July 29, 2004

Who Are These Guys (and Gals)?

The August 3 primary offers local voters a challenge simply recognizing all the names of candidates for the various state offices.

On August 3rd voters will go to the poles to help establish the ballots for the November general election. Local officials are anticipating a strong voter turnout due to a number of highly contested local races.

While local voters are likely familiar with the candidates for county offices the names listed on the state offices may be new to many. The Democrat and Republican ballots will feature races in nearly every state office, including governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

Governor

Democrat

Bob Holden needs little introduction for most as he was sworn in as the states 53rd Governor in 2001. Holden grew up near Birch Tree and is a political science degree holder from SMSU.

Claire McCaskill is the current State Auditor. She grew up in Columbia and graduated from MU. The mother of seven served in the House of Representatives as well as Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney before taking her current post in 1999.

Jim LePage is a professor of economics at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and also serves as Cole County Auditor. His slogan Bring life to the Democratic Party highlights his anti-abortion stance.

Jeffery A. Emrick is a newcomer to the political arena out of Blue Summitt.

Republican

Matt Blunt is the current Secretary of State, a position he has held since 2000 when he was the lone republican elected to state office. Blunt grew up in Stafford and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a 14-year Navy veteran. He served the Springfield region in the House of Representatives prior to being elected to his current position.

Jeff Killian of Jackson, is working toward a political science degree at Southeast Missouri State University. He is running as the students choice.

Roy Lang is retired from the tire recycling business in Davisville.

Martin Lindstedt is a former truck driver from Granby

Karen Lee Dee Skelton-Memhardt, who will be listed atop the Republican ballot courtesy of the lottery drawing on the opening day of filing, is an insurance agent from Wildwood.

Jennie Lee Sievers of Jackson is a former owner and operator of a grocery store and the Rainbow Grill.

Libertarian

Randall (Randy) D. Langkraehr is a real-estate agent from Warrensburg who also runs a marketing business and an accounting firm.

John M. Swenson of Libertyville was the partys candidate for the job in 2000 but didnt bother attending the partys state convention back in March.

Lt. Governor

Democrat

Rebecca McDowell (Bekki) Cook was a lawyer practicing in Cape Girardeau before being appointed Secretary of State in 1994. She was re-elected in 1996 and returned to the public sector in 2002 after completing her term.

Ken Jacob, of Columbia, is the Minority Leader in the Missouri Senate and has been serving mid-Missouri in the house or senate since 1983.

Republican

Patricia (Pat) Secrest of Manchester is a former state representative. She left the office in 2003 after 12 years of service.

Peter Kinder is the current President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. He hails from Cape Girardeau.

Libertarian

Mike Ferguson is a corporate recruiter who calls Belton home. He is proposing that the Lt. Governors salary be reduced by over 25%, from over $77,000 per year to $50,000 per year.

Secretary of State

This is the lone office that has no races on the Primary ballot. Robin Carnahan, the daughter of the late Missouri governor Mel Carnahan is unopposed on the Democratic ticket. Speaker of the House Catherine Hannaway is the lone name on the Republican ticket while Christopher Davis of Springfield is seeking the Libertarian nomination.

Treasurer

State Treasurer offers the largest variety of candidates for voters with 11 different names to choose from.

Democrat

Jason Klumb of Bulter became one of the youngest legislators in the state when he won election as a Missouri State Representative at age 24. He left the House after his second term to attend the London School of Economics. He serves as a Captain in the Missouri National Guard JAG (Judge Advocate General) Corps.

Mark Powell is the Mayor of Arnold and has a professional background in banking and accounting.

Mark C. Abel of Crystal City is a sixth-term member of the House of Representatives. He owns and operates an insurance company.

Republican

Chet Boeke, a former state representative, is a realtor from St. Charles.

Al Hanson is best known as the Republican candidate for State Auditor in 2002 when he won the Republican primary for the job despite having served nine months in a Minnesota prison for fraud. The Concordia resident owns and operates the Lutheran Prison Ministry.

