Shelby County Missouri

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Sellers: A&R Market
Saturday February 18th 2017 10:00 AM
Clarence, MO 63437


Public Auction

Real Estate & Grocery Store Liquidation

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Corner of Chestnut & Hwy 151 • Clarence, MO

Directions: From Bus. 36 & Hwy. 151 in Clarence, MO, go south on Hwy. 151. Cross railroad tracks and auction will be located on the west side of the road. Watch for signs day of auction.

Real Estate: 10,000 sq. ft. metal clear span building, new roof in ’97, sprinkler system, all electric. This building has lots of potential, it should make someone a wonderful building or business located in the heart of Clarence, MO. Real Estate will be sold at 12 noon.

To view property call Scotty Kuntz at 573-356-4405

Grocery Store Merchandise: NCR cash registers x2 w/Acer screens, Epson printers, Verifone card readers, (2) Register islands, Display racks, Metal shelving, Acer desktop computer, APC battery backups, Office chairs & desk, 4 Drawer file cabinets, Large safe, Peg boards, Shopping carts, Several Roll-a-round cargo carts, Commercial floor mats, Trash cans, Hussman ice cream freezers, Tyler open display coolers, Hussman reach-in freezers, Schaefer ice cream freezer, Walk-in freezer, (2) Frigidaire chest type freezers, Pallet jack, Clark floor maintainer, Elect. floor buffer, Heat-2-Seal meat wrapper, Hobart scale, Tyler walk-in cooler, Butcher Boy band saw, 220v, Meat paper dispenser, (2) Tor Rey 220v meat grinders, Butcher table, Mechanical package tapers, Plastic & Styrofoam food containers, Stainless steel wash sink, Double stainless steel sink, Mop buckets, Cleaning supplies, Microwave, Bushel baskets, Furnas hydraulic dock, 220v, Several plastic pallets, Antique Frigidaire ice cream freezer, made by General Motor Co., Greeting Card display rack & cards, Butcher knives, Misc. Holiday décor

New Inventory Items That Will Be Charged Tax: Spices, Batteries, Charcoal, Cans of Raid, Shoe polish, Cleaning components, Hand & body soaps, Disposable plates & cups, Ice melts, Detergents, Trash bags, Aluminum foil, Sandwich bags, Shampoo & conditioners, Misc. food items, Baby supplies, Candy, OTC Medicine, Etc.

Auctioneer’s Note: Ladies & Gentlemen we will be selling out A&R Market, formerly known as D&B, which has been in the Clarence community for a very long time. Mr. & Mrs. Chittum have decided to retire and we would appreciate everyone’s support. Thank you in advance for joining us.

Scotty Kuntz


RFL of Shelby County Discontinued; Community Invited to Join Neighboring Relay For Life Events

St. Louis, MO – September 20, 2016 – For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has relentlessly pursued its mission of fighting all cancers on all fronts in communities across the country. And the Society’s volunteers and donors expect the Society to continuously improve our programs and services to be most effectively helping the most people and efficiently using our donor dollars. With this stewardship in mind, the American Cancer Society has decided to discontinue the Relay For Life of Shelby County.

Relay For Life is a critical, volunteer-led, global movement of the American Cancer Society. The Relay movement is the heart of the organization. While the Relay For Life event is volunteer-supported, there are costs associated with the event, which the Society plans to reallocate to those areas that have the greatest impact on its mission.

“We deeply appreciate all the support we have received from Shelby County,” said Kathryn McDaniel, Community Manager. “We hope all of our dedicated participants, donors and volunteers will remain involved with us. Their support is making a difference, and we will work with everyone to find new opportunities that fit their interests and our mission.”

The American Cancer Society has made so many accomplishments because of the passion and commitment of Relay For Life volunteers, participants, and supporters. To name a few:

  • The Society has invested $150 million in new research in 2015.
  • Due in large part to the Society’s leadership, cancer deaths have declined 23 percent in the last two decades.
  • Last year, the American Cancer Society answered a million calls through its toll-free number (800-227-2345) and guided patients and caregivers to resources during their cancer experience.

