July 24, 2003

Wyaconda's John Austin Inducted Into Missouri Coaches Hall Of Fame

A former head coach for the Wyaconda high school basketball teams was among the 13 inductees in the 2003 class of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame enshrined in the ceremony July 11 in Springfield.

The MBCA honored John Austin among the 2003 Class of Inductees, which featured 12 coaches and one sports writer, during the St. John's Midwest Sports Medicine/MBCA All-Star Games.

A luncheon was held at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for the Inductees, their families and friends. The actual induction took place at the Hammons Student Center on the campus of Southwest Missouri State University.

Austin coached at Wyaconda C-1 High School for 30 years, winning over 830 games as a high school, junior high boys, and girls coach. His teams won 13 boys tournament championships and 12 girls tournament titles. In addition his junior high teams won 12 tourney championships.

His awards include the 1985 District 1A Coach of the Year, 1991 NMOA All-Star Coach, 1994 MAPHERD Teacher of the Year for Secondary Physical Education and 1998 MIAAA 25 Year Service Award for Administration and Coaching.

Other inductees included:

KIRK CHRONISTER: He started as the first girls basketball coach at Poplar Bluff Senior High School in 1976. He is still at the job and along the way his teams have won 544 games. In addition his teams have won 8 district titles, and advanced to the Show Me Showdown 6 times. Chronister, a graduate of Poplar Bluff, has aided 38 Lady Mules who have been named all-district, 9 named All-State, and 44 who have advanced to play college basketball.

SAM POTTER: Potter started his long coaching career at Wright City High School in 1977, where his teams won conference titles in each of the three years he coached there. Two years later he began a lengthy stay at Santa Fe High School, in Alma where his teams won 5 conference titles, 5 district crowns, and finished 3rd in the state tournament twice. At Rolla High School, Potter guided the Lady Bulldogs for eight seasons, winning 6 conference titles and were ranked in the top 10 in the state 6 times. Sam's winning percentage at the three schools is a remarkable .719%.

TERRY WRITER: In 26 seasons as a varsity basketball coach his teams have won 503 games (503-187). Terry began his career at Norwood High School in 1971. In 1974, he moved to Wheaton High School for a four-year stint as both boys and girls head coach. Writer later spent 4 years at Clever and 10 years at Ozark serving as the boys head basketball coach. This past season found him at New Covenant Academy in Springfield. Terry has been named Coach of the Year several times and was runner-up Coach of the Decade for the Springfield Area in 1990. His girls team at Wheaton was the 1A state runner-up in 1978 and the Ozark boys team of 1984 was also a runner-up. In addition his teams have won 32 tournament championships and finished second 16 times.

CHARLIE WILLIAMS: Williams spent his entire twenty-seven year coaching career at Christian Colleges, starting in 1976 at Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City before moving to Ozark Christian College in Joplin in 1985. During that period his teams have amassed 650 wins coaching both men's and women's programs. Included in that record are 4 National Bible College Athletic Association Championships. In addition, his teams have won 13 conference titles and appeared in 12 national tournaments. Charlie continues to coach at OCC in Joplin.

AL WALLER: Waller was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in February 2003. He spent six years coaching high school basketball before becoming the College of the Ozarks mentor in 1977. Upon his retirement from coaching in 2002, his teams won 562 games with a winning percentage of 69%. His high school team at Bishop Hogan in Kansas City played in the state tournament two out of four years. At the College of the Ozarks his teams won 12 conference titles and 6 times advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament including a runner-up finish in 2000. Al was named NAIA Administrator of the Year in 1999 and still serves as athletic director.

MITCH WILKINS: Wilkins has seen his teams win 557 times. This includes 13 district titles, 12 conference championships, and 18 seasons with 20 or more victories. Mitch started coaching at Parma High School, moved to Benton Kelly, and has spent the rest of his career at Troy Buchanan where his teams have amassed a record of 433-129. Included in that record is 4 appearances in the KMOX Shootout in St. Louis, 4 trips to the MSHSAA Show Me Showdown where they placed 4th each time. Eight of his players have been named to the Missouri High School All-State Team.

