August 9, 2001

Wisconsin Driver Mike Spaulding Bests 40-Car Field In USMTS Stop At SCR

On Saturday night the USMTS drivers took their rigs to the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis for the final stop in a five-day special Super Modified Week benefit for youngster Darrell Vice, who was left paralyzed by a violent attack upon him and his father.

Mike Spaulding started the Simpson Race Products A-main from the pole position in the 17 car and led all thirty-five laps.

Spaulding did have lady luck on his side as at the end the right rear axle to his car was about to fall out but the car held together to make it two straight wins for the Wisconsin driver. Spaulding had picked up the USMTS win the night before at Quincy, IL.

It took three tries to get the race rolling as the 24-car field was narrowed by several entries before an official lap was completed.

The first yellow flew when Jardin Fuller's number 33 car spun in turn one sending the Memphis driver to the back of the pack for the restart.

The second caution flag was the most costly. The 33 car broke in the front stretch bringing out the yellow flag. But the main action came in the backstretch where the 13 car of Jim Roach got together with Kelly Shyrock's 16 car. As Roach's car came down the track after contacting the wall the 66 car of Tim Weaver's rear tire jumped with the Roach car sending Weaver airborne. The 66 car flipped end-over-end down the backstetch before coming to rest in front of the pit grandstands with a small fire burning in the engine compartment where oil contacted the hot motor. The car was a mangled mess but Weaver escaped uninjured.

At the restart Spaulding jumped out into the lead and was pulling away with some very tough drivers chasing him down. Mike Chasteen worked his way from fifth up to second place in the 40 car and was chasing down Spaulding when the motor got sick and the car was forced to retire.

Mike Delozier started on the front row and maintained a firm grasp on the second spot for most of the race after Chasteen's short stint as runner-up.

Mark Burgtorf had something to say about that though. After starting beside Roach on the second row, Burgtorf saw his position go up and down early. He held third place to start but then fell back as far as seventh place as the likes of Kelly Shryock in the 3 car, Ron Schreiner in the 97 and Tony Fraise in the 45 worked their way into the top five.

The race took on a different look with just two laps to go as the final caution of the race came out.

The last caution of the night was displayed on lap thirty-three, which put all drivers back on the tail when the 2 car's engine called it quits on turn four.

Spaulding had built a comfortable lead but the yellow put the rest of the group right back on his tail. The drivers took advantage of the delay to pack the top of the track on the parade laps as the track was cleared.

When the green flag flew it was Spaulding (17), Delozier (16), Ron Schreiner (97), Shryock (3), and Tommy Myer (69) in that order.

Burgtorf was following these drivers in sixth place in the 69 car. When the green flag flew so did Burgtorf driving by all but Spaulding on the white flag lap. When Spaulding came out of turn four Burgtorf had pulled to the rear bumper of Spaulding, but needed one more lap to take the win. The race to the finish was very exciting as Myer followed Burgtorf and had a strong fourth place finish behind Delozier with Schreiner and Shryock rounding out the top six.

Winning the Harris Auto Racing Heat Races were Bruce Hanford, Schreiner, Shryock, Roach, and Burgtorf. The Midwest Motorsports B-mains were won by Rick Hixson and Myer.

Chasteen will maintain the USMTS point lead after these two races, but the margin will be much smaller after a 17th place finish. For more information call the USMTS office at 515-832-7944.