William R. Pundmann, a St. Charles resident and former Wall Street securities analyst, is the owner of a private investment banking firm.

Tom Klein owns and operates Windows on Washington, a catering and banquet business in St. Louis.

Sarah Steelman of Rolla is currently serving her second term for the 16th District in the Missouri Senate. She holds an Economics Degree from MU. Prior to being elected she served as an economist for the Department of Revenue.

Anita Yeckel is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the Missouri Senate and has represented the First District for the past eight years. Prior to becoming a legislator, the St. Louis resident worked in banking.

Blaine Luetkemeyer is a third-term state representative from St. Elizabeth. Prior to that he worked in financing and as a bank examiner.

Libertarian

Lisa J. Emerson is a 23-year-old recent graduate of the University of Missouri.

Attorney General

The states top lawyer job is a relatively tame race compared to Treasurer.

Democrat

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon is serving his third term as the states top attorney. The De Soto native served in the Missouri Senate prior to winning the AG job in 1992.

Republican

Chris Byrd is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School. He also holds a masters degree in business and finance from UMKC.

Dewey Crepeau of Columbia has 23 years experience as a lawyer, working both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney during that time.

Libertarian

David R. Browning is an attorney from Oak Grove with 29 years of experience, including service as an assistant prosecuting attorney.

U.S. Representative 9th District

This is another easy August election for local voters as there is just one candidate per party.

Democrat

Linda Jacobson of St. Charles is the owner of Global Vision Strategies, LLC, an international consulting and training organization. She is a former teacher.

Republican

Kenny Hulshof of Columbia is the incumbent U.S. Representative for the District. First elected in 1996, Hulshof is serving his fourth term of representing northeast Missouri in Washington D.C.

Libertarian

Tamara A. Millay, a research assistant in the department of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, sought the partys vice presidential nomination earlier this year. She sought a U.S. Senate seat in 2002 and ran for the U.S. House in 2000.

U.S. Senate

Democrat

Charles Berry of St. Louis is a Vietnam veteran. The former educator and U.S. postal carrier is now an attorney.

Nancy Farmer of St. Louis is the current State Treasurer. She served in the Missouri Legislature from 1993-1997.

Ronald Bonar of Versailles is the owner of R & M Diversified. One of his main platforms is expanded use of ethanol.

Republican

Mike Steger is a computer network consultant from St. Louis.

Christopher (Kit) Bond, the former Missouri governor, is seeking his fourth term as U.S. Senator.

Libertarian

Kevin Tull is a graphic artist from Kansas City. He publishes the Missouri Libertarian Partys statewide newsletter.

First District State Representative

Democrat

Sam Berkowitz is no stranger to local residents. The Memphis resident is seeking re-election to the seat he vacated four years ago in a failed run for the Missouri Senate.

Republican

Brian Munzlinger, a farmer from Lewistown, was elected to the seat in 2000 and is completing his first term in office.

Memphis Man Killed in Crash Near Arbela

A Memphis man was killed and another seriously injured in a two vehicle accident over the weekend in rural Scotland County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Harley D. Stone, 24, of Memphis was killed when the 2015 Polaris Can Am all-terrain vehicle he was driving collided with a pickup truck on a hill crest on County Road 456 west of Arbela.

The Stone vehicle was eastbound when it crested the hill and met at the center of the road a westbound 2001 Dodge truck driven by Christopher M. Chabert, 29, of Memphis.

Stone and a passenger in his vehicle, Jacob A. Blessing, 21, of Memphis both were ejected from the ATV. Stone was pronounced deceased at the scene at 4:40 a.m. by Scotland County Coroner Dr. Jeff Davis. Blessing sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.

Chabert was not injured in the crash, which occurred at 4:00 a.m. on May 20th. Chabert was ticketed for driving while intoxicated.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by Scotland County Fire and Rescue, Scotland County Ambulance and Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

SCR-I Band to Make ‘Long March’ to Washington DC to Take Part in National Memorial Day Parade

As residents of a rural school district, Scotland County R-I students are used to long bus rides. However on Thursday, some three dozen SCR-I musicians will be boarding a bus for a trip that will exceed their bus mileage for the year, just one-way.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th the Scotland County R-I band, along with support staff, boosters and chaperones will be boarding a charter bus departing the SCR-I high school parking lot bound for Washington D.C. The public is invited to line the road to show the band support on its departure.

