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PRESS.NEWS JOURNAL (USPS 088-820) Thursday, February 28, 1985 Vol. No. XV, New Series No. 9 Canton, Missouri 63435 0 of state go D.C. of the Missccm House joined five state D.C., their concern over the agricultural and the nation. Rouse delegation, ap- of the House Bob included Rap. (D-Braymer), chair- House Agriculture Robert L. Dunning of the House Committee: Rep Bob : Pep. Wayne and Rep Mervin included Sen. chairman of Conservation ; Sen. Ralph Florence;, Sen. Pat Sen. Stephn and Sen. David names items provisions and an Bill were two priority of Missouri farmers D. C., this past Johnston, the Missouri reported that members of the Cttee,,- ezpeess purpose of need for credit help and promote the percent advance on help farmers cover" this spring. Johnston many farmers who crop planted this do not receive some group also asked the a continuation of the programs in the 1985 certainly want the reduce spending and but this is not any the safety net out farmers," Johnston Governor Harriett Governor John many of his in order to help ease rased by the crisis in of Agriculture, Social Ser- Health, and possibly toward this goal with that spaciflc to Lt. Governor she says, any mmh xort from state Woods. "We of urgency about as we have about to M'00mouri. our economy.- proposal comes meeting with of she convened. session in her Feb. 22. It was that never Ifore voices of policy difforen. same table to talk farm financial Ices of a major generation,,, a professor of ur mseareh, farm the Imm in their 30's and SOme of our farmers,,, Rex Award contract for Clark & Lewis Co. road resurfacing A highway construction project has been awarded for resurfacing two routes in Clark and Lewis Counties according to Richard U. Jones, district engineer for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Dept. in Hannibal. The work involves resurfacing the roadway with asphalt. The routes to be resurfaced include Route 81 to the Iowa State Line to Kahoka and from the Antioch Community north 2.4 miles; and Route A in Clark County from Route D to the Lewis County Line, and then continuing in Lewis County to Route 16. Chester Bross Construction Co. of Hannibal was the successful low bidder and may begin work after March 11 with all work to be comvleted by Oct. 1. At least one lane will be kept open to traffic during the resurfacing operation. "The resurfacing projects will result in a smoother driving surface and add stability to the roadbed which will save time, fuel and expensive vehicle repairs," Jones said. "And this is importan t to the area because of the number of vehicles that travel these highways daily." The work is part of seven similar road projects which were recently let throughout the District 3 Area. Contracts were awarded at the February meeting of the Highway and Transportation Com- mission. Persons interested in information on highway projects in this area should contact the Department's District Office in Hannibal at Highway 61 South, 63401 or call 314 2I-2764. Special cancellation for on cards and letters should bear postage at the firs class rate and be mailed to the Happy St. Patrick's Day Station, St Patrid Mo. e6. This year's pictorial cancellation will feature a shamrock and maps of St Patrick March 17 H.,, chunks of ice coated with mud creep up on the bank north of Lock and on Mississippi Dam No. 20, as the river ice breaks up during recent warm days. Open river ill lined with large Ice chunks near the locks as river edges above flood stage. A special pictorial cancellation has Ireland and Missouri. iceberg been authorized for the Happy St. An envelope is being offered for sale Patrick's DayStation, located atSt. in conjunctionwiththeSt. Patrick's weather brings melting Patrick, Mo., for March 17, 1985. Day observance at the Shrine of St Warmer RequeSts for the special cancellation Patrick Catholic Church. The envelope ] design portrays pictures and dates of all the churches at have been at St. rains flash flood warnings Patrick since its settlement in 1833. If This envelope was designed by Bill Richmond. The envelope will sell for 50 A long-awaited heat wave made a frozen Mississippi River. A popular basements. cents each and will include first class sudden appearance in to Lewis County site Monday was the fenced park north The ice itself caused some damage postage and the special pictorial last week, and many people enjoyed 40 of the Lock and Dam where large, as it began to flow downstream. cancellation. Requests for the envelope ' and 50 degree weather, muddy ice chunks were pushed to the Thursday night, ice floss are shore, and began melting in Monday's believed to have severed a telephone should be accompanied by check or However, with the "heat wave" sunshine, cable that isolated Canton until Friday money order payable to the Shrine of came a series of rain showers. The Flash flood warnings were common morning from incoming or outgoing St. Patrick Catholic Church. Orders warming temperatures caused much during the w,.