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WEDNESDAY, August 27, 2014 ~ Volume 144 No. 35

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2014 Old Settlers Queen
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Amanda Carpenter, daughter of Chuck and Andrea Carpenter, was crowned the 2014 Old Settlers Queen on Thursday, August 21. She also received an award for top interview.  3116

Mary Dunaway Received Community Service Award
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Since 2002, The University of Missouri Shelby County Extension has sponsored the Community Service award. The award is presented during the Shelbyville Old Settler’s Reunion on Thursday evening. Prior to 2002, the Emden Grange sponsored the award for many years.
   The award is given to someone who excels in community events. The criteria includes belonging to community organizations, involvement and support of youth events. This year’s recipient, ...
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Ambulance District Will Begin Testing Program
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By Martha Jane East
   Herald Editor
   The Board of Directors of the Salt River Ambulance District met Wednesday, August 20, at the Salt River Ambulance Base in Shelbyville.
   A public hearing to set the tax rate for 2014 was held at 7:30 p.m. before the regular monthly meeting. The board voted to set the tax rate for 2014 at the highest allowable limit as determined by the state. The figure actually used depends on sales tax collections since the sales tax collections reduce the amount of property tax charged.
   Regular Agenda
   The regular meeting was opened following the tax hearing.
   The minutes of the July 16 meeting were approved. The financial and ambulance reports for July were presented. The board voted to accept the reports and pay the bills as shown on the report.
   Administrator Kieth Pantaleo reported that Medic 3 is at the dealer being checked out. They had also replaced some tires on ...
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Irving Trial Held in Knox County
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A jury trial was held on August 21 and 22, for Margaret Irving, 61, of Shelbina. On August 22, the jury found Irving guilty of, Count I, Producing More Than 5 Grams of Marijuana; Count II, Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance; and Count III, Possession of More than 35 Grams of Marijuana.
   The jury recommended 10 ...
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Join Leonard in Celebrating 125 Years
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This weekend, Leonard is celebrating 125 years. Everyone is invited to attend the community celebration.
   Things kick off on Saturday with a co-ed volleyball tournament followed by children and adult games at the Leonard Community Building.
   From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. a BBQ dinner will be served and it is a free will donation with all ...
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Shelbyville Class of 1954
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The Shelbyville Class of 1954 observed their 60th anniversary since graduation on Saturday, August 9, at the home of John and Mary Werr, Shelbyville. Those attending were Bill and Sharon (Kirk) Copenhaver, Jack and Sandy Mann, James and Susan Claussen, Emmalynn (Schofield) and Noble Lee Hawkins, Lenore and Weldon Allen, Donna (Long) Haskinson, Jim Staggs, Doe Vanskike, and John and Mary (Schmadeke) Werr.  3121

Veterans Recognized at Luncheon
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On Thursday, August 21st, the 49ers hosted a luncheon for the Honor Flight Veterans from our area. After lunch was served, an interesting program was given by Matt Barnhard from Emden. Barnhard has served in active duty overseas and is presently in the US Marine Reserves. After Matt’s talk, a number of the other veterans favored the group with humorous stories about their service experiences, as well as incidents and happenings that occurred on the Honor Flight. Many thanks to them all for their service and for sharing their memories.
   Veterans who attended are pictured ...
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Donate to Children’s Hospital
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Ladies from the United Methodist Church, Bethel, purchased fleece to make throws for the Shriners Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The women met several times to cut and tie them. They completed 31 throws which were delivered by the Missouri Widows Sons, Masonic Bikers Assn. Pictured front row, left to right are Shirley Jensen, Kathy Lund, Michele Trenhaile, Nyla Blaise, Becky Vanskike. Back row, Mary Trenhaie. Others helping but not pictured were Nancy Gibson, Katie Wiley, Adrien Wiley, Marilyn van Gels, Sarah Wood, and Tammy Peters.

Old Settlers Reunion
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Saturday afternoon, August 23, during the Old Settlers games, Del Buckman flew his airplane over and got several pictures from above. It is an interesting perspective to see the festivities from above.
   Check out the Shelby County Herald this week with pages of pictures and articles on the 2014 Old Settlers Reunion.

North Shelby Class of 2027
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North Shelby kindergarten teacher, Heather Gander welcomed 18 bright eyed students to school on Monday, August 18. They are, left to right, front row: ...
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North Shelby Pre-K, 2014-15
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Heather Hardy’s Pre-K students are excited to get their year started. The 18 students in the pre-K class are front row, left to right: ...
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2014 Grand Marshal
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Herb Mahaffey, Shelbyville was the Grand Marshal for the 126th Old Settlers Reunion. He was born and raised in Shelbyville and has lived there his entire life. He attended Shelbyville schools and served his country in the Army. He and his late wife, Dorothy, have three children, Pat and Kathy, Illinois and Randy, Shelbyville. He owned and operated the Mahaffey DX station in Shelbyville which opened in 1954 and closed in 1992, after 38 years. He also owned Mahaffey Trucking until 2000. He has served on various committees over the years and seved on the Shelbyville City board for several terms.  3127

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Kenny Buckman
   Kenny B. Buckman, 67, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 12:43 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday, August 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn officiated. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 were at St. Stephen’s Cemetery at Indian Creek. He was married to Cheryl Wiesemann on April 26, 1980 at the Luther Memorial Church in Quincy, IL. She survives. Visitation was from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 4:30 PM Sunday, August 24, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
   Norma McElhiney
   Norma Ethel McElhiney, 89, Shelbina, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. She was born on December 12, 1924, in Shelbina, MO, the daughter of Dan A. Turney Jr. and Ethel Connaway Turney. She married Bill McElhiney on January 24, 1943. He died on September 10, 2000. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial followed at the Shelbina Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday evening at the funeral home.


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