July 25, 2002

Roger Grant Records His Second Hole In One In Just Three Weeks

It's the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. For most golfers it's just a dream. For the very few it is a once in a lifetime accomplishment. But for Roger Grant it's just another night of league play at Timber Ridge Golf Course.

On June 27 Grant was participating in men's league night when he stepped up on the tee box on the par three, 130-yard hole number three. He hit what he said felt like a good shot and calmly watched as the ball struck the green near the pin and proceed to roll in for a hole in one. His two partners sent up a cheer and the rest of the men on the course that night soon learned of the accomplishment.

"Can you believe it, Grant got another one," was the talk that quickly spread from hole to hole.

That's right, another one. Just three weeks earlier Grant had recorded his first ever hole in one while playing in league night. That in itself was quite an accomplishment as he became only the second player in course history to score a hole in one on the much longer (approximately 180 yards) hole number eight.

He topped that off by becoming the first golfer in course history to record two hole in ones, in their career, let alone within a month of each other.

"Both times I hit what I felt were good shots as they left the club," Grant said. " Then it was just a matter of watching them hit the greens and roll into the hole, unlike so many times when a person hits similar shots and sees them roll past the flag or end up just right or left of the cup."

What's the secret? Grant says he couldn't tell you. As a matter of fact he only reluctantly allowed his photo to be taken and one has to pry a little to get the story out of him as he doesn't want to appear as if he's bragging.

But bragging rights are the least of what you "gain" by scoring a hole in one. Tradition has it that the golfer must celebrate the accomplishment by buying a round of drinks at the clubhouse. Roger will be the first to tell you that buying a round on men's league night can get pretty expensive. Maybe he'll save his next ace for a less busy evening at the course.

SHARON MAE VEATCH (5/6/1939 – 5/25/2016)

Sharon Mae (Wise) Veatch, 77 of Lancaster, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri.

The daughter of Samuel John and Laura Mae (Graves) Wise, she was born on May 6, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. She was united in marriage to Everett Gillespie and to this union Karan and Ellen were born.  She was later united in marriage to Charles Edward Hendricks and to this union Chuck and Sandy were born.  On October 31, 2001, she was united in marriage to Charles Veatch in Lancaster, Missouri.

Survivors include her children, Karan Farrell and husband, Victor of Glenwood, Missouri, Ellen Jarvis and husband, Terry of Jefferson City, Missouri, Chuck Hendricks of Glenwood, Missouri and Sandy Hendricks of Queen City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Jayson Meloche of Detroit, Michigan, Stephen Justin Flaspohler of Jefferson City, Missouri, Scott Jarvis of Jefferson City, Missouri, Mark Jarvis of Jefferson City, Missouri, Laura Jarvis of Jefferson City, Missouri, Colt Hendricks of Houston, Texas, John Minkler of Kirksville, Missouri, Emily Simmons of Queen City, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Brenda Hauk of Quincy, Illinois, Twyla Veatch of Queen City, Missouri and Melinda Followwell and husband, Scott of Green Castle, Missouri; two stepsons, John Veatch of Unionville, Missouri and Laylon Veatch of Livonia, Missouri and one half brother, John Harris and wife of California and one half sister, Pat Harris of California; one sister-in-law, Betty Fifer of Lancaster, Missouri; nieces and nephews and other family members.

Sharon is preceded in death by parents; husband, Charles, on December 30, 2005; one infant sister, Gladys Wise and two-step daughters, Beverly Robinson and Debbie Miller.

She was a graduate of the Knox County High School and attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College for approximately three years, earning an LPN certification. She practiced nursing for 34 years at the Laughlin Hospital in Kirksville, Missouri, Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital in Kirksville, Missouri and the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.  She was also a dispatcher for the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office for approximately seven years.

She loved traveling with her husband, Charlie Veatch, doing family genealogy, had a joy for animals and also had owned a pet shop in Kirksville, Missouri for approximately five years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, Missouri with Sonny Smyser, Pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith officiating.  Pallbearers were Terry Jarvis, Victor Farrell, Gary Moffett, Stephen Justin Flaspohler, Scott Jarvis and Mark Jarvis.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to normanfh.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, Missouri.

