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.

Rutledge School Restoration Society Makes Plans to ‘Walk Down Memory Lane’

Street barricades are visible along the side street, tractors and other motor vehicles from yesteryear are being polished and shined, vendors are in their stations, the entertainment stage is set the whole city of Memphis MO is in a buzz – it is Scotland County Antique Fair Days!!

While you might be interested in attending the Vesper’s Service, Tailgate Party, Country Showdown, Quilt Show, Baby Contests and Crowning of the Fair Queen & King, or participating in the SCH 5K Walk/Run, save some energy for hailing on one of the most exciting parades of the season.

Walking down memory lane, visit the Downing/Boyer Houses, the railroad depot, the original county courthouse and, for sure, don’t miss seeing the Barnett Statue in its new location and notice the school bell from the Gorin R-III School District adorning a corner of the Boyer House Lawn.

There will be games for the kids, fun food for everyone, and special music throughout the next few days of August 23-27, 2017.

The Bingo tent will entertain folks as they rest awhile from touring the courthouse lawn.

Following the parade on Saturday, August 26, the Rutledge School Restoration Society will be ready and waiting to serve you a full- course pork meal from down under the old hickory tree in the Downing House Lawn. If you just want to enjoy a moment of calming pace in your life, drop by to have a glass of lemonade or tea and a large piece of country- baked pie or cake. You will most certainly enjoy visiting with folks you haven’t seen in awhile!

Extension to Offer Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener training classes will be offered September 14 through December 7, 2017 at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Kirksville. Classes will be held Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.

The University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener classes will cover a variety of horticulture topics including diseases, insects, soils & fertilizer, vegetables, fruit trees & shrubs, pruning, lawn care, flowers and landscaping. Some classes will have garden tours. To be a Master Gardener, you must attend 30 hours of classroom training AND provide 30 hours of volunteer service your first year after training.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 8. For more information and to register visit our website at http://extension.missouri.edu/adair or contact the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.

University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Deputy Jeremy Head Joins Scotland County Sheriff’s Office

Novelty-native Jeremy Head has joined the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office as a new deputy.

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has added a new deputy to its law enforcement team. Sheriff Wayne Winn announced the hiring of Jeremy Head, who will be joining Winn and chief deputy Bryan Whitney as the department’s three full-time officers.

Head will fill the vacancy created by the official retirement of long-time highway patrolman Roger Gosney, who had been working part-time for the sheriff’s office as a deputy.

Head is returning to his northeast Missouri roots. He grew up in Novelty and attended school at Kirksville and Knox County. He entered the United States Army following graduation. He spent time as a truck driver following the service, before ultimately deciding to pursue a career in law enforcement.

He attended the Central Missouri Police Academy on the Campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Following completion of his training and certification, Head worked for the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, near Kansas City for a year.

Head said he hoped to get back closer to home and was happy to have the opportunity in Scotland County, especially now that his father resides here.

He officially started with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, August 15th.

Alarm, Rapid Response Foil Pharmacy Burglary Attempt

Surveillance video caught a burglar attempting to gain entry into the Scotland County Pharmacy on August 16th.

The drive-thru window at the Scotland County Pharmacy proved to be closed for an unwelcomed early morning visitor on Wednesday, August 16th.

The security system at the pharmacy, located just off of Highway 136 near Shopko, was triggered at 2:45 a.m. when a burglar attempted to gain entry to the building by breaking out the glass in the drive-up window, on the east side of the building.

Surveillance video shows a single masked individual using a hand tool to break the glass and then carefully remove the pieces. Apparently the would-be burglar was not careful enough, as the actions ultimately set off the building’s alarm, which caused the burglar to calmly exit to the north, the direction from which he or she approached.

The security company contacted the Scotland County dispatch, and an officer from the Memphis Police Department was dispatched at 2:47 a.m., arriving on scene at 2:50 a.m.

“I want to say what an incredible job Bill Holland did,” said Pharmacy owner Matt McKee of the Memphis Police Chief. “He responded and was at the scene in minutes.”

McKee has offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the burglar(s).

Holland stated the Police Department is following up on numerous tips. As of August 22nd no arrests have been made.

One such bogus lead has landed a Memphis man in trouble.

On August 19th, Charles J. Smart, 34, was ticketed for making a false report to the MPD in regards to the burglary. He is set to appear in the Scotland County Court on September 9th on the class B misdemeanor charge.

Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society to Meet August 26th at Heartland 

The Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society will hold their third meeting of the year on Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m., at the Solid Rock Café, located at Heartland Community, 2 miles south of Newark, Missouri on highway Rte. E. Attendees, please note that Route 156 just east of Newark is closed to traffic due to bridge repairs.

Sharon Harrison, president of the Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society, will conduct the business meeting

Lois Hunziker, Meg Glover, and Brent Karhoff will present a program titled “Newark:  A Hamlet With a History”.  Lois Hunziker is a Director of the Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society, Meg Glover is the author of a history of Newark and Brent Karhoff is the president of the Knox County Historical Society.  The trio will be telling the history of Newark using old newspaper articles, letters and memoirs from Newark’s citizens of the past, especially those who lived during the time of the Civil War.

The Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society serves 14 counties in northeast Missouri and the quarterly meetings are scheduled at various locations to make it possible for the outlying members to attend.  The Society is dedicated to the collection of genealogy materials, both published and unpublished, for printing in the “Northeast Reporter”.  The 33 page quarterly is published each April, June, August and October.

The public and those interested in family research are welcome to attend. For information call (573) 221-7282.

Truck Driver Hurt When Semi Overturns on Highway 136

A Harris, MO truck driver suffered minor injuries after his semi overturned in Scotland County early on the morning of August 11th.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, William J. Miller, 37, was eastbound on Highway 136 in a 2005 Volvo Tractor Trailer when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, approximately five miles west of Memphis. The semi overturned in the accident.

Miller sustained minor injuries and was transported to Scotland County Hospital by Scotland County Ambulance.

The vehicle sustained total damage and was removed from the scene by Lakeside Towing of Memphis.

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

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, August 24 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Ice Cream

Friday, August 25 – Fish Fillets, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Strawberry Shortcake

Monday, August 28 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onion Slice, Pasta Veggie Salad, Green Beans, Watermelon and Cantaloupe

Tuesday, August 29 – Chicken Strips, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Bread, Fruit Crisp

Wednesday, August 30 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Mixed Fruit

Thursday, August 31 – Swiss Steak, Hash Brown Casserole, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Bread, Pudding and Fruit

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, August 24 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 27 – Center is rented.

Thursday, August 31 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, August 24 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, August 25 – Sausage/Gravy Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, August 28 – Pancakes, Choice of Cereal, Sausage Link, Toast/Jelly, Strawberries, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, August 29 – Cinnamon Rolls, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Slices, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, August 30 – Ham/Egg/Cheese Croissant, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Thursday, August 31 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, August 24 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Fajitas, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Friday, August 25 – Chicken Nuggets, Fish Sticks, Macaroni and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Chocolate Ice Cream, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Monday, August 28 – Crispy Chicken Strips, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Tri Potato Patty, Buttered Corn, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, August 29 – School Made Pizza, BBQ Meatballs/Roll, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Vegetable Sticks/Dip, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, August 30 – Country Fried Steak, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Carrot Coins, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, August 31– Goulash, Mini Corn Dogs, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Local 4-H Youth Take Part In 2017 Missouri State Fair

Elsie Kigar gives a 4-H demonstration “How to Make Homemade Noodles” at the 2017 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

SEDALIA, MISSOURI —  On August 13, 2017, Elsie and Eli  Kigar from the Jolly Jacks & Jills 4-H club in Scotland County presented demonstrations at the Missouri State Fair in the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds in Sedalia.

Elsie’s demonstration was entitled  “How to Make Homemade Noodles” while Eli gave a presentation entitled “How to Make A Dirt Hole Set for Trapping”.

The siblings were among the 300 youth selected to give a demonstration in the 4-H Building at the Missouri State Fair.  Missouri 4-H members compete at the county events in order to qualify for the State Fair 4-H Building demonstrations.

Demonstrations are a great way of sharing what the youth has learned in 4-H projects.  Preparing for a demonstration helps 4-H youth develop research, organization and communication skills.  Presenting a demonstration in front of a group helps 4-H youth build poise, confidence and public speaking skills.

For more information about the University of Missouri Extension 4-H program, contact Kristy Eggleston-Wood at the Scotland County Extension Center at 660-465-7255.

Eli Kigar receives his ribbon for being a presenter at the 2017 Missouri State Fair.

Putnam County Stops SCR-I 3-2 in Softball Season Opener

Katie Feeney’s head-first slide into home just beats the tag as she scored on a wild pitch in the third inning to knot the score at 2-2.

Ashleigh Creek smashed the first strike she saw in her senior season for a solo home run on Monday night in Memphis, but it was not enough as Scotland County fell to Putnam County 3-2 in the 2017 season debut for the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Midgets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first with a couple of base hits.

But Creek trimmed the deficit to 2-1 when she led off in the bottom of the second inning, crushing a line drive over the left field fence to make the score 2-1. Khloe Hamlin and Abby Blessing followed with base hits to give SCR-I a chance at a big inning, but both runners were stranded.

SCR-I erased a lead off error in the third when catcher Katie Feeney gunned down a would-be base stealer at second with a nice catch and tag by shortstop Khloe Hamlin.

The momentum carried over to the bottom of the third when Feeney led off with a base hit. She stole second base and moved into scoring position on a ground out by Kaitlyn McMinn. The sophomore then sprinted home and her head-first slide just avoided the tag on a wild pitch to knot the score at 2-2.

But Putnam County pulled ahead for good in the top of the fourth inning. A pair of singles and a hit by pitch loaded the bases with two outs when a blooper fell in behind the mound and everyone was safe to make the score 3-2.

Creek worked out of a jam in the seventh, stranding a pair of runners.

Unfortunately, SCR-I managed just one base runner over the final four innings, a two-out single by Creek in the sixth, as Putnam County held on for the 3-2 win.

Creek took the loss on the mound, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and a hit by pitch. She struck out eight in seven innings of work.

Sammi Bradshaw limited SCR-I to two runs on five hits while striking out five.

Creek went 2-3 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored. Feeney, Hamlin and Blessing recorded the other hits, all going 1-3.

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