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Foster, Farrell Elected; Proposed County Road Tax Defeated
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Voters turned out Tuesday for the April 5, General Municipal Election. Listed below are the results of contested races on what Shelbina area voters voted on.
   Shelby County R-IV
   School Board
   For Shelby County R-IV School Board, there wre five people running for two spots. The two elected to the position were Jim Foster with 417 votes and David Farrell with 362 votes. Others receiving votes were Gary Wear with 321, Nathan Hillard with 267 and Matt Zachariah with 233.
   Salt River Ambulance
   District Question
   For the question as to whether the Salt River Ambulance District should continue with an existing sales tax, there were 997 yes votes and 370 no votes.
   Proposition I
   For the question of whether or not a tax should be imposed on real property in the Shelby County Road District not to exceed $1 per acre for the purpose of purchasing rock for the roads. The measure was defeated. There were 792 no votes compared to 285 yes votes.
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SCED Finds a Home for the Next Year
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Shelby County Economic Development Director Troy Renner stands outside the new SCED location at 204 North Center Street, Suite B, in Shelbina.

After having to move from its location next door to Subway at 203 Southwest Service Road, the Shelby County Economic Development Office spent a few months at a temporary location in the Shelbina City Hall. It now has found a location at 203 North Center Suite B, the south side of the Lillard Insurance Agency building.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fundraiser Set for this Sunday at the Family Life Center
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The Seventh Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors of the Shelby County Area Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 10, at the Christian Church Family Life Center in Shelbina. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a free will donation. During the meal, there will be an ongoing silent auction, with the live auction beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m. There will be a new twist for the Silent Auction this year... items that might appeal to the youth!
   Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local organization that helps with expenses incurred from cancer treatment, long term and catastrophic illnesses, and loss of home from fire, flood, or other natural disaster. The organization covers the areas of Bethel, Clarence, Emden, Hunnewell, Lakenan, Leonard, Lentner, Shelbina, and Shelbyville.
   Fundraisers have been a source of income, along with contributions in the form of memorials, and donations from community organizations and individuals. ALL the proceeds stay in the area.
   Since the first fundraiser in 2010, the generosity of the area residents has allowed NHN to “gift” $277,150. to 986 neighbors. In 2015, $56,000 was gifted to help189 neighbors in our communities.
   This year, NHN has become a 501c3 organization, so it is hoped that giving to NHN will also help those that give to NHN.. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Organization is so appreciative of the generosity and support of all the people in these wonderful communities.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Crime Victims’ Ceremony Will be Held at the Macon County Courthouse this Year
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Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be April 10-16. Those involved will celebrate 32 years of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and its critical mission to support victims. The 2016 theme is “Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.” It emphasizes the responsibility to be available to victims and assist them in their recovery. It is incumbent upon community leaders, organizations and local partners to actively work toward making victims whole and do all they can do to assist the healing process as those victims become survivors.
   The Macon and Shelby County Probation and Parole Staff have arranged a ceremony on the south side of the Macon County Courthouse. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Rose Harris of’ Concerned Citizens will be presenting a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be displayed at the courthouse. The Honorable Rick Tucker will also be speaking.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Get Up, Get United, The United Way in Shelby County
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Debra Sparks, Director of the Senior Center, celebrates with the South Shelby FFA members work together to reach their goal.

Debra Sparks, Director of the Senior Center, celebrates with the South Shelby FFA members who volunteered their time and talent to work in this year’s United Way Campaign. They are celebrating having reached and exceeded the goal they have for Shelbina. Debra Sparks commented that the volunteers from the FFA represent how the community comes together to support the United Way and the sponsored programs the United Way bring to the community. In Shelby County the United Way assists the Senior Center, Shelby County NECAC, Head Start, Boys and Girls Scouting programs, Red Cross, Salvation Army and Avenues. Over $25,000.00 will come to Shelby County from the United Way in 2016. This can happen only because the people and communities of Northeast Missouri come together to support the United Way. In the words of Andy Dorian this year’s campaign chairman, “I am in awe of the services our agencies provide for our communities and inspired by the hard work and dedication of their employees and volunteers. I am asking friends and supporters to join together to support this year’s campaign. When we join together there is no limit to what we can accomplish.”
   The overall goal for Shelbina is $3,500.00. Through the efforts of the FFA volunteers Shelbina’s community support achieved $3,589.00.
   The following business and individuals have contributed to the campaign: (*) indicates a 5% increase in donation and (CA) denotes Community Achievement for a first time donation.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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