January 3, 2002

2001 Will Be A Year To Remember Thanks To September 11th (Year in Review Part 2)

August 2, 2001

Representatives of Missouri's rural hospitals traveled to Washington, D.C. in July to urge Congress to support legislation that would help these facilities respond to a growing shortage of nurses and other health practitioners. Scotland County Memorial Hospital administrator Marcia Dial and administrative assistant Brenda Prather were among the local health care officials to make the trip.

August 9, 2001

A lot of people walk around the Scotland County square every day of the week, but it took a special group of volunteers to join together August 3-4 to circle the square more than 5,700 times during the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The walkers raised more than $14,000 for the charity in the process.

August 16, 2001

After several months in the planning and production stage, www.memphisdemocrat.com has finally gone online effective August 13. The Internet newspaper is being made available through a joint effort of the newspaper staff and the folks at Skyhouse Consulting, an Internet-based web site designer located in the Dancing Rabbit community near Rutledge.

August 23, 2001

Scotland County was among three northeast Missouri counties to receive funding for bridge repair through the Community Development Block Grant program. The awards were announced August 17 by Governor Bob Holden as part of a $2.5 million CDBG package for rural communities. Scotland County will receive $273,800 to pay for the replacement of 10 bridges in the county.

August 30, 2001

It took just over three months, but a pair of college students made it on foot from Point Reyes California near San Francisco to Memphis. However the long trek is only half complete as the duo, part of a four-man team plans to complete a walk across America. Joe McCarty and Michael Charbonneau stopped in Memphis for a day and a half to "refuel their batteries" before pressing on with the trip. The group is making the walk as an effort to raise awareness for the issue of sexual abuse.

September 6, 2001

Not only does the Scotland County R-I School District have the fourth lowest tax levy among the 66-similar sized districts in the state, but now the district has an even lower levy rate following the August 31 SCR-I School Board meeting. Following the annual tax levy rate hearing prior to the board of education meeting, the board voted 6-0 to set the 2001-2002 levy rate at $3.0083 per $100 of assessed valuation. That is a reduction of more than five cents from the last year's rate of $3.06.

September 13, 2001

Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers Tuesday morning, September 11. A jetliner also slammed into the Pentagon as the seat of government itself came under attack. Hundreds were apparently killed aboard the jets, and untold numbers were feared dead in the rubble. Thousands were injured in New York alone. A fourth jetliner, also apparently hijacked, crashed in Pennsylvania.

September 20, 2001

The political subdivisions of Scotland County are getting a facelift. Following the 2000 Census results which revealed a large disparity in population numbers between the existing east and west districts, the county is considering replacing the old system with a more geographical distribution that would also create a more balanced population base for both regions.

September 27, 2001

The newest and largest health clinic in the United States Army will bear the name of a former Memphis resident who died in the line of duty during the Vietnam War in 1970. The Charles Thomas Moore Health Clinic is tentatively scheduled for dedication February 14, 2002 in Fort Hood, TX. Moore served as a medic in the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army. He was killed in the line of duty on January 5, 1970 near Tay Ninh, South Vietnam at the age of 21.

The outpouring of support from the Scotland County community continued last week for the survivors and the victims of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast September 11. Students at the Scotland County R-I School District combined to raise more than $1,100 for the American Red Cross. The Scotland County Fire Department raised more than $6,600 in donations at a soup dinner fundraiser for the New York City firemen and their families on September 22.

October 4, 2001

The fears of school violence and the concerns generated by the recent national tragedies boiled over at the Scotland County R-I School system October 2 when a bomb threat was received at the school. A handwritten note addressed to the school administration threatening that bombs had been placed in both school buildings was located in a high school classroom by a teacher. A 15-year old suspect was taken into custody at the scene. An extensive search of both buildings found no bombs.

October 11, 2001

After preliminary reports calling for price increases of as much as 32-percent, the Memphis City Council voted 4-0 during the October 4 meeting to approve ordinance 9-01 that will raise electric rates by just eight percent.

October 18, 2001

Several area witnesses painted a problematic picture regarding the future of the nursing home industry for members of the House Select Committee on Nursing Home Care, which met at the Memphis Theatre October 15. Representatives from several local care centers spoke to the 10-panel committee chaired by First District State Representative Sam Berkowitz. They discussed several troubling issues including declining revenue, deficit Medicaid reimbursement, shrink-ing labor force and growing governmental regulations.

