October 17, 2002

Brookfield Blasts Tigers To Drop SCR-I To .500 In Conference Play



Quarterback Curtis Cochran rolls out right to avoid the Brookfield pass rush as he looks down field for a receiver during the Tigers October 11 contest.

Despite a 5-0 record heading into Friday night's game, the word on Brookfield was that the perennial Tri-Rivers Conference powerhouse was not as good as in past years. Don't tell that to Scotland County football boosters as Brookfield visited Memphis October 11 and proved it was still the team to beat in the league taking home a 47-6 win.


The contest was a tale of two halves in large part due to turnovers. The Tigers caught a big break on the third play of the game. Brookfield took the opening kickoff and on the second play from scrimmage hooked up for a long pass play. The Tigers defender came from behind and knocked the ball free allowing SCR-I to recover the fumble at the 20-yard line.


The Tigers offense came out featuring a short passing game. Curtis Cochran ran the show to perfection early on. He hit Chase Moore for a couple completions and moved the chains for a third time with a pass to Jason Findling. The drive ultimately stalled out late and the Tigers punted with 6:59 left in the first period.


Brookfield quickly changed the momentum of the game. The early turnover and long drive by SCR-I had the Tigers feeling good about the game. That took a big blow when Ty Golden #21 took the handoff on a counter play and took it to the endzone for a 49-yard TD run. The point after attempt failed leaving Brookfield ahead 6-0 with 5:29 remaining in the first period.


Scotland County again moved the ball well on offense. Aaron Dale had a 14-yard run to start things rolling. SCR-I tried to go deep but the bomb from Cochran was just inches too deep going off Moore's fingertips. The Tigers moved the chains on a pass play from Cochran to Findling before the Brookfield defense held and forced another punt.


The visiting team mounted another scoring drive this time through the air. Quarterback Gerrit Hane found Golden on a 25-yard pass play on third down and long, Hane then hit Matt Lewis with a pass for the two-point conversion giving Brookfield a 14-0 lead with 52 seconds left in the first quarter.


Trailing 14-0 against the best team in the conference Scotland County did not give in. The team mounted its best drive of the game to start the second quarter.


Most of the damage was done through the air. Cochran found Aaron Dale on third down and long to keep the drive alive.


Cochran rolled out to avoid the pressure and found tight end Kiel Fogle across the middle for 15-yards. A personal foul against Brookfield on the play moved SCR-I across midfield. Cochran then hit Moore for a nice gainer. Another pass play to Fogle had the Brookfield defense on its heels forcing the opposition to waste a timeout.


Good runs by Tim Robinson and Joel Myers had the Tigers inside the 20-yard line. But the team could not punctuate the drive and turned the ball over on downs.


The Tigers got a second chance when Brookfield committed its second turnover of the game. Dale recovered a Brookfield fumble at the 27-yard line to again give the Tigers excellent field position.


Scotland County was unable to do anything with the good break. A quarterback sack followed by a penalty had SCR-I going in the wrong direction before Brookfield picked off a desperation pass on fourth down and long.




Kiel Fogle is met by the Brookfield defense as he hauls in the reception during the Tigers game October 11.

The Tigers defense refused to allow Brookfield out of the hole. The SCR-I defenders stuffed the ground game and forced Brookfield to pass. That proved dangerous as Moore intercepted the Hane pass and brought the ball all the way back to the 22-yard line. A personal foul against Brookfield, hitting Moore out of bounds, moved the ball to the 11-yard line.


But the Scotland County struggles in the scoring zone continued. The Tigers could not get the ball in the endzone and another fourth down pass was intercepted at the one-yard line.


The weary Tigers defense could not keep the Brookfield offense in the hole again. The powerful ground game of Brandon White and Caleb Buckallew appeared to have the visitors posed for another score.


Cornerback Danny Roach made a huge play on third down, smelling out the reverse and stopping it for no gain. Brookfield called a time out with 1:07 to play in the first half to draw up a pass play.


The plan didn't work as Moore came up with his second interception of the contest to end the drive.


SCR-I was happy to take a knee on the final play to run out the clock and head to the locker room down just 14-0.


Brookfield turnovers had kept the Tigers in the game in the first half. In the final two quarters of the game it proved to be Tigers turnovers that allowed the other team to run away with the game.


The third play of the first half was a Brookfield turnover. SCR-I returned the favor to start the second half. The third play saw a pass from Cochran go through the hands of his receiver right to Golden. The Brookfield defender took the interception 27-yards for the touchdown to quickly change the complexion of the game. The PAT kick was good and Brookfield led 21-0.


