June 2012

Doris Lee Miller

Doris Lee Miller, 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Kansas City.

She was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Lebanon, Mo. to Charles and Thelma Page Smith, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Ross R. Smith.

On Dec. 25, 1946, she married Thomas “Tom’’ Miller.

She was a homemaker.

'Right to Pray' will appear on August ballot

Voters will be asked in August to decide whether to amend the Missouri Constitution to ensure religious freedom — including the right to pray — in public schools and other public venues.

Opponents of the measure claim that federal law already protects religious liberty in schools, that the ballot language is misleading and that the amendment would strip religious rights from inmates in the prison system.

The Missouri Right to Pray Amendment is the work of state Rep. Mike McGhee, R-122nd District.

Augusta Fay Foughty

Augusta Fay Foughty, 91, of Lebanon, died Saturday afternoon, June 30, 2012, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Plains.

A list of survivors and other information will be provided later.

Arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced by the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

For information or to sign the guest book, go to www.holmanhowe.com.

States leave 'No Child' behind

Missouri is now among nearly half the states in the country that will no longer be forced to meet what many are calling unattainable educational goals that were set in the No Child Left Behind Act.

It's all Greek to me

I have been asked several times to share my thoughts on the Greek fraternity/sorority system in college. I must say that the exposure I've had to Greeks has been minimal and biased, mainly because it consists of television and college boys. The system has earned an unfortunate reputation, but I'm not sure it lives up to the hype.

Snake hides in a stove, resists arrest

Some people keep snakes in their homes — but usually not in the stove.

At about 2:04 p.m. Wednesday, a Lebanon woman called the Lebanon Police Department to report that a snake was inside the electric stove in her apartment in the 1500 block of South Tower Road, according to an LPD report.

An officer went into the apartment with the tenant and her two friends. They moved the stove but could not find the snake. It was finally found inside the inner workings of the stove.



Happy Fourth!

Wednesday marks America’s 236th birthday. As you salute the greatest government ever conceived, please pause to remember and honor those who gave much to guarantee our freedom, and to give thanks for living in the most wonderful nation ever.


On the 50th Independence Day, 1826, two giants of the American Revolution died.

They were John Adams of Massachusetts, the second American president, and his successor, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Adams was 90; Jefferson was 83.

Helen Osburn

Helen Osburn, 82, of Covington, Wash. died July 6, 2011.

She was born May 24, 1929 to Max and Caroline Nienstadt, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifton Dickinson, and her second husband, Everett Osburn.

LCHD board ponders fees

As state funding for public health services continues to be slashed, the Laclede County Health Department Board of Trustees decided in May that changes will have to be made. In order to continue providing the same services LCHD has offered and retain employees, some services will now come at a price.

Trustees reviewed a fees-for-services ordinance Thursday that Administrator Charla Baker and department directors have recommended. After listening to the trustees and getting their input, Baker will revise the list and return with another draft in July.

The Laclede County Record

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