“Last minute preparations are well underway as the Marching Tigers are putting on the finishing touches on their performance,” said band Director Nathanial Orr. “You may even hear the band marching around town.”

The trip to the nation’s capital is more than 900 miles, with the group expecting to arrive on the East Coast  in time for lunch on Friday.

After the meal with tour manager Barbara Longnecker at Union Station, the group will take a tour of the U.S. Capitol before enjoying dinner at Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant. That evening the group will be treated to a parade at the Marine Barracks featuring the US Marine Band in full dress uniform.

Saturday will feature a full day of tours including stops at Lafayette Square, the White House and the National Archives Building, home of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

After lunch they will visit Ford’s Theater where President Lincoln was assassinated before touring Arlington National Cemetery to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The evening will conclude with tours of the US Air Force and Pentagon 9/11 Memorials, as well as the Jefferson, FDR and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials.

The nation’s history will be on display again on Sunday as tour members will visit the Lincoln, and Vietnam and Korean War memorials as well as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum before spending the afternoon at the Smithsonian Institution’s museums. The evening will be capped off at the National Memorial Day Concert on the west lawn of the Capitol. The event will broadcast live on PBS.

Finally on Monday, the band members will get to work, participating in the National Memorial Day Parade.

“The band will be performing ‘Colonel Bogey March,’ a tune featured in ‘Bridge over a River Kwai’,” said Orr. “The color guard will be wearing homemade uniforms representing a different branch of the armed services.  Each member of the guard has a connection as parts of the uniform they will be wearing are from the uniform of their family members.”

Orr said the parade will be televised on the Armed Forces Network as well as streamed on YouTube.com, Military.com or NationalMemorialDayParade.com.

“Due to time constraints and commercial breaks, there is no guarantee that SCR-I will be televised,” he said.

Later that evening, the group will visit the World War II Memorial and place a Scotland County High School wreath at the base of the Missouri state marker.

Tuesday, day 6 of the event, will feature a trip to Mount Vernon, before boarding the tour bus at 2 p.m. for the return trip to Memphis. The group is expected to arrive back home Wednesday, May 30th around 9 a.m.

The trip has been made possible through the hard work of the band students and boosters as well as the generous contributions of local supporters. Work began last May after word was received the band had received the honor of participating in the national event. Numerous fundraisers were held over the next 12 months to fully fund the more than $1,000 price tag per band member for the trip.

Larry Gieseke to Address 72nd Annual Memorial Day Services

Larry Gieseke will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 72nd 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 Floyd 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 in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sonny Smyser of the Lancaster Church of Faith  will lead the invocation prior to the performance of the National Anthem by the Memphis Community Players, who will also provide additional patriotic music for the service.

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

Following Gieseke’s speech, veteran Jamie Parker will sing Sleep Soldier Boy.

Following the benediction by Smyser, 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.

Fifty-Seven Units of Blood Donated at Spring Blood Drive

The spring community blood drive held on May 8th at the First Baptist Church of Memphis resulted in the donation of fifty-seven units of blood to the American Red Cross. We would like to thank all those who took time out of their busy day to come and donate.

Of the sixty-seven people who came out to donate, five were first-time donors: Laura Carr, Reilly Shoemaker, Luke Triplett, Matthew Woods and Mark Zeiset. May this mark the beginning of a lifelong habit of helping others through this life-saving gift.

