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WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 ~ Volume 144 No. 17

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North Shelby Board Hears Concerns Over Pre-K Program; New Board Members Sworn in; Band to Receive New Uniforms
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On Wednesday, April 16, Debbie Barrick gave the Oath of Office to the elected board members, Shawn McEwen, Keith Killen and Donnie Parsons. SCH photo

by Corby Cochenour
   Herald Reporter
   The North Shelby Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, April 16 in the high school library. Attending the meeting were board members, Donnie Parsons, Scot Shively, Brad Blaise, Debbie Coonrod, Michael Rich and Bill Reitz; newly elected school board members, Keith Killen and Shawn McEwen; administration, Paul Sulser, Superintendent, Harold Eckler, high school principal and Monica Hinshaw, elementary principal; newly hired superintendent, Kim Gaines and newly hired high school principal, Kerri Greenwell; and Band Instructor, Rhonda Harrison. Also attending during public comment were community members, Jami Snow, Matt and Megan Thrasher, Daniel and Lisa Parshall, Virginia Douglass, Nancy Gander, Lauren Gander and Danielle Gardner. The meeting was called to order by board president, Parsons.
   The agenda with changes presented was approved. The previous months minutes and current months bills were approved. (6-0)
   Public Comment
   Glori Siebert, elementary pre-k teacher was recently moved to the special education position. Parents and community members were in attendance to vocalize how they felt about Siebert getting moved from the preschool program. Parsons reminded the guests that they are speaking during public comment and asked the board to listen and then they would discuss the information during executive session.
   Megan Thrasher spoke first and stated that she was there on behalf of Siebert and the parents that Siebert has taught over the last five years. She stated that she feels other parents wanted to attend the meeting but were worried about repercussions that might come to their children, so she hopes to be the voice for those parents. Thrasher has had two children attend North Shelby pre-k. She feels because of Siebert, her kids were where they needed to be to start kindergarten. Thrasher ...
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104 Years Young!
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Helen Prange celebrated her 104th birthday on Monday, April 21. Prange is originally from Shelbyville and now lives at the Shelbina Villa. Prange had many visits from family and friends.  2869

SCED Meeting Held at Heartland
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by Corby Cochenour
   Herald Reporter
   The Shelby County Economic Development Board held their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at the Ozark Steakhouse at Heartland. The meeting was called to order by board president, Kip Pfannenstiel. Those attending were Pfannenstiel, Chris Wise, Al Dimmitt, Dave Barton, James Watson, John Malcarne and guest, Chris Powell.
   The agenda, minutes of previous months meeting and treasurer’s report were all approved.
   Chris Powell, who is the general manager at the Heartland Dairy spoke to the board. He is from New Zealand and has been at Heartland for 18 years. He spoke briefly about the history of Heartland, the day to day workings of the dairy and more. He stated that they have approximately 17,000 acres. At the diary they milk around 4400 cows and milk around 3800-3900 every day.
   Powell also stated that they milk around 1200 goats and they make cheese with the goat milk. He also answered questions from the board. It was also mentioned that the Heartland Open House in July is going to be very big this year.
   New Board Member
   James Watson, Clarence Mayor, is the newest board member. He stated, “I am thrilled that the new director lives in Clarence.”
   SCED Fundraiser
   The board spoke about possibly having a fundraiser at Shelbina Lake. Dimmitt mentioned that Shelbina held a fundraiser in the past with Parks & Recreation and that it takes a lot of work and dedication. After ...
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Officers Reelected by Ambulance Board
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By Martha Jane East
   Herald Editor
   The Board of Directors of the Salt River Ambulance District met Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salt River Ambulance Base in Shelbyville.
   Walter Spilker and Phil Leatherman were sworn in as directors for three year terms by Donna Miles, Secretary.
   The board was reorganized and the officers that had served last year were elected to be retained in the following positions: Dolores Shively, Chairman; Phil Leatherman, Vice Chairman; and Donna Miles, Secretary/Treasurer.
   David Bryant reported he will replace two lights on Medic 5 which are still in warranty.
   Kieth Pantaleo, Administrator, reported the Crime Scene Preservation class was cancelled. He said they are trying ...
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Force Opening New Law Office
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Jordan Force stands at the corner of her new law office that is in the process of being built. SCH photo

