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Jackie Myers

Funeral services for Jackie Myers were held Monday at the First Christian Church in Eagleville. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville. Arrangements were by Roberson Funeral Home in Eagleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Eagleville, in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo., 64424.

Online condolences may be left at: www.robersonfuneral home.com.
Jackie Dean “Jack” Myers, 72, Eagleville, died March 22, 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; two daughters, Lisa Gibson, Ridgeway, and Brenda Coulson, Bevier; two stepsons, Mike Killingsworth, Skidmore, and Tim Killingsworth, Pattonsburg; one stepdaughter, Deb Thiele, St. Joseph; two brothers, Wilbur “Muggs” Myers, Nevada, Iowa; and Gary Myers, Radcliffe, Iowa; four grandchildren; and three stepgranchildren.

Donna Cole

Funeral services for Donna Cole were held Monday at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hands of Hope Hospice.

Donna G. Cole, 73, St. Joseph, formerly of Gallatin, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Saxton Woods Care Center in St. Joseph.
Mrs. Cole was born Jan. 29, 1934, to Cecil E. and Verda (Hervey) Grimes in Pittsburg, Iowa. She graduated high school in Cantrell, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Lester I. Cole on Oct. 15, 1950, in Brookings, S.D. The couple made their home on a farm near Hartford, S.D.
The Cole family lived and traveled throughout the Midwest while Lester was employed for a regional phone company. In 1969, the couple moved to Gallatin where Mrs. Cole was employed at the Green Hills Community Action Agency, where she worked as the receptionist. She retired in 1993.
Mrs. Cole volunteered at Access II in Gallatin. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gallatin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband Lester in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Miller and Jennie Kerns, both of St. Joseph; one son, Jerrold Cole, Gallatin; one sister, Joyce Brown, Gower; three brothers, Charles Grimes, St. Joseph, John Grimes, Pueblo, Colo., and Raymond Grimes, Brandon, S.D.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Helen (O’Hare) Staats

Lorene McDonald has received word of the death of her sister, Helen (O’Hare) Staats of Tacoma, Wash. Helen and her late husband Elmer were former residents of Jameson.

 

Naomi Vanderpool

Funeral services for Naomi Vanderpool were held on Monday, March 19, at Wright-Baker Funeral Home in Brookfield. Burial was in Pattonsburg Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Naomi (Talley) Vanderpool, 79, Brookfield, died Wednesday, March 14, at the Chillicothe hospital.
Mrs. Vanderpool was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Pattonsburg to Joseph and Lillie Bell Talley. She graduated from Winston High School.
Mrs. Vanderpool was employed as a beautician.

Public Forum about mountain lions set April 9 at Chillicothe High School

A public forum hosted by the Department of Conservation and its Mountain Lion Response Team will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 9, to share information about the existence of mountain lions in Missouri.

It will be held at the Chillicothe High School’s Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center is located next to the new high school at 2801 Hornet Road.
Turn west at the stoplight where Highway 65 intersects with Highway 190.  Hornet Road is the second road on Highway 190 going north. Turn north, and the Performing Arts Center is the first building on your right (east)

R-6 accepts resignation, offers staff contracts

The Winston R-6 Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation from Lee Warford, varsity girls basketball coach, during their regular meeting held Thursday, March 15.

Contracts were offered for certified and non-certified and extra duty personnel. Cathy Henderson will teach golf next year and the High School At-Risk program. Tim Morrison will split the high school At-Risk program. Jessica Gannon and Nicole Pulliam will be co-chair sponsors.
The board discussed hiring summer custodial help.
Cody Youtsey prented an Eagle Scout proposal presentation. His project is for a new flag pole for the entrance area of the school.
The school entered into an agreement with the North Central Missouri Early Childhood Special Ed Cooperative for next year.
The board did the INSIP and CSIP updates.
Elementary students of the month were Morgan Farrel and Miranda Weigand. High School students of the month were Matt Mason and Diamond Tucker. Most school spirit went to Tanner Caldwell. Citizenship award  went to Noah Bielby. Most improved went to Amber Archer.
The board discussed the new tutoring program
Reorganization of the board will be held at 6 p.m. on April 9.
The board approved gym rentals to summer league baseball on April 14; boy scout Merit Badge College on April 28; Venture Group volleyball tournament on March 21.
A technology plan was presented to the board.
CTA discussed salary and insurance with the board.
Next board meeting is April 19.
Board members present at the regular meeting of the Winston R-6 School Board were Allan Ward, School Board President; Shelly Mason School Board Vice-President; Barb Youtsey School Board Secretary; Chretta Mastin School Board Treasurer; Joe Michael School Board Member; Dan Bridgeman School Board Member; David Neth School Board Member.
 

R-2 offers contracts to certified, non-certified, extra duty

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education offered certified personnel and non-certified personnel and extra duty contracts for 07-08 after returning from an executive session of their regular meeting held Wednesday, March 21. The date of April 17 was set for reorganization of the board.

The purchase of a new lawn mower for next year was approved. Policy updates were reviewed and approved.
Elementary Principal Rick Collier reported an attendance rate of 91% for February and an enrollment of 75 in K-6.
High School Principal Chris Gannon reported an attendance rate of 93% and an enrollment of 86 for February in grades 7-12.
The board approved new forms for use with 504 plans.
The Calendar of Events was reviewed and approved as were program reports pertaining to food service and curriculum.
Humphreys-Farrington and McClain were retained as the school’s attorneys for 07-08. The technology plan was approved.
Next meeting for the R-2 Board will be Tuesday, April 17.
Present were Craig Lambert, Patty Hartley, Ben deJong, Gene Thatcher, Diane Hulet, Lincoln Cornett and Cindy Estep.

Winston board issues final draft of ordinances

The Winston Board of Trustees will be discussing a final draft of ordinances at 7 p.m on Monday, April 2 at the Winston Town Hall.

For a summary or a full set of ordinance drafts, call Lucille Lusk, policy consultant, at 749-5855.
These ordinances cover dogs, cats, junk cars, trash piles, illegal mobile homes, smelly animal pens, littering, curfew, park rules, ATVs and much more.
These proposed ordinances will be considered and may be adopted at the board meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Winston Town Hall. Comments are welcome!

DCP enrollment deadline extended

The State Executive Director for the Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA), Tim Kelley, recently announced the sign-up deadline for the 2007 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) has been extended to Aug. 3.

“The extension is due to issues involving the performance of the Farm Service Agency’s web-based computer system,” said Kelley. The late-file fee of $100 will only be assessed for farms that are enrolled after Aug. 3 and before Sept. 30.
USDA computes DCP payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Direct payments provide no incentive to increase production of any certain crop, because the payments are not based on producers’ current production choices. Producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.
County-cyclical payments provide support counter to the cycle of market prices as part of a “safely net”in the event of low crop prices. These payments are only issued if the effective price for a commodity (which takes into account the direct payment rate, market price and loan rate) is below the target price for the commodity. Counter-cyclical payment rates vary depending on market prices.
Enrollment in DCP for the 2007 contract period began on Oct. 1, 2006, and was scheduled to end on June 1, 2007. Kelley noted that the extension applies only to the enrollment time frame, and does not extend the DCP contract period. For more information about DCP and other FSA programs, please visit
http://www.fsa.usda.gov.