October 25, 2001

His legacy lives on. For the people that knew the late First District State Representative Jim Sears, there could be no better way to honor the former teacher than by naming his educational dream in his memory. The Jim Sears Northeast Technical Center was officially dedicated October 20 in a special celebration that drew a large crowd to the technical school campus in Edina.

The community was dealt a difficult blow October 21, when 18-year-old Jason Rockhold of Arbela was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 136.

November 1, 2001

The Memphis Police Department investigated an early morning break in at the Raytec manufacturing plant on Highway 136 in Memphis that occurred October 15. The robber(s) cut phone lines to the building as well as other power lines inside the warehouse and on the plant's forklift before loading 10 12' by 16' aluminum rolls and removing them from the site. An estimated $10,000 value was placed on the stolen property. A similar burglary occurred at the plant in 1997.

November 8, 2001

Nearly 100 area emergency service personnel spent more than 10 hours Saturday, November 3 searching northern Scotland County for a possible injured hunter. At 10:30 a.m. a group of hunters contacted the Scotland County Sheriff's Department and reported that they had overheard radio traffic on a family service radio from a hunter that stated he had fallen and was injured. The search was called off at 9:30 p.m. No hunter was located in the 11-hour search.

November 15, 2001

More than eight hours of contract discussions evaporated in a split second as former track promoter Ron Anderson walked away from the negotiation table at the November 12 meeting of the Scotland County Fair Board. The move left the fair board scrambling in an effort to secure the services of a track promoter for next season.

November 22, 2001

The Scotland County Fire Department responded to a pair of calls over the November 17th weekend. A combine fire was reported on property owned by Speers Farms located northwest of Memphis at approximately 12:10 p.m. November 17. The second fire call came in at 10:30 p.m. November 17. The department responded to a brush fire at the Richard L. Briggs residence southwest of Memphis.

November 29, 2001

A Memphis man escaped serious injury after the tractor-trailer he was driving went off a bridge in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. November 23 in Scotland County. Ken Hull, 30, suffered moderate injuries when the 1995 GMC semi tractor trailer he was driving southbound on Highway 15 smashed through the barrier on the northbound traffic lane of the bridge over the South Wyaconda and plunged downward approximately 30 feet before smashing into the south creek bank.

December 6, 2001

Local farmers may have felt they had a strong voice in state agriculture legislation with the late Rep. Gary Wiggins heading the House Ag Committee, but now they have a direct link to farm policy. Speaker of the House Jim Kreider, D-Nixa, named veteran lawmaker Sam Berkowitz, D-Memphis, as the next head of the prominent House Agriculture Committee.

December 13, 2001

Betty L. Harris, 80, of Kahoka was killed in a head-on collision with a semi tractor trailer on Highway 136 seven miles east of Memphis at the section of the road often referred to as "Blind Man's Corner" at 10:40 a.m. December 11.

December 20, 2001

The 2001 Memphis Community Choir performed in front of a packed house at the United Methodist Church December 16 with the presentation of "Come to the Manger", the group's annual Christmas program.

December 27, 2001

The Scotland County Fair Board insured races at the Scotland County Speedway for another year by signing a one-year lease agreement with Lee County Speedway Promoter Terry Hoenig to hold Saturday night races in Memphis this summer.

Representative Redmon Report

Representative Craig Redmon joined members of the American Heart Association’s lobby with red attire recognizing Heart Healthy Day.

Visitors

This week, we had a special visit from some students of Northwest Missouri State University. They came down to Jefferson City in order to discuss the funding of higher education, and they shared stories about NWMSU that showed its success and efficiency. These students were as young as freshmen and as old as seniors, but they did a great job representing their university!

We also had a visit from some Lewis County Commissioners  who were in the area for their annual training.

Heart Health Day

This Tuesday was the American Heart Association’s Lobby day, and  many people wore red in order to show our support for heart health! Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death for men and women in this country, and many people are at risk for this disease. If you have any questions, be sure to consult with your local physician!

Legislation

This week, my legislation made some great strides towards becoming law. Two of my bills (the bus bills that affect medical endorsements and CDL tests for 70 year old drivers) are now on the Consent Calendar, and so if they go five legislative days without being objected to, they will be voted on and moved to the Senate.

