March 2012

Paul E. McClanahan

Paul E. McClanahan, 90, of Lebanon, died Thursday evening, March 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital-Springfield.

He was born March 6, 1922, near Niangua to Jake Ewin and Jewell Allen McClanahan.

Paul E. McClanahan served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in World War II.

Lucille Jones

Lucille Jones, 88, of Wentzville, formerly of Phillipsburg, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Garden View Nursing Home in O’Fallon.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Lucille Jones are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon with Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans Park at Mount Rose Memorial Park.

Visitation is scheduled for 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

MoDOT replacing Route N bridge

A bridge replacement project on Route N over Mill Creek in Laclede County is now under way.

The bridge, located south of Route MM, was closed Friday and will remain closed for about a month and a half. Motorists can travel Missouri 32 and Route MM to detour around the work area.  

A community briefing about the bridge work was held in August 2011.

Larry Eugene “Cotton” Branch

Larry Eugene “Cotton” Branch, 50, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 11, 1961, in Lebanon to Eugene Emery Branch and Sunny Shackelford Burkhalter.

He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Leslie M. Branch.

Ray L. Martin

Ray L. Martin, 97, died Friday, March 30, 2012, in Lebanon.

He was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Wright County to Elbert and Annie Fritz Martin.

On Sept. 15, 1937, he married Venice Massey.

He was a carpenter.

Ray L. Martin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Venice, on Sept. 11, 1985; a son, Wallace; and a grandson, Tim Martin.

Proponents: Airport project vital for growth

Supporters say that moving forward with the Floyd W. Jones Memorial Airport runway extension project is necessary if anyone expects the community to grow.

The Missouri Department of Transportation completed on an economic impact study for airports in 2006. That study shows that general aviation airports, such as Lebanon's, created 11,000 jobs with $363.7 million in payroll in Missouri. Additionally, airports contributed $1.1 billion in total output to the state's overall economic activity.

Frank F. Smith

Frank F. Smith, 88, of Linn Creek, formerly of Lebanon, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City.

He was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Mountain View, Mo. to Milton Edgar and Blanche Forrest Adams Smith, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Birge, and a brother, Roy Smith.

He was married June 23, 1944, in Arkansas.

He retired from Frisco Transportation.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Camdenton.

Make your vote count!

Tuesday is your opportunity to vote for city and school candidates, as well as some road and ambulance district candidates.

If you live in Lebanon, you can help choose the next mayor. There are contested races in Wards 2 and 3. Most candidates have stated their positions on top-priority issues, such as the airport expansion, though some are vague.

Jordan seeks re-election in city's Ward 4

The Lebanon Daily Record recently asked Lebanon city council and mayor candidates to complete a questionnaire in order to provide information to the voters.

The two seats are up for grabs in Ward 4. Both incumbents are running unopposed. Chuck Jordan is running for his two-year term and Joseph Chastain is running for his one-year unexpired term. Today's response is from Jordan, as Chastain chose not to respond to the questionnaire.

Three seek remaining year of Ward 3 term in Tuesday's election

The Lebanon Daily Record recently presented Lebanon City Council and mayor candidates questionnaires in order to provide information to the voters.

Voters will be deciding two seats in Ward 3. Incumbent Brian Anthony is running unopposed for his two-year term. Anthony chose not to respond to The Daily Record’s questionnaire.

There is a race for a one-year, unexpired term in the seat currently held by Steve Sing. Candidates who responded to the questionnaire are Sing and Dennis Elmore. Candidate Jeff Stokes chose not to respond.

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