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by Helen Ellerman The Reedy family held a family reunion on Saturday, June 11 at the Stockton Nursing Home. Betty (Reedy) Pearcy is a resident at the nursing home. The reunion was held for family who was visiting from Idaho: Roy Hart – Paul, ID, who was married to the late Sarah (Reedy) Hart, his daughter, Beverly Rogers and granddaughter, Ametny – Burley, ID, Roy’s daughter-in-law, Lila Hart, and her granddaughter, Janna Wilson – Paul, ID; others there were Grace (Reedy) Smith – Butler; Kathy Osborn – Rock, KS; Sharon Smith – Kansas City; Harry and Pam Slater – Grass Valley, CA; Leon and Kathy Smith and Jim and Martha Waltrip all of Nevada; Janet Taylor – Walker; Darrel and Judy Nichols, Tammy Agee and Christopher Miller – Stockton; Tom and Virginia Reedy – Kidder; Bob and Cheryl Ellerman – Edwards and Jewell and Helen Ellerman. There is just three of the Reedy family still living of the 18. The Reedy family grew up in the Harwood area. It was Helen Ellerman’s birthday that day so they sang happy birthday to her. Connie Locke, pastor of the Schell City United Methodist Church attended the Missouri United Methodist Church’s annual conference at the Expo Center at Springfield Thursday, June 2, through Monday, June 6. Bob and Cheryl Ellerman of Edwards spent the weekend in the home of Jewell and Helen Ellerman. Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, June 12. Brother Jon Caudle Jr.’s sermon was taken from Luke 7. Church service was held at the Schell City United Methodist Church Sunday, June 12. Pastor Connie Locke’s sermon “Forgiveness,” was taken from Luke 7:36-8:3. Sunday School was held before church. Jeanie O’Brien led the lesson “The Consequences of Disobedience,” taken from Zephaniah 3:1-8. A going away dinner was held at the Schell City Community Building Sunday, June 12, for Pastor Connie Locke of the Schell City United Methodist Church as the Schell Church is closing their doors. Sunday, June 19, will be the last Sunday for services. Connie will be going to the Marrionville United Methodist Church. Those attending the dinner beside Connie were: Jewell and Helen Ellerman, Jeanie O’Brien, Ruth Ijams, Jeanie Wright and Betty Souza all from the Church. Lawrence Cripps, lay speaker for the Horton and Metz United Methodist Churches and wife, Gina; Bob and Cheryl Ellerman; Jim and Sharon Goodman; Madalyn Crocker; Brother Doug Reynolds; Roger and Tammi Beach; Ron Pence; Lloyd and Sandy Pence; Sharon Sanderson; Frank Lurten and grandson; Eva Hardy; John and Lucille Hoagland; John and Jeanie Hoagland; Ervin and Carylon Goodman; Sam and Dorothy Vantellman; Wilda Hall; Abe Spencer; Patty Vacca; John and Judy Gwyn; Winkie Smith; Diane Eslinger; Jeanie Watson; Barbara Wilson; Shirley Zehr; Everett and Pat Prough; Norma Jean Thomas; Larry and Sue Wentz; Connie Davis; Kateleyn Vecelen; Braylee Jo Haddix; Bobbie Jo Harms; Rachel and Tom Thorton; Lucy and Donnie Greer; Pat and Joe Willis; Grandy and Kelly Davis; Brice Wurdeman and David Wurdeman. The Schell City United Methodist Church and the Schell City/Harwood United Methodist Women held the dinner for Connie and they furnished the meat and drinks for the dinner. Madalyn Crocker, from Madalyn’s Kitchen, helped furnish the meat and drinks as well. The other two churches at Schell were invited along with the community and the Horton and Metz churches were also invited to the dinner for Connie. Connie will be missed.

While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: seniors. Adults aged 65 to 84 are nearly twice as likely to commit suicide as 15 to 24-year-olds, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Beyond age 85,

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Honoring Our Fellow Missourians

Most years during the busy session, amidst the debates and committee hearings, a wonderful thing happens — the Missouri General Assembly, in its exclusive way, honors some of our fellow Missourians, past and present. In 2014 Cedar County mourned the loss of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. Deputy Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle

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Vicky Hartzler Column

Honoring Fallen Heroes Last week began with Americans from coast to coast marking Memorial Day by honoring those who gave what President Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion” for the good our country embodies. I was honored to join the veterans of Centralia VFW Post 6276 and area residents for their annual Memorial

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Savvy Senior®

The new MIND diet may help prevent Alzheimer’s Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do everything I can to protect myself. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, It’s true! Research has

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Vicky Hartzler column

View from the Capitol Honoring our Fallen Heroes As you read this, Americans from coast to coast have enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer vacation season. As we enjoyed time with family and friends, let us not forget to take the time to honor the brave men and women in

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan

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Missouri’s legislative session has not ended quite yet

by Mark Hughes Lawmakers have headed back to their districts, but the 2016 session of the Missouri General Assembly is not yet over. Not quite. There are still several days and a bit of work to be done before most of the bills passed this year can become law. Since at least the Missouri Constitution

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Capitol Perspectives: Was I ever wrong about the legislative session

by Phill Brooks Earlier this year, I wrote how it seemed that the legislature was taking a less chaotic approach for 2016. In my defense, there were indications of a more orderly process. But golly, did the final weeks prove me wrong. The biggest indication was the degree to which the lawmakers approved legislative behemoths

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Missouri celebrates 100 years of State Parks

by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks Historic photos help tell the story of the first 100 years of Missouri State Parks. One of the most impressive shows the stone castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park before it was destroyed by fire. Storm clouds overhead in the dramatic black-and-white photo portend the castle’s future. Gov.

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