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2A June 17, 2004 Second Front Page The Cuba Free Press Loveless to headline fair entertainment City Council Acclaimed country music star Patty Loveless will be tak- ing the main stage at the 2004 Crawford County Fair, albng with Spirit Canyon of Sullivan. For Patty Loveless, each new album offers another chance to connect to her fans, musical heritage and history. Says Loveless: "We had an out- house growing up and there was a time we didn't have run- ning water. That is what I've lived, and it makes me feel blessed. I always hope my music will be an open history book to anyone who listens." Loveless's albums estab- lished her as a singer of remarkable range. Her debut album for Epic Records Only What I Feel'earned Patty two CMA nominations for Single of the Year and recognition as a vocalist at the height of her powers. The album paved the way for an astonishingly suc- cessful run of 14 Top Ten hits including such classics as "Blame It Oh Your Head," Patty Loveless "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye?," "Here I Am," "You Don't Even Know Who I Am," "Halfway Down," ad "You Can Feel Bad." The CMA presented Loveless with "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Album of the Year" awards for When Fallen Angels Fly and the ACM hon- ored Patty as "Female Vocalist of the Year" two years in a row. And with each subsequent release Trouble with the Truth and then Long Stretch of Lonesome--she has proven to be here for the long run. The release of her next mas- terwork, Mountain Soul, established Loveless as a cre- ative risk taker, true to her tal- ent. Free of any hint of crossover compromise, it was as purely country a record as you'll hear these days. And critics and general listeners alike loved it. It's clear where Loveless gets her heartfelt inspiration. To quote Loveless, "When it comes to the soul, you have to think about those people back in the mountains. It's a hard life and it gives them a special spark that lets them thrive there. They work hard in a world, that's very different-- and they're very proud of that. How can you sing about some- thing worldly, when the only world you know is them? Even as-I've experienced all= these things in my life and my career there's one thing that's con- stant: You never leave them. No matter what, where I come from, where I ' was born remains. You always have a mountain soul." On Your Way Home builds not only on the sheer passion of Mountain Soul but also on the entire legacy of one of country's premier artists. Candidly, it's real music, with authentic soul. "I totally get lost in the song and I become the person who's living the lyrics," says Patty The Crawford County Fair is pleased and excited to pres- ent Patty Loveless on Saturday, July 17, taking the main stage at approximately 9 p.m. Fair goers are in for a rare treat as they enjoy Loveless's melodic Vocals that give her country mountain soul true spark. For more information, please call 573-885-2531. Federal inmates are being housed in the Crawford County Jail as of Tuesday Continued from IA are in the jail and how close we are to max capacity." He noted that the jail had been averag- ing about 40 inmates per day. "This is what we were look- ing to do from the very begin- m'ng," Weber commented. "We have always wanted to bring in revenue to offset the costs of running the new jail." Federal prisoners will be treated no differently than locals. The county is required to provide medical attention and necessary services. Health care provided inside the facili- ty comes at the county's expense, but costs accrued out- side the jail are the responsi- bility of the USMS. According to the details of the agreement, the county also must meet these "mandatory minimum conditions of con- finement" for federal inmates: an adequate, trained jail staff supervising prisoners 24 hours.per day; full surveillance of inmates; three meals per day that meet the nationally recom- mended dietary requirements; 24-hour emergency med- ical- care; smoke, fire, and alarm systems; and an operating water supply and waste disposal system. This month, the commission authorized a contract with ABL Management, Inc., a Baton Rouge, La. company that specializes in providing meals to jail facilities. The' USMS required an in:house food service before allowing their prisoners at the jail. ABL is scheduled to begin serving meals at the jail with- in the week. Briefs The city council met at City Hall Monday afternoon to dis- cuss the 2004-05 fiscal budg- et, The following issues were considered at that special meeting: Alderwoman Faye Howard asked why EOC Director Les Murdock was being paid $400 per month and mileage reim- bursement for his services The mayor asked that the issue be resolved in commit.