The Index from Hermitage, Missouri on March 28, 1996 · 2
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Hermitage, Missouri
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Thursday, March 28, 1996
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J b' ' rt'r'Krr'-'r v - -T?-V V V 1 V r W: 1 v t V v rr ' - 1 - h - t I Me W4 i t S V t e-m 4 d k I Ml V4it Iiai- ' 1 'IV''‘''kb" " J ' ' " I ' t I ' k 6 w ki THE INDEX Hermitage Mo March 28 1996 P-2A ©BMMeEmH 1 HICKORY COUNTY HISTORY: Wheatland School Freshman year 1927-2S-(Standlng in door) William Parker Ferrell Butler (Back row) Geraldine Johnston Lora Jean Holly Wavey Dumell Fay Johnston Norris Breshears Frank Herbert Wiliam Glazebrook Joe Thatch Harry Lee Hickman Roscoe Crance Id Lowry Willie Cooper Fred Jenkins James Huffman Glen Jones Artey Parker Guy WaBers (Second row) Wallace Wilson teacher Wander Wright ERzabeth Moore Holie Johnston Alma Breshears Jewel Bailey Minnie Pitts Thelma Hargiss Lucille Powell Jewel Parker Cleo Wright Osie Herbert Josephine Staten Lawrence Johnson Perry Reno Johnie Allen William Estes Forest Pitts Mr E J St John teacher (Front row) Annabelle Selvidge Yuba Bumfln Ina Fay Walker Ina Fay Largent Cedi Bernard Golda Butler Wilma Lee Carter Rebecca Bennett Eva Jean Gist Jessie Bea Ferguson Lola Gist Mary S Devin teacher Addle Marlow Mabel Dietz Icel Carpenter Lena Holly Lorene Friedly Photo submitted by Thelma Toliver O 0 0 D Darby verdict brings closure Amendment 4 offers annual tax hike Closure finally came this week with a conviction in the Trudy Darby murder case that dates from January 1991 After more than five years of investigation one man has been convicted and another awaits his trial in Camden County on a first degree murder charge Investigators never gave up on the case and they followed hundreds and hundreds of leads And after years of effort a break finally came and two men were charged As time passed family and friends of the victim began to feel that they would never know who abducted and killed the former Hickory County resident Her father’s dying wish was to see his daughter’s murderer convicted and punished for her death And before he died the father knew that the suspects had been arrested and investigators provided him information they had learned about the details of her death That helped with his closure The case is still not over The second suspect is awaiting trial And the investigation is now covering a broader scope because letters written by the man convicted of the killing have indicated that he and others associated with him may have been connected to cases involving women missing at Nevada and Clinton Those families also need closure The bodies of those two women have never been located and no one has been arrested for their deaths The questions still haunt family members friends and mvesti- gat0rs I : The highly publicized Msesojhree missing jwomen in Springfield haemphasized'howa family loses some of its ability to function as long as questions remain about the disappearance of a family member Those questions were just as burning for the family of a victim whose body was found in Hickory County as they are for the families of the three Springfield victims and for the victims at Clinton or Nevada or elsewhere While those other cases remain unsolved closure has finally come for the Hickory County portion of one missing woman case But this was more than a missing woman case because we knew the victim because her family had local connections and because she was found here The three missing women in Springfield also have Hickory County connections and close Hickory County family members So for them and the families of other missing victims the Darby case has to give them some hope that while weeks stretch into months and months into years the case is never closed as long as there is a chance that someone somewhere is harboring information crucial to solving the case The jury’s verdict cannot bring back the victim nor heal the hurt that will never go away for friends and families of Trudy Darby But for them and for the families of the other unsolved cases the jury’s action provided satisfaction that the system still works and justice while often delayed is still possible