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N EIGH BORHOOD N EWS Press-News Journal, Canton, Mo., Thursday, July 25, 1985, I Canton Mrs. Cecil McFadden II Vacation includes trip to resort in Colorado Mrs. Fred Banker returned last week from a three week vacation in Wentzville with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Giesmann and daughters. While there she, Mr. and Mrs. Giesmaun and daughters attended a reunion of Mrs. Banker's nephews, the sons of Lewis Raleigh and the late Katherine Raleigh, in Vail, Colo. Those attending " were seven of the eight Raleigh sons, Francis, Harold, Edwin, Lee, Fred, Bill and Charles, their wives and children and grandchildren. The late Mrs. Raleigh's brother, Mr. and Mrs. George Gibson and a niece of Mr. Raleigh and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Long besides the above mentioned. In all there were 81 persons that spent the week of June 30 to July 6 in Vail, visiting, reminiscing, getting reacquainted, rafting, playing ball, horseback riding, riding the ski-lift chairs, shopping and enjoying the scenery. Dr. and Mrs. Walt Dimmitt, Aaron, Lesley and Sarah of Springfield spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lea Dimmitt. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Douglass of Shelbyville visited with them Saturday afterneon. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. George Harris entertained at a dinner in celebration of the birthday of her mother, Mrs. Dimmitt. Others present were Dr. and Mrs. Walter Dimmitt and children, Jennifer and Joel Harris of Quincy, Hannah and Seth Wilson and Lea Dimmitt. Mrs. Jane Freeman and son, Brett, of Tulsa, Okla., came last Tuesday to spend a week with her parents, Dr: and Mrs. J. R. Galbraith. Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Uhlmeyer of Kahoka and Mrs. Bert jones of St. Patrick were Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh and Julian Raleigh. Tommy Zenge of Iowa City spent last week with his grandmother, Mrs. J Andy Zenga, Mrs. Susie Fisch, Jason, Joseph Andrew and Jamie of Edwardsville arrived Monday to visit her mother, Leta Bell Bader, and Nelson and Dee Spicknall. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raleigh, Andrea and Andrew of LaGrange were Sunday supper guests in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh and Julian Raleigh. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Risk and granddaughter, Nicole Morey, of Toledo, O., visited Wednesday and Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frye. Other dinner guests Wednesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. George Davis of Warsaw and Mrs. Florence McClain. Mrs. Margaret Dinwiddie, Nikki and Adam of New London visited Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh. Mrs. Teresa Fergu. son, John and Kim of LaGrange visited Tuesday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Mohr visited from Thursday to Saturday in the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Cates and Stephen in Kansas City. " Mrs. Joe Wiskirchen visited for a week in the home of her son-in-lav and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ellison, Mark and Kathy, in St. Peters. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alma Wiskirchen of Bakersfield, Calif., arrived Thursday and stayed overn- =tight. Mr. Ellison brought them to o Canton Friday and Mrs. Alma Wiskirchen is spending two weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Uhlmeyer, and other relatives and friends. Fannie Hahn and Cleta Mac Van Tress of Canton and Lynda Bradshaw of Edina attended the Risk family reunion Saturday at the home of Curtis and Alice Hinton at Kirkwood, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. George Adams of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Greathouse of Mountain Home, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guflfoil of St. Charles spent the weekend with the ladies' mother, Mrs. Travis Boulware, and visited with other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Blackburn hosted a fried chicken dinner July 14 for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Miller of North Adams Nursing Home at Mendon, at the Blackburn Lake north of Canton. Forty-eight relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Miller attended the family reunion. