Lewis W. Whiles

   Lewis Wayne Whiles, 63, of Novelty, Missouri, died Monday, December 24, 2012, at the University of Missouri Hospital, in Columbia, Missouri. Lewis was born on November 15, 1949, in Kewanee, Illinois, the son of Billy Carlos and Kathryn Louise Martin Whiles. He graduated from the Rock Falls High School in the Class of 1967.…

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Linda K. Chancellor-Butler

Linda Kay Chancellor-Butler, 63, of Quincy, Illinois, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the home of her mother in Memphis, Missouri. Linda was born February 18, 1949 on a farm near Rutledge, Missouri to Paul Raymond and Shirley June Johnson Chancellor. She grew up in Rutledge and attended grade school there.  She graduated from Memphis…

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Forrest J. Brookhart

Forrest Jackson Brookhart died December 22, 2012. Jack was born in Wyaconda, MO July 20, 1928 to Ogle Sylvester and Lillian Bernice Brookhart.  Jack met Pauline in 1945 in Novelty, MO.  In January 1946 in Edina MO Jack and Pauline were married, they had four children, Janice, Ken, Vickie and Jay. Jack was employed for…

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Thomas W. Rimer

Thomas William Rimer, 91, of Edina, Missouri, died Thursday, December 20, 2012, at his residence south of Edina, Missouri. Thomas Rimer was born on January 22, 1921, south of Edina, Missouri, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Dora L. Fleak Rimer. Thomas grew up on the family farm and attended the Cook Rural School. He…

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Ronnie D. Pierce

   Ronnie Dean Pierce “R.D.”, age 74, of rural Maywood, MO died Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home.  He was born October 19, 1938, in Adair County, MO, the son of Dee R. and Jennie Idell Dalton Pierce. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Sears on July 5, 1959, at Downing, MO,…

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Alberta F. Harvey

   Alberta F. (Morrow) Harvey, 86, OF Deer Ridge, MO, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter.  She was born on September 20, 1926, near Deer Ridge, MO, the daughter of Emer Lewis and Lucy A. Vice Morrow. She was united in marriage to Edwin L. Harvey, Sr. on October 23,…

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Eldon R. Dilworth

   Eldon Russell Dilworth, age 78, of Sac City, IA, formerly of Adair, IL, died at his home in Sac City on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  Eldon was born on August 22, 1934, to James and Helen (Miner) Dilworth at Table Grove, IL.  He was baptized and confirmed at Table Grove Community Church in Table…

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Mildred M. Davis

   Mildred M. Davis of Edina, Mo died Thursday December 20, 2012 at Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Mo. Millie Davis was born February 20, 1925 at Hannis, Missouri, the daughter of Loyal and Grace Pauley Johnson. She married John M. Davis May 19, 1948 at Unionville, MO. She is survived by two sons…

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Gov. Nixon tells school superintendents he opposes proposals to arm teachers and take away authority of local schools districts to keep guns out of the classroom

Gov. Nixon tells school superintendents he opposes proposals to arm teachers and take away authority of local schools districts to keep guns out of the classroom JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today sent a letter to the superintendents of each of Missouri’s 520 public school districts affirming his continued top priority to keeping schools…

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Ballard Graduates From Air Force Basic Training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shyanne A. Ballard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn…

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