%kend, with several local long distance calls. should be mailed to Shrine of St. of the ice that has been the cover for people reporting the only access to The ice flows moved docks at Pete's Patrick, Happy St. Patrick's Day the ground for much of the year to their residences was by water vessel. Boat House and a dock horse at Station, St. Patrick, Mo. 63466. is t L " . suddenly melt, o r for thicker ice h Sandbagging operatigns we taking Triangle Refineries, and littered the St, Patrick, MO.,s .  onay pst W.tl F. ................. place near Taylor Friday and tthe LaGriCl[e bush. office in the United hates bearing the . Lock 20 in Canton reported rain fall Saturday with concern over the North The tailwater reading at Canton name St. Patrick. totalling 3.16 inches between Thursday and Monday, with the Saturday 6 a.m. reading of 1.51 for the previous 24 Canton Board votes to purchase office computer The Canton Board of Aldermen voted to purchase an office computer at the Feb. 19 meeting. The board agreed to purchase an IBM PC Plus with printer and a one-year service contract past the 90 daY guarantee for $6,105 from Great River Computer Services, Inc. The board also agreed to purchase solftware from the Showme Software, Inc., of Memphis, Mo., for an extra $2,550. The software will allow all utility and tax billings to be done on the computer and future plans call for adding software for .budget and payroll. The board repealed a city ordinance passed in 983, which does away with rigid guiddlines for seeking engineer- ing and architectural assistance. By repealing the ordinance, the city may select its engineer for a project of less than $5,000. If it is more than that amount, it must he put up for bids by Reaching out hours. The tailwater was at 15.05 TueZay morning, more than a foot over technical flood stage of 14.05 feet. Ice chunks were beginmng to break up norfla "ot" the Lock and Dam at the first of the week on the still partially Smoke tests to be used on Canton sewers The city of Canton will be using smoke tests to check sewers for the inflow water problems for several weeks. According to Water Superintendent Harold Vice, some older houses may have this smoke seeping through sewer lines. Vice said there is no cause for alarm if this happens, and said the smoke was non-toxic, and dissapates quickly. state law. The board passed a resolution accepting Hamilton and Associates as engineers for the waste water facility municipal compliance plan and con- struction. Another resolution passed by the board allows the city to make applications for grants for the CantOn Senior Housing streets and storm sewer. The board learned that there has been no recommendation yet from the street department regarding a current ordinance which requires a "dust- free" surface for off street parking. The board agreed to pursue collection of delinquent personal taxeS, and enforce the sticker ordinance, which says all vehicles need the citY sticker, which is issued free of charge upon,payment of taxes. A street committee meeting was schedule fpr 7 p.m. tonight (Thurs- day,) Fabius River. Several county roads were impassable due to flooding conditions. School buses began using hard roads only. Sump pumps in basements were kept busy keeping excess water out of Tuesday morning was above the Reek Island Corps of Engineers predicted crest, and was reportedly on the rise. An updated crest was expected late Tuesday, but was unavailable at press time. COUNTYWIDE Fraternity to sponsor hog roast '/'he men of Mu Theta Nu fraternity in downtown canton, from 12 to 6 p.m. will sponsor a Hog Roast Sunday, Admission will be $3 in advance, and March 3, at the American Legion Hall $3.50 at the door Canton Historical Society to meet The Canton Chapter of the Lewis Ebert Reiter will have the program County Historical Society will meet and will talk about early schools in March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Canton Lewis County. Senior Center. LaBelle to have physician Through the joint efforts of the Nickerson will join the Lewis County LaBelle Community Medical Center Medical Facility and staff the LaBelle and the Lewis County Medical Clinic full time. Dr, Nickerson and his Facilities, Inc., the LaBelle commun- family will reside in LaBelle. Drs. ity will soon have a permanent Buening, Childress and Nickerson will physician as of March I. The clinic will then work in conjunction with their be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, respective