The community is invited to continue their support of the American Cancer Society by participating in a neighboring Relay For Life event and help us make it a success. You can find more details, including registration at  The American Cancer Society Volunteer Care Center is available to help interested individuals find new volunteer opportunities with the Society. You can reach the center by calling 1.800.227.2345.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


(Columbia, MO, Sept. 1, 2016) Columbia Bancshares, a bank holding company headquartered in Columbia, Mo., announced today it has completed a merger with Clarence State Bank, located in Clarence, Mo.

“Clarence State Bank has been serving the Clarence community and surrounding area since 1945,” said Columbia Bancshares chairman and CEO Andrew Beverley.  “Its rich tradition of serving as a home town bank and forging close relationships with its customers make it an ideal fit for us.  Our intent is to continue to enhance those relationships and in time, offer additional products and services.  We are committed to supporting the Clarence community and look forward to continuing the bank’s strong history of service to the area.”

Beverley said Clarence State Bank will continue to operate as it has with Lee Schoonover as president.  No personnel changes are anticipated.

“In joining Columbia Bancshares, our primary concern was our focus on our customers and community would remain central to the bank’s values,” Schoonover said.  “I know our customers will enjoy the same high level of service they are accustomed to.  Business operations in the bank will continue as usual with lending decisions still being approved by our board of directors.”

Clarence State Bank was chartered on March 31, 1945.  Clarence State Bank began with 113 charter stockholders and $32,500 capital surplus and undivided profit.  Three generations of Schoonovers have led the bank since inception. Floyd Schoonover served on the bank’s board of directors and as its first president until his passing on May 31, 1981. His son, Ellis Schoonover, joined the bank in 1946 and replaced his father as president until he retired in 1991.  Ellis Lee Schoonover, II joined the bank in 1975 and was appointed president upon his father’s retirement and continues to serve in that capacity.  The bank is operated at its original location on the corner of Chestnut and Center Streets in downtown Clarence.  Columbia Bancshares is owned by a group of Columbia-based business leaders.


7-9:30am Senior Citizen’s Breakfast

7:30-11:30am Shelby County Farmer’s Market, corner Center & Chestnut, weather permitting

8:00am Senior Citizen’s Garage Sale

9:00am Parade Registration – Fairgrounds – Theme “Farming Olympics- Farmers Deserve the Gold”

Categories: Floats, Antique Vehicles, Antique Tractor, Horse/Horse-drawn, Walking/Marching

9:30am Farmer/Farmerette Baby Show Registration (Sponsored by South Shelby FCCLA)

Ages 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months Boys & Girls Separate

10:00am Baby Show Starts

11:00am Parade Begins – Start at Fairgrounds

12:30pm Announce Farmer of the Year – Announce Parade Winners and Farmer Plaques (Sponsored by MEC Macon Electric Cooperative)

12:30pm Little Mr. & Miss Farmer’s Day 3, 4, 5 year olds (Sponsored by South Shelby FCCLA, Chicken Coop, & Photos to Remember)

12:30pm Kid & Adult Games (Egg Toss, Shoe Kick, Shoe Scramble) (Sponsored by Shelbina Weekly)

12:45pm Straw Scramble – South Shelby FFA

1:15pm Greased Pig – South Shelby FFA (Trophies sponsored by Community State Bank)

2:00pm Deal/No Deal – South Shelby FFA

2:30pm Volleyball Tournament – South Shelby FFA (Library Park)

6:30pm Pitch Tournament – South Shelby FFA Senior Citizens Center ($50 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd)

7pm – Open Trapshoot at Utterback Farms on CC South of Shelbina – South Shelby FFA (3 Divisions for Male/Female: School Age, Graduate to 30 years old, Over 30) (Cost $5 per shooter, Please bring your own gun, and shells

(Shelbina, MO, Sept, 3, 2016)


