December 23, 2004

MACC Elects New Officers For 2005

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce conducted its year end business at the December 14 meeting. Officers were elected and a membership drive was established.

Members elected Chuck Kigar to serve a second term as the organizations president. He will be joined by fellow holdover, secretary Tammy Adams. Mark Barrett was chosen as the groups new vice president, replacing Ken McMinn. Sandy Arnold will take over for Emily Mauck as the treasurer.

The MACC also established a membership committee that will be headed by Debbie Kigar and Melissa Behrens. Annual membership dues will again be $60. The committee has established a January 31st deadline for memberships.

The Chamber will meet January 11th at Java Jitters at 6:00 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend, as the 2005 committees will be established. The group will begin working on plans for the annual schedule of events including Pancake Day, the Ella Ewing Arts Festival, the Fall Tour, Christmas and much more.

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020.

Through the work of engineers Crawford, Murphy and Tilly (CMT), the city is seeking supplemental federal appropriations to help fund the proposed $2.9 million project. The facility annually received $150,000 federal funding through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which requires a 10% local match.

Recently those funds were utilized to construct new T-hangar taxi lanes as the airport works to relocate its existing hangars outside of the FAA runway protection zone at the west end of the runway. Future plans call for the construction of a new 12-unit T-hangar south of the old hangars and south of the new runway access taxi lane.

CMT has filed a supplemental appropriation request with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to seek funding for the runway rebuild. The proposal calls for replacing the 3,300 foot long landing strip with a slightly thicker surface.

The CMT proposal would use a 6 inch surface of Portland cement concrete pavement to rebuild the 60-foot wide runway to its current length, amassing roughly 24,000 square yards of concrete.

“The existing pavement is five inch Portland cement concrete on a subgrade, with no base rock present,” said engineer Brian Garkie. “Due to the lack of a proper base, the expansive nature of the underlying soil has caused the pavement to heave and crack.”

The proposal targets costs of nearly $400,000 for recycled course base and aggregate base rock, with more than $1.475 million in concrete costs. Engineering fees are expected to top $200,000 with mobilization costs and excavation of the existing surface making up the remainder of the estimated $2.9 million price tag.

The project is seeking Non-Primary Entitlement (NPE) funds to help offset the city’s 10% match on the AIP funds. Congress annually allocates $3.2 billion or more for NPE projects.

If sufficient supplemental funding can be secured, the airport will also seek to expand the existing taxiway apron to create additional tie-down positions for parked planes while offering added expansion room, partially to house a proposed 50×50 private hangar. The project proposes to roughly double the size of the existing apron, expanding to the south, with the  proposed hangar site to be located south of that expansion.

The proposal by CMT estimated the project cost at $340,000 for the roughly 75 x 250 additional apron and the 50×50 hangar site.

If funding is approved, the apron project could be constructed in the summer of 2019 with the runway project target construction date of May 2020.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center


Thursday, October 18 – Turkey Tetrazzini, Tomato and Zucchini Blend, Lettuce Salad, Bread, Fruit Salad

Friday, October 19 – Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Carrots, Strawberry Shortcake

Monday, October 22 – Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Hot Roll, Cookie

Tuesday, October 23 – Swiss Steak, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Peas, Bread Pudding/Fruit

Wednesday, October 24 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fruited Jell-O

Thursday, October 25 – Meatloaf, Cheesey Hashbrowns, Italian Blend Vegetables, Bread, Pears


Thursday, October 18 – Scotland County Health Dept. blood pressure checks here, Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Board and Business Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 25 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Scotland County R-I Elementary Menus


Thursday, October 18 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, October 19 – Sausage/Gravy Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, October 22 – Cheese Omelet, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk.