We also moved forward with many other bills. My bill that eliminates the double taxing of prepared foods has been referred to committee, which means that there will be public testimonies on it and then the committee will vote on it. Two other bills of mine, one that allows store clerks to carry alcohol to customers cars and another that creates an insurance fund for oil spills, have also moved on to committees where they will also be heard.

For a full list of all the legislation I am sponsoring, you can visit the state website and go to my profile, which will have a list of all my legislation.

House Legislation

The House of Representatives has also been working hard on passing legislation this week. We perfected a few bills and passed even more. Perfecting a bill means amending and debating a bill, which is the step just before voting on it.

One of the big bills we perfected this week was HB 1413, which is commonly known as Paycheck Protection. This bill requires unions to get permission to spend a member’s dues on the unions political agenda, and it also requires unions to give an opt in method (instead of an opt out method) of having union dues deducted annually.

Another big bill we perfected is HB 1383, which requires both parents of a minor to be notified if the minor is having an abortion. As it is now, only one parent must be notified. This bill does make some exceptions for parents who have been convicted for certain crimes, have had parental rights terminated, cannot be located, or are on the sex offender registry.

We also passed quite a few bills this week, meaning they are now headed to the Senate. One such bill is HB1411, which requires peer support specialists from disclosing confidential information entrusted by law enforcement.

We also passed HB 1415 which allows teachers to count hours spent in a local businesses externship as contract hours for professional development. This bill also allows students to take either the ACT or the ACT WorkKeys (which is a test aimed more at technical schools).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me! You can call my office at (573) 751-3644 or email us at
Craig.Redmon@house.mo.gov. If you are ever in the capitol building, feel free to come visit us! I am in office 317 B and the door is always open!

Missouri’s Complex Fence Laws to be Explained

A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Monday evening, March 5th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The class will be held at the Adair County Extension Office Basement, 503 Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO.  There is a $15 charge for this meeting and that covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 2nd with a minimum of 7 people needed to hold the class.

“Missouri continues to have a very complicated fence law, in large part due to Missouri having two separate laws covering the state depending on the county that your land is in” according to Joe Koenen, Agricultural Business Specialist with University of Missouri Extension who will be presenting the program that night. “If you own land you really need to know the law and how it impacts you whether you own livestock or not. Furthermore, in 2016 a portion of the law was changed to address livestock liability that affects livestock and non-livestock owners alike” said Joe.

A comparison of both laws will be given at this program. Joe has been presenting programs on the fence law for over 25 years throughout the state. .Landowners need to be aware of what the law is in their county and this meeting will help them better understand their rights and responsibilities.

This program will be done via Skype or Zoom so attendees can see the presentation and also ask questions of the presenter. It allows the presenter (Joe) to talk to several people in a wide area without traveling to each location.

Contact Darla Campbell at the Schuyler County Extension Office (660-457-3469) if you want to register or you can e-mail her at campbelld@missouri.edu.  She will be the facilitator at the Kirksville location.

Scotland County Sheriff / Memphis Police Department Blotter

The following law enforcement related activities were logged from January 26th – February 1st by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office dispatch service.

February 2

traffic stop resulting in a verbal warning for speed

investigation of threats made to hospital staff

checked on the welfare of a child

investigated suspicious activity at a home where owners were known to be on vacation

Arrested Peggy Goodin on a warrant from Schuyler County

February 3

assisted hospital with a stranded individual

investigation of suspicious activity concerns of someone tampering with a gate and letting a dog loose

assisted Hospital with a combative intoxicated patient

report of a publishers clearing house SCAM

assisted ambulance with a unresponsive adult

dispatched Fire Department to a grass fire

February 4

assisted two parties exchanging information after a minor accident on private property

February 5

traffic stop resulting in verbal warning for equipment

traffic stop resulting in a verbal warning for speed

assisted with a slide-off accident

February 6

Report of stranded motorist

report of a slide-off accident

call concerning a large controlled burn

assisted the high school with an ongoing bullying issue

February 7

report of serious assault  latter found to be a false report

February 8

investigated suspicious tracks in the snow

arrested William Edwards on an outstanding warrant

assisted an individual with retrieving juvenile’s belongings

Ex parte court order was served to Darrin Cochran

NAOMI KIDD SCHWANDT (6/13/1940 – 2/11/2018)

Naomi Kidd Schwandt, age 77, of Rutledge, MO, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at her home south of Rutledge. She was born June 13, 1940, in Pike County, KY, the daughter of Hatler and Irene Cantrell Gibson.