Well, another season of the Shelby County Farmer’s Market is about to come to a close, and on behalf of the Farmer’s Market committee and Shelby County Economic Development, I want to thank all of you who supported the market in any way, whether as a vendor or as a shopper, during the 2016 season.  Our turnouts on both sides of the produce tables weren’t always great, but they were a definite improvement over 2015, when everything was pretty well washed out.  Special thanks go to Wendeline Brumbaugh and Heather Fry for their help in securing a $1000 advertising grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture (AgriMissouri), and for the brochures from the Extension office; Kelsey Temmen, from the Department of Agriculture in Jefferson City, for awarding the grant; Donna Collins, of DCI Graphics in Clarence, for the cool banner; Wes Meeker, of Orscheln Farm & Home in Shelbina, for his help in hanging the banner; and Lisa Moore, from the Division of Weights and Measures, for keeping us straight on the scale and egg licenses.  Very special thanks to Talt Holman of JT Holman Construction in Macon for allowing us to use his corner lot in downtown Shelbina for the entire season, free of charge, and we hope to do it again next year!

As of right now the last day for the Farmer’s Market in 2016 will be this Saturday, September 10, which is also Farmer’s Day in downtown Shelbina.  If you have Missouri-grown produce, USDA or MDA-inspected meats, homemade food items or handmade crafts you would like to bring to the market, you may do so for a $3 vendor fee, unless you already have a season pass.  We want to have a big turnout for Farmer’s Day, so I encourage you to come out to the corner of Center and Chestnut Streets in Shelbina starting at 7:30 AM.  By 10 AM I will be asking vendors if they would like to come back for the rest of September to sell their products, depending on what fall produce is available.  And of course, whether or not you’re a vendor, we want you to stick around for the parade at 11AM, with the theme, “Olympic Farming—Farmers Deserve the Gold”.

Once again, thank you all so much for supporting the Shelby County Farmer’s Market in 2016, and we hope to make it bigger and better with your help in 2017!




Troy Renner

Director, Shelby County Economic Development

204-B N. Center, PO Box 141, Shelbina, MO 63468

Kahoka Media, Edina Sentinel Owners Purchase Two Shelby County Newspapers

(, May 26, 2016) —

Mike and Sue Scott, publishers of The Media and The Edina Sentinel, and are adding two more weekly newspapers to their media company.

On Thursday, May 26, the Scotts purchased the Shelby County Herald and the Clarence Courier from Williams Communications, owned by Dennis and Debra Williams of Clarence.

The Shelbyville Herald was established in 1870, and the Clarence Courier has been serving residents since 1881.

“We’re excited to be able to expand our news operation into Shelby County, and to continue the great service that the Williams’ have provided the for so many years.  We plan to offer more news and advertising opportunities to the communities of Shelby County,” said Mike Scott.

“We excited for the challenge,” said Sue Scott, “And we want to welcome all the current staff, contributors and readers to our media family.”

“We are dedicated to serving all our local communities with the best news coverage available, whether in print, online or in social media.  Newspapers aren’t dying, but they are changing, and we plan to be a leader in those changes,” said Mike Scott.  “In whatever format, we will continue to be the living, breathing history of our communities, updated every week, and more accessible than ever before.”

MFA Oil Company Announces Acquisition of Brownfield Oil Company

(Shelbina Weekly, April 13, 2016) –MFA Oil Company announces it has acquired Brownfield Oil Company, a refined fuels and lubricants supplier based in Moberly, Mo.  The purchase includes a Sinclair gas station in Shelbina, Mo. and a Sinclair cardlock fueling facility in Kirksville, Mo.

“Brownfield Oil serves an area where MFA Oil has a large market presence, making it a natural fit,” says Don Smith, MFA Oil director of mergers and acquisitions.  “It brings a significant amount of fuel volume to the company and will allow us to improve our operational efficiency.”