JIM HALL: Hall not only played in the state tournament twice as a player at Dexter High School, but has seen five of his teams compete in the Show Me Showdown. He had 2 stints as coach of the Dexter High School Boys team. He served from 1964 - 1976 and 1981 - 1996. While there his teams won 415 games. He came out of retirement to take over at Advance High School in 1998 and his teams played in the finals of the Stoddard County Tournament 18 of 27 times, winning the first nine of those contests. Jim is the only coach to have his teams win both the prestigious Bloomfield and Cape Girardeau Christmas Tourneys.

DAVID PORTER: David Porter first suggested that the MBCA start a basketball Hall of Fame, so after a long career of coaching winning basketball it is appropriate that he be inducted. With stints at Sedalia Smith-Cotton, Poplar Bluff, and now Lafayette in St. Louis County, he is still winning. His teams have won 9 district titles, been to the "Elite 8" six times and finished second in the state in 1998. However, his most important work may have been his efforts to fight testicular cancer which claimed the life of Jason Struble, who played for Coach Porter. An informational video and presentation shown to thousands of high school students has saved 9 lives that have been confirmed and maybe more. Porter is a two-time former President of the MBCA.

BOB CAMBELL: After coaching at Ballard, Tipton, and New Madrid County Central, Cambell found a coaching home in Montrose. His teams ran up 16 winning seasons in a row, which included 11 Golden Valley Conference titles, three district titles and 2 "Elite Eight" finishes. Bob was named Truman Lake Area Coach of the Year three times during his stay at Montrose. He coached 5 All-State players and the 7th leading scorer in Missouri High School history. Montrose during the last 5 years of his stay was the fifth smallest high school in the state.

JIM SUTHERLAND: Sutherland started his coaching in 1966 in South Dakota. He has spent all of that time as a head coach both at the high school and the college level. Sutherland has guided his teams to 544 victories. Since moving to Missouri ten years ago, coaching at Moberly and Columbia Hickman his teams have won three district titles. In addition, he has produced several Division I players including Lance Harris who will play for Kansas State University.

BOB CARTER: Carter severed as chairman of the Missouri Sports Writers Committee for All-State selection for many years. He was the sports editor of the Chillicothe newspaper until his untimely death due to an automobile accident in 2001. Bob worked with the MBCA for years in the selection of all-star games participants. His untiring efforts to promote basketball in the state qualified him for inclusion in the 2003 MBCA Hall of Fame.

OPAL MARIE EMEL (3/3/1925 – 2/25/2017)

Opal Marie Emel, 91, of Memphis died February 25, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

She was born March 3, 1925 in Scotland County, the daughter of Elmer Milton Wright and Addie Agnes (Roberts) Wright. Opal graduated from Bible Grove High School in 1942.

Opal married Elton Jay Emel in Memphis on October 10, 1945.   He preceded her in death on November 24, 2007.

The couple owned a farm near Bible Grove. Opal was a member of the Bible Grove Christian Church and was very active in community affairs.

In addition to her work as a wife and mother, Opal was renowned as a professional cook. She served as head cook of Grim-Smith Hospital, Scotland County Care Center and the Scotland County Livestock Auction Company. Opal was also an avid gardener and a fine seamstress.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and six brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her five children: Joyce (Larry) Crim of LaHarpe, IL, Jolene Neighbors of Kirksville, Randy Emel of Bible Grove, Danny (Terri) Emel of Memphis, and Melanee (Jeff) Crist of Kirksville; brother, Andrew Wright of Bible Grove; grandchildren: Brandon (Monica) Crim of LaHarpe, Christina (Christian) Funk of Morristown, NJ, Byron (Kimberly) Neighbors of Columbia, Jessica (Jason) Hill of Cape Girardeau, Jason (Robyn) Emel of Bible Grove, Melissa Emel of Memphis, Evan (Andrea) Emel of O’Fallon, MO, Aaron (Ashley) Emel of Warrensburg, and Conner Crist of Kansas City, MO; great-grandchildren: Jadrien Burbano, Jared Crim, Victoria Crim, Kyler Burkhiser, Chelsea Burkhiser, Hunter Carter, Jacob Hill, Caitlin Hill, Aurora Neighbors, Finley Emel, Charley Emel, Isabella Emel and Eva Emel; many friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were held March 1 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Dan Hite, pastor of the Memphis First Baptist Church, officiating.    Byron Neighbors, Jessica and Jason Hill performed Amazing Grace and In The Garden.   Brandon Crim, Jason Emel, Byron Neighbors, Evan Emel, Aaron Emel and Conner Crist served pallbearers.  Jared Crim, Kyler Burkhiser, Chelsea Burkhiser, Hunter Carter, Logan Brassfield and Scott Brassfield served as honorary pallbearers.