Naomi was married to Aubrey Cavenaugh and two this union two children were born.  On March 31, 1973, she was united in marriage to Robert Paul Kidd and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2003.  On November 26, 2012 she was united in marriage to Irwin L. Schwandt and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Willie Manual Kiser and Ivle Edwards Kiser and sister Syble Kiser.

Surviving are two children, Dan Cavenaugh of Rutledge, MO and Bonnie (Dennis) Schick of Peotone, IL; five step-children, Wayne D. (Jill) Kidd of Thornton, IL, William Robert Kidd, Dennis Schwandt of Iowa Falls, IA, Kriston Pierson of Hubbard, IA and Veronica Barger of Iowa Falls, IA; grandchildren, Heather Cavenaugh, D.J. Cavenaugh, Jon Schick, Kimberly Cleveland, Alan Schick, step-grandchildren, Wayne D. Kidd Jr., Rebecca L. Kidd, Jessica Marie Kidd, Brandon James Schwandt; two great-grandchildren, Angel Cavenaugh and Christopher James Cibirka; brothers and sisters, Carol (Arthur) Blackburn Hudson, FL, Della Flemming Lexington, KY, Mildred Little Pikeville, KY, Kathy Bartly Pikeville, KY, Lorna Faye Rowe Elkhorn City, KY, James Kiser Pikeville, KY, Robin Raines Breaks, VR, and Jimmie Kiser Crossville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Naomi was raised in Pike County, KY were she received her education in Elkhorn City, KY.  She and her husband Robert lived in Chicago, IL for 18 years where she was a supervisor for the Robertson Transformer Company.  After retirement she and her husband moved to Rutledge in 1989. Naomi was a member of the Red Hat Society in Memphis, Scotland County Lassie Club, Crosstrails Square Dance Club, Lewistown Country Squares, and Rutledge Eastern Star.  Naomi enjoyed reading, crocheting, yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Reverend Mike Wilson will officiate the services.  Burial will be in the LaGrange Memorial Cemetery in LaGrange, MO.

Casket bearers will be D.J. Cavenaugh, Jon Schick, Alan Schick, David Roush, Steve Montgomery, Ray Ward and Wayne Kidd.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p.m. conducted by Rutledge Eastern Star Chapter # 343 O.E.S.

Memorials are suggested to Naomi Kidd Schwandt memorial fund to be designated later.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

Auditors Discuss Consolidation Options at January Hospital Board Meeting

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Those present: Curtis Ebeling,-Chairman (Arriving at 6:00 pm), Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary, Robert Neese- Treasurer, Members: Dwight DeRosear, Lori Fulk (Arriving 5:40 pm).

Vice Chairman Doubet called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm, in the absence of Ebeling.   Approval of Agenda – Open Session was approved by majority vote.  Approval of Agenda-Executive Session was approved by majority vote.

The Board heard a presentation by a representative of HST Inc regarding implementation of a novel strategy of reference based pricing to significantly reduce cost of off-site healthcare received by the SCH-insured employees. Reference Based Pricing is a reimbursement that uses Medicare and Cost information to determine the prevailing price for medical services, designed to negotiate best pricing available for employees when needing to seek medical treatment in other facilities.  Board voted unanimously to proceed with contracting for this service.

BKD (SCH auditors) gave a presentation regarding the current landscape of consolidation in healthcare. BKD officials reported there are stark challenges to facilities like SCH due to dramatic decreases in government and private reimbursement at a time of increasing costs due  to regulations, healthcare labor and provider market and overall total transformation of the healthcare system.  The presenters went over several strategies for SCH to sustainably fulfill its missions while continuing all services and maintaining financial stability.  BKD officials recommended starting with internal strategic readiness analysis before considering the time lines and types of potential partners.  Board consented to evaluate a proposal for consultation services.

Financial Update

December’s Gross Patient Revenue was $3,744,000; Net Patient Revenue was $1,851,212.90.  Net Patient Revenue Per Day was $52,895. Contractual and SCH discounts to the gross revenue, year to date is 52.74%.

