November 14, 2002

Ordinance Establishes New Rules For Memphis Cemetery

After several months of discussion the Memphis City Council voted to enact a new ordinance governing the city cemetery during the council's November 7 meeting.

Bill No. 02-5 Cemetery Rule and Regulations, outlines the rules governing the cemetery. The ordinance states that upon full payment to the city for the grave space, the owner will receive a cemetery deed. The ordinance states "The deed vests in the owner an interment right to bury a deceased human body only." That had been a question posed to the council earlier this year.

The ordinance also states that if any tree, shrub or plant standing on or adjacent to any cemetery lot becomes detrimental to any adjacent cemetery lot, road, walkway, feature, improvement or fixture, the City Council may (but is not required to) remove such obstacle to remedy the problem.

The law also addressed mowing and maintenance issues at the cemetery. The ordinance states the cemetery may remove and dispose of any and all decorations "at such time as the cemetery maintenance contractor deems necessary in order to mow or otherwise maintain the cemetery."

Each warranty deed issued by the City of Memphis Cemetery Corporation shall contain restrictions giving the City of Memphis exclusive control and management of the cemetery and all improvements within. No person shall be permitted to place upon or remove from any lot or grave space any improvements of any description whatsoever, including trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc., without the consent of the Memphis Board of Aldermen.

The deed also notes that no concrete, masonry, rock or other type of urns will be permitted on any lot and that no burial will be permitted unless in at least an approved concrete box, vault or mausoleum.

Election Notice

Filing for city offices will open on Christmas Eve for the April 7, 2003 municipal election in Memphis.

The council approved an official notice of election at the November meeting. One alderman for the east ward and one alderman for the west ward will be elected along with the city tax collector. The terms of Aldermen Ronnie Gardner and Patty Simerl will conclude following the election. Michele Drummond is currently serving as city tax collector.

Candidates interested in filling any of these positions may begin filing for the office December 24 at 8:00 a.m. at the Memphis City Hall. The filing period will remain open, during regular business hours, until January 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Resignation

Police Chief Steve Snodgrass informed the council that officer Mike Steeples had submitted a letter of resignation from the force effective December 1.

Citizen Participation

Memphis residents Alan and Tammy Adams were present at the council meeting to request action be taken on a nuisance problem in their neighborhood. The couple told the council they have filed numerous complaints regarding a barking dog and also had signed a complaint with the police department.

Marshall Snodgrass asked the parties to contact him directly in the future. He indicated the PD would issue a nuisance ticket to the dog's owners and that he will also call the health department to visit the home as there are other nuisance and sanitation issues at the residence.

Surplus Property

The council received bids on two pieces of surplus property. Three sealed bids were received for the old road oil distributor truck. The City of Downing had the high bid of $2,250. David Kirkpatrick had placed a bid of $254.99 and Larry Remley offered $150.65.

Two bids were received for a poly storage tank. Remley placed a bid of $150.50 and Kirkpatrick submitted a bid of $106.59.

The council voted 3-0 to accept the high bid from the City of Downing for the oil distributor as well as Remley's high bid on the surplus tank.

City Hall Renovations

Superintendent Roy Monroe addressed the council regarding plans for renovating the exterior of the City Hall building. The city had received bids for nova brick at approximately $0.70 per piece.

Monroe recommended the council consider using regular brick and vinyl siding for the project. He stated brick would likely cost $0.30 to $0.50 per piece. He also noted that he was unsure if the front of the building would support the weight of the nova brick.

Department Reports

LIGHT - A recent test ran at the Memphis City Light Plant will significantly increase the purchase credits the city receives for its power generation capabilities. As a member of the MoPEP cooperative between other municipal power suppliers in the state, Memphis purchases power jointly with all MoPEP members to secure better buying power.

Previously the city was receiving credits based on a 6.7 megs rating. The recent test secured a 9.3 megs rating for the city power plant, meaning Memphis will earn approximately $30,000 more in the credits earned per kilowatt hour generated.

Superintendent Dave Kittle stated the line crew has been installing a new tin roof on the department's warehouse with the assistance of the road crew. The linemen also have completed installation of the city's holiday decorations.

STREET - Superintendent Monroe informed the council of a request from Sandra Swearingen for a children playing sign in front of her residence where she runs a day care. The speed limit is 20 mph and is posted near the home. The council instructed Monroe to discuss the issue with her.

Monroe stated concrete had been poured at HUD housing and the entrance was to be reopened to the public November 11, 2002.

The street superintendent also talked with the council regarding regulations that will likely force the city to adopt an emergency spill plan for areas on city property where storage tanks are maintained.

Tri-State Construction Equip-ment Co. offered a 2002 Hypac series three ton roller for purchase by the city. Monroe stated the roller had been leased to MoDOT last year for $10,000. The piece has accumulated 83 hours of service and was priced at $24,250, less a $2,500 trade in and would include a full warranty as well as zero percent financing. Monroe noted the city had rented a roller during the summer at the cost of $1,350 for one week. He quoted the price of a comparable roller, a model with 400 hours and five years older at $19,500. The council voted 3-0 to purchase the roller utilizing a 24-month financing package.

WATER - Superintendent Dennis Howard provided the council with copies of a video tape regarding a proposal for cleaning and repairing the interior of the city's water tower. Howard said divers go inside the tank and clean the inside by scrubbing and vacuuming the sediment in the bottom of the tank without increasing the turbidity. Howard said the estimated cost of the job is $3,000. The council agreed to review the video and asked Howard to discuss the project with the city engineer.

POLICE-Snodgrass presented two bids for a copy machine for his office. After reviewing the $900 bids the council asked Snodgrass to seek bids for a smaller, tabletop copier in the $200 - $300 range.

Alderman Reports

Alderman Teresa Skinner presented a request for a special parking sign in front of Treasured Moments for elderly customers. The owner indicated the store's parking frontage is often taken by employees of area businesses leaving her elderly customers no place to park and preventing them from accessing the business. The council voted to place a handicapped parking sign in front of the store.

Skinner also presented information from the fire department regarding replacing the three overhead doors at the fire station. The department had already replaced one door, which had become inoperable. The council agreed the department should seek bids and have the other two doors replaced as well.

The alderman requested that Marshall Snodgrass speak with the property owners at the corner of Lincoln and Lover's Lane requesting they trim a tree which blocks the view for traffic to the east.

Mayor's Report

Mayor Ron Alexander presented the council with information from City Attorney John Slavin regarding a state statute change involving collection of delinquent taxes. County collector Kathy Becraft provided the city information that the rate for collecting delinquent accounts had increased from five percent to seven percent. Slavin recommended the city make a change to reflect the price increase, changing the contract with the county to reflect the seven percent charge. The council voted 3-0 to approve the contract change to seven percent for collecting delinquent accounts.

Alexander also presented information to the council regarding the Citizen Corps group, which organizes various community involvement activities such as neighborhood watch programs, and volunteers in police.

Executive Session

The council voted to end the four p.m. to midnight shift at the light plant effective immediately.

In other business the council agreed to advertise for openings with the police department.

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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