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A Penney for Your Thoughts

Think you know the famous merchant?

James Cash Penney circa 1902.

Q. In what state besides Missouri did Penney own farms?

A. New York.

Q. What did Penney call his home farm in Hamilton?

A. He named this farm “Homeplace Farms.”

Q. Besides farmer, what was his father’s other occupation?

A. Minister.

Q. How man children were in the Penney family?

A. 12

Q. What did J.C. Penney refuse to

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.

Circuit Court

Associate Division

James Anderson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was charged Dec. 26 with fraudulently stopping payment of an instrument, class D felony.

Donnie J. Clemmons, Bethany, was charged Dec. 26 with two counts of passing bad checks, one class C felony and one class A misdemeanor.

A change of venue

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New Program May Be New Year’s Answer to Exercise

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get into shape now is the time to join a local exercise group, which is beginning a new program starting Monday, Jan. 6. Focus T25 is hosted by Shaun T. and offers 25 minutes of cardiovascular, calorie-burning, and muscle toning exercises.

There is no cost to join and no equipment is involved.

The group will meet at 5:45 a.m. Monday through Friday in

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

12-23-13

1:30 am – Harrison County advising of vehicle on Highway 13 with flashers on.  Advising MSHP.

9 am – Call for conservation agent.

3:47 pm – Call advising of possible situation in Jamesport involving juvenile.

11:01 pm – Response to burglary alarm at residence at Lake Viking.

11:21 pm – Deputy advising no one in above residence. House is secured.

12-24-13

7:20 am – Caldwell County advising of horse

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Church News

Submitted news from area church services that were conducted Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013:

Altamont United Methodist

A very nice belated Christmas Sunday service was held. The lighting of the Advent candles was done by three generations of the late Katharine Barker family to express traditional Christmas meanings and to wish peace from God. Pastor Marilyn presented a Christmas moment story. Special music was by Anita Malo playing the flute, Jack

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Heldenbrand Accepted into McNair Scholars Program at UCM

Jacob Heldenbrand, Winston, was accepted into the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg.

Jacob is a senior majoring in biochemistry. His study was on the “Effectiveness of a Select siRNA’s Ability to Diminish Gene Expression in the Fission Yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe.” His mentor was Jason Holland, Ph.D., associate professor chemistry.

The McNair Scholars Program was established to prepare college students in graduate education for doctoral study. The

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Bobby Hogan Obituary

Funeral services for Bobby Hogan will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial is at Clear Creek Cemetery, Jamesport. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2014, at the funeral home.

Bobby Lee Hogan, 71, of Lock Springs, died at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Janie; children, Roy, Tommy, Timmy, Randy, Rebecca, Mary, Beth, Terri, Patricia, Randy and Sherry.

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Capitol Report: New Year, New Opportunities

by State Sen. Brad Lager

This week, we will usher in a new year. With this new year, many Missourians will make resolutions aimed at improving their lives as they work to manage current challenges and prepare to embrace future opportunities. Similarly, every legislative session is an opportunity to address Missouri’s current challenges and make the bold decisions necessary to enhance the future economic opportunities for Missouri’s hard working citizens.

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You Are Missed, Even If Home Alone

Dw.cdr“Home Alone” wasn’t just a movie this Christmas past. It was reality for one family member suffering so much neck pain that traveling to the family dinner just wasn’t an option.

Sickness, of course, is a common topic during holiday conversation lulls (as well as any other time of the year). No doubt you can think of several fighting colds who watched Christmas over a growing pile of tissues or

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