Heat 1- Bruce Hanford, Mike Delozier, Mike Chasteen, Jeff Waggoner, Lynn Monroe

Heat 2- Ron Schreiner, Kevin Peters, Jason Hughes, Tommy Myer, Michael Long

Heat 3- Kelly Shryock, Tony Fraise, Mike Spaulding, David Holder, Randy Mauzey

Heat 4- Jim Roach, Ryan Meyer, Jardin Fuller, Rick Hixson, Bob Test

Heat 5- Mark Burgtorf, Paul Lawson, Mike Hughes, Jim Fuller, Larry Winn

B-main 1- Rick Hixson, Jim Fuller, Paul Lawson, Tim Weaver, Willy Kraft

B-main 2- Tommy Myer, Bob Test, David Holder, Curt Rackers, Dennis Elliott

A-main- Mike Spaulding Bemidji, MN, Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL, Mike Delozier Carthage, IL, Tommy Myer Blooming Prairie, MN, Ron Schreiner New Richmond, WI, Kelly Shryock LeMars, IA, Tony Fraise Montrose, IA, Kevin Peters Monmouth, IL, Bruce Hanford Davenport, IA, Jason Hughes Colcord, OK, Justin Boney Desota, KS, Jardin Fuller Memphis, Bob Test Jefferson City, Lynn Monroe, Memphis, Ryan Meyer Liberty, IL, Rick Hixson Orion, IL, Willy Kraft Lakefield, MN, Mike Chasteen Creve Coeur, IL, Curt Rackers Holt Summit, David Holder Clarence, Jim Fuller Memphis, Dan Helm Milan, IL, Tim Weaver Westville, OK, Jim Roach Kahoka, Paul Lawson West Point, IA.

Two other classes performed at the track Saturday August 4 as part of the USMTS main event.

Thirteen cars took to the track in the B-Modified feature race. Chris Larson (67) and Larry Winn (19) opened on the front row courtesy of heat race wins.

Winn pushed the 19 car out to the lead at the drop of the green flag and he led wire-to-wire for the victory. Larson held a comfortable cushion for second place. He put on a push on the final circuit and pulled even with the 19 car in turn two before Larson edged him out of the final corners to take the win.

The main action was in third to fifth position where Kelly Smith eventually held off the rest of the pack to post a third place finish in the 41 car.

Jerry Reese moved the 2R car up to fourth place early in the race but he went to the back of the pack after spinning out in turn three. The 8Z car took home fourth place while Jerry Poor finished fifth in the 86 car.

They might be considering changing the name of the Hobby Stock class to Roger Dresden's division as the Keokuk, IA driver won for the fifth straight time at SCR, keeping his new #1 car perfect this season.

Jeff Soper held the early lead as he took the 43S car to the front. He held off Dresden for longer than most before finally relinquishing the lead after spinning in turn three.

Soper started to climb back to the front of the pack on the restart before the car lost its drive shaft and went to the infield.

That cleared the way for Dresden to cruise to the victory. He was followed to the checkered flag by Tony Becerra in the 2 car. Jim Hooper finished third in the 23 car.

Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge Carpool to Quincy

The Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge met at Zimmerman’s and carpooled to Quincy where Mona Tague and daughter, Alanna Chumbley, were to be hostesses.  Mona was in the hospital and Alanna was with her.  We then went to Sprout’s for lunch.

Those attending were Nancy Jo Waack, Reva Hustead, Charlene Montgomery, Neta Phillips, Ruth Ludwick, Dorothy Hunolt and Marlene Henry.

Everyone had a nice meal and then went shopping.  Reva stopped by and visited Martin Guinn.

Alice Ann Gipson is hostess next month.

25th Annual Crook/Calhoun Reunion Held September 4th

The 25th annual reunion of the descendants of Grover Cleveland and Hazel Francis (Calhoun) Crook was held Sunday September 4th at the home of David and Bonnie Hayes in Memphis. We enjoyed a great carry in meal with lots of good food as usual.

We spent the day visiting and eating and enjoying each others’ company. The kids were outside playing with our kittens.     They made good entertainment. Some of the younger ones don’t get to see each other much, so it was nice to have them here and getting to know each other. Our family from California came later in the day. Some of the family had left so we arranged to get together on Monday. We had a great time. It was the first time some of the family had met the ones from California because of sickness in the family last year.

