April 25, 2002

Rep. Berkowitz Leads Tour Of Area Nursing Homes

Rep. Sam Berkowitz, D-Memphis, will lead experts on nursing home care on a tour of local facilities on Friday, April 26.

"I really want to show off the great work that the nursing centers in the First District are doing," said Rep. Berkowitz. "Over the last six to eight months, I've had occasion to travel facilities all over the state, and believe me, the care received at the facilities we will visit is first-rate".

The group will include Elsie Gaber, the Directory of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medi-cine's Aging in Place program, along with representatives of the Alzheimer's Association, the Missouri Health Care Association, the state's Elderlink program and representatives of two area nursing homes. The group will meet in Kirksville and tour Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, and Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

"The main issue I want to highlight on the trip is the need for, and the importance of, Alzheimer's units within care facilities," said Rep. Berkowitz, who last year won a special award from the Missouri Alzheimer's Association for his work in the legislature on behalf of those with the disease. "These units make a huge difference in the care of those who suffer from the disease, and provide peace of mind for the families of its' victims".

Rep. Berkowitz gained special knowledge of the nursing center situation throughout the state of Missouri in his role as chairman of the House Interim Committee on Nursing Home Caregiving last fall. During that committee's hearings, members traveled around the state, touring facilities and taking testimony from elder care experts, residents, families and citizens. The committee spawned several pieces of legislation on various topics of elder care that are now working their way through the legislative process.

"The time is now to start helping our older residents who need the care of nursing centers," said Rep. Berkowitz. "There are a myriad of issues that need to be addressed, and we are working on them in Jefferson City. But even though there are many problems within the elder care system in the state of Missouri, the nursing homes in the communities of First District are doing wonderful things, many times with limited resources. I am proud of the work they are doing for some of our most vulnerable citizens, and I want to tell their stories to as many people as will listen. That's what this tour is all about."

Late Tigers’ Rally Comes Up Short in 26-20 Loss at Westran

Kaden Anders runs over the Hornet defender on the kickoff return late in the first half of Friday night’s game at Westran.

In a game that statistically it had no business being in, Scotland County battled down to the wire and gave itself a shot in the final seconds before ultimately falling to Westran 26-20 to end the Tigers’ three game win streak.

The Hornets outgained SCR-I nearly 2 to 1 on offense and also enjoyed a huge disparity in penalties, being flagged just three times for 25 yards compared to 12 penalties against the visitors for well over 100 yards.

Westran looked like it might run away with the contest early on. SCR-I picked up an initial first down after taking the opening kickoff but then was forced to punt. That wasn’t the case for the Hornets, who mounted a nine-play 74-yard scoring drive on the legs of running back Kaden Massey and quarterback Alex Young to take a 7-0 lead with 5:44 left in the first period.

But Will Fromm got the Tigers right back into it, as he broke a 47-yard run on SCR-I’s next play for scrimmage. The junior quarterback added an 11-yard run and then connected with Matthew Woods for another first down. Fromm then hit Brett Monroe for a 14-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 with 1:51 left in the opening period.

After the slow start on defense, SCR-I corralled Young and Massey on the next possession. Dylan Karsch and Grant McRobert combined to tackled the Westran quarterback for a loss. Woods then chased down a scrambling Young on third down and caught him for a loss to force a Hornets’ punt.

Unfortunately SCR-I went three and out on its next possession as well.

Gage Dodge picked off a pass from Young to end the next Westran drive and the senior safety returned it all the way to the 35-yard line. But the 30-yard return was quickly lost as SCR-I lost yards on first down, were flagged for a penalty on the next play, and then suffered a bad snap on third down that left them with fourth down and 33 yards to go, forcing another punt.

Young made sure his team was headed in the right direction. He hit Chris Evans for a first down pass play before breaking through the SCR-I defense for a 42-yard run. But the SCR-I defense stiffened in the red zone. Bryson Orton made a tackle for a loss on second down and Mason Kliethermes and Stephen Terrill chased down Young for a short gain on third down before the SCR-I secondary forced an incompletion on a fourth down try.

After another SCR-I punt, Westran’s offense went airborne. Young hit Evans for a key third down conversion of 18-yards. Then with time running out on the first half he delivered a perfect pass over the outside shoulder of receiver Avery Hammond who made a great catch to beat solid SCR-I defense for a 37-yard gain down to the two yard line. Young ran the ball in two plays later with 27 seconds left in the second period to make the halftime score 14-7.

The game looked like it might be over when the Hornets took the opening kickoff of the second half and found pay dirt just two plays later. Young moved the chains for an 11-yard gain. He then connected on a short pass to Evans who slipped a tackle and went the distance for a 42-yard TD just 36 seconds into the second half. The PAT kick was no good, leaving Westran’s lead at 20-7.

But SCR-I answered with a drive of its own. Fromm hit Monroe for a 13-yard completion and moved the chains with a 10-yard run. But after he appeared to hit Woods with a long pass play, SCR-I went backwards, being flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct by the official who ruled the pass incomplete.