clinics and nursing homeS Thursday and Saturday afternoons to provide continuous coverage for from I to 5 p.m. by Dr. Buening and their communities and their respective Dr. Childress. nursing homes. Starting July 1985 Dr. Wendel Workshops for pageant entrants .e The 11 contestants of the Miss Lewis County Pageant have been actively preparing for competition by attending a workshop on Sunday, Feb. 24, covering poise, stag walk, hairstyling, make-up, and learning the production number. They also had the opportunity to meet then pageant hostesses. Contestants will further prepare for the pageant by performing their individual talent presentations for a talent advisory committee this week and attending a set of interviews on March 10. The contestants and directorl appreciate the help and support of the following individuals on Feb. 24: Sue Moore and the committee of hostesses, Beggie Westhoff, Sheri Gaines, Beth Ridgely, Barb Smith, Maxine Hark, Deanne Whiston, Cindy Grimm, Cindy Vancil, Kin Gaither and Jonii Brennan. The Pageant Committee was also appreciative to Beta Sigma Phi sorority, which served a luncheon at another recent workshop. Arraigned in shooting incident A Canton man was arraigned Monday on a charge of first degree assault with a deadly weapon. According to Lewis County Sheriff Bob Whitmer, Odie Cook, 24, of 707 Henderson, was apparently involved in a family argument with an older brother, Glen, at Glen's bddre, Lot 3 of Thompson Trailer park, third and and ricocheted, hitting Glen  in the chest and forearms. The wounds were believed to be superficial. It is not immediately known if he sought medical attention. Odie Cook was released on ,o0o bond after the arraign-neat, k preliminary hearing has been set for 2 Green Streets. , p.m. March 11. Beto Hinojes, of Mexico City, Mexico, takes a moment to visit with Lewis ] Whitmer said the younger Cook. CantonPolice and Missouri State Cetmty Nursing Home resident Lenora Glisan. The Mexiean is one of about 4# of [ brother apparently fired the shotgun in Highway Patrol assisted Lewis County the Up With Peeple east that sang at the home Tuesday morning. The imp [ the  in front of the brother, but Sheriff s Department in the. investiga. also designed a watt pester for the home and helped, residents bake cockle: [attestsixofthepailetshtt the ground tlen. More pictm'es of Tuesday night's show on page le. - ..... j PRESS.NEWS JOURNAL (USPS 088-820) Thursday, February 28, 1985 Vol. No. XV, New Series No. 9 Canton, Missouri 63435 0 of state go D.C. of the Missccm House joined five state D.C., their concern over the agricultural and the nation. Rouse delegation, ap- of the House Bob included Rap. (D-Braymer), chair- House Agriculture Robert L. Dunning of the House Committee: Rep Bob : Pep. Wayne and Rep Mervin included Sen. chairman of Conservation ; Sen. Ralph Florence;, Sen. Pat Sen. Stephn and Sen. David names items provisions and an Bill were two priority of Missouri farmers D. C., this past Johnston, the Missouri reported that members of the Cttee,,- ezpeess purpose of need for credit help and promote the percent advance on help farmers cover" this spring. Johnston many farmers who crop planted this do not receive some group also asked the a continuation of the programs in the 1985 certainly want the reduce spending and but this is not any the safety net out farmers," Johnston Governor Harriett Governor John many of his in order to help ease rased by the crisis in of Agriculture, Social Ser- Health, and possibly toward this goal with that spaciflc to Lt. Governor she says, any mmh xort from state Woods. "We of urgency about as we have about to M'00mouri. our economy.- proposal comes meeting with of she convened. session in her Feb. 22. It was that never Ifore voices of policy difforen. same table to talk farm financial Ices of a major generation,,, a professor of ur mseareh, farm the Imm in their 30's and SOme of our farmers,,, Rex Award contract for Clark & Lewis Co. road resurfacing A highway construction project has been awarded for resurfacing two routes in Clark and Lewis Counties according to Richard U. Jones, district engineer for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Dept. in Hannibal. The work involves resurfacing the roadway with asphalt. The routes to be resurfaced include Route 81 to the Iowa State Line to Kahoka and from the Antioch Community north 2.4 miles; and Route A in Clark County from Route D to the Lewis County Line, and then continuing in Lewis County to Route 16. Chester Bross Construction Co. of Hannibal was the successful low bidder and may begin work after March 11 with all work to be comvleted by Oct. 1. At least one lane will be kept open to traffic during the resurfacing operation. "The