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Shannon County Minutes

Jeff opened meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Members Present: Jeff, Herman, Dale and Marcella

Members Absent: Shelly

Commission approved the run-ons, changes and abates to the personal and real estate property valuations prepared by the Assessor's office.

(J-Y, H-Y, D-Y)

Commission approved payment of bills. (J-Y, H-Y, D-Y)

Dale motions to approve the previous weeks minutes, Herman seconds motion. Motion carries with all in favor (J-Y, H-Y, D-Y)

Dale motions to close the county courthouse on March 29, 2013 in observance of Good Friday, Herman seconds motion. Motion carries with all in favor (J-Y, H-Y, D-Y)

Dale motions to adjourn meeting at 12:00, Jeff seconds motion. Motion carries with all in favor. (J-Y, H-Y, D-Y)

Next regular scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. on the first floor of the county courthouse.

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Winona Park Board News

Winona Park Board News

May 18th is Mayfest with a car show and semi-truck show. There will be music, food, games, horse shoe tournament, and wood competition. Booth space is available: non-electric is $15, and electric is $20. Booths must be paid in advance.

June 2nd is the Horse Show and more information will be posted later.

June 15th is the Shannon County Fair and will be held at the Winona Lions Park. Booth space is available for food, crafts, farmers' market, etc. There will be several contests: ugliest coon dog; ugliest, prettiest and most unusual chicken or rooser; horse shoe tournament, cake walk; tag team wood competition; best jelly, jam, dill pickles, bread & butter pickles, sweet pickles, and salsa (mild & hot). More information will follow.

We hope everyone had a good Easter.

Summer softball & baseball sign ups are Thursday, April 4 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Lions Park Pavillion. A parent must be present with child and bring insurance information. If you cannot be at the sign up, please contact for softball at (573) 714-5147, baseball contact (417) 362-9247, or contact a park board member and we will make sure your child gets signed up. This year, sign up fee is $15.

April 20th we will be having a trail ride. It is $15 per person and we will provide a meal when you return. This is a fundraiser for our fireworks.

April 27th is the second annual Pitch Tournament at the Lions Club building. The cost per person is $15 and teams will be randomly drawn, 11 pt. this time. Concession will be open. Trophies awarded to top team. Start time is 6 PM and teams will be drawn at 5:45 PM.

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Summersville Bookends
By Kathie Ledgerwood-Cox, Branch Librarian

Temporary closure of refuge portion at Peck Ranch CA

CARTER COUNTY, Mo. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will close the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting to permit the third stage of the Department's elk restoration project. Hunters who normally hunt on the area's wildlife refuge portion will need to make alternate plans for the 2013 spring turkey season. The refuge will be closed from April 1 until July 1.

"This means no turkey hunting,Ozark trail hiking, auto tours, hiking, etc. in the refuge," said Preston Mabry, the area's manager. "This iswill allowfor animal health and safety of elk being released and elk calving season."

Mabry said hunting is still allowed on approximately 12,000 acres outside the marked refuge fence.

In cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), MDC is restoring this once-native species to an area that includes Peck Ranch.

According to Mabry, newly restored elk at Peck Ranch are a continuation of the area's rich tradition in species restoration. The refuge was vital to restoring the thundering gobble of the wild turkey back the Ozark hills. That gobble is now joined by the bugling of elk.

"Turkey season is a time we spend all year looking forward to and we certainly thank hunters for understanding and for doing their part to help create an area free of disturbance so this second portion of the elk herd can become acclimated to their new home," Mabry said.

Hunters are welcome to hunt outside the refuge. Maps of the area are available at mdc.mo.gov or at the Peck Ranch CA Headquarters. The fenced refuge area is clearly marked, he said.

MDC established Peck Ranch CA in 1945 for wild turkey management. For over 30 years, MDC has used diverse management techniques, including prescribed fire and timber harvests, to maintain and restore natural communities there. This has created habitat for a wide range of native wildlife.

For more information, call the Peck Ranch CA headquarters at (573)323-4249 or go online to mdc.mo.gov.