Those present were: Suzanne Anderson, Downing, Todd, Arlene, Riley, and Justin Anderson, Bonderant, Iowa, Dick and Ardie Thomson, Memphis, Sandy Harrison, Alexandria, Stacey, Lucas, and Charlie- Harrison, Waukasha, Wis., Gerald and Kathleen Droege, Memphis, Nick, Candace, and Kallee Kratzer, Memphis, Becky Crook, Kirksville Cindy Stump, Lancaster, Dane, Kayle, Liam, and Waylon Stump, Lancaster, Terry and Sharon Crook, Kirksville, Ruben, Jennie (Crook), Ruben Jr., Josie, and Marlie Majors, Ocean Side, California.

We were sorry that Barbie and Andy Akers and Carter Dickerson, Aason, and Avá Akers, Julie (Kratzer) and Keith Adkins and Michelle, were not able to attend this year due to other commitments.

We were saddened by the absence of Tim Crook and David Stump, who we lost last year.

Submitted by Bonnie Hayes

Scheurer Receives Scholarships from Truman State University 

Brian Scheurer of Memphis has been awarded multiple scholarships from the Truman State University Foundation for 2016-17.

 Scheurer, a communication and business administration double major, received the Hearst Communication Scholarship in the amount of $500, as well as the Dr. Paul Owen Selby Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.

Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report has rated Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for 20 consecutive years. Washington Monthly named Truman the No. 1 master’s university in the nation.

Kutzner Reunion Held September 16th

Kutzner descendants from five states gathered at the HUD hospitality room in Memphis on Sunday, September 16, 2016 for their annual reunion.  Larry Howe asked the blessing prior to partaking of a delicious meal prepared by those attending.

Highlight of the day was viewing old photos, a notebook of hand written former reunions kept by the late Helen Kutzner Chambers, and Gary See’s family scrapbook of clippings of marriages, deaths, births, and much, much more.  What a wonderful keepsake, Gary!

Those attending were Joel Dean Kugler, Colorado Springs, CO; Carmen Kugler, Roswell, GA; Jon Dauma, Monmouth, IL; Vicki Howe Waller, Cedar Rapids, IA; Larry Howe, Blakesburg, IA; Gary See, Rutledge; Virginia Egbert, Downing; Verlee Chambers Dauma, Memphis; and Ivan and Virginia Chambers Woods, also of Memphis.

The 2017 reunion will be held on the same date and same place. Mark your calendars!

Rutledge Renegades

Our sympathy to family and friends of Stanley Sharp.

Martin Guinn is still in the hospital in Quincy.  Reva Hustead has been going to Quincy to learn how to help in his physical therapy.

Paul and Lydia Zimmerman went to Quincy.  They visited with Martin Guinn in Blessing Hospital.

Robert Hoover’s parents from Pennsylvania came to visit with the family.

Harry and Mary Jane Nissly, Charlene Zeist’s parents, from Lancaster County PA, came to stay a few weeks to visit with her family.

Luke Horning (Lena Mae’s husband) is in Kirksville hospital where he has had surgery.  He is feeling some better and hopes he comes home soon.

David and Tina Parrish from Quincy came to Zimmerman’s.  David grew up in Rutledge (Francis and Betty Jo were his parents).  We all had a nice time talking about the ‘good ole days’.

Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Pella, Iowa to visit their daughter Jenny and her family.

Nancy Jo went to Iowa City to eat lunch with Jenny.

Charlene Montgomery celebrated her birthday.  Those attending were Dale and Lisa Tague, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Marjorie Peterson, Neta Phillips, Ronnie and Bonnie Young and Reva Hustead.

Eilene and Carol McCabe attended the reception of Natasha Barnhart and Devin Eddleman north of Luray.  Good food, music and visiting were enjoyed by all on Saturday night.

Others in were David and Tina Parrish, Lee Pettit, Berb Fountain, Rodger and Mooreen Holton, Tom and Marla K. O’Donnell, Don Tague, Leon Shaw, Kathy Blythe and Lois Humes.