regardless of the 'i amount of time lhal ha passed Justice delayed is better than justice unfulfilled Long before Missouri voters step into the voting booth April 2 they need to study the wording carefully and read the fine print on Amendment No 4 Our Governor and state legislators nave decided to ask if the taxpayers of Missouri wdnt to give state -government the power to raise taxes $50 million or ' more per year every year' from now on This comes from a Governor who pushed through the largest state tax increase in Missouri history over $300 million without letting us vote on it aft ho promised All we really want is a simplfr honcst right to vote on all state tax license and fee-increases Amendment No 4 docs not do that The pffjcial ballot language is very confusing and misleading? Evelyn Sims 3 h Carthage Mo In Hickory County Proceedings in Hickory 'County Circuit Court Associate Division Judge James P Andcrton presiding State vs John W Flcenor Wheatland operate ATV in unauthorized area Found guilty fine and costs $4900 Suite vs Stanley C Fox Hermitage scat belt violation Plea of guilty fine $1000 State vs Stanley C Fox Hermitage seat belt violation Plea of guilty fine $1000 Pittsburg transport child under 4 without child safety seat Plea of guilty fine and costs $5700 State vs Rebecca Birt Pittsburg transport child unprotected by approved child restraint system Plea of guilty fine and costs $5700 Slate vs Myles Weakley Springfield operate motor vehicle on highway without valid license Plea of guilty fine and costs 5700 Suite vs Jason P Si kora vjV rvc motor vehicle with rear view mirror Plci3£ guilty fine and costs $5700i:DGl StaltfYSs Mary 0 Grogan Windyville follow another vehicle too closely Pica of guilty fine and costs $6700 State vs Mary D Grogan Windyville failed to register motor vehicle annually with DOR Plea of guilty fine and costs $4800 State vs Jcny M King Jr Pittsburg failed to cover or suffi- 'vTolation' Plea of guilty fine $1000 - Stale vs Richard A McClung Hermitage speeding Plea of guilty fine and costs $8200 Suite vs Pamela D Squires M JTravers Pittsburg seat belt violation Plea cicntly secure vehicle load Pica of What I meant to say was )Duuc v ramcia u aquircs -Wheatland seat belt violation Plea ’’of guilty fine $1000 i Hickory Grove Resort owners on Lake Pomme de Terre were distraught this week to kee an area sale bill for Hickory Grove Resort The confusion was caused because a Camden County auctioneer is planning an auction at a Lake of the Ozarks business called Hickory jGrove Resort So if you hear a rumor about a jsale at the local resort you can say it ain’t true i Errors plague newspapers as I can testify A couple of examples come quickly to mind In fact in our special section this week about the Skyline High School Lady Tigers you’ll see a story about the team’s season with one loss But you will also see the headline that lists their season record with two losses We had the section together and ready to print Monday all except the headlines so we whisked out the headlines and put the project on the press so we could have it off the press before we printed an area shopper Then we discovered the typo in the headline : And last week we listed Kerby Little as a Republican candidate for county office Kerby says he definitely is a Democrat and won't Change party affiliation regardless of how we list him Sorry - I ran across a small paperback recently called Typogoofs and I get great satisfaction in reading the typos of other publications I guess I can conclude that errors are just inherent to the business Carpenters nail over their errors and doctors bury theirs But a newspaper’s mistakes are widely distributed so people can make copies of them and pass them around Here are a few from the typogoofs book Frammis Arkansas News : “The woman suffered painful injuries when the car of the defendant sideswiped hers ramming her can into a narrow space between two buildings" : Montague WV News: "An inmate of the institution who was sleeping in the south wing Of the building at the time said he was awakened and thrown from his bed by the loud blast in his pajamas" Edinboro Or Press: "PEEPING TOM PINCHED Police alerted by a resident who had observed the man peeing into the open