LUCY STONE

Lucy Stone (13 August 1818- 19 October 1893) was a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847 Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women were discouraged and prevented from public speaking. Stone was known for using her maiden names after marriage, as the custom was for women to take their husband’s surname. Stone’s organizational activities for the cause of women’s rights yielded tangible gains in the difficult political environment of the 19th century. Stone helped initiate the first National Women’s Rights Convention and she supported and sustained it annually, along with a number of other local, state and regional activist conventions. Stone spoke in front of a number of legislative bodies to promote laws giving more rights to women. She assisted in establishing the Woman’s National Loyal League to help pass the Thirteenth Amendment and thereby abolish slavery, after which she helped from the American Woman Suffrage Association, which built support for a woman suffrage Constitutional amendment by winning Woman suffrage at the state and local levels. Called “the orator” the “morning star” and the “heart and soul” of the women’s rights movement, Stone influenced Susan B. Anthony to take up the cause of women’s suffrage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote that “Lucy Stone was the first person by whom of the the heart of the American Public was deeply stirred on the woman question”.  She married Henry Browne Blackwell and they were parents of a daughter, Alice.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

Anna Hirner and Brandon Monroe have been awarded the American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership.  The honor was presented by Brent Bondurant at their award ceremonies held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16th.

TEN YEARS AGO

The State Board of Education today dropped the accreditation rating of the Wyaconda C-1 School District to “unaccredited”.  Located in Clark County, in northeast Missouri, the district enrolls about 40 students in kindergarten through grade 8.

The immediate effect of the board’s decision is that students in the Wyaconda School District will be eligible next year to attend a neighboring school district that is accredited. The Wyaconda district will be required to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who transfer to other districts.

20 YEARS AGO

Friends of the Sandhill Cemetery pitched in May 18, to put the area in order for Memorial Day visitors.  Loads of tree branches, leaves, and brush were carted away to improve the appearance of the historic cemetery.

The work crew included Dorsey “Ike” Swearingen, Emmett “Pete” Shultz, Edwin and Barbara Shultz, Darrell, Lisa, Cory, and Collin Shultz, Diana Shultz, Paul and Patty Shultz, Virgil Woehrle, J. P. Childers, Hillis McClamroch, and Paul Slater.

30 YEARS AGO

Brian Waters and Ginger Mates, 1985-86 sophomores at SCR-1, represented the R-1 school at the State Track Meet held in Jefferson City, May 24th.  They both qualified for the state meet by taking first place at the District Meet held on May 17th.  Sixteen Districts were represented at the State Meet.

Brian, running the high hurdles, took 6th place in the final event. In order to qualify for the finals, Brian placed among the first four in his heat, composed of eight runners.  He is the son of Tom and Ann Waters.

Ginger, competing in the Shot Put, placed 8th in the final event.  She qualified for the finals by placing among the first nine places in the first event.  She is the daughter of George Mathes and Roberta Mathes.

40 YEARS AGO

Friday night’s races brought 21 cars to the Scotland County Speedway.  Fast Time for the night went to Larry Larson.  C.D. Dunn was winner of the trophy sponsored by Young’s Skelly and presented by Rilla Sprague.

First heat race winners were Rex Sizemore, first; John Wall, second; and Steve Schnider, third.

Second heat race winners were Gary Trump, first; J. L. Simmons, second; and Gary Houghton, Third.

Third heat race winners were Dan Ludwig, first; C.D. Dunn, second; and Mike Benjamin, third.

Winners in the Semi-Main were Larry Larson, first; Dan Connerly, second; and Dan Ludwig, third.

Dan Ludwig of Keokuk, Ia., was winner of the $200 for first place in the main event.  Larry Winn of Kirksville, MO, was second, C. D. Dunn of Memphis, MO, third; John Wall of Macomb, IL, fourth; J L. Simmons of Montrose, IA, fifth, and Gary Trump of Kahoka, MO, was sixth.

50 YEARS AGO

The highway patrol investigated an accident on State route U at 10:05 p.m. on Saturday when a 1966 Pontiac sedan, driven east by Lindal L. Paul, 18, of Route 1, Wyaconda, was unable to avoid an Angus bull in the road.  The left front of the car struck the animal, skidded 90 feet before and 90 feet after the impact and came to rest headed northeast with the right front and left rear on the south edge of the pavement.