resurfacing projects will result in a smoother driving surface and add stability to the roadbed which will save time, fuel and expensive vehicle repairs," Jones said. "And this is importan t to the area because of the number of vehicles that travel these highways daily." The work is part of seven similar road projects which were recently let throughout the District 3 Area. Contracts were awarded at the February meeting of the Highway and Transportation Com- mission. Persons interested in information on highway projects in this area should contact the Department's District Office in Hannibal at Highway 61 South, 63401 or call 314 2I-2764. Special cancellation for on cards and letters should bear postage at the firs class rate and be mailed to the Happy St. Patrick's Day Station, St Patrid Mo. e6. This year's pictorial cancellation will feature a shamrock and maps of St Patrick March 17 H.,, chunks of ice coated with mud creep up on the bank north of Lock and on Mississippi Dam No. 20, as the river ice breaks up during recent warm days. Open river ill lined with large Ice chunks near the locks as river edges above flood stage. A special pictorial cancellation has Ireland and Missouri. iceberg been authorized for the Happy St. An envelope is being offered for sale Patrick's DayStation, located atSt. in conjunctionwiththeSt. Patrick's weather brings melting Patrick, Mo., for March 17, 1985. Day observance at the Shrine of St Warmer RequeSts for the special cancellation Patrick Catholic Church. The envelope ] design portrays pictures and dates of all the churches at have been at St. rains flash flood warnings Patrick since its settlement in 1833. If This envelope was designed by Bill Richmond. The envelope will sell for 50 A long-awaited heat wave made a frozen Mississippi River. A popular basements. cents each and will include first class sudden appearance in to Lewis County site Monday was the fenced park north The ice itself caused some damage postage and the special pictorial last week, and many people enjoyed 40 of the Lock and Dam where large, as it began to flow downstream. cancellation. Requests for the envelope ' and 50 degree weather, muddy ice chunks were pushed to the Thursday night, ice floss are shore, and began melting in Monday's believed to have severed a telephone should be accompanied by check or However, with the "heat wave" sunshine, cable that isolated Canton until Friday money order payable to the Shrine of came a series of rain showers. The Flash flood warnings were common morning from incoming or outgoing St. Patrick Catholic Church. Orders warming temperatures caused much during the w,.%kend, with several local long distance calls. should be mailed to Shrine of St. of the ice that has been the cover for people reporting the only access to The ice flows moved docks at Pete's Patrick, Happy St. Patrick's Day the ground for much of the year to their residences was by water vessel. Boat House and a dock horse at Station, St. Patrick, Mo. 63466. is t L " . suddenly melt, o r for thicker ice h Sandbagging operatigns we taking Triangle Refineries, and littered the St, Patrick, MO.,s .  onay pst W.tl F. ................. place near Taylor Friday and tthe LaGriCl[e bush. office in the United hates bearing the . Lock 20 in Canton reported rain fall Saturday with concern over the North The tailwater reading at Canton name St. Patrick. totalling 3.16 inches between Thursday and Monday, with the Saturday 6 a.m. reading of 1.51 for the previous 24 Canton Board votes to purchase office computer The Canton Board of Aldermen voted to purchase an office computer at the Feb. 19 meeting. The board agreed to purchase an IBM PC Plus with printer and a one-year service contract past the 90 daY guarantee for $6,105 from Great River Computer Services, Inc. The board also agreed to purchase solftware from the Showme Software, Inc., of Memphis, Mo., for an extra $2,550. The software will allow all utility and tax billings to be done on the computer and future plans call for adding software for .budget and payroll. The board repealed a city ordinance passed in 983, which does away with rigid guiddlines for seeking engineer- ing and architectural assistance. By repealing the ordinance, the city may select its engineer for a project of less than $5,000. If it is more than that amount, it must he put up for bids by Reaching out hours. The tailwater was at 15.05 TueZay morning, more than a foot over technical flood stage of 14.05 feet. Ice chunks were beginmng to break up norfla "ot" the Lock and Dam at the first of the week on the still partially Smoke tests to be used on Canton sewers The city of Canton will be using smoke tests to check sewers for the inflow water problems for several weeks. According to Water