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By Audrey Hoffman


Birch Tree Park Board News

by Audrey Hoffman

Its that time of year again! It's time for sign-ups for this years little league. Members of the Birch Tree park board will be at the elementary on Wednesday March 20th to sign kids up and also at Reeser Ball Field on Saturday March 23 from 10 AM-noon. If you want your child to play please make sure they have a current phone number so we can get in touch with you. Sign up cost this year are $20 per child which can be paid on Wednesday at the school or on Saturday at the ballfield or a later date if arrangements are made with a park board member. This year's Season Opener is scheduled for May 11. Birch Tree Park Board members are Patty Renegar, Verlon Thompson, Julie Thompson, Don Cocker, Tonya Richison, Audrey Hoffman, Daniel and Melody Millard.

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EHS Alumni

EHS Alumni News

by Pearl Bunch Edgar

Gee looks like I skipped a month in getting an article in the news! Hope to make up for that soon.

Last article included the list of ALL Alumni whom I have received dues for 2013 and beyond. I now will update that list and add new ones whom I have received since last publication. So add the following to the list last received: class of 1956 Robert Cowan paid dues for 2013; class of 1954 Dale Hyde paid dues for 2013 & 2014; class of 1956 Anita Mooney Neely paid dues for 2013 & 2014; class of 1952 Ann Holland Butcher paid dues for 2013 & 2014; class of 1965 Phyllis Clark Guffey paid dues for 2013, 2014 & 2015; class of 1981 Malynda Edgar Brooks paid dues for 2013; class of 1987 Melyssa Edgar Weaver paid dues for 2013; class of 1998 Myndi Dixon Pennell paid dues for 2013; and class of 1952 Gene Nichols paid dues for 2013.

Remember the Eminence Area Chamber & Eminence High School's Project Prom banquet on March 30 at 6 PM at the New EHS Cafeteria. Long time residents and educators, Shannon & Dorothy Ennis and Frank & Hilma Hughes, will be honored. Doors open at 5:30 and presentation of awards at 7:30 PM. Project Prom will prepare and serve the meal as a fund raiser. Meal cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call Carolyn Dyer at: 573-996-6107 for tickets. Sponsorships are also being sold to pay for the event and awards. Call Nancy Brewer at: 417-331-0167 or Judy Stewart at: 573-226-3291 for sponsorships. Let's support our community by attending this event!

We received a nice Thank You letter from College of the Ozarks for our scholarship money that was sent to them for the 2012 recipient: Megan Gorman.

Be sure and mark July 6, 2013 as Alumni Festivities Day on your calendar! We hope to see all the regulars and many new Alumni members this year in attendance! You may send dues, $5 per year, to me: Pearl Bunch Edgar, HC 1 Box 60, Eminence, MO; phone me at: 573-226-3930 or e-mail me at: gandpedgar@yahoo.com



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Shannon County Health Department Calendar

1-800-777-3915 FAX: 573-226-3240

APRIL 2013

April 8 - Blood pressure, blood sugar screening, family planning supply pickup, immunizations, 8-noon; Health Dept. downstairs

April 9 - WIC cert/ recerts, appt. only; check pickup, 1-3 PM; Health Dept.

April 10 - WIC cert/recert, appt. only; check pickup, 1-3 PM Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church

April 15 - Blood pressure, blood sugar screening, family planning supply pickup, immunizations, 8-noon; Health Dept. downstairs

April 16 - WIC cert/recert; appt. only; Health Dept. downstairs

April 17 - WIC cert/recert, appt. only; Birch Tree Pioneer Baptist Church

April 22 - Blood pressure, blood sugar screening, family planning supply pickup, immunizations, 8-noon; Health Dept. downstairs

April 23 - WIC cert/recert, appt. only; Health Dept. downstairs Winona Blood pressure clinic, 11:30-noon; Senior Citizens

April 29 - Monthly Board of Trustees Mtg. 4 PM at Health Dept.

April 30 - WIC cert/recert. appt. only; Health Dept downstairs



Church News

Eminence United Methodist

Eminence United Methodist

With the altar adorned with Easter lilies, each signifying honor for and memory of loved ones, Pastor Julie poured water into a glass bowl, inviting all to come and renew oaths of baptism by dipping their hands and forming the cross on their foreheads or other acts. "He is Risen" was the sermon title. "For He so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son" reminds us of God's plan to reconcile us to Him. Christ's disciples, who gave up their family, friends, and occupations to follow Him, were distressed at His suffering and death, but we were reminded of God's plan for us, showing us through Christ's perfect life and demonstration of love that the curse of death is broken and the resurrection promises new life. We have free will and with our mistakes are loved away, with Jesus Christ atoning for our mistakes. He lives through us.