by Corby Cochenour
   Herald Reporter
   By now, many have noticed that the feed store and the beauty shop that were at the corner of Main Street and Highway 15 have been torn down and a new building is being built. Jordan Rogers Force, Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney is building a new law office for her civil law practice.
   Currently, Force houses her law office with Steve Raymond, attorney. When the new office is completed, they both plan to move their practices there. The plans include a large conference room and the building will be built for possible expansion, if needed, in the future.
   Her job as prosecutor is a part time position and she would ...
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New Arrivals
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Lane Joe Berry
   Dusty and Courtney Berry would like to announce the birth of their son Lane Joe.
   Lane was born April 4, 2014 at the Cherokee Nation Hospital in Tahlequah, OK at 8:31 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Lane was welcomed home by brothers, 6 year old Isaac, 4 year old Rylan and 3 year old Carson.
   Maternal grandparents are Danny and Paula Becker, Eufaula, OK. Paternal grandparents are Ray and Lissa Berry, Bethel. Great-grandparents are Nancy Milhoun, Rowlett, TX and Alonzo Fortney, Eufaula, OK; Mary Alyce and the late Clarence Plunkett, Philadelphia, and Lenora Allen and the late Carl Berry, Bethel.

Ball Field Donation
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Each year, North Shelby softball and basketball players sell discount cards as a fundraiser. This year, they donated $6,000 for the ball field renovations. Bill Reitz presented the check to Donnie Parsons on Wednesday, April 16.  2874

Monroe City Singers In Concert At Shelbina
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“At the Movies” will be the theme for the 2014 Spring Concert of the Monroe City Singers. The 60 minute presentation, will showcase themes from Hollywood productions, both past and present. Familiar selections include “Over the Rainbow”, “The Pink Panther,” “As Time Goes By”,”Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “The Prayer” and many others.
   Members featured in solos and ensembles include Eric Parn, Connie Walker, Deb Carey, Marsha Crowley, Michael Wilson, Ralph Harn, and Toni Hunter, Featured instrumentalists include Ken Treaster, Bonnie Berrey, David Wilson, Connie Walker, Sherry Mack, and ...
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Beautiful Weather was the Recipe for a Fun Candy Scramble
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The Shelbyville Moonshiners sponsored the annual Candy Scramble on the Shelby County Courthouse lawn. The weather was beautiful and a large group of kids enjoyed the scramble. Some of the candy was marked and a dollar was received for each one found. Those receiving dollars are: 0-5 year old age group, Owen Monning, Maddax Healy, (2), Greyson Gaines, Emmalyn Pantaleo, Kristen Arnett, Eyan Pantaleo and Mackenzie Darling; 6-10 girls: Elise Miles, Christine Miles, Lilly Cook, Ciara Taylor, Serenity Lee, Mackenzie Healy, Makayla Healy, (2), Merrick Bush and Piper Harvey; 6-10 boys: Carson Orr, Wade Arnett, Gabe Orr, Gavin Parsons, CJ Flansburg, Clay Cook, Anthony Smith, Riley Hill (2) and Matthew Cochenour.  2876

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Richard Stephenson
   Richard Lee Stephenson, 59, Broken Arrow, OK, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Francis Heart Center in Tulsa, OK. He was born at home in Clarence, MO to Juanita (Saunders) Stephenson Cockrum and Richard Glenn Stephenson on August 20, 1954. He married Deborah Kay Copenhaver on May 12, 1973. She survives. Graveside Services were held Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence.
   Kathy Snarr
   Kathy Snarr, 57, Macon, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Snarr was born on July 14, 1956, in Kirksville, the daughter of Hershel James and Louise Lavon (Parsons) Bachman. She married David Snarr on December 20, 1980. He survives. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Reverend Rich Wills officiating. Burial was in the Shelbina Cemetary in Shelbina. Visitation was held Saturday evening at the funeral home in Macon.
   Melvin Garnett
   Melvin Eugene Garnett, 85, Macon, formerly of Leonard, died on Saturday April 12, 2014, at Macon Health Care Center. Mr. Garnett was born on April 12, 1929, in Atlanta, MO, the son of Eugene and Burnadene (Straight) Garnett. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Betty Carney on February 28, 1954, in Leonard. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday April 16, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon with Reverend Matt Stieger officiating. Burial was in the Leonard Cemetery in Leonard. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
   David Long
   David Long, 70, Bethel, died, April 12, 2014. He was born November 1, 1943. No services for Mr. Long were scheduled.
   Jack Turner
   Lytel Jackson “Jack” Turner, Overland Park, KS, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, in Bethel, MO, the son of Enoch Thomas, Jr. and Frankie Dean Bevill Turner. On March 3, 1957, he married Joann Baker. She survives. Funeral services will be held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina at 2:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 23, with burial to follow in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, northwest of Bethel. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home in Shelbina, Wednesday, prior to the funeral.


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