May 23, 2002

Scholarships, Honors Handed Out At SCR-I Academic Awards Night

Scotland County R-I School held its annual Awards Night in the high school gym May 13.

Awards presented were as follows:

Departmental Awards were presented by Donna Billington. Art - Art Appreciation, Jennifer Crawford; Studio Art, Samantha Fogle; Drawing, Chase Moore; Painting, Sheena Barton; CA Drawing, Jonathan Holton; Arts and Crafts, Shanda Darland; Fundamentals, Mary Sumption and Valerie Crawford; Exhibition Awards, Chase Moore, Angie Trueblood, Sheena Barton, Rebecca Miller, Jennifer Crawford, John Grogan, Kim Bair, and Faith Woods; Capital Exhibition Awards, Chase Moore, Carola Voss, and Angie Trueblood.

Business Awards were presented by Carol McCabe and Anna Jean Mathes: Mrs. McCabe presented awards to Amanda Watkins, Leslie Duley, Logan Trueblood, Clint Cottrell, Jonathan Holton, Rhonda Miller, Kiel Fogle, Elizabeth Monroe, Jenna Shalley, and Katie Schneider. Mrs. Mathes presented awards for Speed Writing to Rebecca Miller; Accounting to Rhonda Miller and Brandi Orton, and General Business, Chase Hines.

Family and Consumer Science Department Awards were presented by Marsha Goucher: Eight FACS, Angie Bulen; FACS I, Kayla Ebeling; FACS I, Warren Poil; Clothing Construction, Jennifer Crawford; Most Improved Clothing Construction, Amber Green; Foods, Chase Hines.

Language Arts Department Awards presented by Connie Courtney, Sara Wight, Stephanie Fowler, and Chris Dunham: Mrs. Couch presented the Eighth Grade English Awards to Brittney Courtright and Ali Fromm; Ninth Grade English, Amanda Watkins. She also presented Drama Awards to Sheena Barton, Lindsey Fincher, Andrew Graham, John Grogan, Christine Kirchner, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Becky Miller, Robbie Miller, Amy Jo Morgan, Michael Neese, Davin Newman, Latitia Sherman, Stevie Simerl, Jenny Stone, and Carola Voss. Ms. Wight presented awards to Brock Meeks, Applied Communication; Jonathan Holton, Publications; Betsy Hines, Publications; Jennifer Crawford, English III. Mrs. Fowler presented English II awards to Sara Eggleston, and College English to Rebecca Miller. Ms. Dunham, presented awards for Spanish I to Christine Kirchner, Carola Voss, Brett Hoskinson: Spanish II, Megan Walker, Sara Eggleston, Rebecca Consbrock, Leah Smith; and Jennifer Crawford, Spanish III; French II, Renee Briggs, Emily Kiddoo, and Danielle Shelley.

Mathematics Department Awards were presented by Terry Sommers: Trig, Amy Morgan, Jennifer Crawford, and Michael Lodewegen; Algebra II, Rebecca Miller, Amanda Watkins, Rebecca Consbrock, Megan Walker; Geometry, Meagan Fromm, Chase Moore, Christine Kirchner, Rhonda Miller, Latitia Sherman; Advanced Algebra, Brittney Courtright, Emily Kiddoo, Katie Schneider, and Sara Eggleston (also Business Math).

Music Department Awards, presented by Chris Yarbrough: Kirk Stott, Aarron Holt, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Jenna Dial, Amanda Schmitz, Andrea Shaffer, and Sheena Barton.

Science Department Awards, presented by Connie Courtney: Chemistry I, Christine Kirchner, Latitia Sherman, Sara Eggleston; Chemistry II, Jennifer Crawford; Zoology, Betsy Hines; Physi-ology, Meagan Fromm and Chase Moore.

Social Science Department Awards, presented by Gary Hunziker, Marc Colvin, Barbara Campbell, and Tom O'Donnell. Mr. Hunziker presented Junior High Contemporary Issues to Kelly Cochenour; High School Contemporary Issues, Emily Kiddoo; American History, Leslie Duley, Amanda Watkins, and Lacey Williams. Mr. Colvin presented American Government Awards to Emily Kiddoo and Christine Kirchner; Geography, Brian Dial and Kiel Fogle; World History, Danielle Shelley and Stephen Schneider. Mr. Campbell presented awards to Ryan Hinds and Rebecca Miller. Mr. O'Donnell presented History Day to Emily Kiddoo, Hannah Kiddoo, and Julie Triplett; Andrew Bulen and Katie Kittle.