Tuesday, October 23 – Blueberry Bagel/Cream Cheese, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Wed., October 24 – Oatmeal, Choice of Cereal, Toast/jelly, Peanut Butter, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, October 25 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk


Thursday, October 18 – Chili Soup, Chicken and Noodles Soup, Hamburger Bar, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Pickle Spear, Cheese Stick, Saltine Crackers

Friday, October 19 – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Potato Rounds, Peas/Carrots, Bread and Butter, Sherbert Cup, Sliced Peaches

Monday, October 22 – Ham and Beans/Cornbread, Bar BQ Ribb/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, October 23 – Chicken A La King/Biscuit, Sloppy Joe/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Onion Rings, Buttered Corn, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, October 24 – Meatloaf, Sliced Ham, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Scalloped Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears

Thursday, October 25 – Lasagna/Ground Beef, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Westran Loss Not Enough to Move Tigers to Top Spot in District Standings

Despite each posting 6-2 marks, and Scotland County holding the head-to-head advantage with a 38-21 over then #1 ranked Westran, the Hornets remain atop the Class 1 District 6 seedings heading into the final week of the season.

Westran holds a 40.98 to 39.18 advantage in the complex Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) largely in part due to the modifier given when schools play up a level or more. Westran played class 2 Carrollton in week 2. Scotland County has not played up all season. So those 10 bonus points Westran received, will result in an extra 1.1 points in the final district seeding score.

The Hornets also hold a slight advantage over SCR-I in margin of victory. SCR-I lost to Marceline and Fayette by 30 points each. The maximum point spread allowed in the district scoring system is + or – 13. So Scotland County was -13 in both its losses and has been +13 in all its wins. Westran was -13 against SCR-I, but only lost to Marceline by  a final score of 14-12, for a -2 district score adjustment. The Hornets also had a +5 victory versus Fayette. In the end, over the eight games played, Westran has a 6.88 margin of victory, compared to 6.5 for SCR-I, for a 0.38 point advantage in the district point standings.

Westran will take on Paris (2-6) in its regular season finale while SCR-I will travel to Louisiana (2-5). A win by the Hornets will secure the #1 seed.

Mark Twain sits in the #3 seed, a full 5.8 points behind the Tigers. However, they will get an extra boost in the regular season finale, taking on Class 3 Wright City (2-6). Mark Twain has already played up against class 2 competition six times. Tacking on the 20 bonus points by playing up two levels in the finale, will add 2.4 points to Mark Twain’s total district score, which will gain a total of 8.9 points overall for playing up so often.

While that alone won’t be enough to boost Mark Twain past SCR-I, it will put the pressure on the Tigers to take care of business in Louisiana. An SCR-I loss, combined with a Mark Twain victory, theoretically could flip flop the two in the final district seedings.

Fourth through sixth seeds South Shelby, Louisiana and Knox County all are within striking distance of each other and could see their seeds change. The Cardinals take on Highland (1-7), while Knox County has its work cut out for it against Fayette (7-1). Louisiana could throw a wrench in everything with a win over SCR-I.

Schuyler sits in the #7 spot but has a favorable matchup versus Salisbury (1-7) while #8 Paris closes out the regular season with the likelihood of having to play Westran back-to-back, in the regular season finale and then again in the first round of the playoffs as the 8 vs. 1 seed.

DeMarce Honored by Supreme Court Chief Justice With Exceptional Service to Justice Award

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Zel Fischer honored Judge Karl DeMarce with the Exceptional Service to Justice Award at the Missouri Bar and Judicial Conference.

While Judge Karl DeMarce’s service to the community as the Associate Circuit Court Judge will not come to a close until the end of the year, the legal profession took an opportunity a few weeks ago to send off their soon retiring colleague with a special honor.

DeMarce received the first Exceptional Service to Justice Award at the Missouri Bar and the Judicial Conference of Missouri September 27, 2018, in St. Louis.

Zel M. Fischer, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri,
delivered his address during the opening luncheon of the joint annual meeting of
state lawyers association and judges event, concluding the opening ceremony with the following tribute to DeMarce.

“Lawyers make the best public servants,” Fischer stated. “As Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a crowd at the University of Missouri-St. Louis earlier this month, “A better world doesn’t happen – it gets made.” And, contrary to popular opinion, lawyers are right there helping to make it happen.

“It is rare – and maybe without precedent at this luncheon – for the chief justice to single out any particular judge for praise, primarily because the judicial conference has an awards breakfast dedicated for that purpose at which I already honored four judges.