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YARD SALE – Thurs., Sept. 29 (3-7 p.m.) and Fri., Sept. 30 (7 a.m.-1 p.m.).  439 N. Adams.  Clothes (6 months-5T, Boys’ 10/12-14/16), scrubs, maternity (med.-lg), winter coats, purses, Halloween costumes, kids’ books, toys, cookbooks, shoes (infant up to mens’ 11) and much more.  Moss/Grubb.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE – 710 N. Lincoln, Thursday (1-6) and Friday (8-3).  Kitchen items, bookshelf, wood file drawer, SUV tires, girls’ pants (sizes 10/12), metal clothes rack, electric heaters, A/C units.

LINDSAY BROOKE CARRIER (2/27/1994 -9/22/2016)

Lindsay Brooke Carrier, 22 of Columbia, Missouri passed away at her home on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

The twin daughter of Rodney and Cheryl (Melvin) Carrier, she was born on February 27, 1994 in Columbia, Missouri.  Lindsay attended Hallsville Elementary and High School in Hallsville, Missouri graduating with the class of 2013.

Survivors include her parents, Rodney and Cheryl Carrier of Columbia, Missouri; grandparents, Mary Melvin of Lancaster, Missouri, Donald Carrier of Columbia, Missouri; several aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her dearly as well as the many doctors and nurses who cared for her.  She also had a boy friend, Charlie Thompson of Columbia, Missouri.

Lindsay is preceded in death by her twin sister, Chelsea Renee on August 4, 2004; her grandfather, Wayne Dean Melvin; grandmother, Virginia Carrier and great-grandfather, Lynn Carrier.

Lindsay loved her dog and cats, worked very hard to get squirrels to come and visit and she was an avid bird watcher.  She enjoyed watching movies with nurse Jen and nurse Tom; nurse Amy was in charge of crafting and many conversations with nurse Gail about the squirrels!  Lindsay attended Special Olympics competing in the Bowling division, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with Larry Smith, Pastor of the Downing Christian Church of Downing, Missouri officiating.  Pianist, Darla Dixon, provided music.  Special CD selections were “Jealous of the Angels” and “Sissy’s Song”.  Pallbearers were Jonathan Melvin, Colin Melvin, Austin Carrier, Kirk Stott, Matt Reichert and Tom Andert.  Honorary pallbearers were Russel Melvin, Tim Melvin, Gail Melvin, Jerry Sherman, Kevin Carrier, Mike Carrier, Jeff Carrier and David Niemierowicz..

Memorials have been established for Fabius Cemetery or to Second Chance of Columbia, Missouri.  Burial was in the Fabius Cemetery, east of Lancaster, Missouri.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to

Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

What In The Heaven Is Going On Here?

How many times we find ourselves living in that negative (but real world) of, “It seems to be just one thing after another!”

This pattern seems to create one big question.  Can there be hope when there are no signs of any on the horizon?  Are there simply not pockets of loneliness or defeat that would seem to officially cancel any reasonable expectation of hope?

One of the aspects of faith that I find so extremely legitimate is that what society needs most God offers most.  The ancient one’s, Abraham, trademark was that of hope.  Hope when there was none to be calculated according to the human mind.  This is where faith knocks at the doors of our hearts.  “Would you please open the door that I might show you an alternative way to living?”, the gentle voice pleads.

By unexplainable (and really, unreasonable) perspective known as faith, the Bible says that Abraham went out not knowing where he was going.  Really?  Headed out to succeed… while directionless? Wouldn’t this image be more of goof-ball than faith? And then later he and Sarah had their firstborn when they were the age of the baby’s great-grandparents.  Oh, that waiting period surely would have given them time to doubt God’s promises of having a child.  But, no, they would not quit hoping.