Community and Organiza-tional Awards. Freshman Citizenship sponsored by 1st District Representative Sam Berkowitz presented by Connie Courtney to Michael Fulk.

TATU Certificates were presented by Brent Bondurant to Jenny Stone, Michael Lodewegen, Brandi Mallett, Angie Trueblood, Chase Moore, Emily Kiddoo, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Rule, Danielle Shelley, Sheena Barton, Jessie Cotton, Lindsey Fincher, Sara Norton and Sara Eggleston.

Danforth "I Dare You" Award was presented by Connie Courtney to Chase Moore and Meagan Fromm.

Missouri Scholars Academy was presented by Connie Courtney to Emily Kiddoo.

Campus Bowl Awards were presented by Barbara Campbell to John Grogan, Michael Lodewegen, Jennifer Crawford, Brian Dial, Clint Cottrell, Nick Oldham, Danny Roach, Jason Findling, and Ryan Hinds.

Student Council Awards, president, Aarron Holt; vice president, Jason Glass; secretary/treasurer, Jenny Stone. Class representatives, senior, Amy Duley, Robbie Miller; junior, Latitia Sherman, Michael Lodewegen; sophomore, Emily Kiddoo, Nick Oldham; freshman, Amanda Watkins, Michael Fulk.

Scholarships - Presenter and Recipient: 4-H Council, Pat Wiggins, Kirk Stott; Memphis Funeral Home, Ron Henkenius, Andrea Kirkpatrick; Andy Clapp Memorial, Jamie Thudium, Aarron Holt; Epsilon Iota, Lori Fulk, Duley, Grogan, Stott, Schmitz; Xi Theta Tau, Brent Bondurant, Kirkpatrick, B. Holt, S. Fogle; Clark County Moose Lodge 14-32, Connie Courtney, Trent Hunziker; Community Bank of Memphis, Dave Trueblood, Sheena Barton, Amy Duley; Jason Rockhold Memorial, Brent Rockhold, Kirk Stott;

Jeremy Schaefer Memorial, Brent Bondurant, Kirk Stott; Kory Robinson Memorial, Dick Robinson (Brent Bondurant), Aarron Holt; Kyle Peterson WSI, Brent Bondurant, Brenna Cook; Leo and Arlean Paul Memorial, Brent Bondurant, Mandi Bulen; MFA Foundation Scholarship, Jerry Watson, Aarron Holt; Missouri Bright Flight, Brent Bondurant, Crawford and Rebecca Miller; Patrica Ann Hudnall Memorial, Connie Courtney, Rebecca Miller; Pepsi-Cola Memphis Bottling, Brent Bondurant, Betsy Hines; Richard and Betty Moore Memorial, Brent Bondurant, Andrea Shaffer;

SCAMP Scholarship, Cindy Sherman, Kirk Stott; Scotland County Rotary Scholarship, Kim Nicoli, Billings, Grogan, A. Holt, Trueblood; Shelter Insurance Scholarship, Dana Donalson, Amy Duley; Ruth and Jess Slavin Memorial, Connie Courtney, Betsy Hines; Travis Bissell Memorial, Connie Courtney, Billings, Baker, Dial, Duley, Ketchum, Norton; Tucker-Bourn Memorial, Connie Courtney, Lindsey Fincher; Wymon Lemmon Memorial, David Smith, Aarron Holt; David McNamar Memorial to Kirk Stott;

College Scholarships - Central Missouri State University, Brent Bondurant, Lindsey Fincher and Brad Holt; Central Methodist College, Brent Bondurant, Kirk Stott; Moberly Area Community College, Brent Bondurant, Logan Bogatzke; Northwest Missouri State University, Brent Bondurant, Sara Norton; University of Missouri-Columbia, Brent Bondurant, Rebecca Miller; Upward Bound Bridge Scholarship, Brent Bondurant, Faith Ann Woods; Indian Hills Foundation Scholarship to Samantha Fogle; Imagine America Scholarship to Brandon Hatfield.