The Brownfield Oil purchase will also provide substantial growth to MFA Oil’s wholesale petroleum distribution division, APM, and adds Sinclair fuels and branding operations to its offerings.

Brownfield Oil was founded in 1971 by Robert Brownfield.  Since 1990, Matt Brownfield has overseen the growth and expansion of the company.  Throughout the company’s 45 years of operation it has provided fuels and lubricants, branding options and transition services to customers throughout northern Missouri.  Brownfield Oil will retain its transportation services business and some staff as part of the deal.  The remaining employees will join the MFA Oil team.

“I would like to thank all my customers for their business and loyalty through the years,” says Matt Brownfield, Brownfield Oil president.  “This decision would not have been made unless I was confident MFA Oil would take excellent care of them moving forward.”

This is MFA’s fifth acquisition of its fiscal year, which began September 1, 2015.  Previous acquisitions include Lybarger Oil, Inc. in Garnett, Kans.; Elaine Petroleum Distribution, Inc. in Elaine, Ark.; R&S Propane, Inc. in Dibble, Okla.; and S&S Oil and Propane Company Inc. in Emporia, Kans.

The company plans to continue evaluating acquisition opportunities in its existing market area and other states where it can expand its footprint.


Shelby County Farmer Directs $2,500 Donation to Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Shelbina, MO, February 2016 — Neighbors Helping Neighbors of the Shelby County Area has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer, Dick Shively of Shelbyville, MO. The donation will help the organization in providing help and support of their area neighbors facing cancer treatment, catastrophic illness, long term hospital stays, and loss of home from fire.

Mr. Shively selected the organization based on the work they do to help so many in our community, including his wife when she had breast cancer.  Neighbors Helping Neighbors sincerely appreciates Mr. Shively choosing their organization, among so many worthy choices for the donation.

For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit to learn more.



Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces 2016 Route

Boonville, MO — Missouri Life magazine and Off Track Events (creators of Pedalers Jamboree, Missouri and Iowa) have announced the second annual Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri).  Modeled after Iowa’s RAGBRAI, an event that attracts about 15,000 riders annually, Big BAM is Missouri’s border-to-border bicycle and music festival that incorporates live music and other entertainment in communities across the state.  Riders will travel 300 miles across Missouri for six days from June 12 – 17, 2016.  Bicyclists will meet in St. Joseph on Saturday, June 11th for a kick-off party complete with live music and camping, and will officially depart on the morning of Sunday, June 12th.

The following towns have been selected as overnight stops for the second year of Big BAM:  St. Joseph, Hamilton, Chillicothe, Brookfield, Macon, Shelbina and Hannibal.  Big BAM will travel through many other towns and communities on the 2016 northern Missouri route.  All overnight communities will host a full line-up of live musical entertainment and a booth exhibit area with vendors along with food, beer and wine tents.  Many communities in between the overnight towns will be joining in with entertainment and refreshments.

Top quality live music and entertainment will be open to the public in overnight towns as well as towns along the route.  “We had so much fun the first year, on the hills of north Missouri, and every evening’s party was like a reward,” said Missouri Life publisher Greg Wood.  “This is a traveling music festival and an exploration of small towns in Missouri as much as an epic bicycle tour.”

Partner and key event organizer Michael Denehy said, “This event is different from RAGBRAI in that bikers can slow down and smell the roses.  The mileage is shorter each day, and the ride is less crowded.  There is time to explore every town we pass through.  There will be great food, craft beers, and some of the best music you’ll ever hear.  It’s a rolling party.”  Headliner concerts last year included Ha Ha Tonka, Brewer & Shipley, Split Lip Rayfield, Shel, and the Marcus King Band, among others.  “The acts this year promise equally excellent entertainment,” Denehy said.

Bicycle participants can choose between purchasing a 6-Day Pass (includes access to camp sites, showers luggage moving, all shows and special events, camp sites, SAG (support-and-gear) moving and help, a gift bag full of surprises), or a 1 Day Pass (includes access to day shows and events). For route, bands and more go to





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