And then there’s that other time when this newborn grew up to be a hunk of a young man and God asked Abraham to sacrifice this boy upon a woodpile.  In his heart against hearts, Abraham prepared to do what God wanted with definite and incomplete unawareness as to what in the Heaven was going on here.  Abraham did it; no assurance that this wasn’t just his wild imagination, no manual, no counselor, no hint of reason why. And God intervened.

At one juncture Abraham and aged wife were childless with nothing but a promise from God that they would eventually become very key parents.  Decades passed.  No baby.  In their what would have been their great-grandparent years, they were pregnant!  And we want faith to fit our reasonable style?  To ice the faith cake, this most treasured one God gave them was later required of God to be offered as a sacrifice… by his most aged dad.

What?  They had waited oh so long.  Just how dear, dear, extremely dear must this lad have been in mother’s eyes?  “Say it ain’t so God.  Oh, please say it ain’t so.  Say we aren’t hearing you correctly?  But…okay…you gave him to us and we trust you… by faith… so…. okay.  We believe that even if he die, you know how to bring him back to life.  Okay, God.  We’re okay with this.”

We call this living with nothing more than a promise and a prayer.  And, yes, we call this living!  Don’t be afraid to believe God at what may seem to be the most obviously wrong times.



Living Life Over


Spectators at the south west boat ramp at Lake Show Me in Memphis saw one of the largest “catches” hauled in at the end of a line, when Dynamite’s Wrecker Service pulled in a wayward jeep and boat trailer that sank in the water early on Saturday morning.

According to the Memphis Police Dept., a 1999 Jeep owned by Jeff Jochimsen of Greentop was submerged approximately 70 feet off the ramp after the vehicle and attached boat trailer slid into the water when the owner was attempting to unload his duck hunting boat.

The accident was reported at 7:03 a.m. to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.  Jochimsen and his Labrador Retriever were able to escape the vehicle uninjured.


A money forfeiture from a local drug bust has helped insure that the Scotland County Sheriff’s Dept. is well armed for future such activity.

Sheriff Wayne Winn reported that his department recently purchased three Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifles.  With accessories and ammunition, the purchase price was approximately $4,700.

“As law enforcement officers, we are outgunned all the time when we respond to calls,” Winn stated.  “This is something we have been looking at for a long time but we never could make it work in our annual budgets.”

Winn noted that his officers were responding to calls of armed suspects simply armed with a handgun, knowing that in a large number of these incidents the assailant was armed at least with a high powered rifle.

“The department carries shotguns in each of its vehicles.  The addition of the rifles will insure officers won’t be overmatched when dealing with such incidents,” Winn said.

The funding for the purchase came from forfeiture of cash and property made during a 2003 drug arrest in Scotland County.

The sheriff’s department received 30-percent of the proceeds from the sale of vehicles and ATV’s seized during the arrest as well as a large amount of cash.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol received 30-percent of the forfeiture with 20-percent each going to the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

These forfeited funds are spent at the discretion of the sheriff and are not controlled by vote of the county commission.

The sheriff’s department still has roughly $7,000 in the special fund and Winn stated he would like to continue to use the money to provide equipment the department could not afford under its annual budget.


Farming has not lost all its allurement.  The Esten and Neta May Holmes farm five miles southwest of Kahoka was sold at auction September 21st. The 227.5 acre farm sold for more than $2,200 per acre according to Miller Auction Service which handled the sale.  That means the total price was over half a million dollars.


What looked like a great harvest season in Scotland County and Northeast Missouri, came to a halt the past couple of weeks as the rain began to fall.  Heavy rainfall, storms and flooding have spread over the area, causing considerable damage to crops in Northeast Missouri.

According to the ASCS office in Memphis, one-third of the years normal rainfall has been realized in September.  Official amount from September 1 to date is 10.79 inches, however this amount has varied considerable throughout the county.  Unofficial reports, in and around the Gorin and Wyaconda area, have been up to 18 inches.


