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The Coonridge Digest: Freida’s Best of 2004

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from the Ridge.

We’ve scratched another 12 months off the calendar and I’ve been watching closely. Freida Marie’s Best of 2004:

Believe it or not, I’ll start with the French. God knows we could use a reason to like the disagreeable rascals. This the year the French invented, patented, and installed cell phone jammers. If you go into a Parisian theatre tomorrow night and try

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Post Scripts: Plenty of New Year worries

by Joe Snyder

Here we are, facing a brand new year. None of us can predict what 2005 will bring. All we can hope for is an improvement over the year just past which, while giving us some benefits and pleasures, was overall a big concern what with the war in Iraq. The war in Iraq is showing no sign of a suitable end or solution, no matter what the

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Perry Macy

Perry Macy, 80, died Monday, Dec. 27 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Funeral services for Perry Macy will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Friends may call after 10 a.m. today (Wednesday). Burial will be at Centenary Cemetery, Gallatin. Memorials may be made to the Gallatin Presbyterian Church or Gallatin Senior Citizens Center.

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Bernard Peterson

Bernard E. “Pete” Peterson, 71, Winston, died Dec. 26, 2004, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron.

Funeral services for Bernard Peterson will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Neb. Visitation will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday at the funeral home). Memorials may be made to

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Mildred I. Smith

Mildred Inis (Dewey) Smith, 87, St. Joseph, died Dec. 21, 2004, at a St. Joseph hospital.

Funeral services for Mildred Smith were held Friday at the Rupp Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial was at Ashland Cemetery.

Mildred Inis (Dewey) Smith, 87, St. Joseph, died Dec. 21, 2004, at a St. Joseph hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born in Iowa to Claude and Zetta Dewey. She lived most of her life in St.

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Bessie McClung

Bessie P. McClung, 95, Cameron, died Dec. 22, 2004.

Graveside services for Bessie McClung were held Monday at Graceland Cemetery, Cameron. Arrangements were by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Bessie P. McClung, 95, Cameron, died Dec. 22, 2004.

Mrs. McClung was born on Feb. 14, 1909, in Fairport, to Ed and Eva (Maret) Pearl.

She owned and operated several restaurants in the area.

Mrs. McClung was preceded in death by her

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Raymond Baker

Raymond W. Baker, 62, Gallatin, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services for Raymond Baker were held Monday at McWilliams Funeral Home, Gallatin.

Raymond W. Baker, 62, Gallatin, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Baker was born March 4, 1942, to Leonard and Marie (Swartz) Baker in Jefferson, Iowa.

He was an Army Airborne veteran serving his country for three

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Anna Beers

Anna Mae (Adamson) Beers, 83, Winston, died Dec. 24, 2004.

Funeral services for Anna Beers were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Poland-Thompson Chapel, Cameron. Burial was at Mount Ayr Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital and/or the family.

Anna Mae (Adamson) Beers, 83, Winston, died Dec. 24, 2004.

Mrs. Beers was born on Dec. 1, 1921, in St. Joseph, to Jackson and Daisy Belle

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Sheriff’s Department

Lizama Marcelo, 40, Des Moines, was arrested Dec. 24 for misdemeanor no valid license. She posted $150 bond.

Ronney Scott, 48, Weatherby, was arrested in DeKalb County Dec. 22 on a Daviess County warrant for the Class A misdemeanor of passing bad checks. He posted $250 bond.

Jeffrey Poague, 41, McFall, is being held on $500 bond at Midwest Security Housing after being arrested Dec. 26 for misdemeanor violation of

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