Senior Awards - College Prep Certificates presented by Brent Bondurant to Rebecca Miller, Sara Norton, Jenna Dial, and Lindsey Fincher. Missouri Scholars 100 presented by Connie Courtney to Rebecca Miller. Presidential Education Certifi-cates presented by Mr. Bondurant to Rebecca Miller, Betsy Hines, and Jenna Dial. George Washington Carver awards presented by Mr. Bondurant to Rebecca Miller, Betsy Hines, Brad Holt, Samantha Fogle, and Amy Duley. CTA Citizenship presented by Lori Fulk to Aarron Holt and Rebecca Miller. Senior Activities presented by Mrs. Courtney to Sara Norton and Kirk Stott. Senior Citizenship award to Amy Duley and Robbie Miller. Scotland County Firemen's Citizenship to Jason Glass and Angie Trueblood. U.S. Marine Special Awards presented by Mr. Bondurant to Rebecca Miller - Academics, Aarron Holt - Athletics, Kirk Stott - Music.

Perfect Attendance Awards - Brandon Alexander, Kelly Cochenour, Valerie Crawford, Ausha Crow, Nathan Darland, Shanda Darland, Jeremy Forquer, John Colt Hendricks, Casey Parrish, and Ashley Small.

Four-Year Cumulative Honor Roll: Rebecca Miller, Elizabeth Hines, Brad Holt, Samantha Fogle, Amy Duley, Sara Norton, Lindsey Fincher, Amanda Jean Schmitz, Angie Trueblood, Grace Tonn, Kirk Stott, Sheena Barton, Aarron Holt, Jenna Dial, Mandi Bulen, Robbie Miller, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Jarrod Talbert, Trent Hunziker, Jennifer Lee Stone, Jared Bailey-Manary, Faith Ann Woods, John Grogan, Adam L. Baker, Ben Ebert, Brandon Hatfield, Jennifer Lynn Woods, Andrea Shaffer, Dustin Howard, Michael Neese.

Academic Shields: Seniors - Gold, Rebecca Miller, Betsy Hines, Brad Holt, Samantha Fogle, Amy Duley, Sara Norton, Lindsey Fincher; Silver, Amanda Schmitz, Angie Trueblood, Kirk Stott, Sheena Barton, Jenna Dial, Aarron Holt, Mandi Bulen, Robbie Miller, Andrea Kirkpatrick, Jarrod Talbert, Jenny Stone, Trent Hunziker, Faith Ann Woods, Adam Baker, Brandon Hatfield, Ben Ebert, Jennifer Woods; Shield, John Grogan and Jared Bailey.

Juniors - Gold, Meagan Fromm, Chase Moore, Jennifer Crawford, Amy Morgan, Rhonda Miller, Brian Dial, Latitia Sherman, Amy Blomme, Katie Kittle, Michael Lodewegen, Ryan Hinds, Jonathan Holton, Greg Probst, and Kristen Dickerson; Silver, Renee Briggs, Brandi Orton, Kim Bair, Ladica Wittstock, Jennifer Rule, Joshua Marlowe, Eric Long, Josh McBee, Lori Frederick, Brenna Cook, Aaron Cline, Chad Whitney, Jake Fogle, Phillip Parker, Erin Morgan, and Amber Brush; Shield, Vince Rockhold and Anna Dochterman.

Sophomores - Shields, Sara Eggleston, Emily Kiddoo, Brandi Mallett, Christine Kirchner, Katie Schneider, Andrew Bulen, Jessie Cotton, Becky Miller, Clint Cottrell, Shana Reese, Danny Roach, Danielle Shelley, Jenna Shalley, Jason Findling, Nick Oldham, Kiel Fogle, Jared Tague, Elizabeth Monroe, Chase Hines, Aaron Dale, Kristi Moseley, Jessica Mack, Sean Woods, Stevie Simerl, and Cody Holt.


Bash Trash with MDC and MoDOT Trash Bash!

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Volunteer to clean up litter through May 15 and report efforts at nomoretrash.org.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  – Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash, which runs through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide, anti-litter campaign.

The annual Trash Bash encourages people to clean up litter across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, trails, and other places. Trash Bash activities also include educational efforts in schools, community events, and Earth Day celebrations.

Each year, MoDOT spends about $6 million to remove litter from more than 385,000 acres of roadsides along 34,000 state highway miles. Annual volunteer efforts to pick up litter along Missouri highways are valued at $1 million.

Last year, more than 60,000 bags of litter and several truckloads of debris were picked up during the one-month Trash Bash. People also attended numerous educational events stressing the importance of not littering. Volunteers participated through Adopt-A-Highway and Stream Team litter cleanup events. Missouri Stream Team Program volunteers removed 581 tons of litter from waterways and dedicated over $1.8 million worth of volunteer time to litter removal statewide annually.