Golden nearly gave an encore performance just minutes later. He came up with his second interception and came up just three yards short on the return. White took the hand off on the next play and took care of those three yards for the TD. The PAT kick made the lead 28-0 less than four minutes into the third period.


The Tigers offense faired better on the third possession of the second half. Findling gave the team good field position at the 24 with a nice kick return. Cochran and Moore teamed up for a big gain on a pass play to move the ball across midfield. A Cochran pass to Fogle followed up by a solid run from Robinson had the offense rolling before the team's third turnover of the third quarter, a fumble, ended the drive.


Brookfield's Nathan Brummitt did the bulk of the work as the visitors once again took advantage of a Tigers miscue. The senior running back ate up nearly 50 yards on the ground by himself, capping the drive off with a 10-yard TD run. The PAT failed leaving Brookfield on top 34-0 with 3:09 left in the third quarter.


The game continued down hill for Scotland County. The kickoff was bobbled and the team made it just to the 10-yard line. Four plays later a short punt gave Brookfield the ball with just 30-yards to go for the team's sixth touchdown of the game.


Brookfield wasted no time, scoring for the fourth time in the horrific third quarter for SCR-I. Brock Hicks went 31-yards for the TD run. The PAT kick was good and Brookfield led 41-0 with 17.8 seconds remaining in the third period.


Scotland County fumbled the ensuing kickoff after a good return allowing Brookfield to take over at the 42-yard line.


The two teams turned the contest over to the junior varsity squads for the fourth period.


The Brookfield JV took advantage of the turnover. Derek Lichtenberg became the sixth Brookfield runner to take a handoff. He had just as much success as his predecessors, going 29 yards on his first attempt. That set up Bobby Mathys who scored on a 14-yard TD run less than a minute into the fourth quarter.


The Tigers JV answered the challenge. Jeremy Hinds broke a 38-yard run to put the team in scoring position. Faced with fourth down and long quarterback Danny Roach hit Drew Holt for a 23-yard TD pass. The two-point attempt failed making the score 47-6 with 8:00 minutes to play.


Brookfield drove the ball down to the 25-yard line running out much of the remainder of the clock. The team then took a knee on four downs to run out the clock.


The Brookfield machine racked up more than 400 yards of offense on the night. Buckallew (#4) led the way on the ground in a very well balanced attack. The sophomore had 71 yards on just six attempts. Brummitt (#26) had 67 yards and a TD on nine carries. Golden took the ball three times for 57 yards and a TD to go along with his two interceptions, one returned for a TD. Fullback Brandon White (#44) went 50 yards with a TD on seven attempts. The team had 330 yards rushing overall.


Hane completed four of nine passes for 84 yards, one TD and two interceptions.


The Scotland County offense managed just 91 yards on the ground, with 45 of that coming from the JV in the last period. Myers was limited to 17 yards on 15 attempts. Hinds finished with 42 yards on three carries.


Cochran completed 10 of 22 passes for 77 yards and four interceptions. Roach was one of two for 23 yards and a TD.


Moore caught four passes for 23 yards. Fogle had three catches for 26 yards and Findling made two receptions for 16. Holt had the TD catch for 22 yards.


Travis Onken, Brett Masden and Jared Shelley led the defense with six tackles each. Dale and Myers recovered fumbles while Moore had the two picks.


The loss sends Scotland County to 2-4 on the season and 2-2 in Tri-Rivers Conference play.


Scotland County Library Presents ‘Build a Better World’ Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will explore exciting things this summer as the Scotland County Library presents “Build a Better World” during their summer library program.  The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people ages three through 6th grade with programs and prizes.

Registration for “Build a Better World” begins Monday, June 5th, and the last day to collect prizes will be Friday, July 21st.  Prizes will be awarded based on hours spent reading.

Weekly programs will also be presented at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday beginning June7th. The first program will feature Jeff Dyer’s presentation of a famous Scotland County resident.  On June 14th, Karen Armstrong of the Missouri Department of Conservation will give an animal presentation.  Other programs will include the Scotland County R-1 FFA presenting a Petting Zoo, Kim Ludwick of the Scotland County Health Department, and Brian Whitney and members of the Memphis and Scotland County Fire Departments.

For more information, call the library at 660-465-7042.  All programs are free of charge.

Residential Terrace Hosts 20th Annual Car Show

The soggy streets and roads didn’t keep 30 diehard vehicles from showing off at the 20th Annual Residential Terrace Car Show on Saturday, May 20th.

The residents of both the Scotland County Care Center and Residential Terrace were thrilled to view the vehicles in the parking lot. The weather threatened rain and was chilly so most viewing was from the many windows. Some brave residents ventured out for a closer look.