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Walter returned home Saturday from Scotts- dale, Ariz., where they visited two weeks with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Walter. On the way home they visited the Grand Canyon. Mr. and Mrs. Kent Miller, Stephanie and Kristen entertained at a barbecue Sunday evening for the 4th birthday of their son and brother, Ashley. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman, Maria and John, Stanley Hoffman, and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hoffman, Kim and Justin. Mrs. Ruth Tomlinson of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Tomlinson of Quincy spent from Friday evening to Sunday with Mrs. Carolyn Hathaway at Chesterfield. Friday evening Mrs. Hathaway and Ruth Tomlinson attend- ed the St. Louis Symphony Pops Concert at Queeny Park. Saturday evening all attended the wedding of Robert Mulch and Connie Hyder at the Community Christian Church at Man- chester. Dr. D. Larry McSpadden directed the church choir for the ceremony. Betty Jo Boulware Adams of Springfield and Leora B. Barkley Gliesman of Poway, Calif., hosted a luncheon on July 20 at the home of Velma Boulware. Those present were Mary Sue Marks Finney of Webster Groves; Shirley .Schlager Wagner of Kansas City; Dottle Farmer Branson of Rockledge, Fla.; Colleen Wilson Apgar of Willow Grove, Pa.; Judy Burrows* Anderson.  $pringfield; _Dgrs Leavitt Little of Canton; Robelee Waterston Chapman of St. Louis; and Mary Ellen Blalock of LaGrange. The group attended the reunion of Canton High School graduates durin the weekend. Mrs. Fred Johnson of Oswego, N. Y., arrived Wednesday of last week for a week's visit with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Wellman, Mary Jo and Bill. She came to attend the Canton High School class o[ 1941 reunion during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Baugher of Burlington spent Wednesday of last week with Mrs, Irene Van Tress and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Peterson. Mrs. S. J. Lillard arrived home Monday from a week's trip to Hawaii with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hall of Moberly. Mr. Hall's mother, Mrs. Harry Hall, Sr., of Boonville also went on the trip. Visitors calling during the weekend in the home of Mrs. Velma Boulware were Mr. and Mrs. Barker Haygood Davis of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Metcalf of Portland, Ore. Mrs. Irene Van Tress spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Everett Peterson at Camp Fenway. Mrs. Tom Kenney traveled to Chicago by train chaperoning junior students of the Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance attending the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Conven- tion July 18-21. She accompanied 10 junior students who joined the senior FUNDAYS in the PARK MARTIN PARK  CANTON Friday, August 2 -- 1 - 4 ?. M. OPIIIJDIIr GAMB S P.M. - ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 6 P. M. PRINCE & PRINCESS CONTEST (Age 2.4) 7 P.M. UTTLE MISS & MISTER  CONTEST (Age Register ' hour prior to contests. Saturday, August 3rd -- 11 A.  - lurer CONTr (,qe O.24 mcm) lleglstor by IO.4S m. I P.M. - CHILDRENS GAMES 2 P.M. MONEY SCRAMi.E $ P.M. HOG ROAST, SPONSORED BY EAGLES NO. 1800 -- ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC. aL4FI'S, GAMES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE  CRAFTERS WELCOME. Contact Georgia Hood, 211-$,572 or 5611 or Pansy Van Ness, 6S5282 sp=,, by LeOm.Ca, to,, V.F.W. Post Auxiliary. MARIAN THE LIBRARIAN " Like the Old Mississippi River, the Mark Twain Sesquicentennial at Hannibal just keeps rolling along. Events have been scheduled from May to November to celebrate Twain's 150th birthday, and the town expects a million visitors. Former Mayor Lyng said, "We expect this important celebration not only to be fun, but to focus national and international attention to one of our foremost writers and social critics. Our town is the perfect location for the Sesqui- centennial because Hannibal was both the scene of Twain's boyhood and one of the principal dwelling places of his imagination." Born in Florida, Mo., on Nov. 30, 1835, it would be 28 years before Samuel Langhorne Clemens would adopt the name "Mark Twain." It was a call used on riverboats when sounding water depths. Although he dropped out of school at the age