“But I am going to exercise a moment of personal privilege to thank someone whose dedicated years of service to the legal profession and the judiciary truly embody public service: Judge Karl DeMarce. Although he serves primarily at home in Scotland County, he has been assigned to hear a vast range of cases in more than 20 other local courts, plus the appeals court and the Supreme Court of Missouri.

“Karl also has given innumerable hours to countless court committees. He is a thoughtful participant on the criminal justice task force … on the heels of yeoman’s work shepherding the implementation of many municipal division improvements resulting from his contributions to the municipal division task force. His service has been expansive – from court automation to state judicial records, from garnishments to gender and justice, from civic education to trial judge education. A former legislator, his wisdom also has proved invaluable on our judicial conference’s legislative committee.

“As Judge Corey Herron said this morning in presenting Karl with the inaugural “exceptional service to justice award” from the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges – of which Karl is a former president – one could continue on and on and still not adequately honor his significant influence in furthering the interests of justice for all.

“Karl’s leadership extends beyond our state’s borders. He recently delivered a keynote address to the national trial court organization of presiding judges and court administrators about courage as a necessary skill in court leadership. No matter what Karl DeMarce is called upon to do, he always performs with utmost professionalism, humility and grace under pressure.

“Some of you may not know Karl is leaving the judiciary at the end of this year. If he were just retiring to play golf or fish, I would enter a per curiam order requiring him to stay. If he were turning 70, I would at least try to enter an order amending his birth certificate. But he is far from 70, and certainly is not hanging up his robe in favor of a fishing pole or golf clubs. No, he is embarking on a new career – indeed, a calling – as he prepares to enter the seminary for his Lutheran church. God can use a man like Karl DeMarce working full-time.

So Karl, we thank you for your 20 years of serving the people of this state as a judge, and we wish you all the best as you continue to improve the world in which we live, one human life at a time.

“Let us all be guided by Karl’s example – to be true to our roots … to treat others with dignity and respect … to be generous in sharing our gifts and talents … and to be willing to work hard to make Missouri a better place for those we took an oath to serve.

“Thank you all for your service to your bar, to your courts and to your communities.”

Chamber Adding to Halloween Promotions in 2018

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for Halloween with nearly $400 in prizes available in the 2018 promotion. In addition to the traditional Safe Stops trick or treating event to be held on Halloween, this year the MACC will also be hosting a painted pumpkin contest as well as a pumpkin pie eating contest.

Both competitions will be held starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th at the Memphis Fire Station.

Prizes will be awarded in three different age divisions, 10 and under, 11-17, and adult, in both the pumpkin contest and the pie eating event. First place in each division will pay $30 in Memphis Bucks, with second pace earning $20 and third prize $10.

The pumpkin decorating contest is open to the public. Simply submit your entry the day of the event. Pre-registration will be required for the pie eating event to allow sufficient baked goods. The event will be limited to the first 20 participants in each age division. To register contact Debbie Woods at the Daisy Patch at 660-465-8600.

The Safe Stop event will be held on Wednesday, October 31st from 4 to 6 p.m. Look for signs at participating MACC members to know who will be handing out candy.

Caregiver Resource Group Forming at Scotland County Hospital

Feeling lost, overwhelmed or uncertain?  Scotland County Hospital is offering a free-of-charge Caregiver Resource Group for families and friends with loved ones in their care.  This monthly group will provide an opportunity for families/friends to discuss their current situation, receive guidance and advice from the facilitator, learn about community resources, and help each other with tips, advice, and learning experiences.  Caregivers face numerous challenges and uncertainties.  Attendees will have an opportunity to share their feelings and share knowledge with others facing similar issues.  Your many responsibilities are demanding and difficult, but can be rewarding as well.  You are not alone.   Receive practical advice and share your experiences, while helping others who are going through a similar journey.

The group will be facilitated by Valerie Brown, RN, BSN.  Ms. Brown is the director of Scotland County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions.  Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program, designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging. 