The Tigers overcame the setback as Fromm delivered a perfect strike to Woods on a fly pattern down the sideline, hitting the streaking receiver in stride at the five yard line as he sprinted on into the end zone. But the PAT was blocked, keeping the deficit at 20-13 with 8:05 left in the third quarter.

SCR-I was poised to retake the momentum as the defense backed up Westran and appeared to hold on third down. But another yellow flag stole the success, as SCR-I was flagged for roughing the passer for what appeared to be insignificant contact with the quarterback after the pass attempt was batted into the air by the pass rushers.

What would have been a Westran punt and good field position for the Tigers turned into a  first down for the Hornets and resulted in a 14-play scoring drive for the home team capped off by a three-yard run by Young. The PAT was no good, making the score 26-13 with 3:32 left in the third period.

The two teams traded punts until midway through the fourth quarter when Westran attempted a 40-yard field goal that would have sealed the win. SCR-I came up with a big block and then put together a scoring drive behind pass plays to Woods, Jace Morrow and Monroe. The later hauled in a pass at the 30 and broke a tackle en route to his second TD of the night and the deficit was cut to 26-20 with just over three minutes to play.

The Hornets picked up a key first down to help burn through SCR-I’s timeouts and much of the remainder of the clock before Branton Burrus, Luke Triplett and Orton combined to stop Young on fourth down and give SCR-I one last fleeting chance with less than 30 seconds to play and no timeouts.

Koby Coonce ended those hopes as he picked off a long SCR-I pass attempt to seal the 26-20 win for Westran.

Westran put up 401 yards of offense to 234 for the Tigers. Young did much of the work, rushing 29 times for 170 yards and three scores. He also completed 11 of 20 passes for 172 yards and another TD. Evans grabbed nine receptions for 120 yards and a TD.

Fromm completed 13 of 26 passes for 152 yards and three TDs. Monroe had five catches for 74 yards and two TDs and Woods had three grabs for 59 yards and a score. Fromm rushed for 74 yards on nine attempts.

Jaydan Payne led the SCR-I defense with 12 tackles. Terrill made 11 stops and Dodge finished with 10 tackles.

SCR-I falls to 3-3 with the loss and will head to Knox County on Friday. The Eagles (4-2) were 34-12 winners at Salisbury.

Marceline Rallies to Beat SCR-I In Tourney Opener

Kaylyn Anders busts out of the batter’s box to try to beat out a check-swing roller in front of home plate.

An early lead, and a shot to avenge a key conference loss in the process slipped away from Scotland County on Saturday morning as Marceline rallied from a 2-1 deficit to score seven runs in the final three innings to defeat the Lady Tigers 8-2 in the opening round of the Schuyler County Tournament.

After Marceline took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first off starter Kaitlyn McMinn, SCR-I pulled ahead with two runs in the fourth. Ashleigh Creek started the rally with a base hit. She scored on a perfect squeeze bunt by Khloe Hamlin. After a base hit by Kylee Stott, McMinn put down a sacrifice bunt and Hamlin scored from second base.

But Marceline finally broke through in the fifth inning with four base hits. Stott ended the rally with a double play, making a running catch in right field before doubling off the runner at first base.

Marceline tacked on four more tallies in the sixth, taking advantage of a leadoff walk and a pair of SCR-I throwing errors to pen the door for the big inning.

McMinn took the loss, allowing eight runs, four earned on eight hits and a walk while striking out one.

Creek went 2-3 at the plate as SCR-I was held to just four hits on the day.

Lady Tigers Top Schuyler County 6-2 in Tourney Third Place Game

Kylee Stott puts down the bunt during Saturday action at the Schuyler County Tournament.

After three games and more than six hours in the hot sun on Saturday, SCR-I was able to bring home the third place trophy from the Schuyler County Tourney with a 6-2 win over the host squad.

Katie Feeney led off the game with a base hit and came in to score on an RBI single by Stevi See.

SCR-I extended the lead to 5-0 in the top of the second. Kylee Stott led off with a single. After sacrifice bunts by Madie Bondurant and Julie Long, Haley Darcy singled home a run. Feeney followed with an RBI single and scored on a double by Anders before Creek made it 5-0 with another base knock.

The Rams threatened a big inning in the bottom of the frame, but the damage was limited to just two runs thanks to two runners being thrown out on the base paths.

SCR-I got one run back in the third when See walked and came in to score on a base hit by Stott.

Creek kept Schuyler at bay the reminder of the day, notching the five inning victory with the time limit. She allowed two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out one.

Feeney and Anders were both 2-3 as SCR-I racked up 10 hits in the win.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, Sept. 28 – Chicken Strips, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Bread, Fruit Crisps

Friday, September 29 – BBQ or Plain Pork/Bun, French Fries, Lettuce Salad, Applesauce, Cookie

Monday, October 2 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Cottage Cheese, Peaches

Tuesday, October 3 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Green Beans, Bread, Cake

Wed., October 4 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Carrots, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, October 5 – Meatloaf, Macaroni Salad, Buttered Broccoli, Applesauce, Bread, Glazed Donut

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, Sept. 28 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Regional Home Care blood pressure checks today.

