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4-H members learn how Lewis Co. government Twenty-seven older 4-H members received valuable experience during Lewis County 4-H Government Day, May 3, when they visited the Court House in Monticello. They learned about adminis- trative reapocmibilities in the County Court House, and had a chance to visit with their state senator and representa- five. The day was spent visiting the following county offices: assessor, juvenile officer, cir- cuit-recerder, ,collector, coun- ty clerk, county judges, highway engineer, probate magistrate, proeecuring attor- ney, sheriff, and treasurer. Bob Miller, extension com- munity development special- ist, opened the day's activities by giving a preview of county government and talked about some of the county offices that the 4-H Government Day delegates would be visiting during the day. During the visits they observed some of the county permanent record books, learned how records are kept, the way each office is involved in government and met the court house officials. Jim Dennison, extension youth specialist, stated that when asked what they felt they learned, many of the 4-H'ers responded by, "I saw bow each office is involved with other county offices", or "I learned it takes a lot of money to run a county", or "I didn't realize they kept so many historical records". After the 4-H delegates had a picnic lunch, Beverly Kern, Lewis County 4-H council president, introduced State Senator Norman Merrell and Representative Richard De- Coster. They visited informal- ly with delegates about their respective jobs in the Missouri state legislature. Sen. Merrell and ReD. DeCoster spent time discussing the different forms of government, how bills become laws. and the relation- CANTON. MO. THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1978 ship of county and state government. The Lewis County 4-H Government Day gave the following older 4-H'ers an opportunity to see county government in action: Rebec- ca Westhoff, Miriam Wilson and Stewart Bracey, Ten Mile; Greg Miller, Lester Norton and George Campen, Pink Prairie; Troy Courson, Elaine Gaus and Roger Nich- ols, Lewistown; Jaynie Fell- inger, Dale Brown and Blaine Emrick, Monticello: Karen Kern, Diane Kern and Joyce Gaus. Oyster Prairie; Lisa McLaughlin, Paula Waterman and Vanitta Waterman, Wil- liamstown; Brad Farr. Joy Waterman and Barb McElhoe, Walnut Grove; Sharon Marks, Tena Moore and Jim Gal- braith, Benjamin; and Car- olyn Searle, Jim Jones and Jim Dosier, Happy Hustlers. The Lewis County 4-H Government Day was planned and implemented through the efforts of Martha Fellinger, Monticello 4-H; Jane Hough- ton, Williamstown 4-H; and Buddy Jones, Benjamin 4-H, who served on the 4-H Government Day committee. Dean Brown, Monticello 4-H; Esther Breeden. Williarnstown 4-H; Jim Dennison, youth specialist, and Ralph Angel, Mark Twain area extension director, assisted with the event and day's activities. Court House officials spon- soring the court house tour were: assessor. Gene Priebe; juvenile officer, Bill Smith; circuit-recorder clerk, Wilma Plant; collector, Hazel Mc- Dermott: county clerk, Linten Jenkins; county judges, Arn- old Barber, Farrell Van Meter and Chester Hinton; highway engineer, Roy Smyser; pro- bate and magistrate judge, David W. Wilson; prosecuting attorney, J. Patrick Wheeler; sheriff, Pearl Hicks; and treasurer, Charles Little. The special event took all day to visit 11 different county offices and as one 4-H delegate commented, "It was a very interesting day. I didn't realize that all those SPECIALIST EXPLAINS -- Bob Miller, Extension Community Development Specialist explains to 4-H'ers attending 4-H County Government Day that they can find out what the qualifications are for a county Official by checking the Missouri State Statutes books. He also gave a preview of some of the county offices and what delegates might expect to see or ask about during their visits. Public Auction I will sell at public auction at my home 611 Gork, Canton, Mo. Saturday, May 20 BEGINNING AT I:00 P.M. Deen free, auto weshw and dryer, electric stove, didwmhor, refrigerator, maple table, early american couch and sofa, 2 crushed velvet chairs, couch, TV tame, end , early american bed- room suite, rockor, lounge, 2 chest of drawers, lamps, diM, ps and pans, ptcture frames, avon bottles, records, antique 78 , mtlqu, dresser, picnic table, bicycles, tools, crafts electric weldor, moped, cement mixer, wdor skies, life mckats, lawn chairs. Terms: CASH Not responsilAe In case of m:ddeat. HARRY HIGGINS, owner Auclk)ne: Paul Weshbum Co. Judge activities went  in  court  : house." .......................................... ....... Juvenile officer Lewis County Court Judge Farreil Van Meter talked with 4-H'ers about the duties of the Lewis County Court Judges. He indicated that the judges have the duty to oversee and make decisions on all facets of county government which the 4-H'ers were seeing that day, as well as finances for county offices, roods and bridges. County court judges are not responsible for criminal cases. Lewis County Court Judges are Chester Hinton, Arnold Barber, and Farrell Van Meter. c Juvenile Officer Bill Smith (left) shows Lewis-COtmty 4-H'ers a statistic sheet that he must complete