of 12 when his father died, his education came from his experiences. Foremost were his boyhood years in members in Chicago, already partici- pating in the convention. The conven- tion was held at the Ambassador West Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gooch visited from Friday to Sunday in Florissant with their grandsons, Ben and Jim Dougherty, while their parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Dongherty, attended a wedding in Springfield. Keith Otte returned home from Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rickards returned home Sunday from a week's visit with their chidren, Lynn, Sandy and Adam Rickards in Littleton, Colo. Places visited while there were Pikes Peak, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, North Pole, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and many other places of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Don Large and his mother, Mrs. W. S. Large of Beardstown, visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meyer. Mrs. W. S. Large is the mother of Mrs. Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ferguson, St., left Sunday, July 14, to go to Ft. Stewart, Ga., to visit their son, Bobby Jr., until July 17. While there they visited Tybee Island, River Street in Savannah and Ft. Plaski. Their son cco  hme on Thursday and will visit with them until Aug. 2. Mrs. Leland Beck and Cheryl went to DeKalb Thursday to visit her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Beck, Heather, Heidi and Adam. Mrs. Beck also visited Saturday with her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beck at Stillman Valley, Ill. Cheryl Beck went to Milwaukee, Wis., Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Curt Bechtel. They returned home Sunday. Thirty-one members of the Couples Class of the Immanuel United Methodist Church met for a carry-in dinner June 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Blackmore. No more kicks on Route 66 There'll be no more "kicks" on Route 66 in Missouri! The Missouri Highway and Trans- portation Department is making a highway marking change on the last remaining section of U.S. Route 66 in the state. According to Chief Engineer Robert Hunter, U.S. Route 66 markings will be replaced with State Route 66 markings from the Interstate 44 Scotland turnoff, about seven miles east of Joplin, to the Kansas state line. This change affects about 14 miles of highway. Hunter says the change was approved by the American Association of Highway and Transportation Offici- als (AASHTO) in keeping with their Hannibal, the setting of many of his great novels. If Hannibal was his classroom, then the Mississippi was his educator. He received a steamboat pilot's license in 1859. Two years later the Civil War broke out, stopping steamboat traffic and forcing Twain to look for a new career. He became a correspondent for the "Sacramento Union," then the most powerful paper in the West. His popularity as a writer grew, and it skyrocketed in 1884 with the publishing of Huckleberry Finn which contains vivid descriptions of life on the Mississippi River. Ernest Hem- mingway often said that Huckleberry Finn was the first and perhaps the greatest American novel ever written. It may have been a long time since you've read any of Mark Twain's books, so the Canton Public Library suggests you brush up on them by checking some out from its shelves. BUD MILLER MOTOR CO. River Heritage Days 1981 OMs 98 Regency 2 dr,#ug power,-Lanclau roof, 1-owner, low mile- age. $8,250.00. 1982 Cutlass Supreme 4 dr., wire wheels, air, vinyl roof, cruise, tilt. 1-0wner. $5,595.00. Your Chevrolet-OMs Decder in Canton iiiiMMiMiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiifilliiiiMH __ CANTON PUBLIC UBRARY _r= = --= i SIDEWALK --= m | BOOK = SALE i July 25-26-27 m (Will be hiid in --- II a.m. - $ p.. . ,kl. ubrory in c=m of rain) recent ruling. On June 27 this group's route and numbering committee voted to decertify the 59-year-old Route 66 and also voted to remove the route's highway signs. "We know that Route 66 has a place in many American's hearts, but progress has passed the route by," Hunter says. "Interstate 44 in Missouri, which runs from St. Louis to the Oklahoma state line, is the primary replacement for Route 66." The Department's District 7 office in Joplin will coordinate the route