- tee, on which Howard sits. If there are recommended changes in pay, they are to be brought back to the council for consideration. AIderman.Kenny Killeen wanted to know why the Animal Control Officer made $5,000 in overtime pay during the past year. "He's supposed to be making $23,000 a year, but he's actually making $28,000. What's going o here?" asked Killeen. council discussed ideas reducing the officer's hours. The issue will be sidered further in committee. Fire Chief Mike Plank reminded the board that Fire Department would new pumper truck within next couple of years It obout a year and a half to through the bid process have the machine tured It costs about $175 EOC Director Murdock told the council the city sirens should replaced soon due to age The board approved put chasing fireworks for th, Fourth of July fireworks play from Silverado Cherryville. Mayor John suggested that the display held on Saturday, July instead Sunday, July 4; but board rejected his.request. Training on Sunshine law is available Continued from IA boards and fire and ambulan district representatives cod responsibilities of their vari- benefit from workshop infi ous positions," explained mation as well and are enco Richard Cavender, MRPC aged to participate, ffURS[ executive director. People interested in m0 ,. ..... rmaay., Cavender pointed out that mmrmamn can conte t . . ast el while the workshop is geared Connie Willman or dang, . atoes for city officials, other elected Metzger at MRPC at (57[ . , i os a offieialssuch as county offi- 265-2993 or emafi ewia',(. naay cials, school board members, man@meramecreglon.or, t. water and sewer district Preregistration is requested.Q P'I - ,ked Red Cross seeks lll] il"l"tl'lhlJerryP J,tato Sc City council has approved p. raises in preliminary budget for new fiscal year. -,,,f"" local fire victims Continued from IA me to just say everybody gets levels. In most cases in a town ing changes to the policy for another $506, no matter how they've performed on the job." Mayor John Koch pointed out that the board used a merit system in the past, but found that there were problems with iti "In act w0rd, it makes good financial sense," he said, "but you get into some high costs of training your supervi- sors on the right way to evalu- ate personnel and performance our size, the guy that works beside you every day is also your best friend. You get into some serious gray area when friends evaluate each, - other's :- performance for a raise: Th'6 -c5iinil follbed tlie - mayor's recommendation that a/ . , they adopt the prehmmary budget as presented with the $500 fiat increase for all city employees, then consider mak- thf 2005-06 budget. A rob call vote to approve the budget passed 3-1, with Killeen voting against the motion. Judy Schroeder and Brad Bouae were not present at the meet'-' ing.  " The budget will still need to be passed by ordinance. It is to appear on the agenda next Monday at the regular council meeting. based on merit, with supervi- sors evaluating their own departments. A merit system wquld "give more of an incen- five to employees to perform better m thmr joins, argued Alderman Mike Moreland. "The supervisors know better than anyone who's working the hardestin their departments. It doesn't make good sense to Cave is planning celebration for I OOth anniversary of the St. Louis World's Fair Continued from IA possible. A small parking fee starting at 9:30 a.m. on a first- Onondaga Cave State Park Aubery German Band, games, will be charged for each vehicle come, first-served basis, There is located seven miles south- contests, and more. entering the park. is a fee for cave tours but not east of the 1-44 Leasburg exit Parking is limited, and car- Onondaga Cave Tours will for other activities going on at on Highway H. For more infer- pooling is suggested whenever be given throughout the day, the park. mation, call 573-245-6576. Reagan welcomed Cuba High grad when she visited the White house in 1987 again, I'd approach it with more awe and wonder I'd have held onto his hand just. minute longer and savored the moment when he said in a friendly voice, "Anne, it's my pleasure to meet you." I'd have realized what an amazing opportunity I'd been given, to meet and speak with the leader of the free world! There are some .aspects of the experi- ence, however, that Iql not ever forget: Mr. Reagan looked directly at me with sinceri- Continued from IA young girl from a small town in middle America: Now, I'm 36. I've eaten plenty of humble pie, gotten over the fact that I was home- coming queen .and recognized that this world is full of 15eople who are really much smarter than I, certainly more brave and definitely more worthy of a handshake with the President. If I had that experience to do over i t , ty. That's no surprise. But he looked much- older and smaller in. person, and his hands looked and felt old, even frail. At the time, this struck me as odd. I guess I was expecting his hands to be as firm and rock- solid