Prayers are asked for Bud Younger, who is now at home, Phil Greer upon the recent death of his father, Dana Phillips' mother for surgery, and 8th grader Skyler O'Dell for her ongoing leg fracture problems. Windy Smith spoke of his pleasure having his family here this morning, Jamie Cleaver introduced her mother here from Pennsylvania, Alice and Dave Neal were happy to have their granddaughter Mya here this past week, and we were delighted to have so many in attendance today.

Next Sunday at 5:30 PM will be Pig In A Poke VBS fundraiser and dinner. April 14 will be the make-up photo session for our new church directory.

Scripture readings for the day may be found in Isaiah 65: 17-25 and John 20:1-18. Destiny Sanders was our candlelighter.

West Eminence Christian

West Eminence Christian

The day was beautiful and Resurrection Sunday was very special at WECC. Walter and Cheryl Randolph were our greeters and there were a great number in attendance. We were happy to have a large group from Indianapolis who are doing projects at Discovery Ministries. We were glad to welcome back Joe and Betty Cannon from Texas.

Jeremy Pincosy and worship team led us in a great time of worship that included a special by several of our kids, "O Happy Day." We all sang and celebrated the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, including Mindy Ipock who signed many of our songs. Brad Conway led our communion devotion. The worship team of Jeremy & Joanna Pincosy, Jon & Tessa Bates, Leah Fuller brought a special during the offering time.

We were thankful for the readers (Paige Atchison, Don Parker, Breanna Ipock, and Brad Conway) who read testimonies of people who could have lived in Jesus' time. We celebrated with many children by sharing a "cutie" orange with each and reminding them of Jesus' childhood when he bore fruit befitting the Son of God.

We celebrate even when we don't know all of the answers to life's difficult questions. The reason we can celebrate was told of in a special by Roger and Noel called "The Garden Tomb."

We celebrate like the people who welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem at the Triumphal Entry. They expected something great and it happened, though probably not as they had originally thought.

We celebrate because Jesus is alive. The choir sang and led the congregation in "Easter Song."

We look forward to serving the prom dinner this Saturday.

We invite all in the community to join us for a revival on April 19-21. Our guest speaker will be Mike Chambers.

Discovery Ministries Church

Winona Baptist Church

Women of Faith



Assembly of God

We were blessed with a good attendance this Easter Sunday Service. We wish you could have been with us as well. Amy Rolen did a fine job singing "I'll Be Back".

Our morning message was from Mark's Gospel Chapter 16 Vs. 1-4, 6. When the Sabbath past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome had bought spices that they might come and anoint Him.Very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, "Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?" When they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. (6) And he saith unto them, "Be not afraid: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him."

On Friday, the message was that He had been crucified and was now dead and buried. On the Sabbath the message was that He was dead, and if they had looked they would have found Him still in the grave. But after the Sabbath, the message was changed from a crucified Christ to a resurrected Lord, instead of a dead messiah, they found a living King. After the Sabbath the message was, "Be not afraid, He is risen!" We as Christians have a message that no other religion can proclaim. We serve a Risen Saviour!

For those pre-teens and teens who are interested in attending our Kid's Camp and Youth Camp, we need to get our registrations in soon. Youth Camp is June 16-19, Kid's Camp is July 8-12. Both of these camps are at the Southern MO. District Campground in Rocky Mount, MO.

Our Church Times are Sunday School 10 AM, Morning Worship at 11 AM, Sunday Evening Worship at 6 PM. Mid Week Worship is Wednesday night at 7 PM.If you need a ride to church please call 573-226-3635!

Life is Good! Christ is Risen! --Pastor Darrell Jones

Eminence First Baptist Church



Eminence First Baptist

Website: www.fbceminence.org

The Lord is Risen!

Easter Sunday, visitors with us were Christy Cox, The James Rowden Family, The Jeff Bressler Family, The Craig McDonald Family, The Scott Family, Todd Fisher, John and Amy Taylor, Melanie Gettys and Girls, and many others . We sang "Happy Birthday" to Tommy Roberts.

Helpers during morning Worship next Sunday are: Vinita Chilton and Barbara Holmes, Nursery; Renee Rowden, Breakfast; Rob and Amy Smith, Children's Church; Corrie Mahan, Special Music.

