November 20, 2003

Princeton Ends Tigers Season In Opening Round Of State Playoffs

Scotland Countys string of strong second halves on their way to the state playoffs came to an end Wednesday night in Princeton as the #2 team in the state ended the Tigers season with 26 points after halftime to complete a 36-0 shutout of SCR-I.

Princeton (11-0) simply had too many weapons for the solid Tigers defense to contend with. All three running backs in coach Dave Cavanahs split backfield rushed for more than 100 yards in the victory.

Princeton wasted little time putting the games first points on the board. After the Tigers took the opening kick off and moved the chains for a first down, SCR-I was forced to punt.

With 5:20 left in the first half Princeton scored on a 27-yard run by Nate Craft who took the double hand-off against the flow of the defense and went in on the reverse. Brett Cavanah made the PAT to put the home team on top 7-0.

Scotland County caught a break on its next possession. The Tigers went three and out and were forced to punt. But punter Tim Robinson bobbled the snap. He was able to get the kick away but the delay nearly allowed the kick to be blocked. The defender was unable to get the ball but did hit Robinson drawing a roughing the kicker penalty.

The huge break really swung the momentum to the Tigers. Joel Myers picked up a pair of first downs. A diving catch by Jared Shelley moved the chains again before the drive stalled at the 19-yard line where the Tigers turned the ball over on downs.

Princeton immediately started moving the ball down field. Craft and Cavannah did the bulk of the work picking up big chunks of yardage as the Tigers were never able to even extend the team to third down until they had the ball deep in scoring position.

Kiel Fogle made yet another big tackle, in a season of key stops. The senior linebacker caught Craft in the backfield to set up third and long. Princeton, which is not known for its passing attack, was unable to pick up the first and had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Cavanah. The kick was tipped at the line by SCR-I but fluttered just over the cross beam for three points to make the score 10-0 with 7:47 remaining in the second period.

Scotland County went three and out and appeared headed for a big halftime deficit.

But the Tigers defense made the stops when it needed to. Once again Princeton was stopped in scoring position and had to settle for a field goal attempt. This time Cavanahs kick was no good from 30 yards out.

The Tigers took over with just over two minutes left in the first half at their own 20. SCR-I looked content to run out the clock but after Myers picked up a pair of first downs Coach Brent Bondurant went for the quick strike. Quarterback Danny Roach launched the perfect throw down the far sideline but the sure-handed Clint Cottrell was unable to come up with the ball. The Tigers had to settle going into the locker room down 10-0 at the break.

Princeton racked up more than 200 yards of rushing and 11 first downs in the opening 24 minutes of play but had just 10 points to show for it.

That would change in the second half as the points came fast and furiously for the home team in the third period.

After Princeton recovered a fumble by Cavanah that had them backed up second and long Craft broke through the Tigers defense for a 45-yard touchdown run. Cavanahs PAT made the score 17-0 with 8:54 left in the period.

Scotland County moved the ball on its next possession as Myers looked like a man on a mission. But once again the Tigers couldnt convert on fourth down and a yard and turned the ball over on downs at the 18-yard line.

Two plays later it was the third option for Princeton, Brandon Parsons who took another double handoff that fooled the SCR-I defense and went around the left end for a 77-yard touchdown as he outran the defense.

Carl Wittstock blocked Cavanahs PAT kick to keep the score at 23-0 with 3:59 remaining in the third quarter.

The Tigers punted the ball back to Princeton after a short offensive set. Princeton moved down field but Cavannah missed a 47-yard field goal attempt.

After Shelly picked up a first down the wind went out of SCR-Is sails when Tyler Roberts picked off the pass attempt by Roach and returned it for a 37-yard touchdown to open the fourth quarter. The Tigers stopped Princetons two-point conversion leaving the home team on top 29-0 with 11:22 showing on the clock.

The game continued down hill for Scotland County as on the next possession Princeton recovered a fumbled snap at the 40-yard line.

The SCR-I defense held and gave the Tigers the ball back with 8:24 remaining as the 2003 football season was quickly drifting away.

The Tigers took one last shot at a score. Roach hit Cottrell for a pass down the sideline that resulted in a 43-yard gain. But the Tigers could get nothing further from there and turned the ball over on downs.

The two teams traded punts before turning the game over to the backups for the final six minutes of the contest.

Reserve tailback Clint Moore showed his stuff for Princeton taking his first carry of the game for a 57-yard touchdown to put the final points on the board. Cavanahs PAT was the final tally as Princeton rolled on to the 36-0 win.

Princeton amassed almost 500 yards of rushing en route to 19 first downs. Cavanah had 148 yards on 20 attempts including a 43-yard run. Craft carried the ball just 13 times but gained 144 yards. His long run on the night was a 45-yard gain. Parsons got more than half his total yards on the 77-yard TD but finished with 141 total yards on nine carries before Moore wrapped up the night with his 52-yard scamper.

The home team attempted on one pass the entire game.

Tim Robinson had nine tackles to lead the Scotland County defense along with Fogle, who played the game with a broken wrist in a protective cast. Aaron Dale and Myers each made seven tackles for the Tigers.

Scotland County had 13 first downs in the game. Roach completed five of 20 pass attempts for 64 yards and one interception. Cottrell made two grabs for 55 yards with Shelley, Dale and Wittstock accounting for the other catches.

Myers closed out his strong senior season with 111 yards on 28 carries. Dale had eight yards on three attempts and Shelley made four carries for 12 yards.

The Tigers ended the season 6-5 while Princeton advances to the state quarterfinals where they will take on Mid Buchanan (8-3), which defeated Rockport 32-0.

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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