“Litter is a big problem because it’s unattractive, costly, and harmful to the environment,” said Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT No MOre Trash! coordinator. “If more people would keep their trash and properly dispose of it, or, better yet, recycle it, we would reduce the amount of litter we need to pick up in the first place.”

Littering isn’t just ugly, it also hurts wildlife and Missouri outdoors.

“Birds, fish, turtles, and other animals get tangled in litter, such as discarded plastic six-pack holders and plastic bags, and it can kill them,” said Conservation Department No MOre Trash! Coordinator Joe Jerek. “Litter can also poison wildlife and can cost a litterer up to $1,000 in fines and one year in jail.”

Jerek added that helium balloons released for social or celebratory reasons can also become a litter threat to fish and wildlife, which may consume or get tangled in the deflated balloons and ribbons.

Volunteers are needed across the state to participate in litter cleanup activities. Participants can report their cleanup efforts and will receive a thank you No MOre Trash! pin. For more information and to learn how to participate, visit nomoretrash.org or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636). 

City of Memphis Marks Earth Day With Tree Plantings

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An estimated one billion or more people in 192 countries commemorated Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, including the City of Memphis.

Superintendent Roy Monroe reported a pair of trees were planted in Johnson Park as part of the celebration that fosters environmental awareness while promoting such activities as community clean ups, and like this year, planting trees.

This year Earth Day Network focused on the urgent need to plant new trees and forests worldwide.

“Throughout the year, EDN sponsors and takes part in tree plantings across the US and worldwide,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “But this year we are raising the stakes. As we begin the four year count down to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network is pledging to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide – one for every person on Earth! That’s incredibly ambitious, but we believe this down-payment must be made in order to combat climate change and keep our most vulnerable eco-systems from facing extinction.”

Recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, Memphis continues to promote tree health and expansion of the tree inventory within city limits. The city offers free tress for planting on city right-of-ways on private property.

“The City of Memphis is again giving a tree to residents who will help with its survival,” said Monroe. “The trees will be planted by city employees on city right of ways.  Species will be determined by tree ordinance with consideration given to utilities at the location of the tree.”

For more information contact City Hall at 465-7285.

According to the US Census Bureau, trees play a key role in the national economy. More than 54,000 people are employed in forestry fields. More than 2.5 million homes nationwide are heated primarily by wood-burning, which is more than 2% of all housing.

Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models Help Kickoff 2016 Scotland County Speedway Season on May 7th

Billy Moyer, Jr., of Batesville, AR, took home the $5,000 top prize with a win at the last Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model race, April 17th at State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

Billy Moyer, Jr., of Batesville, AR, took home the $5,000 top prize with a win at the last Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model race, April 17th at State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

After losing a pair of spring shows to Mother Nature, Scotland County Speedway is hoping to kick off its 2016 schedule of special races with a bang on Saturday, May 7th when the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will travel to Memphis.

Modifieds have been added to the card courtesy of J & J AG, Jon and Jardin Fuller, for a show that will also feature Stock Cars, Sport Mods, and Sport Compacts.

Gates will open at 5:30, p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand prices will be adults $20, students $10 and 6 & under free.  Pit pass will be $30.  Check out Scotland County Speedway on Facebook for more information.

The stop in Memphis on Saturday will cap off a three-day run across Iowa and Missouri. The MLRA late models will hit Donnellson, IA on May 5th for a $3,000 to win race at Lee County Speedway. The following night they will be chasing a similar purse at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, IA before arriving at Scotland County Speedway for another $3,000 race.

The circuit was last in action on Sunday afternoon, April 17th at the State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. A good field of 27 competitors signed in to run for the $5,000 top prize.

Justin Asplin led the field to green from the DirtOnDirt.com pole. An opening lap pileup caused a good deal of body damage to several cars. Once back underway only two additional quick yellows slowed the pace.

Billy Moyer Jr. ventured in from Batesville, Arkansas and was fast from hot laps. Jr. won his heat early in the day and rolled from third. He quickly took the lead and pushed on to his second win of the season and first with the Lucas Oil MLRA since 2012 in La Monte, Missouri.

“We had a heck of a car,” said Moyer Jr. following the feature. “I was just glad to win the thing.”