marking change with the Kansas Department of Transportation which will also change a section of old U.S. Route 66 in Kansas to State Route 66. H00ving 00oldour budne::, we would like to expre## our sincere ft00nks end nppred#ion fo M/ our customers & #/ends, nnd hope you will @n/inue to suPI;o# Bob nnd KAy JACK & tIM Happy iii iiii! , i Dad, Mml, 1 II00II'I EIII llll00ltl Thursday, Saturday, July 25, 26, -- SCHEDULE OF |TIIB,00LT FISHING DERBY BEGINS Area: Mississippi River from the dam Eagle road over railroad Contest: 15 yrs. and under - 16 yrs. and in charge. Largest fish in pounds - check-in station Co. Cut off time noon Saturday: Medals to the BINGO- 2:00-4:00 Bicentennial Park - Ed Orf in charge HORSESHOE PITCHING CONTEST -- Divisions: 15 yrs. and under - 16 yrs. and Doubles (both female & male) - Mixed 23rd of July. Call Mark Wolter: at charge. TII ll "111t Fishing Derby going strong Horseshoe Pitching continues Bingo in the park 2:00-4:00 Quilt Display & Contest - American a.m.-4 p.m., Lois McCutchan in charge, Flower Mill Be sure to ask for a Canton River purchase necessary -- then get it merchants. We are giving away 10 $100 winner everytime in Canton -- See you one days. liT', EILT IT" 'TII 2:00 Antique cars on display at Lewis County  lot, all day till 4:00. Public votes for the Rich Baily in charge. 9:30 Kiddies Pet Parade - begins at post given by Canton Civic Club 10:00 Frog Jumping Contest - Bicentennial your own frogs) (kids age 1-92); Egg ToSS 8-12; other games in the park;-Tricycle about 11:00. (the above done by Canton Ann Hamilton, President) 10:00 Lewis County Motor Co., 50 yrs., open 10:30 Hot Dog stand opens in the park 12:00 Final weigh-in of fish for fishing derW Machine, Lewis Street. 1:00 Canton State Bank, 50 yr., open houSe till i 1:00 Bicycle Races - Culver-Stockton College 2 divisions, 1 mile ride 8th grade and 9-12 grades, Gary Dunn of Nichols Im Check in at 1 p.m. 2:00 Canoe Race - Canton to LaGrange, DeCoster in charge 2:00 Bingo in the park, ends 3:30 2:00 Horseshoe Pitching finals 4:00 Medals awarded to the winners ( with ribbon, worn around neck) 4:00 Canton Athletic Association having at ball park on Hampton Lane Crafts -- Sno-Cones -- Funnel cakes Lots of good things happenii N EIGH BORHOOD N EWS Press-News Journal, Canton, Mo., Thursday, July 25, 1985, I Canton Mrs. Cecil McFadden II Vacation includes trip to resort in Colorado Mrs. Fred Banker returned last week from a three week vacation in Wentzville with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Giesmann and daughters. While there she, Mr. and Mrs. Giesmaun and daughters attended a reunion of Mrs. Banker's nephews, the sons of Lewis Raleigh and the late Katherine Raleigh, in Vail, Colo. Those attending " were seven of the eight Raleigh sons, Francis, Harold, Edwin, Lee, Fred, Bill and Charles, their wives and children and grandchildren. The late Mrs. Raleigh's brother, Mr. and Mrs. George Gibson and a niece of Mr. Raleigh and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Long besides the above mentioned. In all there were 81 persons that spent the week of June 30 to July 6 in Vail, visiting, reminiscing, getting reacquainted, rafting, playing ball, horseback riding, riding the ski-lift chairs, shopping and enjoying the scenery. Dr. and Mrs. Walt Dimmitt, Aaron, Lesley and Sarah of Springfield spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lea Dimmitt. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Douglass of Shelbyville visited with them Saturday afterneon. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. George Harris entertained at a dinner in celebration of the birthday of her mother, Mrs. Dimmitt. Others present were Dr. and Mrs. Walter Dimmitt and children, Jennifer and Joel Harris of Quincy, Hannah and Seth Wilson and Lea Dimmitt. Mrs. Jane Freeman and son, Brett, of Tulsa, Okla., came last Tuesday to spend a week with her parents, Dr: and Mrs. J. R. Galbraith. Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Uhlmeyer of Kahoka and Mrs. Bert jones of St. Patrick were Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh and Julian Raleigh. Tommy Zenge of Iowa City spent last week with his grandmother, Mrs. J Andy Zenga, Mrs. Susie Fisch, Jason, Joseph Andrew and Jamie of Edwardsville arrived Monday to visit her mother, Leta Bell Bader, and Nelson and Dee Spicknall. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raleigh, Andrea and Andrew of LaGrange were Sunday supper guests in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh and Julian Raleigh. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Risk and granddaughter, Nicole Morey, of Toledo, O., visited Wednesday and Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frye. Other dinner guests Wednesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. George Davis of Warsaw and Mrs. Florence McClain. Mrs. Margaret Dinwiddie, Nikki and Adam of New London visited Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Redmond Raleigh. Mrs. Teresa Fergu. son, John and Kim of LaGrange visited Tuesday evening with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Mohr visited from Thursday to Saturday in the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Cates and Stephen in Kansas City. " Mrs. Joe Wiskirchen visited for a week in the home of her son-in-lav and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ellison, Mark and Kathy, in St. Peters. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alma Wiskirchen of Bakersfield, Calif., arrived Thursday and stayed overn- =tight. Mr. Ellison brought them to o Canton Friday and Mrs. Alma Wiskirchen is spending two weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Uhlmeyer, and other relatives and friends. Fannie Hahn and Cleta Mac Van Tress of Canton and Lynda Bradshaw of Edina attended the Risk family reunion Saturday at the home of Curtis and Alice Hinton at Kirkwood, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. George Adams of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Greathouse of Mountain Home, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guflfoil of St. Charles spent the weekend with the ladies' mother, Mrs. Travis Boulware, and visited with other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Blackburn hosted a fried chicken dinner July 14 for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Miller of North Adams Nursing Home at Mendon, at the Blackburn Lake north of Canton. Forty-eight relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Miller attended the family reunion. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Walter returned home Saturday from Scotts- dale, Ariz., where they visited two weeks with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Walter. On the way home they visited the Grand Canyon. Mr. and Mrs. Kent Miller, Stephanie and Kristen entertained at a barbecue Sunday evening for the 4th birthday of their son and brother, Ashley. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman, Maria and John, Stanley Hoffman, and Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hoffman, Kim and Justin. Mrs. Ruth Tomlinson of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Tomlinson of Quincy spent from Friday evening to Sunday with Mrs. Carolyn Hathaway at Chesterfield. Friday evening Mrs. Hathaway and Ruth Tomlinson attend- ed the St. Louis Symphony Pops Concert at Queeny Park. Saturday evening all attended the wedding of Robert Mulch and Connie Hyder at the Community Christian Church at Man- chester. Dr. D. Larry McSpadden directed the church choir for the ceremony. Betty Jo Boulware Adams of Springfield and Leora B. Barkley Gliesman of Poway, Calif., hosted a luncheon on July 20 at the home of Velma Boulware. Those present were Mary Sue Marks Finney of Webster Groves; Shirley .Schlager Wagner of Kansas City; Dottle Farmer Branson of Rockledge, Fla.; Colleen Wilson Apgar of Willow Grove, Pa.; Judy Burrows* Anderson.  $pringfield; _Dgrs Leavitt Little of Canton; Robelee Waterston Chapman of St. Louis; and Mary Ellen Blalock of LaGrange. The group attended the reunion of Canton High School graduates durin the weekend. Mrs. Fred Johnson of Oswego, N. Y., arrived Wednesday of last week for a week's visit with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Wellman, Mary Jo and Bill. She came to attend the Canton High School class o[ 1941 reunion during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Baugher of Burlington spent Wednesday of last week with Mrs, Irene Van Tress and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Peterson. Mrs. S. J. Lillard arrived home Monday from a week's trip to Hawaii with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hall