home owners gave reasons why           No one appeared.                      adjourned.
Dennis Wood presented a                The adjournment of the Stone
                                                                          this rezoning should be denied.         The Commission went into
schedule of bills that have been     County Commission meeting
                                                                             The Commission allowed time      recess for lunch.                        STONE COUNTY
submitted to him from the County     was unanimously brought to
                                                                          for those wishing to speak for          Afternoon Session                    COMMISSION
Clerk’s office in the amount of
                                                                          informational purposes only.           1:00 pm                               AGENDA
                                                                          No one presented before the            Rick Stumpff- Appraisal for           Mondays
   This matter was brought to a               THE COUNTY
                                                                          commission.                         Galena Building                          The County Commission meets
decision by roll call vote:                   COMMISSION
                                                                             The Commission then allowed         Rick Stumpff presented before         on Mondays to conduct routine
   Huy      –    yes;        Dodd                   OF
                                                                          the petitioner to respond to        the Commission with an appraisal         county business, informally
– yes;           Wood - yes.               STONE COUNTY,
                                                                          comments made and add any           for property he owns in Galena.          holds meetings and discussions
Order to pay carried.                          MISSOURI
                                                                          other information.                  Mr. Stumpff stated the Galena            with officeholders, employees,
   Schedule of Bills - 2                       June 14, 2011
                                                                             Discussion time was allowed.     Funeral home is no longer used           the general public, and others.
   Presiding       Commissioner          STATE OF MISSOURI
                                                                          The matter of approving RR-11-      and wanted to know if the county         Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dennis Wood presented a                  COUNTY OF STONE
                                                                          010, rezoning property owned        would be interested in purchasing        The     County       Commission
schedule of bills that have been       Be it remembered that a session
                                                                          by Mohammed Yousefi, with a         it. Southern Commissioner Jerry          conducts     public      hearings
submitted to him from the County     of the County Commission of
                                                                          yes vote allowing the rezoning      Dodd did not feel that the county        and receives public input on
Clerk’s office in the amount of      Stone County was held in the
                                                                          and a no vote denying the           had use for another building; also       Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually
$4,198.80.                           courthouse at Galena, on June 14,
                                                                          rezoning was determined by a        there was not any extra money in         beginning at 9:00 a.m. and, after
   This matter was brought to a      2011. Those in attendance today
                                                                          roll call vote. Huy – no; Dodd      the budget for such a purchase.          a lunch recess, reconvening at
decision by roll call vote:          were Presiding Commissioner
                                                                          – no; Wood – no. Rezoning           All Commissioners felt that only         1:00 p.m. At the conclusion of
   Dodd – yes;        Huy – yes;     Dennis      Wood,       Southern
                                                                          from RR-1 to C-2 denied.            the real estate would be of any          the scheduled agenda, the public
Wood - yes.          Order to pay    Commissioner Jerry Dodd and
                                                                              Prosecuting Attorney –          value as it could be used for            is offered an opportunity to
carried.                             Northern Commissioner Jim
                                                                          Request Signature on Grant          parking by the Law Enforcement           address the County Commission.
   Bid Opening – 1994 Jeep           Huy.
                                                                             Prosecuting Attorney Matt        building. After discussion Mr.           On Tuesdays and Thursdays
used by Assessors Office               Morning Session:
                                                                          Selby presented a grant that        Stumpff would not sell the

                                                                                in loans that have direct impact     Multiple Organizations Assisting
                                                                                on 11,000 jobs and farmers,”
                       Stone County Commission                                  Treasurer Zweifel said. “Gov.
                                                                                Nixon’s signature on this bill
                                                                                                                     Joplin School Libraries In Rebuilding
                                                                                                                     Jefferson City, MO - Following        Educational      Resources,      of
                               Minutes                                          is good news for our economy
                                                                                and for businesses and farms         the devastating EF-5 tornado
                                                                                                                     that significantly damaged or
                                                                                                                                                           Burnsville, MN has raised more
                                                                                                                                                           than $7,400 for Joplin librarians
                                                                                looking to reduce debt, buy
                                                                                equipment, broaden distribution      destroyed 3 Joplin schools,           through their Funds4Books
the County Commission also             the scheduled agenda, the public                                              the Missouri Association of           Disaster Relief Program. Both
                                                                                and develop new products. This
considers and approves accounts        is offered an opportunity to                                                  School Librarians (MASL)              companies will be shipping
                                                                                provides certainty to the capital
payable, conducts routine county       address the County Commission.                                                was approached by several             librarians shelf-ready titles of
                                                                                markets and ensures access to
business,    informally     holds      On Tuesdays and Thursdays                                                     companies and organizations           their choosing and are providing
                                                                                low-interest loans for those
meetings and discussions with          the County Commission also                                                    interested in assisting the Joplin    matching funds.
                                                                                leading our recovery throughout
officeholders, employees, the          considers and approves accounts                                               School District’s school libraries     Organizations are assisting in
                                                                                the state.”
general public, and others.            payable, conducts routine county                                              in rebuilding.                        other ways as well. Learn360,
                                                                                   Representative Don Wells
The following is the tentative         business,    informally     holds                                              Two companies are donating           a     Woodbury,      NY based
                                                                                sponsored HB 109.
agenda for the Stone County            meetings and discussions with                                                 books to the libraries. Bound         interactive K-12 media service,
                                                                                   In 2009, Treasurer Zweifel’s
Commission                             officeholders, employees, the                                                 to Stay Bound Books, based in         will be providing their video
                                                                                jobs and economic development
Monday July 4, 2011                    general public, and others.                                                   Jacksonville, IL will be donating     streaming service to the Joplin
                                                                                package expanded eligibility for
Courthouse will be closed in             The following is the tentative                                              free, current, popular titles to      School District for free during
                                                                                the Missouri Linked Deposit
observance of Independence             agenda for the Stone County                                                   the school librarians. Rainbow        the upcoming school year,
                                                                                Program, allowing businesses
Day Holiday                            Commission                                                                    Book Company, of Lake Zurich,         while Hickman High School in
                                         Monday June 27, 2011                   with up to 99 employees to
Tuesday July 5, 2011                                                            qualify; previously a business       IL recently donated 35 cartons of     Columbia, MO has organized a
Routine County Business and              Routine County Business
                                                                                could have no more than 24           books, with several titles written    raffle to benefit the Joplin High
                                         Tuesday June 28, 2011
Approve Accounts Payable                                                        employees.                           in Spanish to meet the needs of       School Media Center.