Superintendent Harold Vice, some older houses may have this smoke seeping through sewer lines. Vice said there is no cause for alarm if this happens, and said the smoke was non-toxic, and dissapates quickly. state law. The board passed a resolution accepting Hamilton and Associates as engineers for the waste water facility municipal compliance plan and con- struction. Another resolution passed by the board allows the city to make applications for grants for the CantOn Senior Housing streets and storm sewer. The board learned that there has been no recommendation yet from the street department regarding a current ordinance which requires a "dust- free" surface for off street parking. The board agreed to pursue collection of delinquent personal taxeS, and enforce the sticker ordinance, which says all vehicles need the citY sticker, which is issued free of charge upon,payment of taxes. A street committee meeting was schedule fpr 7 p.m. tonight (Thurs- day,) Fabius River. Several county roads were impassable due to flooding conditions. School buses began using hard roads only. Sump pumps in basements were kept busy keeping excess water out of Tuesday morning was above the Reek Island Corps of Engineers predicted crest, and was reportedly on the rise. An updated crest was expected late Tuesday, but was unavailable at press time. COUNTYWIDE Fraternity to sponsor hog roast '/'he men of Mu Theta Nu fraternity in downtown canton, from 12 to 6 p.m. will sponsor a Hog Roast Sunday, Admission will be $3 in advance, and March 3, at the American Legion Hall $3.50 at the door Canton Historical Society to meet The Canton Chapter of the Lewis Ebert Reiter will have the program County Historical Society will meet and will talk about early schools in March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Canton Lewis County. Senior Center. LaBelle to have physician Through the joint efforts of the Nickerson will join the Lewis County LaBelle Community Medical Center Medical Facility and staff the LaBelle and the Lewis County Medical Clinic full time. Dr, Nickerson and his Facilities, Inc., the LaBelle commun- family will reside in LaBelle. Drs. ity will soon have a permanent Buening, Childress and Nickerson will physician as of March I. The clinic will then work in conjunction with their be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, respective clinics and nursing homeS Thursday and Saturday afternoons to provide continuous coverage for from I to 5 p.m. by Dr. Buening and their communities and their respective Dr. Childress. nursing homes. Starting July 1985 Dr. Wendel Workshops for pageant entrants .e The 11 contestants of the Miss Lewis County Pageant have been actively preparing for competition by attending a workshop on Sunday, Feb. 24, covering poise, stag walk, hairstyling, make-up, and learning the production number. They also had the opportunity to meet then pageant hostesses. Contestants will further prepare for the pageant by performing their individual talent presentations for a talent advisory committee this week and attending a set of interviews on March 10. The contestants and directorl appreciate the help and support of the following individuals on Feb. 24: Sue Moore and the committee of hostesses, Beggie Westhoff, Sheri Gaines, Beth Ridgely, Barb Smith, Maxine Hark, Deanne Whiston, Cindy Grimm, Cindy Vancil, Kin Gaither and Jonii Brennan. The Pageant Committee was also appreciative to Beta Sigma Phi sorority, which served a luncheon at another recent workshop. Arraigned in shooting incident A Canton man was arraigned Monday on a charge of first degree assault with a deadly weapon. According to Lewis County Sheriff Bob Whitmer, Odie Cook, 24, of 707 Henderson, was apparently involved in a family argument with an older brother, Glen, at Glen's bddre, Lot 3 of Thompson Trailer park, third and and ricocheted, hitting Glen  in the chest and forearms. The wounds were believed to be superficial. It is not immediately known if he sought medical attention. Odie Cook was released on ,o0o bond after the arraign-neat, k preliminary hearing has been set for 2 Green Streets. , p.m. March 11. Beto Hinojes, of Mexico City, Mexico, takes a moment to visit with Lewis ] Whitmer said the younger Cook. CantonPolice and Missouri State Cetmty Nursing Home resident Lenora Glisan. The Mexiean is one of about 4# of [ brother apparently fired the shotgun in Highway Patrol assisted Lewis County the Up With Peeple east that sang at the home Tuesday morning. The imp [ the  in front of the brother, but Sheriff s Department in the. investiga. also designed a watt pester for the home and helped, residents bake cockle: [attestsixofthepailetshtt the ground tlen. More pictm'es of Tuesday night's show on page le. - ..... j