on each Juvenile case he is involved with and that information compiled fromthese help juvenile officers determine new directions of enforcement as well as training. Smith serves Lewis, Knox, and Adair Counties. Pictured with Smith is Jim Galbraith, Dale Brown, Carolyn Searle, Lisa McLaughlin, Stewart Bracey, Joy Waterman and Elaine Gaus. Sheriff Sheriff Pearl Hicks explains the use of a record book his office is responsible for dealing with court costs and various fees that his office must charge for performing his duty. Cathy Steinbeck (right) has the responsibility of taking in radio calls and dispatching that information to the sheriff and his deputies. P. A. Office Helen Hoffman, secretary to Prosecuting Attorney J. Pat Wheeler, explained the responsibilities of the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney. She presented each 4-H'er a pamphlet giving information concerning their rights as dtizems. Probate Judge Co. Collector Assessor Route C and K to be graded and surfaced this year The Missouri State Highway Commission has announced a $240 million tentative con- struction and right-of-way acquisition program for the coming fiscal year. Highway Department Chief Engineer Robert N. Hunter emphasized that some pro- jects on the program might not be started this year due to uncertainties involved in fund- ing, obtaining right-of-way, developing plans, and obta- ing urban agreements. The tentative construction program includes the follow- ing in Lewis County: Route C -- grading and a 22-foot wide surfacing cover- Probate and Magistrate Court Judge D showing one of the many court records office. He also told 4H'ers that his office handling wills of deceased individuals empowered to perform marriages as a Magistrate Judge. Lewis County Collector Hazel to locate property on a county map description of the land. She ex responsible for collecting taxes on land receiving the assessment records from state has okayed the assessment as listed. Anna Cottreil f3rd from left) who works Office shows 4-H'ers how the valuation trucks, and farm equipment can be checking a listing book. She explained property and personal tax assessments completed that it then is turned over to the Pictured is (i-r) Miriam Wilson, Joyce Blaine Emrick, Tena Moore, George Jane Houghton (Government Day and Jim Dosier. ing one-half mile to improve sight distance at the Route Z west junction; and Route K -- grading and surfacing on located north of LaBelle. R T H I Regulations provide artificial flowers and may be placed on or graves no earlier tb@, week before All artificial other containers must ed within one following Memorial FOREST CEMETERY By Order of 4-H members learn how Lewis Co. government Twenty-seven older 4-H members received valuable experience during Lewis County 4-H Government Day, May 3, when they visited the Court House in Monticello. They learned about adminis- trative reapocmibilities in the County Court House, and had a chance to visit with their state senator and representa- five. The day was spent visiting the following county offices: assessor, juvenile officer, cir- cuit-recerder, ,collector, coun- ty clerk, county judges, highway engineer, probate magistrate, proeecuring attor- ney, sheriff, and treasurer. Bob Miller, extension com- munity development special- ist, opened the day's activities by giving a preview of county government and talked about some of the county offices that the 4-H Government Day delegates would be visiting during the day. During the visits they observed some of the county permanent record books, learned how records are kept, the way each office is involved in government and met the court house officials. Jim Dennison, extension youth specialist, stated that when asked what they felt they learned, many of the 4-H'ers responded by, "I saw bow each office is involved with other county offices", or "I learned it takes a lot of money to run a county", or "I didn't realize they kept so many historical records". After the 4-H delegates had a picnic lunch, Beverly Kern, Lewis County 4-H council president, introduced State Senator Norman Merrell and Representative Richard De- Coster. They visited informal- ly with delegates about their respective jobs in the Missouri state legislature. Sen. Merrell and ReD. DeCoster spent time discussing the different forms of government, how bills become laws. and the relation- CANTON. MO. THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1978 ship of county and state government. The Lewis County 4-H Government Day gave the following older 4-H'ers an opportunity to see county government in action: Rebec- ca Westhoff, Miriam Wilson and Stewart Bracey, Ten Mile; Greg Miller, Lester Norton and George Campen, Pink Prairie; Troy Courson, Elaine Gaus and Roger Nich- ols, Lewistown; Jaynie Fell- inger, Dale Brown and Blaine Emrick, Monticello: Karen Kern, Diane Kern and Joyce Gaus. Oyster Prairie; Lisa McLaughlin, Paula Waterman and Vanitta Waterman, Wil- liamstown; Brad Farr. Joy Waterman and Barb McElhoe, Walnut Grove; Sharon Marks, Tena Moore and Jim Gal- braith, Benjamin; and Car- olyn Searle, Jim Jones and Jim Dosier, Happy Hustlers. The Lewis County 4-H Government Day was planned and implemented through the efforts of Martha Fellinger, Monticello 4-H; Jane