Announcements: This month, - Emphasis has been on North American Missions. We went ABOVE our goal. Every Cent will be used in North America to bring people to Christ.

Wednesday, April 3, Prayer Meeting and GA's. Thursday, April 11@6PM, RCBA -VBS Workshop here. Friday and Saturday, April 12 - 13, MO. WMU Convention@FBC Warrensburg.

Sunday, April14@6PM. Church Supper honoring graduates of Kindergarten, 8th Grade, High School and College. Saturday, April 20@9AM, VBS Work Day@the church.

Sunday, April 28,@2PM, Baby Shower for Emily, Rockie, and soon to be Baby Braxton Dailey.

May 19 - 22, (Sunday thru Wednesday), Spring Revival, led by Rev. Keith Vawter, Spokesman for MO Baptist Children's Home.

Special Music was by Alvin Bressler, and he sang "Rise Again". Thank you, Alvin. That is a favorite song for Easter!

Prayer needs include: Dawna Spurgin, Linda Kay Doss, Mavis Disbrow, Debra Hill, Michael Scott, Mary Kay Higgins, Tom Bressler, Tim Rickett, Katie Knight, Bud Younger, Jase Barker (infant son of Marlina Wilkins Barker), Service Men and Women. Remember the family of Wayne Hoffer .

Pastor Sam's message was titled "On the Road to Emmaus". On Easter Day Jesus fell into step with two of His followers on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). In their grief, the two men were kept from recognizing Jesus. They talked with Him about the events of the last three days. They talked about how they had hoped that Jesus would redeem Israel. They talked of how some women had found the tomb empty. Then Jesus began to explain to them the meaning of the Old Testament Scriptures that were fulfilled with His coming. What a wonderful thing to hear the Master explain the Scriptures. But then we have those Scriptures today to study along with the story of His life, death, and resurrection in the New Testament. Finally the men recognized Jesus when He broke bread with them. On this Resurrection Sunday may all people recognize that Jesus is the resurrected Savior of mankind.

House of Prayer

Mtn. View Christian Church

Church Of God Of Prophecy

Pioneer Baptist Church

Jacks Fork

What a glorious day Easter Sunday was! The weather was beautiful and we celebrated with all Christians on this most holy of days, the day that Christ arose. Our service began with "He Lives" followed by "Low In The Grave He Lay."The Promise was from Matthew 5:3 and Scripture was from Matthew 28:1-7.

We welcomed guests Beth and Dave, Lois Cox's family and Ryan Liggett's dad. We thank Lois for the gift of paint that Dave Anderson used to paint the back wall of our alter area. Dick Hunt was happy that his Drury Panthers are on their way to the National Championship in their division.

Prayers are for Bud Younger, who is home now, Katy Knight, Cheryl Phillips, Luke Wallace, and Bonnie Anderson who is having back surgery soon. We remember the Conner family and the family of John Davis for their losses.

Bonnie's doctor assured her he will do an excellent job because he is afraid of Lois! Bonnie also sang a song from her heart, "Because He Lives."

In children's church they made tombs and learned what we celebrate on Easter Sunday. The smallest children learned why God gave us Easter. We had a record number of children today. What a joy!

Rick Mansfield was our speaker today and he talked about Joy, which simply put, is a state of happiness. Scripture can bring us joy and bring us from the dark places we often find ourselves in. Psalm 30 verse 5 says "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."Rick gave many examples of scripture about joy as well as quotes from our own Mitch Jayne and C.S. Lewis. We are so blessed here in the Ozarks to see beautiful mornings and Rick urged us to experience an early morning and see God's work as darkness turns from gray to the beautiful colors of day. We should experience the joy of people around us, and to know that joy comes from suffering and perseverance in hard times.

Rick told us about a friend suffering from cancer, who was always upbeat and when asked how she was feeling, she answered, "I have good days and I have great days." Rick closed with something that we can all remember; "The sun rising is joy. And the Son rising is joy."Thank you, Rick, for reminding us how easy it is to be truly joyful in what we have when we have Jesus in our lives.

We closed our service with "Christ The Lord Has Risen Today" and "The Old Country Church." Next week we celebrate Communion and invite you to attend, as our Communion table is open to all.

The quote for this Sunday is "Need a new life? God takes trade-ins."

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