Denice L. Priebe, 16, Wyaconda, a passenger, complained of her left foot, but was not treated.

The bull, which was injured, was owned by Homer E. Rogers of Gorin and weighed some 1300 pounds.  It had escaped from a pasture one and one half miles south of the scene.  There were no arrests.

60 YEARS AGO

Dedication services and the formal opening of the Edith Teter Memorial Library of the First Baptist church will be held Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Following the dedication services open house will be held until 5:00.  We invite all to attend these activities.

70 YEARS AGO

When Mr. and Mrs. Millard Greeno went to go to the show Sunday evening, Mrs. Greeno missed a small purse containing about $30.00 which had been kept in a drawer in their apartment over the cleaning and pressing business on West Monroe Street.  Nothing else in the apartment was molested apparently.

The thief evidently slipped up the back stairs when there was no one at home and entered a rear door which had apparently been left unlocked, as there were no locks broken.

BABY HYDE

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Michaela Newberry and Tobias Hyde of Luray are the parents of a daughter, Oaklee Rae Hyde, born May 17, 2016 at 10:08 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Oaklee weighed 7 lbs 12.4 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Brenda Barber of Wyaconda, Billy Newberry of Argyle, IA, Becky Hyde of Luray, and David Hyde, Luray.

BABY JONES

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Brandon and Lydia Jones of Hendersonville, North Carolina, are the proud parents of a son born Friday, April 29th,  2016, at 9:35 a.m. at the Mission Hospital of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina. The little guy has been named Liam Matthis Jones and weighed in at 8 pounds  and was 18 ½ inches long. Liam is welcomed by big brother, Judah Heath Jones, 2. Grandparents are Cindy (Norton) Robinson and Gerald Steen of Glenwood, Missouri; Doug and Tracy Jones of Easley, South Carolina; and Ken and Paula Burgess of Belton, South Carolina. Great-grandparents include Don Norton of Memphis; Pat West of Easley, South Carolina; and Grace Burgess of Pelzer, South Carolina.

BABY WESTAWAY

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Taylor Cooper and Denver Westaway of Bloomfield, IA are the parents of a daughter, Mia Dawn Westaway, born May 22, 2016 at 3:13 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Mia weighed 9 lbs 8.2 oz and was 21.25 inches long. Grandparents are Jay Fox and Hollie McDonald of Memphis, Richard Cooper of Springfield, IL and Curt and Kelly Morris of Burlington, IA.

2016 Prairie View Cemetery Meeting Minutes

The Prairie View Cemetery meeting was called to order on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. by Bud Drummond.  New officers for the 2016-2017 year were elected as follows: Jerry Drummond, President; Ronnie McVeigh, Vice President; Cindy Helsel, Bruce, Secretary/Treasurer.  Cheryl Morgan, June Helsel, Leon Kerr, and Shirley Kerr are the Trustees.

Old and new business was discussed with all in agreement.  A financial report was given by June Helsel.  Jeff Smith will be mowing the cemetery.  Jerry Drummond will make repairs to flag poles to hang two flags.  The Platt Book was given to Leon Kerr for safe keeping.  The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

We look forward to a Blessed Year!!

Submitted by Cindy Bruce, Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Horn Country

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This article is a bit different, but I have been wanting to write a bit on Etna for a while. Last fall we finally put our sign up on the corner in Etna. We have a famous person that was born near here and we Etna people are proud of this history.

Of course, there is not much left of Etna, two vacant homes, which I wished could be refurbished, and a landmark for the church that once stood there.  The Etna Methodist Church was very important in my husband’s family. His grandparents, Charles and Ida (Ruth) Ebeling were married there, and his father and family attended church there, as did the Mohr families, Dieterich families and others. Community members are keeping the church yard cleaned up.  There is a rock with a picture of the church and dates on it there in the front porch of the church (concrete).

Tom Horn also attended church there I believe.  He was born north of Etna, on November 21, 1860, as he states near Memphis, in Scotland County. He disliked going to Sunday School and church, and would take out hunting all day on Sunday with his dog Shedrick. I am also assuming that he did not mind his mother very well relative to going to church, as he states that she would discipline him quite severely, and tell him he had to quit his Indian ways.