Burial was in the Memphis Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Senior Nutrition Site and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to the Emel family by signing the online guest book at www.gerthfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.

Scotland County Cancer Fund to Host Fundraiser March 4th

The National Cancer Institute statistics report cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide.  In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide.  The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.  More than 60 percent of the world’s new cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America; 70 percent of the world’s cancer deaths also occur in these regions.

In the United States, the overall cancer death rate has declined since the early 1990s.  The most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, published in March 2016, shows that from 2003 to 2012, cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men, 1.4 percent per year among women, and 2.0 percent per year among children ages 0-19.

Although death rates for many individual cancer types have also declined, rates for a few cancers have stabilized or even increased.

As the overall cancer death rate has declined, the number of cancer survivors has increased.  These trends show that progress is being made against the disease, but much work remains.

Under these figures, odds are someone close to you has been touched by the disease.  Keeping this in mind, the Scotland County Cancer Fund was built on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors.

Since its inception in 2004 the Scotland County Cancer Fund has worked to raise money to benefit local families battling the disease.  In its first year, the cancer fund offered $50 to victims and their families to help offset some of the costs of seeking treatment.  The local charity is now able to offer $1000 per person, per 365 days to assist with unexpected expenses that occur when undergoing cancer treatments such as fuel, lodging and other travel costs incurred when attending doctor visits.

To date, the Scotland County Cancer Fund has helped 131 people, some more than once.

In order to qualify for financial assistance, recipients must be residents of the county for a continuous year and actively receiving treatments.

The Scotland County Cancer Fund is hosting its 13th annual Ham & Bean Supper and Auction on Saturday, March 4th at the Memphis VFW.  The supper starts at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by an auction.  Some of the items that will be auctioned include quilts, Oakwood furniture, and gift certificates from area businesses.

If you have items to donate for the auction, please contact Margaret Curry, Kim Nicoli, Dave Trueblood, Chris Tinkle or Shelley Curry.  You can also leave donations at the Scotland County Health Department.

Graves Applauds Trump’s Decision to Stop Harmful EPA Rule  

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves issued the following statement after President Trump today took a step towards permanently eliminating the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Trump instructed federal authorities to review and work towards repealing WOTUS, which gave the EPA the authority to regulate small bodies of water on private lands.

“One of the most outrageous regulations to come from the Obama Administration was its Waters of the U.S. rule,” Rep. Graves said. “It allowed federal bureaucrats to take control of small bodies of water on our family farms and private property, and it was written without input from anyone in rural America. I am thrilled to see the White House today push back against this assault on private property, and begin bringing common sense back to the EPA.”

Since WOTUS was finalized by the Obama EPA in 2015, Graves has drafted and voted for several pieces of legislation designed to repeal the rule. Today’s executive action is a significant step towards accomplishing that goal.

SCAPP to Host ‘Night on the Red Carpet’ Daddy/Daughter Dance on March 25th

It’s that time of year again…and the Scotland County After Prom Parents are rolling out the red carpet for this year’s annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, March 25th at the SCR-1 Elementary School Gym.

This is a magical evening and a great opportunity for dad’s to make lasting memories with their little girls, whether they are tiny tots or teenagers…this is an evening for all ages!  Grandpas, uncles and older brothers are also welcome to join the fun.

The theme of this year’s dance is “Night on the Red Carpet”.  There are no dress restrictions…come casual or formal…just come and have fun.  Our very own DJ, Andy Middleton, will be providing the night’s entertainment!

New this year, SCAPP will be providing a dinner option prior to the dance, also in the elementary gym.  Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Both an adult plate and a child’s plate are being offered, though both the young ladies and their dates may choose either menu.  The adult menu includes chicken, baked potato, green beans, and a roll.  The child’s menu includes chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and a roll.  Drink choices include water, tea, and lemonade.  Desserts will include lava cakes, cheesecakes, and Oreo dirt pudding.  Reservations are needed for the dinner tickets and SCAPP organizers are asking that everyone make their menu choice when tickets are purchased.  Dinner is an optional part of the evening and tickets for the meal are $10/person.

The dance will start at 7:00 p.m.  Advanced tickets for the dance are $5.00.  Dance tickets will also be available at the door that evening at a cost of $7.00.