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

Ministerial Alliance to Host Annual Coat Drive

The Scotland County Ministerial alliance (SCMA) will be hosting the group’s annual coat drive during the month of October. Starting Monday, October 2nd and concluding Friday, October 20th, the collection sites will be available at the Scotland County R-I Elementary School and the Scotland County Nutrition Center.

Following the collection period, the coats will be available for distribution at the Clothes Closet in Memphis. The Clothes Closet is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for the first Wednesday of the month, when it is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“We would like to thank everyone for their participation,” said Clothes Closet manager Mary Baldwin.

For more information call 660-341-7090.

Memphis Red Hatters Hold September Meeting

The Memphis Red Hatters met September 6th at the Scotland County Senior Citizen Center for their monthly meeting.  Present were Shirley Ruth, Elaine Smith, Nelda Billups, Benjie C. Briggs, Pat Wiggins and guests, Conner and Maria, Helen Clough, and Vera Monroe.

After a delicious fried chicken luncheon, the program consisted of a quilt showing by Nelda of the quilt made and quilted by Zelda Keith.  The group also enjoyed making the acquaintance of baby Maria and an interesting story of the Monarch Butterfly’s migration as told in the Missouri Conservationist magazine.

The next meeting will be October 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Memphis Pizza Hut.  Nelda Billups will serve as hostess.

BABY MCCOY

Jason and Denise McCoy of Ursa, IL are the parents of a son, Jaxon Allen McCoy, born September 14, 2017 at 9:56 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Jaxon weighed 7 lbs 15 oz and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Bryant, Dalton, Emma, Kyla and Kade. Grandparents are Randy and Debbie Voss or Warsaw, IL, Connie Voss of Arkadelphia, AR, Randy McCoy of Ursa IL, and Teresa McCoy or Wever, IA.

BABY CAMPBELL

Lance and Allison Campbell are the parents of a son, Rylan Paul Campbell, born September 14, 2017 at 9:56 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Rylan weighed 8 lbs and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Braylon and Emalyn. Grandparents are Paul and Cathy Campbell of Memphis and Roger and Snookie Gosney of Memphis.

Rutledge Renegades

Don “Buck” Tague, Paul and Diane Tague, Mona Tague and daughter, Mikenzie Beckley all went to Branson to a 79th Engineers’ Reunion. They had a good trip. Three from Buck’s company attended. The last soldier to evacuate Hungnam, North Korea by sea Gerald Ferguson, of Kansas City, MO.

Charlene Montgomery left on September 11 on the train from La Plata and went to her daughter, Nancy Blodgett’s, for her birthday (September 13). Nancy and boy friend, Kirby High, took Charlene to Meramac Caverns in Springfield and then on to Branson. Charlene returned home on September 20. She said she had a wonderful time, but “walked herself to death!”

Naomi Kidd-Schwandt and Charlene Montgomery went to Palmyra and then on to St. Louis on OATS Bus.

Sandra Kalman, Edinburg, TX, came and spent some time with her dad, Don Tague, and attended the Tague Reunion.

Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer came back from Washington State where they were visiting family.

They started tearing down the old Community Building on Thursday, September 21. It was down on September 25.

Katrina and Neta went to Kirksville.

Some of those in this week were:  Tim Morris, Dale Tague, Larry and Tamara Tague, Neta Phillips, Charlene Montgomery, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Reva Hustead, Martin Guinn, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Paul Tague, Don Tague, Sandra Kalman, Joe Paul, Faye Walker, Keith and Ruth Ann Boyer.

Carol met Valerie in Keokuk Saturday for lunch. They ate at First Street Grille. Carol confirmed the award for the “Rodeo Burger”. They then visited Harvestville in Donnelson Saturday night. Carol attended Kathy and Bill Kiddoo’s anniversary party.

Faith: The Gigantic Fall From Graspability! 

Ephesians 3:20 is ungraspably graspable!  We are to get it; to understand it.  Yet, its content and context is so magnificent that not only can we not grasp it, we aren’t supposed to.  That’s the point of the verse.  We are to get it that we can’t get it. We can only believe it.

Yes, we are to believe it.  This is a wild train wreck to the minds who only believe God as far as we can throw Him (explain, understand, express Him).  In essence church has become the product of the best, or most respected, thinkers among us.  Yet, leadership must be presented under the mantle of faith – a purely unprovable, unexplainable, unthinkable dimension of which usually bugs the spiritual tar out of us.

The key to faith is to yield into it being graspably ungraspable!  Faith truly is one gigantic fall from graspability.  It is within these unborders that the impossible becomes possible; that the can’t become actually becomes.

The Spirit of Christ reigns over a systemic factuality that will not submit itself to the highest scientific borders nor the strongest mathematical restrictions.  He does this through one quality available to all mankind; faith.  Read the Word.  Story after story after story; what couldn’t possibly happen did.  What held His people in fierce bondage couldn’t.

Church is destined to be platitudinously dull?  Oh….I don’t think so!  Not with a “beyond our imagination” God like ours!

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