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.

RACE RESULTS

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.

Scotland County Library Presents ‘Build a Better World’ Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will explore exciting things this summer as the Scotland County Library presents “Build a Better World” during their summer library program.  The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people ages three through 6th grade with programs and prizes.

Registration for “Build a Better World” begins Monday, June 5th, and the last day to collect prizes will be Friday, July 21st.  Prizes will be awarded based on hours spent reading.

Weekly programs will also be presented at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday beginning June7th. The first program will feature Jeff Dyer’s presentation of a famous Scotland County resident.  On June 14th, Karen Armstrong of the Missouri Department of Conservation will give an animal presentation.  Other programs will include the Scotland County R-1 FFA presenting a Petting Zoo, Kim Ludwick of the Scotland County Health Department, and Brian Whitney and members of the Memphis and Scotland County Fire Departments.

For more information, call the library at 660-465-7042.  All programs are free of charge.

Residential Terrace Hosts 20th Annual Car Show

The soggy streets and roads didn’t keep 30 diehard vehicles from showing off at the 20th Annual Residential Terrace Car Show on Saturday, May 20th.

The residents of both the Scotland County Care Center and Residential Terrace were thrilled to view the vehicles in the parking lot. The weather threatened rain and was chilly so most viewing was from the many windows. Some brave residents ventured out for a closer look.

Memphis Mayor William Reckenberg awarded Alan Hufford with the Mayor’s Award for his bright yellow 1972 Chevy Nova.

The residents chose a red 1993 Chevy S-10 owned by John and Donna Austin from Memphis as their favorite color.

The vehicle with the most memories was a 1951 Pontiac Chieftain owned by Ewing and Louise Dean from Kirksville.

The fun car award was a 1965 Volkswagen owned by Larry and Michell Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

The fancy car award was a 2015 Chevrolet SS owned by Michell and Larry Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

Peoples’ choice award was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible owned by Gary Harris from Moulton, IA.

Other awards for the top 10 cars, top 3 pickups and top motorcycle were awarded also.

A special plaque was awarded to Jerry Grosenkemper for his volunteering and dedication for the past 20 years of this car show.

As always, the organizers expressed their appreciation to all who helped and participated in this year’s show.

Tague Attends ‘Chosin Few’ Reunion in Springfield

Left to right: Don “Buck” Tague, Dr. Baes Suk Lee, Jong Kook Lee. Baes Suk Lee (center) was part of the Army in Korea, serving as an interpreter – in his capacity to do so – even though he was a youth at the time. He came to the U.S. post Korean War. Jong Kook Lee (right) , the Consulate General of the Republic of (South) Korea , stationed in Chicago, presented Tague (and other veterans) with the Korean Government’s Ambassador of Peace Medal at this reunion.

submitted by Sandra Kalman

Don “Buck” Tague of Gorin attended a Korean War battle reunion in Springfield, Missouri, May 18 to 20.

Commemorating the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir, survivors of that battle have taken to calling themselves: “The Chosin Few.”

This particular reunion was the U.S. Army Chapter reunion of The Chosen Few – another association holds reunions for both Marines and Army survivors together and Tague attends those Korean War reunions too.  He also attends World War II reunions with his Patton’s Third Army 65th Infantry Division Association.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir lasted from late November, 1950, until the end of December, making this reunion not quite 67 years post battle.  Details of the battle are not pretty.  Tague played a part in the Army’s 79th Construction Engineering Battalion in Korea.

An interesting editorial written about this reunion by a local Springfield physician, Yung Hwang, M. D., published prior to the reunion, said the purpose of this reunion was “To honor the surviving veterans and the memory of those who died during that decisive battle…”

Hwang said:  “On the eve of Chosin Few coming to town, the Korean community will warmly welcome and happily join in their memorial service as we are also hoping North Korean and Chinese communism will stop their bad behaviors against the world.”

Several highlights of the reunion are described in text accompanying photographs in a Fathers’ Day ad, placed here by Tague’s proud children.

About the general feeling of the reunion, Buck’s son, David, said:  “They were glad to be here.”

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, May 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Pudding

Friday, May 26 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed, No Meals

Tuesday, May 30 – BBQ or Plain Pork/Bun, Scalloped Potatoes, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Pears, Cookies

Wednesday, May 31 – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Bread, Fruit Salad

Thursday, June 1 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, May 25 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed

Thursday, June 1 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Regularly Scheduled Audit of Scotland County Underway

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (May 19, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on audits of Scotland and Mercer counties, located in northern Missouri.  Audit staff is on-site in both locations, and Auditor Galloway encouraged citizens to submit concerns or information through the dedicated hotline.

“The public deserves a government that is transparent and works efficiently on behalf of its citizens,” Auditor Galloway said. “These audits will provide an independent review, and I encourage anyone who has information to contact my Whistleblower Hotline.”

The most recent audits of Scotland and Mercer counties were completed in 2013 and both counties received good ratings.

Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit may contact the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.

MLRA Late Models to Highlight June 1st Races at Scotland County Speedway

Racing action will return to Scotland County Speedway next week as the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association will kick off a three-day circuit across northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa with a stop in Memphis on Thursday, June 1st.

The MLRA event will highlight a full schedule of events at SCS, paying $3,000 to win the late model feature. Modifieds, sport models and stock cars will all be racing for a $1,000 top prize with sport compacts battling for a $300 payday.