of Moberly. Mr. Hall's mother, Mrs. Harry Hall, Sr., of Boonville also went on the trip. Visitors calling during the weekend in the home of Mrs. Velma Boulware were Mr. and Mrs. Barker Haygood Davis of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Metcalf of Portland, Ore. Mrs. Irene Van Tress spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Everett Peterson at Camp Fenway. Mrs. Tom Kenney traveled to Chicago by train chaperoning junior students of the Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance attending the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Conven- tion July 18-21. She accompanied 10 junior students who joined the senior FUNDAYS in the PARK MARTIN PARK  CANTON Friday, August 2 -- 1 - 4 ?. M. OPIIIJDIIr GAMB S P.M. - ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 6 P. M. PRINCE & PRINCESS CONTEST (Age 2.4) 7 P.M. UTTLE MISS & MISTER  CONTEST (Age Register ' hour prior to contests. Saturday, August 3rd -- 11 A.  - lurer CONTr (,qe O.24 mcm) lleglstor by IO.4S m. I P.M. - CHILDRENS GAMES 2 P.M. MONEY SCRAMi.E $ P.M. HOG ROAST, SPONSORED BY EAGLES NO. 1800 -- ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC. aL4FI'S, GAMES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE  CRAFTERS WELCOME. Contact Georgia Hood, 211-$,572 or 5611 or Pansy Van Ness, 6S5282 sp=,, by LeOm.Ca, to,, V.F.W. Post Auxiliary. MARIAN THE LIBRARIAN " Like the Old Mississippi River, the Mark Twain Sesquicentennial at Hannibal just keeps rolling along. Events have been scheduled from May to November to celebrate Twain's 150th birthday, and the town expects a million visitors. Former Mayor Lyng said, "We expect this important celebration not only to be fun, but to focus national and international attention to one of our foremost writers and social critics. Our town is the perfect location for the Sesqui- centennial because Hannibal was both the scene of Twain's boyhood and one of the principal dwelling places of his imagination." Born in Florida, Mo., on Nov. 30, 1835, it would be 28 years before Samuel Langhorne Clemens would adopt the name "Mark Twain." It was a call used on riverboats when sounding water depths. Although he dropped out of school at the age of 12 when his father died, his education came from his experiences. Foremost were his boyhood years in members in Chicago, already partici- pating in the convention. The conven- tion was held at the Ambassador West Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gooch visited from Friday to Sunday in Florissant with their grandsons, Ben and Jim Dougherty, while their parents, Dr. and Mrs. John Dongherty, attended a wedding in Springfield. Keith Otte returned home from Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rickards returned home Sunday from a week's visit with their chidren, Lynn, Sandy and Adam Rickards in Littleton, Colo. Places visited while there were Pikes Peak, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, North Pole, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and many other places of interest. Mr. and Mrs. Don Large and his mother, Mrs. W. S. Large of Beardstown, visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meyer. Mrs. W. S. Large is the mother of Mrs. Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ferguson, St., left Sunday, July 14, to go to Ft. Stewart, Ga., to visit their son, Bobby Jr., until July 17. While there they visited Tybee Island, River Street in Savannah and Ft. Plaski. Their son cco  hme on Thursday and will visit with them until Aug. 2. Mrs. Leland Beck and Cheryl went to DeKalb Thursday to visit her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Beck, Heather, Heidi and Adam. Mrs. Beck also visited Saturday with her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beck at Stillman Valley, Ill. Cheryl Beck went to Milwaukee, Wis., Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Curt Bechtel. They returned home Sunday. Thirty-one members of the Couples Class of the Immanuel United Methodist Church met for a carry-in dinner June 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Blackmore. No more kicks on Route 66 There'll be no more "kicks" on Route 66 in Missouri! The Missouri Highway and Trans- portation Department is making a highway marking change on the last remaining section of U.S. Route 66 in the state. According to Chief