The following donors are recognized for reaching their respective donation goals: a one-gallon pin was awarded to Harley D. Saulmon and a two-gallon pin, to Mike M. Blain. Carol McCabe earned a five-gallon pin, Sara Frederick earned a seven-gallon pin, and Bruce Childress was awarded an eight-gallon pin. David M. Ahland earned his fourteen-gallon pin. Way to go, Mike! But, the greatest achievement goes to Larry Riney who has reached 20 gallons, which is equivalent to 160 units of blood. This is the average total amount collected from two of our community blood drives. Thanks, Larry, you are an encouragement to us all and remind us that even one committed person can really make a big difference. Let’s be encouraged by their commitment, knowing that we, too, can make a difference, Congratulations to all these who have reached their respective goals and to all first-time donors. Your much-needed donations are greatly appreciated.

Special thanks are in order to Lighthouse of Faith for their generous supply of homemade cookies, to Community Bank for providing sandwiches, to Pizza Hut for donating free pizzas to student donors and to J’s Food for providing orange juice to all donors. And a very special thank you to all the local Red Cross volunteers for making this event possible by serving food and drinks to donors and providing comfort and support to both the Red Cross workers and all who give. God Bless!

BABY CICERO

Mandi and Chris Cicero, along with sisters, Kara and Alexis, would like to announce the birth of Christina Violet Cicero, born May 2, 2018 at Capital Region Medical Center.  She was born at 3:19 p.m., weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 21 ½ inches long.  She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Terri Bulen, Stephanie Cicero, and Kelly Wiles.

BABY BUCKNER-DAVIS

Kira Stark of Kahoka and Dante Davis of Kahoka are the parents of a son, Trevon Land Buckner-Davis, born May 12, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Trevon weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dede Segovia of Kahoka; Steven Stark of Kahoka; Carissa Smith of Keokuk, IA; and Rick Davis of Keokuk, IA.

BABY HILL

Justin and Diana Hill of Bloomfield, IA are the parents of a son, Maverick Gabriel Hill, born May 5, 2018 at 8:06 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Maverick weighed 7 lbs 14.8 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Monty and Isle Hill of Bloomfield, IA; Jim and Linda Snowbarger or Marshalltown, IA; and Thomas Upton of Mediapolis, IA.

BABY SMALL

Bruce and Kendra Small of Memphis are the parents of a son, Abel Forrest Lee small, born May 11, 2018 at 2:36 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Abel weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by siblings, Mason and Vancel. Grandparents are Bobby and Shelley Small of Memphis; Jodi Heatherly of Memphis; and Kenneth Westfall of Perry, IL. Great-grandmother is Linda Baker of Memphis.

Scotland County Genealogy Society Hosts May Meeting

Terry Arnold vice- president of the Scotland County Genealogy Society called the May 14th meeting to order with 10 members present.

June Kice gave the treasurer’s report.

Old business: Terry Arnold reported on work days.

New business: Bonnie Hayes reported the group’s copy machine will need replaced.

The book sale was discussed for Antique Fair days and the cookie sale will be held again at the Antique Fair, on Saturday as in the past.

A work day was scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th.

June Kice gave a program on the history of Mother’s Day, which was started in the 19th Century before the Civil War by Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virg1na to teach local women to care for their children. Later, others honored Friendship Day, when mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.

Suffragette and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe wrote a Mother’s Day proclamation promoting world peace The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900’s as the result of Anna Jarvis as a way of honoring sacrifices of mothers for their children.

President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the 2nd Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Terry Arnold closed the meeting.

Refreshments were served by Twyla Stevenson and Marlene Cowell.

Connie Bratton, Secretary

Register Now for SC Tiger Cub Summer Football Camp

Scotland County Tiger Cub Summer Football Camp 2018 will be held July 17, 18 and 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.

Kids entering fourth, fifth of sixth grade who are interested in playing football are encouraged to attend.

Coaches Kirk Stott, Nic Hatfield, Matt Buford, Travis Stott, William Parsons, Josh McSparren, and Curt Triplett will work with camp participants on fundamentals of the sport.

Registration forms, camp fee, complete with t-shirt size and parent/guardian signature must be returned to Coach Stott at the High School Office by Thursday, May 31, 2018.

This camp is used to learn basic fundamentals of the Scotland County Tiger football program.

Payment of $20.00 must accompany the entry form. Make checks out to Tiger Cub Football.

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