December’s Expenses: $1,991,140

Expenses per day: $59,055

Net loss December 31, 2017 – ($162,765)

Net Profit/loss before Depreciation, December 31, 2017-$(32,595)

Year to Date net loss of $1,099,458.57

Finance Committee meeting planned for 02/01/2018 with finalize plan at the February board meeting.

Lisa Rollison, DO, FACOS, Chief of Staff reported on the 1/22/18 Quarterly Medical Staff meeting with these highlights: The clinicians’ chart incompletion impact was discussed. It was debated whether to have by-law changes or administrative interventions to address the issue. Quality assurance through the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation process was discussed. Compliance education regarding collaborative practice compliance assurance was presented and there was an update on the Tiger Cub Care project (Daycare for employees’ children).

Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG, Chief Executive Officer gave an administrative report with these highlights – Operations: Senior Life Solutions geriatric group counseling service is on track for a March 2018 opening; Therapist, Program Director and Patient Coordinator have been hired.

Memphis Community Pharmacy held an informational meeting with clinical staff to update them on 340B operations.

Employee Survey responses were used to form committees to address employee comments/feedback and the employee retirement match eligibility to define threshold work hours was discussed at the Incentives Committee meeting.

In business office reports, the Chargemaster/Pricing review vendors have been contacted as well as business office processes being evaluated for maximum efficiency in coding and billing while syncing with the EMR regular updates that inevitability detect bugs.  The last EMR update bug led to delayed claims filing.

The Board Governance Self-Assessment ad hoc Committee met 1/18.  The committee learned about a new population health/CCM (Chronic Care Management) vendor identified and initial presentation attended on 1/10.  The new vendor emphasizes Annual Wellness Visits (essentially a thorough risk assessment encouraged for all Medicare enrollees). Master agreement through HPC (Heartland Physician’s Corporation) pending, then we anticipate contracting for this health enhancing revenue positive service.

At the 1/15 Ambulance Board meeting, the ongoing deficits with the service were discussed.  A review of EMS coding and billing practices by the Hospital is in progress.

There was a presentation to SCCC Board at their regular January meeting regarding reconsideration of the decision to use another vendor for routine lab services.

Regarding Medical Staff/Allied Health topics, Dr. Tobler reported that the medical staff have been notified of several episodes of patients discovering their high impact results on the portal before notification by ordering clinician.  Medical staff has been informed of  federally mandated  quarantine intervals from time of result to portal posting in order to speak with patient before results are posted on portal.

Dr. Krishnasamy’s first day of cataract surgery went well and Dr. Eldon Frazier, Family Practice Physician at MMS was a recent guest on Healthy U Radio Show.

In Personnel, it was reported that a new staffing model has been implemented in Housekeeping and utilization of the “Critical Shortage” policy for clinic staffing is low.

In Regulatory topics & trends, there’s a new impact of elimination of individual mandate which may mean more uninsured patients.  This would likely increase our bad debt and at a minimum increase contractual as these patients take advantage of the pre-/prompt-pay self-pay discounts.  Positively balancing this is higher employment and wages with the economic upswing.  Dr. Tobler reported on the Governor’s budget proposal with these highlights- Modest growth in revised FY18 revenue growth (to 1.9%) and for FY19 (2.5%), significant cuts in Medicaid spending though as yet undefined “efficiencies”. Funding for opioid abuse programs and major cuts to higher education may not prevail in the legislature and force reductions elsewhere.

Jeff Davis, DO, Chief Medical Officer, was absent but prepared a written report which outlined the past month’s activities as CMO; including QA/Safety, Senior Management, Clinic Relations, Service Line Development and Recruitment.

In old Business, it was announced that Mr. DeRosear was the only candidate to file. No election will be necessary for the district during the April 2018 election.  Strategic Planning Committee will have a report in February and other than awaiting receipt of mutual aid agreements from participating hospitals, the Emergency Action Plan is complete.  Plan approved by majority vote.

In new business, Dr. Tobler requested the March Meeting be rescheduled to March 29. General consensus was in approval.  Dr. Tobler asked that the board approve the Governance Self-Assessment Committee Report after the review of the minutes & report of that meeting. Areas for improvement were discussed.  The board will re-assess next January.  Majority vote in favor.

Regarding Senior Life Solution, the board discussed van specifications & purchase.  The van will be used to support patient care in the  SLS intensive outpatient geriatric psychiatric program program.   The board approved criteria for search, mileage & price limitations.