Memphis Mayor William Reckenberg awarded Alan Hufford with the Mayor’s Award for his bright yellow 1972 Chevy Nova.

The residents chose a red 1993 Chevy S-10 owned by John and Donna Austin from Memphis as their favorite color.

The vehicle with the most memories was a 1951 Pontiac Chieftain owned by Ewing and Louise Dean from Kirksville.

The fun car award was a 1965 Volkswagen owned by Larry and Michell Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

The fancy car award was a 2015 Chevrolet SS owned by Michell and Larry Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

Peoples’ choice award was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible owned by Gary Harris from Moulton, IA.

Other awards for the top 10 cars, top 3 pickups and top motorcycle were awarded also.

A special plaque was awarded to Jerry Grosenkemper for his volunteering and dedication for the past 20 years of this car show.

As always, the organizers expressed their appreciation to all who helped and participated in this year’s show.

Tague Attends ‘Chosin Few’ Reunion in Springfield

Left to right: Don “Buck” Tague, Dr. Baes Suk Lee, Jong Kook Lee. Baes Suk Lee (center) was part of the Army in Korea, serving as an interpreter – in his capacity to do so – even though he was a youth at the time. He came to the U.S. post Korean War. Jong Kook Lee (right) , the Consulate General of the Republic of (South) Korea , stationed in Chicago, presented Tague (and other veterans) with the Korean Government’s Ambassador of Peace Medal at this reunion.

submitted by Sandra Kalman

Don “Buck” Tague of Gorin attended a Korean War battle reunion in Springfield, Missouri, May 18 to 20.

Commemorating the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir, survivors of that battle have taken to calling themselves: “The Chosin Few.”

This particular reunion was the U.S. Army Chapter reunion of The Chosen Few – another association holds reunions for both Marines and Army survivors together and Tague attends those Korean War reunions too.  He also attends World War II reunions with his Patton’s Third Army 65th Infantry Division Association.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir lasted from late November, 1950, until the end of December, making this reunion not quite 67 years post battle.  Details of the battle are not pretty.  Tague played a part in the Army’s 79th Construction Engineering Battalion in Korea.

An interesting editorial written about this reunion by a local Springfield physician, Yung Hwang, M. D., published prior to the reunion, said the purpose of this reunion was “To honor the surviving veterans and the memory of those who died during that decisive battle…”

Hwang said:  “On the eve of Chosin Few coming to town, the Korean community will warmly welcome and happily join in their memorial service as we are also hoping North Korean and Chinese communism will stop their bad behaviors against the world.”

Several highlights of the reunion are described in text accompanying photographs in a Fathers’ Day ad, placed here by Tague’s proud children.

About the general feeling of the reunion, Buck’s son, David, said:  “They were glad to be here.”

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, May 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Pudding

Friday, May 26 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed, No Meals

Tuesday, May 30 – BBQ or Plain Pork/Bun, Scalloped Potatoes, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Pears, Cookies

Wednesday, May 31 – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Bread, Fruit Salad

Thursday, June 1 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, May 25 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed

Thursday, June 1 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Regularly Scheduled Audit of Scotland County Underway

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (May 19, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on audits of Scotland and Mercer counties, located in northern Missouri.  Audit staff is on-site in both locations, and Auditor Galloway encouraged citizens to submit concerns or information through the dedicated hotline.

“The public deserves a government that is transparent and works efficiently on behalf of its citizens,” Auditor Galloway said. “These audits will provide an independent review, and I encourage anyone who has information to contact my Whistleblower Hotline.”

The most recent audits of Scotland and Mercer counties were completed in 2013 and both counties received good ratings.

Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit may contact the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.

MLRA Late Models to Highlight June 1st Races at Scotland County Speedway

Racing action will return to Scotland County Speedway next week as the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association will kick off a three-day circuit across northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa with a stop in Memphis on Thursday, June 1st.

The MLRA event will highlight a full schedule of events at SCS, paying $3,000 to win the late model feature. Modifieds, sport models and stock cars will all be racing for a $1,000 top prize with sport compacts battling for a $300 payday.

The track will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for practice at $25 per car. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

The local event is being sponsored by J & J Ag, Memphis Pepsi-Cola, Brain’s Foundation Repair and Crop Production Services.

The MLRA will be racing May 25-27th in Wheatland, MO. After the Memphis stop, the late models will be in action Friday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA before heading to Randolph County Speedway in Moberly on Saturday.

On May 4th-6th the circuit was in Iowa, racing at Lee County Speedway, Davenport and Independence with Chris Simpson, Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer all picking up wins. Thus far in 2017, five races in the books have generated five different winners for the MLRA.

Rush Releases Latest Book ‘You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!’

