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WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 ~ Volume 144 No. 29

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Shelby County Resident Proud to be a United States Citizen
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George David is proud to display his Certificate of Naturalization he received on June 13. SCH photo

by Corby Cochenour
   Herald Reporter
   George James David from Bethel, became a United States citizen and received his certificate of naturalization on June 13. The U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony was held in Hannibal. David, formerly known as Shokr Nakhla was born and raised in Minia Egypt and attended college receiving a degree in mechanical engineering.
   David has been in the U.S. for 10 years and five months. His family joined him after he had been in the States for 27 months. He truly enjoys living in the United States.
   He lived in New York, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His ex-wife, daughter and son still reside in Pennsylvania. He heard about Heartland from a friend in California and lived at Heartland for four years before moving to Bethel. He currently resides in Bethel and works as an office assistant at the University Extension Center in Shelbyville.
   When speaking to David, one of the first things to be noticed is his enthusiasm and faith in Christ. He stated that his family were Christians from the beginning in Egypt. He stated that being alone gives him so much more time to read the Bible, pray and draw closer to God. He said that his true testimony started September 26, 1979 when he was 27. He went through some difficult situations and doors were closed. God was his only option. He stated, “I lost all hope ...
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Picture yourself in 2014 Miss Old Settlers Royal Court
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Candidates are being sought for the 2014 Miss Old Settlers Queen and her court! Picture yourself participating in this year’s Old Settlers Reunion as part of the evening focus on Thursday evening, August 21. Shelbyville will be buzzing from seeing old friends and meeting new neighbors. You can be part of the celebration.
   Ladies, aged 16 – 18, single, attending or a 2014 graduate of a Shelby County High School, willing to attend an orientation workshop, willing to attend the Candidate’s Tea, willing to present a formal 3-5 minute speech about a philanthropic project in which you are/were engaged, willing to be on stage for the contest on Thursday, and willing to share the honors in the parade on Saturday, are invited to submit their photograph and the completed application packet by August 3rd.”.
   Please contact Stephanie [Barrick] Bender / 660-651-3478 or Elizabeth [Miles]Tobias / 573.231.9655 for the application packet.

To Be Wed
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Danny and Teresa Bevill, Bethel are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Justin Lee to Stacie Nicole, daughter of Richard and Larinda Ellis, Kirksville.
   Justin is a 2011 graduate of Linn State Technical College. He is employed as a physical therapy assistant with Rehab care and also farms with his family.
   Stacie received a Bachelor in Health Science and a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri in 2012. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing at the University of Missouri.
   Grandparents of the couple are Robert and Doris (Calvert) Lillard, Durham; the late LeRoy Calvert; the late Gary and Lucy Bevill Elvin and Mary Ellen Enyeart, Keytesville, and Richard and Judie Ellis, Kirksville.
   The couple’s wedding will be Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Kirksville.

Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company Awards College Scholarship
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Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company has awarded a $500.00 College Scholarship to North Shelby High School graduate, Derek Johnston. Derek and his parents, Edward and Joanna Johnston, reside near Leonard. In the fall, Derek plans to attend University of Missouri in Columbia and major in Agricultural Systems Management and Agricultural Business.
   The students who applied for this scholarship showed excellence in all areas, including grade point average, honors and awards, community service, and future plans to return to their rural areas after graduation.
   Recognizing the disparities between rural and urban access to ...
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Work Moving Along Quickly for North Shelby Elementary Playground
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On Friday, July 11, the concrete was poured for the new playground at North Shelby Elementary. Elementary students and faculty worked hard over the last year to help raise part of the money for the playground. This fall, students will enjoy a larger play area with new equipment. Monica Hinshaw, elementary principal, is very excited about the addition to the playground area.  3048

July Yard and Flower of the Month
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The July Yard of the Month honors go to Donna and Jerry Myers. Their beautiful landscaped yard can be seen at 302 S. Cleveland.  3049

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Pat and Glen Drebenstedt at 302 E. Monroe Street received Flower of the Month for July. Their beautiful array of flowers, plants and decorations compliment their small pond behind it. The above garden can be seen at the side and back of their home.  3050

Shelby County Football Camp Held
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Students from North and South Shelby schools, grades 3rd through 6th, participated in a yearly summer football camp to teach young players the basics along with drills, proper conditioning and the fun of playing football in Shelby County.
   Students participating in the camp were: ...
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Shelby County Baby Show
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Check the Shelby County Herald this week for pictures and names of the winners in four classes of the Shelby County Fair Baby Shows, page 11.  3052

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Carolyn Sue Vanzant
   A Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn Sue Vanzant of Elsberry, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Elsberry. Fr. Charles Tichacek, church pastor, will officiate with burial in New Hope Cemetery near Elsberry. Mrs. Vanzant, 70, died Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, MO. Born December 16, 1943 in Quincy, IL, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Viola Younk Johnson. She married Harry Ellis Vanzant on June 24, 1961 in Shelbina, MO. He survives. Visitation was held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and again on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials may be made to St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.
   Edith Buckman
   Gertrude Edith Buckman, 80, Shelbina, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO. She was born on October 2, 1933, in Shelbina, the daughter of Harold and Doris Perrigo Ralls. On January 15, 1966, she married Kenneth Buckman at Macon. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2014. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial followed at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Shelbina. Visitation was held Thursday evening.
   Claud Stockham
   Claud Junior Stockham, 76, Shelbyville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. He was born on February 23, 1938, in Novelty, MO, the son of Otto Claud and Eula Kendall Stockham. He married Arlene Gumc on November 11, 1957 at Bethel. She survives. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial will be in Bethel Zion Cemetery, Bethel. Visitation was Wednesday, July 16, at the funeral home in Shelbina from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
   Sonny Wilhoit
   Walter Glenn “Sonny” Wilhoit 73, Lentner, died on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina, MO. He was born July 17, 1940, in Kendall, MO, the son of Virgil A. and Betty Dye Wilhoit. He married Judy Freeman on June 7, 1959. She survives. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial followed in the Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home Tuesday, evening.


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