He states that during the summer months he worked hard on the farm, long hours, putting the crops in and tending to them.  Tom had a cousin, Ben, who lived with them, and many times he was whipped, scolded and asked why he couldn’t act more like Bennie.  The time when he was 13 and Ben was 17 they got in a fight, and from then on did not speak much.

Tom did not care for schooling and could not keep his mind on it. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he got in an altercation with some people in a small wagon train.  They shot his dog, Shedrick, and his father had an altercation with the immigrants also. At that time, after Horn’s father beating him quite severely, was when he took off on foot headed west and never returned.  He was in bed for a week after that beating.  When he was able he sold his rifle, kissed his mom for the last time, went and visited Shedrick’s grave, and then started west.

He had heard of the west, but not paying attention in school, had no idea geographically where any of those places really were, only west.  He soon got to Kansas City and from there took various jobs.  Up until this time, Tom said he had not been farther than 5 miles or so away from home, only having been to Memphis, Missouri, the county seat.  More later on Tom.

Etna is located on Route E in Scotland County, Missouri.  There have been movies about Tom Horn, books about him, and various stories. A very interesting fellow, who was arrested on January 13, 1903, for the murder of William Nickell.  He was hung on November 20, 1903, in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the age of 42, for a murder he did not commit.  He is buried in Boulder, Colorado.  His funeral is said to have been attended by about 2,500 people.  A very sad affair.

If you are having hummingbirds, enjoy, and I will write more on Etna soon.

Charles, Judy Myers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Charles and Judith Slocum Myers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Charles was a son of Mike and Ida Witte Myers of Rutledge and Judy’s parents were C. R. (Ray) and Thelma Branstetter Slocum of Baring, MO.

They were married at the Christian Church in Memphis by Reverend Howard Merchant on June 4, 1966.

Charles and Judy are the parents of four children: Sherri (Robbie) Mauck of Knox City, Chari Bemis (Travis) of Kansas City, Melanie Irizarry (Juan) of Newark, Delaware, and Charles Myers II (Chuck) of Chicago, Illinois.  They have nine grandchildren: Brooklyn Myers, Kaelin and Mason Bemis of Kansas City, Savannah, Robert and Mitchell Mauck of Knox City and Ireland, London and Juan II of Newark, Delaware.

Rutledge Renegades

Our sympathy to family and friends of Chester Robinson.

Erma High and son Kevin, her three brothers and their wives went to Guimauga, Honduras for their niece’s, Eunice Shirk, wedding. They went to Washington, D.C. and flew to San Salvador and then caught another flight to Honduras.

Reva Hustead and Dorothy Hunolt went to Palmyra and picked up great-grandson Will Hustead, and then went to Quincy.

Reva and Vada Granger went to Quincy.

Marjorie Peterson met Don Boyer, Jane Boyer, from Oak Wells, Iowa, and Donna Conaway at Keith’s where they ate lunch then went to the Memphis Cemetery where they decorated family graves.

Marjorie also met Evelyn Bechetel, Candy and other friends.  Marjorie then went to Bible Grove to the Christian Church where she decorated family graves.

Steve and Charlene Montgomery went to Columbia.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville.  Reva’s great-granddaughter, LaKaylee, had a ballgame in Hannibal and then Canton that Martin and Reva attended!

Anna Zimmerman from Petersburg, West Virginia, met her brother Glen Z. from PA and they came to Rutledge a week before their nephew, Paul Roger’s, wedding to Denice Burkholder on Saturday, May 28th.  They visited with their parents, Paul and Lydia and also their brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Bob Brown from Peoria, IL and his sons, Steve and Mike, came to visit family and friends and to decorate graves.

Eilene and Carol McCabe and Wendy McBee spent Sunday in Trenton celebrating Nora’s first birthday.  Also there was Jon, Amy, James and Nora, Lori and John Casteel, Jack and Cindy Guthrie, Nick, Kelli and Reid Oldham.

Some of those in this week were Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Oren and Celina Erickson, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Reva Hustead, Martin Guinn, Neal and Dawn Kirkpatrick, Marjorie Peterson, Dale and Lisa Tague, Neta Pillips, Pat Shultz, Rosella Small, Charley Houghton, Clayton and Carol Hustead, Don Tague, Marilyn and Keith Dunn, Pam and Mike Blaine and Ruth Ludwick.

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