There will be a photo booth to capture the evening in pictures at a cost of $5 for a 4×6 print.  Swag Bags will also be available to purchase for $5.

Tickets for both the meal and the dance can be purchased at the elementary school office, Scotland County Pharmacy, and Scotland County Abstract Office.  All proceeds will go to the Scotland County After Prom Event.

For more information, contact Tina McKee at 660-216-7734 or Michella Hull at 660-341-5870.

Auxiliary Donates Training Manikin to Care Center 

Ladies from the Auxiliary are pictured with the new training manikin and staff from the Scotland County Care Center.

The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary recently made a contribution to the Scotland County Care Center in order for the Nursing Department to purchase a training manikin.  The new manikin offers a complete life-like range of motion for realistic patient positioning and moves like a person.  The manikin is lightweight and simulates a full-size adult.

The manikin will be used, primarily, to train staff in the Certified Nursing Assistant course and used to train staff for skills in multiple circumstances from proper transfer methods to proper bathing methods.  “Training on this manikin gives the Nursing Assistant students much more one-on-one training prior to doing actual patient care,” said Sheena Nichols, RN, SCCC Director of Nursing.  “Also, we just used the manikin during a mock code to train staff how to respond to a Code Blue.”

The Auxiliary is a non-for-profit organization that raises money through sales at the Hospital Gift Shop, quilt raffle, book fairs and jewelry sales, pecan sales and Christmas Bazaar cookie sales.  The Auxiliary meets every third Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Scotland County Care Center.  Membership dues are $1 annually and new members are always welcome.

Redmon Report

99th General Assembly

We are in the last weeks of February, can you believe it?! Time flies here at the Capitol as session continues to keep me busy between Budget Committee, chairing my Appropriations Committee and keeping up with all of my bills! This week’s Capitol Report will highlight Truman Day at the Capitol, passing of HB 138 for Virtual Education Programs and REAL ID legislation.

Legislative Agenda

HB 85, which adds Utility Vehicles to the ‘Move Over Law’ is still moving swiftly. It was third read on the floor Monday and now moves to the Senate. My HB 631 was passed in Transportation Committee 9-0 and was voted to be Consent. This bill modifies

medical requirements for school bus drivers. Another one of my bills (HB 587) was also Do Pass with 13-0 vote on Wednesday in Rules and Administrative Oversight Committee. It had also been passed in the Elections and Elected officials committee, before being referred to Rules Committee. This bill relates to treasurer of a seven-director school district and the bond requirements for them.

Truman Day at the Capitol

On Tuesday the Capitol was flooded with purple as students and staff as well as alumni legislators from Truman State University showed their support for the school. I was able to meet with several students as well as newly elected President Sue Thomas. I continue to be impressed by Truman’s institution and am excited to see what President Thomas will do in the future to improve Truman’s outstanding status as a University.

House GOP passed HB 138, Virtual Education Programs

A big focus during session this year is Education Reform. This bill expands access to virtual education programs for students, which would give Missouri students more options and allows rural schools to offer the same education options as larger schools. HB 138 is great for students and gives them more education options to better prepare them for when they graduate.

Real ID (HB 151)

The Missouri House of Representatives has given first-round approval to legislation that would give Missourians the option to obtain Read ID compliant photo identification. HB 151 would require state revenue department to issue identification and drivers license that comply to federal standards for those who want them. This would strike down past Missouri legislation that was meant to protect private information in response to US Federal law for REAL ID. Because we have fought against compliance, Missouri licenses are no longer a valid form of identification at federal facilities and military bases, and will no longer be valid at airports as proof of identity for domestic flights beginning in 2018. Opponents of the legislation say it’s important to push back against the overreach of the federal government. HB 151 requires another positive vote in the House before moving to the Senate for consideration.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments feel free to contact me at my office at Craig.Redmon@house.mo.gov or better yet, stop by for a visit, 317B in the Capitol.

Thank you and God Bless, Craig

Scotland County Health Department Schedule

Thursday, March 2 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations.

Friday, March 3 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8:00-3:30 for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, blood draws, blood pressure checks, immunizations, nail care, etc.

Tuesday, March 7 –Walk-in clinic hours from 8-9 a.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols and blood draws, and from 12-2:30 p.m. for immunizations, blood pressure checks, nail care, etc.