Executive Session

In closed session, the following items were discussed:

Approval of Executive Session minutes of 12/28/17

Personnel

Prescription criteria under collaborating agreements reviewed.

Discipline and remediation.

Legal

Review of conversation with legal counsel on personnel issues.

Discussed with counsel issues of compliance/assurance.

Discussed timetable/lengthy process of MHRC complaint filed by former employee. No update available at this time.

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.

Hite, Cooley Earn National Advanced Placement Testing Honors

Each May hundreds of thousands of students across the country take Advanced Placement (AP) exams to demonstrate their knowledge of specific subjects. The College Board recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary college-level achievement on these exams with AP Scholar Awards.

The AP exams are scored on a 5-point scale and scores of 3, 4, or 5 are considered passing scores. The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The AP Scholar with Honor Award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams. The AP Scholar with Distinction Award recognizes students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores 3 or higher on five or more AP exams.

Two Scotland County R-1 students were recognized as AP Scholars based on their performance on AP exams in the past two years.  Elijah Cooley received an AP Scholar Award for earning 3 or higher on the AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and AP Physics exams.  Evan Hite received an AP Scholar with Distinction Award for averaging above a 3.5 and earning a 3 or higher on the AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Statistics, and AP United States History exams.

“SCR-I would like to congratulate these two students on this outstanding accomplishment,” said the district’s AP director, Kim McCluskey.

Miss Clark County, Northeast Missouri, Outstanding Teen Pageants to be Held February 17

The Miss Clark County and the Miss Northeast Missouri Scholarship Pageants will be returning this Saturday, February 17, to the Clark County R-1 Middle School beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This year the pageant will also be adding an Outstanding Teen Pageant.

The contestants will meet with the panel of judges during the day for the personal interview portion of the competition.  That evening, the contestants will participate in swimsuit, talent, evening wear and will answer an on-stage interview question.

Rajah Maples from KHQA will be the emcee for the evening.

In addition to the competition, local groups will be entertaining throughout the evening.  These special performances will be by Dance Explosion, the Black Hawk Choir, Emma Pitford, and Finley Webster.

This years’ contestants for Miss Clark County are Kathryn Ewart, Calissa Cormier, Karcyn McKee, Payton Eddleman and Samantha Norman.

The Miss Northeast Missouri contestants are Audrianna Hebron, Ashley Thakur, Kinsey Stephens, Jennifer Mueller and Carly Hesson.

The young women competing in the Outstanding Teen Pageant are Kennedy Johnson, Isabella Hasten, Shelby Irvin, Elaine Yoder, Alexis Fincher, Jordyn Hale and Emma Garrels.

Winners of the pageants will receive a scholarship to assist with their college education.  These scholarships are made possible from donations from individuals and local businesses.

This year’s pageant will begin at 7:00 pm at the Clark County Middle School with doors opening at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

District Basketball Playoffs Start Next Week

The Class 2 District 6 basketball tournament will kick off Monday night in Canton. Both Scotland County squads are seeded #4 in the brackets released last week.

The Lady Tigers will take on #5 seeded Canton on Monday, February 19th at 8:30 p.m.

South Shelby earned the #1 seed and will play #8 Louisiana at 5:30 p.m. The first game of the night  will be #3 seed Clopton vs. #6 Knox County at 4 p.m. Paris, the #2 seed will take on #7 Van-Far at 7 p.m.

The boys will kick off on Tuesday night. The Tigers will take on #5 seed Knox County at 8:30 p.m.

Play will open Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with #3 Louisiana taking on #6 Paris. The 5:30 p.m. game will pit #1 Canton vs. #8 South Shelby. Then #2 Van-Far will face off versus #7 Clopton at 7 p.m.

The girls semifinals will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the boys semifinals set for Thursday night at the same times. If Scotland County can advance, it would play in the early game Wednesday and Thursday.

The district championship games are set for Saturday, February 24th with the girls tipping off at 4 p.m. followed by the boys at 6 p.m.

Memphis FFA Chapter to Celebrate 2018 National FFA Week, February 17-24

The Memphis FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week February 17-24, 2018. National FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members with a passion for agriculture will participate in activities at local, state and national levels.

Designated a national week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday, National FFA Week runs from Saturday to Saturday and gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education.