as his attitude and worldview. At the time, I was even a little disappointed. Today, I'm not disappointedone bit. In fact, I'm a bit relieved that the President was human. Those old hands reminded me to take care of some important business as soon as I could get to a phone: I called my grandmother back in Cuba, Missouri, to tell her that I'd just met President Reagan in the White House. She was appropriate- ly awed and' wanted to know every detail. "Isn't that something," shesaid. "I can't believe it, honey. My granddaughter just shook hands with the President! Anne Catherine, you're one lucky girl!" And that's really the truth. I wasn't anything special. I'm still not. I wouldn't follow the good luck line of reasoning too far, either. Nope. I've come along far enough in my life journey to know that I'm just blessed. Amazingly, wonderfully blessed. I've figured out, too, that it's not terribly likely that I'll be famous, or match the accomplishments of Ronald Reagan. I can live with that. We lost my grandmoth- er just a few short months ago, and oddly, Mr. Reagan's death makes me think of her more than ever. You see, today I know that she's the one who accomplished something that sum- mer day back in 1987. I hope someday when something exciting happens for my grandchildren, that theyql think to call me first. EDITOR'S NOTE: Anne Shaw Heinrich is a freelance writer living in St. Louis with her husband, Brat, also a Eureka College graduate. They have three chil- dren: Eleanor, Harrison and Charlotte. She is the daughter of Pat and Ramona Shaw, of Cuba, and a graduate of Cuba High School. Crawford County was plagued with single-family fires over the weekend. The Crawford County Chapter of The Am"e/'i6"fi" ' R:  Cb'sd H  asking for your help in,recov- ery efforts of these families. Single-family fires are the most costly disaster in the nation. Last year the Red Cross nationwide spent over $27 million in recovery efforts. Crawford County Red Cross during the May storms alone spent over $60,000 in recovery. The fires this weekend were in Cuba, Bourbon and Steelville. These families are in need of everything, includ- ing permanent housing. . There are children and adults alike that need your help." Funds are needed to" assist with housing needs. Clothing and household item needs can be met if every- one would look .arOund their house and see what you ha that can be spared to gil these families. The receJ drives done by the Girl Scot will provide many of t] hygiene items. Clients s referred to the local pantries their communities operated local ministerial alliances well as orgamzatmns tb assist with emergencies. You may call thd Red Cr0 at 573-885-6214 for ph numbers of these families a make arrangements for hav items picked up or where may bring them. ' Please do drop off items in front of Red Cross Office, which is op from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MonCi through Thursday. You make monetary donations The Crawford County 1 Cross (single family fires) 1 them to 112 N. Smith Cuba, MO. 65453. All contri tions are tax deductible. RONALD RF.AGAN " PACIFIC PALJ6ADF. Gary Branaon, of Cuba, received this hand-written note from Ronald Reagan after writing to the future president in 1966 as part of a research paper he was doing for school. Reagan was running for governor of California at that time. IDAY ambur ked B }rn on 1 heesecs . . - - - 'auts teaded ato S leesec IONDA sagna ssed S teen B hocolat readed Orn okies rash Fz getabl UESD. kicken towed ' a Be R-2 board meets Thursdaw Board of Education will meet to amend the district s sal " in regular session at 7 p.m. today (Thtr,) at the district's .administrative building. The boardwill also meet in special session on June 24. The board will rec0gniz'e four retirees at toda:f's.meet: ing. Among those to be' hon; ored are teachers .Steve Schuette, Patti Lane and Carol Tucker aiad custodian Buck schedule, consider bus bi accept bank depository ! aiad review the 2004-05 bu  at. The board has schedul special meeting for 7 p.m. JO 24 to receive public on disff goals for the coming years..q public is being encouraged attend that meeting, wl will also be held at the ad O G_j Wc Gregory. istrative building. Vitae group plans fund-rai: The Vitae Caring. Foun- dation will hold a fund-raiser at the Leasburg city park starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be gospel music, food and special Richard Korte will deliver keynote address. sponsore The event is the Leasburg Assembly of Church. Everyone shO Shelter Lde Insurance Compa'ny- Ct, bmbia. MO ww.sheltefisurncl,com speakers, bring lawn chairs. Partner, Parent. j The names 6fthe parts you play. But ' ! whatwill your family have to pick up the l i pieces when you're gone? One of Shelter'S :i!!i Whore Life l01icies, i1 | taDel'J. :StogsdiU : Agent 108 DOWNEY PLACE CUBA, MO 65453-1640 BJ5,, 573-885-2575 Seek Sheltt '