The track will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for practice at $25 per car. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

The local event is being sponsored by J & J Ag, Memphis Pepsi-Cola, Brain’s Foundation Repair and Crop Production Services.

The MLRA will be racing May 25-27th in Wheatland, MO. After the Memphis stop, the late models will be in action Friday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA before heading to Randolph County Speedway in Moberly on Saturday.

On May 4th-6th the circuit was in Iowa, racing at Lee County Speedway, Davenport and Independence with Chris Simpson, Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer all picking up wins. Thus far in 2017, five races in the books have generated five different winners for the MLRA.

Rush Releases Latest Book ‘You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!’

Pastor Terry Rush is no stranger to the people of his hometown, Memphis. But while Scotland County residents may know Rush from his frequent visits back home for speaking engagements, or as readers of his newspaper column of one of his books, his latest release starts with a revealing confession.

“All I ever wanted to be was famous.” That is the statement Rush offers to open “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!”, his newest book fresh off the press.

Of course that confession was made tongue-in-cheek to the high school guidance counselor, as Rush was clinging to his dream of one day becoming a St. Louis Cardinal. Fittingly enough, he offered stand-up comedian, as his backup plan.

It turns out, God had other plans for Terry. While his professional baseball career never took off, Rush has had plenty of brushes with the fame he joked about.

After offering more than a dozen publication’s Rush penned his latest book in which he reveals how God has continued to send him to the right place at the right time, over and over again, to minister to the famous.

“In my younger days, I would never have guessed that the famous need and want spiritual and emotional support,” said Rush. “Surprised me. We tend to think they’ve got it made. Think again. They need people who care; just as we do.”

It has been the stories of meeting some of these needs that has led Rush to fulfill the new book’s subtitle, “Experiencing God Beyond Imagination”.

“I love people,” Rush says in the opening chapter of the book. “The famous have been ignored because it seems they are assumed to be both unneedy and unreachable. Fans just figure they have no problems.”

Rush goes on to explain in the book that his stardom, didn’t come from becoming a St. Louis Cardinal baseball player as he dreamed of as a young man, but instead only after he became a pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma and happened upon an ad for adults to attend a Cardinals Baseball Camp to play alongside past and current stars and coaches.

“When I read this article about playing baseball with these heroes, I wondered if God would use me to encourage them,” Rush says in the book. “As I thought of the possibilities, I wept.”

Little did he know that the Legends Camp would only be the beginning of the multitude of opportunities the Lord presented for Rush to interact with the famous and offer God’s encouragement. “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” is a collection of stories about “chance” meetings Rush has had with a number of celebrities from the movies, sports, politics, the music industry and television. The book is packed with amazing encounters that surely cannot be true, yet they are. These things couldn’t happen to a man from rural northeast Missouri, yet they did.

The book is chocked full of such unbelievable experiences that have put Rush in the presence of the likes of Charlton Heston, Loretta Lynn and James MacArthur.

It is through these experiences that Rush has learned that we are all alike, adding that everyone has confidences that are often undermined by fears. The author sais he hopes his latest book will open readers’ hearts to new possibility and potential.

Copies of you “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!” are available at J’s Foods in Memphis or can be ordered directly from Kelly Press, Inc. by calling 573-449-4163 or by emailing colin@kellypressinc.com.

Judge DeMarce to Address 71st Annual Memorial Day Services

Judge Karl DeMarce will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 71st Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse.

The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton welcoming the crowd.

Veterans Flody C. Baker and Mike Stephenson will perform the traditional wreath placement at the soldiers’ memorial on the southeast side of the courthouse. Fellow serviceman Bill Camp will lead the gathering the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pastor Leon Buford, also a Scotland County veteran, will lead the invocation prior to the playing of the National Anthem by the Scotland County R-I band. The Memphis Community Players will keep the music flowing with a series of patriotic selections.

Judge Gary Dial will again have the honor of introducing the service’s guest speaker.

Following DeMarce’s speech, veteran Jamie Parker will sing Sleep Soldier Boy accompanied by Connie Courtney.

Following the benediction by Buford, the VFW members will present a 21 gun salute before the performance of taps by service member Melinda Briggs with ECHO played by Chris Kempke.

The service is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors at the VFW post.

Gorin American Legion Post Plans Memorial Day Gathering

The Leslie Chambers #395 Gorin American Legion Post will be hosting their annual Memorial Day gathering on Sunday, May 28.  There will be a carry-in dinner at 12:30 at the Gorin Christian Church with a program following the dinner. The Post will present military services at the Gorin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is invited.

BABY FUNK

Casey and April Funk of Coatsville, MO are the parents of a son, Carter Bret Funk, born May 10, 2017 at 8:16 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Carter weighed 7 lbs 1.8 oz and was 20.75 inches long. He has a sibling, Caley Archer. Grandparents are Chris and Ida Archer of Moulton, IA; Ralph Funk of Coatsville, MO; and Judy Funk of Coatsville, MO.

BABY KEEFE

Kara Ball of Kahoka and Johnathon Keefe of Kahoka are the parents of a son, Michael Raymond Keefe, born May 16, 2017 at 6:28 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Michael weighed 7 lbs 2.8 oz and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David and Stacie Parson of Lawrence, Patrick Keefe of Keokuk, and Alicia Boyd of Eureka.

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