Wednesday, March 8 – Paws and Claws immunizations for 7th and 11th graders at Scotland County R-1.

Thursday, March 9 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations. 

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, March 2 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, March 3 – Sausage/Gravy/Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Blueberry Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, March 6 – Donuts, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, March 7 – Cinnamon Rolls, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Rings, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, March 8 – Scrambled Eggs, Choice of Cereal, Hash Browns, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Thursday, March 9 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, March 2 – Lasagna/Ground Beef, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Friday, March 3 – Hamburger/Bun, Chili Dog, Potato Rounds, Tomato Slices and Pickles, Buttered Corn, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Monday, March 6 – Chicken Patty/Bun, Bar BQ Ribb/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Potato Rounds, Creamed Peas, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, March 7 – School Made Pizza, Meatballs/Sauce, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Vegetable Sticks/Dip, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, March 8 – Pork Choppette, Beef and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Dinner Roll, Jell-O/Fruit, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, March 9 – Chili Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Pickle Spear, Vegetable Sticks, Cheese Stick, Saltine Crackers, Cinnamon Apple Slices

Austin Ambrose, Hannah Campbell Crowned 2017 Spelling Bee Champions

SCR-1 Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee on Friday, February 17th. Hannah Campbell, fourth grade, was this year’s winner of the fourth through sixth grade competition. Austin Ambrose, third grade, was this year’s winner of the second and third grade competition.

Scotland County R-1 held its 35th annual Spelling Bee on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the elementary school gymnasium.  This year’s competition featured two categories. The first category was a competition for second and third grade students. The second category included students in grades four through six.

The winner of the second and third grade competition was third grade student, Austin Ambrose. Austin is the son of Derek and Kelly Ambrose. The runner-up was Emery Kirchner, second grade. Emery is the son of Ian and Teresa Kirchner.

Other second grade participants were Ella Arnold, Braylon Campbell, Laney Doster, Kaley Kerkmann, and Meaghan Scott. The alternates were Ava Remley and Maezy Swearingen.

The third grade participants were Dane Blessing, Autumn Huber, Drayven Koser, and Lillian Reese. The alternates were Finley Heine and Letha Ward.

The winner of the fourth through sixth grade competition was fourth grade student, Hannah Campbell. Hannah is the daughter of Zac and Kimberly Campbell. The runner-up was sixth grade student, Sidney Brandon. Sidney is the daughter of Michael and Andrea Brandon. The 4th grade participants were Reese Cook, Ben Scott, Marcus Smith, Layne Stott, and Makyla Swearingen. The alternates were Jaci Knupp, Mason Mallett, and Christopher McKinney.

The 5th grade participants were Emma Anders, Hugh Baker, Corbin Blessing, Emma Harvey, and Hattie Mumford. Makynlee Jack was absent, so Mazy Dodge served in her place. The other alternate was Kendal Anderson.

The 6th grade participants were Bryn Aylward, Abby Doster, Jackson McKee, Owen Triplett, and Julian Valle. The alternates were Lydia Davis, Mary Matheny, and Justin Swearingen.

Each year, the winners in our Spelling Bee are awarded dictionaries, which are donated by the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. This year, Sheila Berkowitz presented the dictionaries to the two winners.

The Scotland County R-1 Elementary School would like to thank Sheila Berkowitz for serving as a pronouncer and for her continued work to formulate the master spelling list. We would also like to thank Epsilon Iota for the dictionaries, Shellie Jackson and Rob Egenberger for setting up and tearing down, Linda Hervey for printing the certificates, and Emily Frederick, Dawn Triplett, and Julie Wickert for serving as judges. A special thanks to Ruth Mumford for assisting with practices held after school. Kara Wickert is the Spelling Bee sponsor.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, March 2 – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Lettuce Salad, Pinto Beans, Pineapple, Bread, Oatmeal Cookies

Friday, March 3 – Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Marinated Carrots, Buttered Corn, Crème Pie

Monday, March 6 – Creamed Chicken/Biscuit, Mixed Vegetables, Buttered Beets, Mandarin Oranges, Cookies

Tuesday, March 7 – Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Broccoli, Applesauce, Bread, Cake

Wednesday, March 8 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Perfection Salad, Hot Roll, Baked Apples

Thursday, March 9 – Meatloaf, Lima Beans, Cauliflower Blend, Pineapple-Cheese Salad, Bread, Glazed Donut

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, March 2 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 9 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

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