Pastor Terry Rush is no stranger to the people of his hometown, Memphis. But while Scotland County residents may know Rush from his frequent visits back home for speaking engagements, or as readers of his newspaper column of one of his books, his latest release starts with a revealing confession.

“All I ever wanted to be was famous.” That is the statement Rush offers to open “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!”, his newest book fresh off the press.

Of course that confession was made tongue-in-cheek to the high school guidance counselor, as Rush was clinging to his dream of one day becoming a St. Louis Cardinal. Fittingly enough, he offered stand-up comedian, as his backup plan.

It turns out, God had other plans for Terry. While his professional baseball career never took off, Rush has had plenty of brushes with the fame he joked about.

After offering more than a dozen publication’s Rush penned his latest book in which he reveals how God has continued to send him to the right place at the right time, over and over again, to minister to the famous.

“In my younger days, I would never have guessed that the famous need and want spiritual and emotional support,” said Rush. “Surprised me. We tend to think they’ve got it made. Think again. They need people who care; just as we do.”

It has been the stories of meeting some of these needs that has led Rush to fulfill the new book’s subtitle, “Experiencing God Beyond Imagination”.

“I love people,” Rush says in the opening chapter of the book. “The famous have been ignored because it seems they are assumed to be both unneedy and unreachable. Fans just figure they have no problems.”

Rush goes on to explain in the book that his stardom, didn’t come from becoming a St. Louis Cardinal baseball player as he dreamed of as a young man, but instead only after he became a pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma and happened upon an ad for adults to attend a Cardinals Baseball Camp to play alongside past and current stars and coaches.

“When I read this article about playing baseball with these heroes, I wondered if God would use me to encourage them,” Rush says in the book. “As I thought of the possibilities, I wept.”

Little did he know that the Legends Camp would only be the beginning of the multitude of opportunities the Lord presented for Rush to interact with the famous and offer God’s encouragement. “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” is a collection of stories about “chance” meetings Rush has had with a number of celebrities from the movies, sports, politics, the music industry and television. The book is packed with amazing encounters that surely cannot be true, yet they are. These things couldn’t happen to a man from rural northeast Missouri, yet they did.

The book is chocked full of such unbelievable experiences that have put Rush in the presence of the likes of Charlton Heston, Loretta Lynn and James MacArthur.

It is through these experiences that Rush has learned that we are all alike, adding that everyone has confidences that are often undermined by fears. The author sais he hopes his latest book will open readers’ hearts to new possibility and potential.

Copies of you “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!” are available at J’s Foods in Memphis or can be ordered directly from Kelly Press, Inc. by calling 573-449-4163 or by emailing colin@kellypressinc.com.

Judge DeMarce to Address 71st Annual Memorial Day Services

Judge Karl DeMarce will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 71st Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse.

The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton welcoming the crowd.

Veterans Flody C. Baker and Mike Stephenson will perform the traditional wreath placement at the soldiers’ memorial on the southeast side of the courthouse. Fellow serviceman Bill Camp will lead the gathering the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pastor Leon Buford, also a Scotland County veteran, will lead the invocation prior to the playing of the National Anthem by the Scotland County R-I band. The Memphis Community Players will keep the music flowing with a series of patriotic selections.

Judge Gary Dial will again have the honor of introducing the service’s guest speaker.

Following DeMarce’s speech, veteran Jamie Parker will sing Sleep Soldier Boy accompanied by Connie Courtney.

Following the benediction by Buford, the VFW members will present a 21 gun salute before the performance of taps by service member Melinda Briggs with ECHO played by Chris Kempke.

The service is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors at the VFW post.

Gorin American Legion Post Plans Memorial Day Gathering

The Leslie Chambers #395 Gorin American Legion Post will be hosting their annual Memorial Day gathering on Sunday, May 28.  There will be a carry-in dinner at 12:30 at the Gorin Christian Church with a program following the dinner. The Post will present military services at the Gorin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is invited.

BABY FUNK

Casey and April Funk of Coatsville, MO are the parents of a son, Carter Bret Funk, born May 10, 2017 at 8:16 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Carter weighed 7 lbs 1.8 oz and was 20.75 inches long. He has a sibling, Caley Archer. Grandparents are Chris and Ida Archer of Moulton, IA; Ralph Funk of Coatsville, MO; and Judy Funk of Coatsville, MO.

BABY KEEFE

Kara Ball of Kahoka and Johnathon Keefe of Kahoka are the parents of a son, Michael Raymond Keefe, born May 16, 2017 at 6:28 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Michael weighed 7 lbs 2.8 oz and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David and Stacie Parson of Lawrence, Patrick Keefe of Keokuk, and Alicia Boyd of Eureka.

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