A 22-lap scamper to the checkers had cars racing all over the track. On a couple of occasions Moyer Jr. had to exercise patience to navigate lapped cars. Terry Phillips closed nearly to his bumper, but he was able to maneuver out of the close quarters.

The runner-up finish for Phillips is his best of the season. Moving from 11th, he made a lot happen in a relatively short amount of time. Phillips also captured the Casey’s General Stores Hard Charger of the Race award.

“I always love coming here,” commented Phillips “I miss this place. I’m glad somebody got it going again here. It was a pretty good race track for a daytime race. They did all they could to get it wet early. All in all it was a good night for us.”

Rolling off just one row ahead of Phillips, Rodney Sanders worked forward into third where he finished.

“It was pretty bottom dominant,” Sanders said. “We had a good car there just a little bit too tight. I can’t say enough about Jimmy (Mars) and the guys, they’ve been working hard. I felt like we had a pretty good weekend. Just got to improve a little bit, but I think we are getting in the right direction.”

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Being Held at Johnson Park

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The City of Memphis Parks Department is hosting a Pitch Hit and Run Competition on Saturday, May 7th starting at 9:00 a.m.  The event is being held at Johnson Park Ball Field.

The competition, a free, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14, is divided into two separate divisions, baseball and softball, and participants may compete in either division.

Divided into three fundamental aspects of baseball/softball, participants are scored on pitching, hitting and running.  In pitching, the participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated “strike zone” target.  Any method of throwing is permitted.  In hitting, the participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.  In running, the participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.

All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.  After competing in each of the three components, participants accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.

Champions at the Local level advance to a Sectional competition.  Those winners then become eligible to advance to the Team Championships held in June and then the final culmination occurs at the National Finals held at the 2016 MLB All-Star Week.

Complete information and rules can be found at PitchHitRun.com.  Registration forms for the Local completion being held on May 7th can be picked up at Memphis City Hall and the Memphis Democrat.  For more information, contact Memphis City Hall at 660-465-7285.

Service Day Brings Out Best In CMU

From sororities and fraternities to sports teams and service clubs, some 700 volunteers from Central Methodist University did their part on Thursday, April 7 to, in the words of the CMU mission statement, “make a difference in the world.”

The University called off classes for its annual Service Day, when students, faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in volunteer activities to support a variety of causes. Event coordinator Matt Williams, associate director for CMU’s Center for Faith and Service, estimated CMU dedicated more than 1,700 hours this year.

Lucas Howard, a Sophomore computer science major from Memphis, volunteered with the Cleanup Fayette project, where over one hundred volunteers worked to pick up trash around town.

The many Service Day projects included yard work at various homes, work at the food bank in Columbia, volunteering at Fayette Head Start, sewing colorful pillow cases for children who are battling cancer, and many more.

“As President (Roger) Drake likes to say, we’re helping to prepare students for ‘advanced citizenship’ in the world around them,” Williams added. “Even though classes were canceled for Service Day, the learning continued.”

Since its founding in 1854, CMU has evolved into a university that confers master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees through programming on its main campus in Fayette, Mo., and through extension sites located across Missouri and online

Delaney Gundy Inducted Into C-SC’s Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Delaney Gundy, senior art education major from Gorin, MO, was among 22 students inducted into the Missouri Beta chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. The ceremony was held Wednesday, April 20, in Johnson Hall Parlor on the Culver-Stockton College campus.

Faculty co-sponsors Dr. Scott Giltner and Dr. Lauren Schellenberger welcomed the new members into the society. Dr. Dell Ann Janney, Associate Dean of Instruction and Professor of Accounting, delivered this year’s charge to initiates, family, and friends.

Alpha Chi honors those juniors and seniors in the top ten percent of their class. Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi has over 300 chapters nationally and works toward the goal of “Making Scholarship Effective for Good.”

Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Mo., is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 semester calendar, where the typical 15 week semester is divided into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

The C-SC Wildcats are members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Show Me Dog Club to Host Dog Day in the Park

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Dog parks are becoming more popular all across the United States. They are different in size and design but share the same purpose: to provide a place where dogs can run freely off-leash and socialize with other dogs. Although they’re not for everyone, dog parks can benefit both people and their pets. Once or twice a year the City of Memphis generously opens Johnson Park as a dog park. Here are some tips on why you should take your dog to the park:

Many behavior problems in dogs are caused by a lack of physical and mental activity. Dogs were born to lead active lives. They’ve worked alongside people for thousands of years, hunting game, herding and protecting livestock, and controlling vermin. Dogs’ wild relatives lead busy lives, too, hunting, scavenging, avoiding predators and complex social interaction. Most pet dogs, on the other hand, spend the majority of their time alone at home, napping on couches and eating food from bowls. Many become bored, lonely and overweight. They have excess energy and no way to expend it, so it’s not surprising that they often come up with activities on their own, like unstuffing couches, raiding trash cans and gnawing on shoes.

To keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble, you’ll need to find ways to exercise his/her brain and body. If she enjoys the company of her own kind, visits to your local dog park can greatly enrich her life. Benefits of going to the dog park include:

Physical and mental exercise for dogs: your dog can zoom around off-leash to her heart’s content, investigate new smells, wrestle with her dog buddies and fetch toys until she happily collapses. Many dogs are so mentally and physically exhausted by a trip to the dog park that they snooze for hours afterwards.

Opportunities to maintain social skills: dogs are like us, highly social animals, and many enjoy spending time with their own species. At the dog park, your dog gets practice reading a variety of other dogs’ body language and using his/her own communication skills, and she gets used to meeting unfamiliar dogs on a frequent basis. These valuable experiences can help guard against the development of fear and aggression problems around other dogs.

Fun for pet parents, dogs aren’t the only ones who enjoy dog parks. People do too. They can exercise their dogs without much effort, socialize with other dog lovers, bond and play with their dogs, practice their off-leash training skills, and enjoy the entertaining antics of frolicking dogs. This article was from petsWebMD.com.

Please join us for A Dog Day in the Park at Johnson Park this Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Please no female dogs in heat or unneutered males. We ask that all dogs be current on their shots. Just a fun hour or two for you and your dog to run around, socialize, and have fun. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge

The Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge went to the Edina Nutrition Center on April 18th.  Marjorie Peterson was hostess.  She gave everyone a petunia and a packet of flower seeds.

Those attending the meeting were Celine Erickson, Marilyn Dunn, JoAnn Rood, Virginia Hustead, Joyce Bass, Ruth Ludwick, Reva Hustead, Marlene Henry, Neta Phillips and Nancy Jo Waack.

The next meeting will be Monday, May 16th at Keith’s Café in Memphis.  Hostesses will be JoAnn Rood and Marilyn Dunn.

Memphis FFA Hosting 2016 Awards Banquet

The Memphis FFA Chapter will be celebrating the successes of its FFA Chapter members on Thursday, May 5th at their annual Awards Banquet.

The Memphis FFA has had a very successful year and seen many accomplishments.  They have been awarded Proficiencies, attended Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events where they qualified and competed at top levels.  The Chapter credits their successes not only to their own hard work but also to the support received from businesses and the local community.

The Memphis FFA Banquet is being held at the Scotland County High School Gymnasium with dinner starting promptly at 6:00 p.m.  In addition to regular banquet activities, they are also holding a silent auction to raise funds to help with the cost of sending members to leadership conferences, CDE events and state and national conventions.

Is Maintenance Due On Your CRP?

Mid-Contract Management is required on CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) acreage. MCM (Mid-Contract Management) practices must be performed during the program years indicated in the participants’ Conservation Plan. For most contracts, management practices will be required to be performed one time on each contract acre during contract years 3 through 6.

CRP participants, in consultation with NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service), have the choice of one or more of the following three required MCM practices after a grass stand is considered established: strip disking, prescribed burning, and chemical application. Mowing alone is not an approved MCM practice. Each practice has a specific time-frame it may be performed. In no case will MCM be allowed during the primary nesting season of May 1 to July 15.

Spring disking ended March 31stt. The deadline to burn cool season grasses is April 30th. The spring deadline for chemical application of cool season grasses is also April 30th. There are additional times later in the year available to perform MCM practices.

CRP participants are to report to their FSA (Farm Service Agency) office when the practice is done. After the bills for the disking, burning, or chemical application are submitted, cost-share of $11 per acre may be issued.

CRP that does not have the required MCM practices applied as required will be subject to a penalty or cancellation of the CRP contract.

For more information about when you need to perform MCM, the specifications for each MCM practice, or any other questions in regards to maintaining your CRP, please contact your county FSA office. The Scotland County FSA office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phone number is (660) 465-8517.

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