Hough- ton, Williamstown 4-H; and Buddy Jones, Benjamin 4-H, who served on the 4-H Government Day committee. Dean Brown, Monticello 4-H; Esther Breeden. Williarnstown 4-H; Jim Dennison, youth specialist, and Ralph Angel, Mark Twain area extension director, assisted with the event and day's activities. Court House officials spon- soring the court house tour were: assessor. Gene Priebe; juvenile officer, Bill Smith; circuit-recorder clerk, Wilma Plant; collector, Hazel Mc- Dermott: county clerk, Linten Jenkins; county judges, Arn- old Barber, Farrell Van Meter and Chester Hinton; highway engineer, Roy Smyser; pro- bate and magistrate judge, David W. Wilson; prosecuting attorney, J. Patrick Wheeler; sheriff, Pearl Hicks; and treasurer, Charles Little. The special event took all day to visit 11 different county offices and as one 4-H delegate commented, "It was a very interesting day. I didn't realize that all those SPECIALIST EXPLAINS -- Bob Miller, Extension Community Development Specialist explains to 4-H'ers attending 4-H County Government Day that they can find out what the qualifications are for a county Official by checking the Missouri State Statutes books. He also gave a preview of some of the county offices and what delegates might expect to see or ask about during their visits. Public Auction I will sell at public auction at my home 611 Gork, Canton, Mo. Saturday, May 20 BEGINNING AT I:00 P.M. Deen free, auto weshw and dryer, electric stove, didwmhor, refrigerator, maple table, early american couch and sofa, 2 crushed velvet chairs, couch, TV tame, end , early american bed- room suite, rockor, lounge, 2 chest of drawers, lamps, diM, ps and pans, ptcture frames, avon bottles, records, antique 78 , mtlqu, dresser, picnic table, bicycles, tools, crafts electric weldor, moped, cement mixer, wdor skies, life mckats, lawn chairs. Terms: CASH Not responsilAe In case of m:ddeat. HARRY HIGGINS, owner Auclk)ne: Paul Weshbum Co. Judge activities went  in  court  : house." .......................................... ....... Juvenile officer Lewis County Court Judge Farreil Van Meter talked with 4-H'ers about the duties of the Lewis County Court Judges. He indicated that the judges have the duty to oversee and make decisions on all facets of county government which the 4-H'ers were seeing that day, as well as finances for county offices, roods and bridges. County court judges are not responsible for criminal cases. Lewis County Court Judges are Chester Hinton, Arnold Barber, and Farrell Van Meter. c Juvenile Officer Bill Smith (left) shows Lewis-COtmty 4-H'ers a statistic sheet that he must complete on each Juvenile case he is involved with and that information compiled fromthese help juvenile officers determine new directions of enforcement as well as training. Smith serves Lewis, Knox, and Adair Counties. Pictured with Smith is Jim Galbraith, Dale Brown, Carolyn Searle, Lisa McLaughlin, Stewart Bracey, Joy Waterman and Elaine Gaus. Sheriff Sheriff Pearl Hicks explains the use of a record book his office is responsible for dealing with court costs and various fees that his office must charge for performing his duty. Cathy Steinbeck (right) has the responsibility of taking in radio calls and dispatching that information to the sheriff and his deputies. P. A. Office Helen Hoffman, secretary to Prosecuting Attorney J. Pat Wheeler, explained the responsibilities of the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney. She presented each 4-H'er a pamphlet giving information concerning their rights as dtizems. Probate Judge Co. Collector Assessor Route C and K to be graded and surfaced this year The Missouri State Highway Commission has announced a $240 million tentative con- struction and right-of-way acquisition program for the coming fiscal year. Highway Department Chief Engineer Robert N. Hunter emphasized that some pro- jects on the program might not be started this year due to uncertainties involved in fund- ing, obtaining right-of-way, developing plans, and obta- ing urban agreements. The tentative construction program includes the follow- ing in Lewis County: Route C -- grading and a 22-foot wide surfacing cover- Probate and Magistrate Court Judge D showing one of the many court records office. He also told 4H'ers that his office handling wills of deceased individuals empowered to perform marriages as a Magistrate Judge. Lewis County Collector Hazel to locate property on a county map description of the land. She ex responsible for collecting taxes on land receiving the assessment records from state has okayed the assessment as listed. Anna Cottreil f3rd from left) who works Office shows 4-H'ers how the valuation trucks, and farm equipment can be checking a listing book. She explained property and personal tax assessments completed that it then is turned over to the Pictured is (i-r) Miriam Wilson, Joyce Blaine Emrick, Tena Moore, George Jane Houghton (Government Day and Jim Dosier. ing one-half mile to improve sight distance at the Route Z west junction; and Route K -- grading and surfacing on located north of LaBelle. R T H I Regulations provide artificial flowers and may be placed on or graves no earlier tb@, week before All artificial other containers must ed within one following Memorial FOREST CEMETERY By Order of