window of his next door neighbor closed in and arrested the 18-year-old suspect” Richfield Vt Advertiser "It was no hasty marriage said the groom since he and his bride had been enraged for nine years before tying the knot" Junction Ok News: To restore order in the court the judge began vigorously raping his gavel — but when this created even more hilarity among the spectators he lost patience and ordered the courtroom cleared" Buckeye Ak Mountain News: “Questioned about the filibuster the senator said he felt it would result in far more ham than good" Durley Ga Democrat: "Engraved pewter bowels were presented to members of th Durley Women’s Institute for their efforts in behalf of the cleaner environment movement" Nottingood SD Forum: "The groom said that besides being his private secretary his bride had authored two successful cookbooks About the wedding he said smilingly ‘I feel that I’ve not lost a secretary but have gained a kook'" Salmon Bay II Graphic: “In the ensuing struggle the hijacker’s pistol discharged wounding a stewardess in the tail section Guernsey Ws Bulletin headline: "Demand Mayor and Council Open Flies to Public Scrutiny" Battle Creek RI Banner: "Psychiatrist Claims Women's Lip Movement the Cause of Male Frustration” Brighton Wa Graphic: "His wife behind prison bars had made him quite philosophical and he had attained a peace of mind he had never before thought possible” State vs Helen D Bonds Osage Beach scat belt violation Plea of guilty fine $1000 State vs Roanna M Williams Wheatland speeding Plea of guilty fine and costs $7200 State vs David A Montgomery Pittsburg transport child without child safety seat Plea of guilty fine and costs $5700 State vs Rebecca A Birt of guilty fine $1000 State vs Gregory X Fulter Bolivar speeding Plea of guilty fine and costs $7200 State vs Kenneth Ratliff Wcaubleau followed another vehicle too closely Plea of guilty fine and costs $6700 State vs Thomas L Vance Collins failed to register motor vehicle annually with DOR Plea of guilty fine and costs $4800 State vs Rhonda L Howard Kansas City Ks transport child when unprotected by child restraint Plea of guilty fine and costs $6400 State vs James W Bastion Kansas City Mo failed to equip guilty fine and costs $5700 Old Hopewell School now houses regular full gospel services A small onc-nxim school on Route Y north of Hermitage is now a full gospel church building The former Hopewell School is now housing (he Hopewell Full Gospel Church that meets at 10 am each Sunday according to Duwayne Simmons pastor The building is in the Williams Bend area near the Truman Reservoir Weaubleau School carnival candidates Activities wifl begin at 6 pm with a coronation sev Beal and JuSS Xnu £"15" fl?dL nd‘ ceremony planrwd for 9 pm Junior queen and flrade DomZ king candidates include (front tow) sixth grade oSKsk? Hunted B2TAK?levent5 Alexis Bledsoe and Jirriny Dampier seventh ChinnVan2 grade Bridget! Bray and Brad McCoy and eighth (not picKd)1 Coeman and James Wood Local government meeting schedules County Commissioners - Monday and Thursday weekly Cross Timbers City CouncJ 1st Thursday 6 AO pm Hermitage City Council 2nd Monday 7 pjn maubleau City Council- 1st Tuesday 730 pm Wheatland City Council 3rd Tuesday 630 pjn Sila2S2! — Tfusday 7 pjn wKyiino School Bodrd M3rd W6dn6Sddy( 7 pjn Weairieau School Board 3rd Wednesday 730 pm Wheatland School Board 4th Wednesday 7 pjn Health Department Board -3rd Thursday 130 pm ika Undent USPS 261500 Second Class Postage Paid at Hermitage MO 65668-0127 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $1984 ($1850 plus $134 tax) oar vMr in uirrlu of state $2573 ($24 plus $1 73 tax) per year out of state 106 Poll Street Heimitege Mlnouil AdmtUig rate iradektmwureon reouuL “ POSTMASTER: eddrere cheep to The Index p p Bo esMWMJT EARL JENKINS Pubiehar WHAM JENKINS Editor DON GINNINGS Associate Edrtor and Advertising Manager KATHY GINNINGS BocMeeper THURSDAY MARCH 28 1996 — VOt 12 no 1 ' MARILYN POWELL Composted JAY CHRISTIAN Pressroom Supmvisor DONNA CHRISTIAN C PA Acoountsnl OPAL HANEY Production PAM JENKINS Composition CLAUDIA BLUE Composition MAH GINNINGS Printing ROBIN FATINO Composition PAM HUTTON Rectptiomsl i

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