The Memphis FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities:

Saturday, February 17th – FFA Card Party, High School Commons 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 18th – Attend Bible Grove Christian Church

Monday, February 19th – No School

Tuesday, February 20th – No School

Wednesday, February 21st – Pajama Day

Thursday, February 22nd – Wear Official Dress Day

Friday, February 23rd – Truck and Tractor Day, Dress like a Farmer

Saturday, February 24th – Community Appreciation Breakfast, High School Ag Building, 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for 255 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industries. National FFA Week is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

Rumpled Roster Helps Relive Historic 1996 Football Season

The 1996 SCR-I football team photo hangs in the high school hallway with other top squads from the school’s past.

The 1996 Scotland County R-I football squad became the first team in school history to make it to the final four in the state playoffs. Team members were honored earlier this year during a halftime ceremony at a home SCR-I basketball game.

John Cook of Cooks Mens Store recently uncovered a game program dating back to the famous playoff run, and shared the piece of history with the Memphis Democrat.

The rumpled page listed the rosters from SCR-I and its opponent, Milan in the program printed by Pepsi.

John Cook recently uncovered this program from the 1996 football season helping relive the historic playoff run.

The SCR-I roster read as follows:

1 Les Richmond, WR, SO; 7 Evan Emel, QB, JR; 14 Nic Hatfield, RB, Soph.; 15 Jacob Brewer, QB, SO; 16 Brian Robinson, QB, SR; 22 Jeff Young, RB, FR; 23 Andy Hayden, WR, JR; 24 Aaron Emel, RB, SO; 25 Ryan Kirkpatrick, RB, SO; 29 Eric Dickerson, RB, JR; 30 Brandon Holt, RB, JR; 31 Tim Horton, RB, SO; 33 Dustin Cook, RB, SR; 35 Micheal Freeburg, RB, SR; 36 Thomas Wentworth, RB, SR; 44 Mitch Prather, RB, SR; 51 Bruce Parsons, G, SR; 53 John Schenk, T, FR; 55 Craig Orton, G, FR; 50 Ryan Robinson, C, SR; 51 Scott Kirby, G, SR; 52 Nick Rhodes, G, SO; 63 Lucas Mauck, C, SO; 64 Kurtis Bogatzke, C, JR; 66 Shawn  Boden, T, JR; 68 Ryan Morgan, G, FR; 71 Bill Steinbacher, T, SR; 72 Michael Melton, T, JR; 73 Jim Reed, T, JR; 74 Jim Brown, T, SR; 75 Chris Speer, T, SO;  76 Troy Tague, T, FR; 71 Chris Boyer, T, SO; 80 Tyler Henselman, WR, SO; 82 Aaron Whitney, WR, FR; 83 Russ Gelbach, WR, SR; 86 William O’Donnell, TE, SO;

Managers – Kevin Koontz.. Angie Nelson, and Amanda Woods:

Cheerleaders – Jennifer Dochterman, Allison Gosney, Nakisha Phillips, Amanda Riebel, Jennifer Smith, Sandra Thomas and Spike. Sponsor   – Tammy Thompson

Statistician – R.C. Seppelt

Coaches – Dave Shalley Head Coach; Brent Bondurant; Josh McCurrun; Ken Cross; Chris Montgomery; and Chris Weber.

The Tigers opened the year with a 32-13 loss to Salisbury. After big wins over Schuyler County (34-13) and Warsaw (37-0), SCR-I fell back to .500 on the year with a 30-7 loss to Putnam County.

SCR-I scored a 46-42 upset over Clark County the following Friday and followed that up with a 35-14 victory over Brookfield to improve to 4-2.

Milan stopped the winning streak with a 35-15 defeat.

SCR-I closed out the regular season with wins over Knox County (26-12), Missouri Military Academy (42-0) and North Shelby (47-0) to close out with a 7-3 mark.

After claiming the district title, the Tigers went on to defeat Princeton 13-8 to be one of the eight teams left standing in Missouri Class 1A football. The following week, the Tigers toppled Salisbury 27-13 to avenge the season-opening loss and advance to the Final Four.

Scotland County narrowly missed advancing to play in the  dome in St. Louis in the state title game, instead falling to Santa Fe 21-19 to end the historic season.

Cass-Midway defeated Santa Fe 42-13 to be crowned state champions.

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