Whenever the money coming in to a household is less than that which is spent, it is inevitable that the householder either go into his savings or borrow money to weather the problem.

Such is the case with the Scotland County R-1 School District.  Prices on items such as food, supplies, salaries and other expenses have increased for the schools just as they have for householders, only the school district has no savings account to fall back on.

The school system has been borrowing money for the last two months – some $153,000 so far and will need to continue borrowing until late November or early December.  This is the time when the school will receive money derived from county taxes.

“The school plans to keep the borrowing under $350,000,” said Superintendent Larry Crim.   “This amount is approximately half of what the local effort will be.

Just as inflation has hit the householder, so it has hit the schools. Today it costs more to transport, feed, and educate the students than it did a few years ago.

Gasoline costs approximately $.46 a gallon and the average bus will get about five miles per gallon.  An average bus route is 45 miles per trip or 90 miles per day.  The 15 buses travel an average of 1350 miles per day, not counting extra-curricular activities.

The $.40 per student the school is allowed for transporting students does not nearly cover the cost of fuel, repairs and salaries.  When a student does not ride the bus, and the bus has to go by the student’s home, the school loses money.

Extra-curricular activities cost too.  These activities, however, are believed to hold some students in school.  Recently students have helped pay for gas on class trips and pep buses to keep them from being eliminated completely.

The outlook for the school at the present time is very bleak.  We do have a new High School and our other buildings are in fairly good repair, so the district is not hurting there, but as far as operating the district, we need to balance the budget or have more income.  Either case will cause a few burdens.


Trooper Truman Wood of the State Highway Patrol reported Tuesday that he found two tires on the Highway Patrol car slashed as he went to the car Tuesday morning preparing to assist in the investigation of the three robberies in Memphis.

Trooper Wood stated that the car, parked behind his home and headed north, had flat tires on the right side, away from the house, and apparently had been punctured with a sharp instrument, such as a small knife.  The cuts were about a quarter inch wide.

The patrol car had not been in use Monday, Trooper Wood reported.


The Whiston Construction Company of Canton, who has the contract for building the new Catholic church in Memphis, started work last week and the footings for the structure are about ready to be run.

The new church will be located on highway No. 15 in north Memphis, just across the street west from the Legion Park.

The structure will be approximately 80 by 30 feet and a completion date of March 1 has been set, though, with good weather it is expected that the building will be finished before that date.


Kermit Rose was painfully injured Wednesday afternoon of last week when he, with J. E. Poole, were dragging the baseball diamond in preparation for the NEMO League game here last Sunday.

Rose started to walk under a tree with some low hanging branches near the diamond.  As he went under the branches, the jagged end of a small limb struck the corner of his left eye, severely cutting the eyeball.

He was brought to Memphis and later taken to Bloomfield where he received medical attention.

He has been confined to his home since the accident.


The framers of the U.S. Constitution combined the best political ideas of the past to create a form of government intended to protect the rights of freedom, liberty and equality.  A great deal of emphasis is placed on the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and rightly so.  It is equally important to be reminded of the responsibilities that come with being a U.S. citizen. The following responsibilities are listed on the web site of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:  Support and defend the U.S. Constitution; stay informed on local, state and national issues; participate in the local community; participate in the democratic process;  respect and obey federal, state and local laws;  respect the rights, beliefs and opinions of others; pay taxes honestly and on time on the federal, state and local level; serve on a jury when called upon; and defend the country if the need should arise.  Immigrants to this country who are applying for citizenship learn about these responsibilities, and sometimes natural-born citizens also need to be reminded of the obligations of citizenship. Some of the responsibilities are legally required of every citizen, but all are important to ensure that America remains a free and prosperous nation.  James Madison, often called the “Father of the Constitution,” dedicated his life to the principles of freedom and responsibility, and never lost sight of the fact that the preservation of freedom ultimately depends on the citizens and their exercise of personal and political responsibility.


From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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