Friday, July 14, 2017

Missouri Granted Extension on Real ID Compliance

Missouri was granted an extension to comply with Federal Real ID requirements until October 10th by Homeland Security Chair John Kelly, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt had requested the extension, along with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. After October 10th, state licenses will no longer be accepted at federal facilities and nuclear power plants unless they are Real ID compliant. Missouri still faces a January 22nd deadline for airports and some federal facilities and bases.

On August 28th, a Missouri law allowing residents to obtain Real ID compliant driver’s licenses that was passed by the legislature will take effect. Before that, legislators had fought tooth and nail against complying, citing privacy concerns.

Among other forms of acceptable identification as listed by the TSA include passports and passport cards, DHS Trusted Traveler cards, US Military ID, permanent resident or border crossing cards, airline or airport-issued ID, or US Citizenship & Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766).

Sheridan Horse Fun Show Saturday, August 19th

The Sheridan CBC will have a new Horse Fun Show Saturday, August 19th. Registration will start at 4 pm at the Sheridan Rodeo Grounds, with the show starting at 5 pm. There will be four age groups – 8 & under, 9-13, 14-18, and 19+. Entry will be $5 per event. There will be barrels, poles, key hole, and a flag race. There will be 50% payback on prizes. This event is sponsored by the Sheridan CBC.

Sheridan CBC Releases New Calendar

The following is a list of the Sheridan CBC’s events for the rest of the year. All events are at the Sheridan Community Hall unless stated.
August 19th – Horse Fun Show, 5 pm, Sheridan Rodeo Grounds.
September 17th – Horse Fun Show, noon, Sheridan Rodeo Grounds.
October 14th – Sheridan CBC Soup Supper, 6-8 pm. There will be an adult scavenger hunt at 7:30.
October 22nd – Horse Fun Show, noon, Sheridan Rodeo Grounds.
October 29th – Sheridan CBC Lunch Buffet, 11 am to 1 pm.
November 11th – Sheridan CBC Hunter’s Brunch, 8 am to noon.
November 25th – Sheridan CBC Soup Supper, 5-7 pm. There will be a lighted Christmas parade at 7:30. There will also be a raffle of a Henry .22 Lever Action Gun.


Defense Bill Gives Troops Pay Raise, Aids Rosecrans

The US House Friday passed a bipartisan defense bill that went beyond President Donald Trump’s requested increase. It passed by a vote of 344-81. It must now pass the Senate, which is working on its own version of the defense bill. The two bills must be reconciled and then sent to the President for his signature or veto. The total price tag is $696 billion, which is also beyond sequestration limits that were set in 2011.

Congressman Sam Graves, who voted for the bill, noted in a news release that the bill contains the biggest pay raise for soldiers in eight years, with a 2.4% increase. The bill would also allow the Pentagon to recruit new personnel and modernize the Air National Guard’s C-130H fleet. Rosecrans Airport, in St. Joseph, houses many of the nation’s C-130H planes.

In a separate release Friday, Senator Roy Blunt said that the Senate version, which passed unanimously out of committee, said that one priority was $10 million to Rosecrans to construct a communications facility there.

Increasing military spending had been one of President Trump’s main campaign promises on the trail last year. One of his favorite lines was, “We’re going to build a military so big, nobody’s going to mess with us.”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Obituary -- Charles Verbick 1966-2017

Charles Verbick was born December 1, 1966 in Albany, Missouri to Clinton and Alberta (Cox)  Verbick. He passed away July 10, 2017 at the age of 50.

Charles graduated from Grant City High School in 1985. He was a hand scaper for Northwest Missouri State University.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Clinton H. Verbick Jr.

He is survived by his two children: Michelle Ann Verbick of Barnard, Missouri and Dustin Charles Verbick of Maryville, Missouri, his mother: Alberta Verbick and brother Clinton Harold Verbick, both of Grant City and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ravenwood, Missouri.

Visitation will be 6:30-8:00 P.M. Wednesday.

Garland, Mary Roach Recognized at Allendale Breakfast

Garland and Mary Roach of Grant City were recognized at the Allendale Fourth of July Breakfast last Tuesday. They were the oldest man and woman present at the gathering. They have been married for 71 years, making them one of the longest-married couples in Worth County. Garland fought in World War II, making him one of the last surviving veterans of that conflict. He served in the Navy with his three brothers on the same ship.

Harold Fletchall, another veteran, was another candidate for the oldest man at 89 years young. “I’m still a farm boy in good health,” said the long-time custodian at Worth County.

The contest for farthest away was closer this time. Jewell Marcum, from Monahans (TX), was back for her family reunion. She is the sister of long-time Worth County teacher Evelyn Groom-Ruby; all six sisters and one brother got together for the first time in six years earlier, on July 1st. She lives in western Texas.

Charles Popelka, from Venice (FL) came slightly farther, from Venice (FL). But the farthest away was John Carr, from San Francisco, who came back and visited with family and friends as well as take pictures.

The youngest girl was Malea Ridge, daughter of Logan and Alissa (Miller) Ridge. The youngest boy was Sam Clarkson, son of Ben and Abbey (Harding) Clarkson.

Over 800 people once again showed up for the breakfast, running continuously since the 1950’s. The Family Circle Singers and Richard Williams entertained with patriotic music.

Male Beauty Contest Raises Over $1,000 for Camp Quality

The Male Beauty Contest at the Hopkins Picnic Saturday raised $513.30 for Camp Quality. Participants were “Debbie” (Mike Crowe), “Kitty” (Dan Coleman, “Angel” (Tim Hoepker), “Bambi” (Bart Oberhauser), “Tequila Rose” (Denny Dow), “Paa” (Dakota Johnson), “Tricia” (Dustin Rowen), “Daisy” (Richard Frampton), “Dorothy” (Harold Dye), “Owena” (Owen Coleman), “Rogetta” (Roger Frueh), and “Buttercup” (Brian Komers). Subsequent to Saturday night's show, an individual who couldn't make it to the show donated another $500 to the cause. It costs $1,500 to send a kid to Camp Quality. As of Tuesday afternoon, the total was $1,333.30 and counting.

Among the winners, the overall winner was “Kitty.” Most authentic was “Bambi,” who dressed in a Mustangs cheerleader outfit. Wildest was “Buttercup.” Sexiest Legs went to “Daisy.” The Hair and Accessories award went to “Bambi.” Most Thought Out and Dressed was “Angel.”

Despite dire threats of being taken out by experienced mud wrestlers and twins “Paa” and “Tricia,” the judges, picked from outside the community, stuck with their overall choice of “Kitty.” The judges were apparently intrigued by “Kitty’s” secretive nature, clean livin’ style, and extensive workouts. Apparently, the judges didn’t have the money to pony up $199.99 for “Angel’s” problem solving.

They are still taking donations for the cause. To donate, contact Sara Wyer Coleman, Dan Coleman, Richard Frampton, or Roger Frueh.