Joining a support group is one of the most effective actions individuals can take when dealing with the challenges of care giving. Participants of the Caregiver Resource Group may find they share common experiences and concerns with other group members. They may also benefit from the emotional support, encouragement and advice that oftentimes leads to problem solving.

Attendees are invited to come as frequently as they wish. This event is free and open to the public.  The dates for the rest of the year (2018): November 15 and December 20.  Next year’s dates (2019): Jan 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19.

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR Hosts October Meeting

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR met in regular session Friday Oct. 5th 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Presbyterian Church Hospitality room. The meeting was opened in ritualistic form by Regent Debbie Kauk. Roll call, A Favorite Fall Activity was answered by 13 members and 1 Children of the American Revolution member. Those attending were: Terry Arnold, Connie Bratton, Angel Chance, Verlee Dauma, Rhonda Davis, Janet Gerth, Debra Kauk, June Kice, Georganna Madsen, Patricia Miller, Mary Morgan, Suzy Poole, Reta Stott and Katie Miller.

All members participated in the opening ritual led by Regent Kauk. President General’s message was read by June Kice. The National Defense Report was given by Patricia Miller. Patricia gave a report on the Oldest Marine Post in the Country, which is located in Washington DC. The U.S. Marine Corps Barracks dates from 1801. This site was selected by Thomas Jefferson. Marines from the Barracks have fought in all our wars, from the War of 1812 to present. Katie Miller read the Indian Minutes. Katie’s report was on the two types of Code Talking used in World War I. Constitution Minute was given by Verlee Dauma.

The minutes of the Sept. meeting were read.

The treasurer’s report prepared by Kathy Kiddoo was given by June Kice.

Report of Officers: Patricia Miller reported that she is not working on any new applications at this time. She has mailed letters to four ladies who showed interest in becoming members.

Unfinished Business: Our Historical Land Mark project will be planting and taking care of the flowers around the World War I Barnett Statue. The State Regents Visit will be Oct. 27th, 2018. The location of this meeting has been changed to the Christian Church (320 S. Main St.) in Memphis. The time is 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Those invited to attend will include DAR members from Clark Co., Schuyler Co., Adair Co., and Scotland Co. Jauflione Chapter ladies are to bring glasses and drinks. Hope to see you all there. Each Chapter is required to donate a basket to be raffled off at the meeting. Anyone wanting to donate something for this basket can drop off items to June Kice.

New Business:  The DAR Good Citizen Award is coming up soon. June Kice has volunteered to take the Good Citizen Award material to the Scotland Co. R-1 High School. The award will be presented at our December meeting. The American History Essay Contest on the 19th Amendment is also a project that has to be taken to the Scotland Co. R-1 School. The essay title is “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign”. Registrar Patricia Miller presented information about the DAR New Members Course. This course can be found on line at the NSDAR member’s only website. Jauflione DAR ladies will be purchasing items for the 10 Veterans living at the Scotland County Care Center as our Christmas project. We will have a list of items needed at the November meeting. The November meeting will be our “Thank You Veterans” appreciation program. Jauflione DAR ladies will furnish cookies and punch for this program. We will be decorating and setting up at 1:30 P.M.  This program will be held at the Scotland County Care Center in the Activity Room at 2:00 P.M. Friday. November 2nd. The Veterans of Scotland County and their families are invited to attend.

Meeting was adjourned.

Delicious refreshments were served by Katie Miller, Patricia Miller, and Suzy Poole. Social hour was enjoyed by all.

Rhonda Davis, Recording Secretary.


Tara Davis and James Hageman of Kahoka are the parents of a son, Luke James Hageman, born October 9, 2018 at 5:01 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Luke weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Korbie, Kegan, Kassen and Emma.


Skyler and Tiffany Howard of Pulaski IA are the parents of a daughter, Adaline Rose Howard, born October 8, 2018 at 5:38 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Adaline weighed 5 lbs .6 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Kurt and Shannon Enke of Denmark, IA; Johnnie and DeeAnn Howard of New London, IA; Mark Wagler of Pulaski, IA; and Howard and Glenice Graber of Bonaparte, IA.

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