Engineer Robert Hunter, U.S. Route 66 markings will be replaced with State Route 66 markings from the Interstate 44 Scotland turnoff, about seven miles east of Joplin, to the Kansas state line. This change affects about 14 miles of highway. Hunter says the change was approved by the American Association of Highway and Transportation Offici- als (AASHTO) in keeping with their Hannibal, the setting of many of his great novels. If Hannibal was his classroom, then the Mississippi was his educator. He received a steamboat pilot's license in 1859. Two years later the Civil War broke out, stopping steamboat traffic and forcing Twain to look for a new career. He became a correspondent for the "Sacramento Union," then the most powerful paper in the West. His popularity as a writer grew, and it skyrocketed in 1884 with the publishing of Huckleberry Finn which contains vivid descriptions of life on the Mississippi River. Ernest Hem- mingway often said that Huckleberry Finn was the first and perhaps the greatest American novel ever written. It may have been a long time since you've read any of Mark Twain's books, so the Canton Public Library suggests you brush up on them by checking some out from its shelves. BUD MILLER MOTOR CO. River Heritage Days 1981 OMs 98 Regency 2 dr,#ug power,-Lanclau roof, 1-owner, low mile- age. $8,250.00. 1982 Cutlass Supreme 4 dr., wire wheels, air, vinyl roof, cruise, tilt. 1-0wner. $5,595.00. Your Chevrolet-OMs Decder in Canton iiiiMMiMiiiiiMiiiiHHifilliiiiMH __ CANTON PUBLIC UBRARY _r= = --= i SIDEWALK --= m | BOOK = SALE i July 25-26-27 m (Will be hiid in --- II a.m. - $ p.. . ,kl. ubrory in c=m of rain) recent ruling. On June 27 this group's route and numbering committee voted to decertify the 59-year-old Route 66 and also voted to remove the route's highway signs. "We know that Route 66 has a place in many American's hearts, but progress has passed the route by," Hunter says. "Interstate 44 in Missouri, which runs from St. Louis to the Oklahoma state line, is the primary replacement for Route 66." The Department's District 7 office in Joplin will coordinate the route marking change with the Kansas Department of Transportation which will also change a section of old U.S. Route 66 in Kansas to State Route 66. H00ving 00oldour budne::, we would like to expre## our sincere ft00nks end nppred#ion fo M/ our customers & #/ends, nnd hope you will @n/inue to suPI;o# Bob nnd KAy JACK & tIM Happy iii iiii! , i Dad, Mml, 1 II00II'I EIII llll00ltl Thursday, Saturday, July 25, 26, -- SCHEDULE OF |TIIB,00LT FISHING DERBY BEGINS Area: Mississippi River from the dam Eagle road over railroad Contest: 15 yrs. and under - 16 yrs. and in charge. Largest fish in pounds - check-in station Co. Cut off time noon Saturday: Medals to the BINGO- 2:00-4:00 Bicentennial Park - Ed Orf in charge HORSESHOE PITCHING CONTEST -- Divisions: 15 yrs. and under - 16 yrs. and Doubles (both female & male) - Mixed 23rd of July. Call Mark Wolter: at charge. TII ll "111t Fishing Derby going strong Horseshoe Pitching continues Bingo in the park 2:00-4:00 Quilt Display & Contest - American a.m.-4 p.m., Lois McCutchan in charge, Flower Mill Be sure to ask for a Canton River purchase necessary -- then get it merchants. We are giving away 10 $100 winner everytime in Canton -- See you one days. liT', EILT IT" 'TII 2:00 Antique cars on display at Lewis County  lot, all day till 4:00. Public votes for the Rich Baily in charge. 9:30 Kiddies Pet Parade - begins at post given by Canton Civic Club 10:00 Frog Jumping Contest - Bicentennial your own frogs) (kids age 1-92); Egg ToSS 8-12; other games in the park;-Tricycle about 11:00. (the above done by Canton Ann Hamilton, President) 10:00 Lewis County Motor Co., 50 yrs., open 10:30 Hot Dog stand opens in the park 12:00 Final weigh-in of fish for fishing derW Machine, Lewis Street. 1:00 Canton State Bank, 50 yr., open houSe till i 1:00 Bicycle Races - Culver-Stockton College 2 divisions, 1 mile ride 8th grade and 9-12 grades, Gary Dunn of Nichols Im Check in at 1 p.m. 2:00 Canoe Race - Canton to LaGrange, DeCoster in charge 2:00 Bingo in the park, ends 3:30 2:00 Horseshoe Pitching finals 4:00 Medals awarded to the winners ( with ribbon, worn around neck) 4:00 Canton Athletic Association having at ball park on Hampton Lane Crafts -- Sno-Cones -- Funnel cakes Lots of good things happenii