                                         Routine County Business and
Thursday July 7, 2011                  Approve Accounts Payable                                                      the district’s Spanish-speaking        Individuals interested in learning
Routine County Business and              9:00 Agenda                               About the Missouri Linked         students.                             more about these opportunities
Approve Accounts payable                 a.    Alan     Catron-Christian        Deposit Program                       Additionally, two companies          to help rebuild Joplin students’
10:00 Agenda                           Associates update meeting on the            State Treasurer Clint Zweifel     have raised a combined $7,500         library media centers can
Road & Bridge meeting                  Homelessness         Prevention          awards low-interest loans            to be used by the librarians of       visit MASL’s Help Joplin
                                       and Rapid Re-Housing Grant               through the Missouri Linked          schools that were completely          webpage at www.maslonline.
STONE    COUNTY                        (HPRP)                                   Deposit Program. Missouri-           destroyed      or     significantly   org/?HelpJoplin.      From this
COMMISSION                               b.    Indian Ridge Resort              based small businesses with up       damaged. Davidson Titles, Inc.,       page they can also access links
       108 East 4th Street             update meetin
                                                                                to 99 employees and farmers          of Jackson, TN has raised more        to donate to Joplin school library
                                         c.    Approve           policy
           PO Box 19                                                            are eligible to receive a loan       than $100 through their EasyGift      funds.
                                       to appoint public board
  Galena, Missouri 65656-0019          members                                  through the Missouri Linked          donation program.          Mackin
                                         d.    Approve Council of
                                       Local Elected Officials (CLEO)
                                                                                Deposit Program based on
                                                                                lender underwriting standards.       Boys                                         In Observance of
           Jerry Dodd                  Consortium Agreement                     Additionally, local governments,     And Girls Clubs                          Independence Day our
          Dennis Wood                    e.    Approve Child Support            housing developments and               Boys      and    Girls   clubs         office will be closed on
          Jim B. Huy                   Enforcement         Cooperative          alternative-energy        focused    throughout the United States are               Monday, July 4.
   Southern Commissioner               Agreement                                projects may qualify for the low-    benefitting from a car donation
   Presiding Commissioner                f.    Sign     Homelessness            interest loans. About 115 lenders
                                                                                                                                                             The deadlines for all ads
                                       Prevention and Rapid Re-                                                      program. Donated cars do not
   Northern Commissioner                                                        with 350 branches throughout         have to be functional, they            and legals will be noon on
                                       Housing grant reimbursement
                                                                                Missouri use the Missouri Linked     only need a title. The cars are                 Friday, July 1.
STONE         COUNTY                     g.    Discuss         sheriff’s        Deposit Program. An extensive        picked up then sold at auction              The deadline for all
COMMISSION AGENDA                      deputies comp time and pay               list of participating lenders and    and the funds generated are a
                                                                                program eligibility guidelines are                                              classifieds will remain
                                         h.    As     authorized     by                                              helpful resource to the clubs.
  Mondays                              RSMo 610.021 (3) to conduct a            online at      You can support your local club              Tuesday at 10 a.m.
  The County Commission meets          closed meeting                           LinkedDeposit. The Missouri          by donating your car. To donate        Have a Happy 4th of July,
on Mondays to conduct routine            Discuss County Clerk’s                 Linked Deposit Program was           your car or for more information,
county business, informally
                                                                                                                                                            Whitney, Brynn & Annette
                                       temporary hire                           established by law in 1986.          call 800-246-0493.
holds meetings and discussions           Wednesday June 29, 2011
with officeholders, employees,           9:00 Representative from
                                       FEMA will be here for the kick-
the general public, and others.
                                       off meeting for Disaster 1980
  Tuesdays and Thursdays                 Thursday June 30, 2011
  The County Commission                  Routine County Business
conducts     public      hearings      and      Approve       Accounts
and receives public input on           Payable
Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually          11:30 Commission will attend
beginning at 9:00 a.m. and, after      the Table Rock Chamber
a lunch recess, reconvening at         Luncheon
1:00 p.m. At the conclusion of

State Treasurer Zweifel Thanks
Governor Nixon For Signing
Permanent Extension
Of Low-Interest Loan Program
  Signing of HB 109 guarantees small businesses and farms
statewide access to low-interest capital
  JEFFERSON CITY – State               158-0. Gov. Nixon’s signature
Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-          removes the Missouri Linked
ful) today thanked Governor            Deposit Program’s expiration
Jay Nixon for signing House            date set for Dec. 31, 2015. The
Bill 109, which permanently            permanent extension provides
extends the Missouri Linked            certainty to lenders that highly
Deposit Program by removing            popular five-year fixed rate loans
the low-interest loan program’s        will continue uninterrupted.
expiration date. The signing              “These low-interest loans
guarantees farmers and small           have real impact and their
business    owners     statewide       continued availability is critical
continued access to low-cost           to investments in jobs and
investment capital.                    agriculture. Small business
   The legislation passed the          owners and farmers have been
Senate 33-0 and the House              awarded more than $680 million
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