March 2012

Andrew Ray “Andy’’ Rieke

Andrew Ray “Andy’’ Rieke, 65, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Duke University Hospital at Durham, N.C.

Jean Jennings

Jean Jennings, 77, of Lebanon, died Thursday morning, March 22, 2012, at Christian Health Care North in Lebanon.

She was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Lebanon, Mo. to Arch and Ida Phillips Winfrey, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Jennings; a brother, Lee Winfrey; and a grandson, Robbie Franklin.

In addition to being a devoted homemaker to her family, she also worked as a seamstress for the H.D. Lee Co. until retiring.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church near Lebanon.

Jack Ray Claxton

Jack Ray Claxton, 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday evening, March 21, 2012, in Mercy Hospital-Lebanon.

He was born Oct. 10, 1926, near Smittle in Wright County, Mo. to Walter Arvil and Velie I. Davis Claxton.

On Aug. 23, 1950, he married Freda Mae Winfrey, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2006.

He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Vernon, Clifford, Sherman and Loraine Claxton; also two sisters, Dorothy Lemery and Ruth Berry.

Edward Bruington

Edward Bruington, 90, of Waynesville, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by a son, Edward T. Bruington and daughter-in-law, Sylvester, of Waynesville; six granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Kenny Hill, of Virginia, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Edward Bruington will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert with visitation at 2 p.m. in the chapel.

Agnes Compton

Agnes Compton, 66, of Dixon, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Compton, of the home; three children, William Compton, of Jefferson City; Eric Compton and Donna, of Laquey, and Andrea Scheer, of Licking; six granddaughters, Felicia, Melissa, Kaleena, Ericka, Aggie, and Andrea; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Caiden; two siblings, Max Schober and Alfreda Schober, both of Germany; also several other relatives.

William Howard Jones

William Howard Jones, 57, of Dixon, died Monday, March 19, 2012 in Jefferson City.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jones, of the home; two children, Katherine Lucille Adams and Benjamin, of St. Robert and Maxwell Howard Jones, of Linn; a granddaughter, Loran Kay Jones, of Linn, and other relatives.

Memorial services for William Howard Jones will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville/St. Robert. Burial with military honors will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery — Fort Leonard Wood.

‘Ketchup in their veins’ McGeehans' local McDonald’s restaurants set records for giving

The owners of the McDonald’s restaurants in Lebanon have “ketchup in their veins” and giving in their hearts.

Chip and Teresa McGeehan, the owner/operators of eight area McDonald’s, including those in Lebanon, spoke to the Lebanon Rotary Club Thursday about their restaurants’ success but also about their mission to give back to the community.

Andrew Ray “Andy’’ Rieke

Andrew Ray “Andy’’ Rieke, 65, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Duke University Hospital at Durham, N.C.

Jack Ray Claxton

Jack Ray Claxton, 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital-Lebanon.

He is survived by a son, Larry Claxton and his wife, Patty, of Moore, Okla.; two grandchildren, Matthew Claxton and his wife, Heather, and Cari Claxton, all of Moore, Okla.; a sister Freida Myers, of Lebanon, also several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements for Jack Ray Claxton are incomplete and will be announced by Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

For information or to visit the website, go to www.holmanhowe.com

Getting a little bugged? Warm weather’s nice, but just wait until the skeeters and ticks get bad

Warm weather’s nice, but just wait until the skeeters and ticks get bad.

They vant to suck your blood!

This month’s unseasonably warm weather is bringing out the bugs (and arachnids, if you want to get technical).

University of Missouri researcher Dr. Wayne Bailey is citing an increasing number of mosquito and tick reports, according to KMOX Radio of St. Louis.

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