January 29, 2004

Tigers Rally Past Rams 48-43 In 3rd Place Game

After struggling at times to put the ball in the basket at the North Shelby Tournament, the Scotland County offense came alive in the fourth quarter as the Tigers went on a 21-13 run down the stretch to erase a third period deficit and beat Schuyler County 48-43.

Danny Roach and Greg Neagle combined for 12 points during the key run that helped the Tigers improve their record to 8-8 on the year.

SCR-I led 8-7 after the first period but fell behind 21-19 at halftime. The Rams held onto a 30-27 advantage with eight minutes left in the game before the Tigers rallied.

Cody Holt led Scotland County with 12 points. Neagle closed out the night with 11 points and Aaron Dale contributed nine.

In the championship game it was #2 seed LaPlata upsetting North Shelby, the tourneys top seed, 48-46.

SCR-I Junior High Squad Claims 2nd Place at Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tourney

The SCR-I junior high campus bowl team took 2nd place at the annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tourney in Memphis on January 20th. Pictured (L to R) are Coach Nathaniel Orr, Corbin Kirchner, Corbyn Spurgeon, team captain Haylee McMinn, and Zach Behrens.

First year sponsor Nathaniel Orr got his coaching career off to a good start as the Scotland County junior high campus bowl team earned second place in the annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament held in Memphis on January 20th.

The team’s opener was a 370-90 victory over the Kirksville B Team. Zach Behrens answered 17 toss up questions to lead the way, followed by Corbin Kirchner with 10, and Haylee McMinn with nine.

Round two featured a win over North Shelby B by a final margin of 300-120. Kirchner was top scorer with 14 and Behrens had 10.

The SCR-I seventh and eighth graders kept winning, topping Palmyra B 390-40 in round three of the preliminary round. McMinn led the scoring, answering  14 toss ups while Behrens had 11 and Kirchner had 10 and Corbyn Spurgeon had four.

The final match of the morning round was a nail biter for the Tigers, as SCR-I and Brashear were knotted at 200-200 heading into the final question. McMinn answered the toss-up to give Scotland County the 210-200 win and complete a perfect 4-0 march through the preliminary round. Kirchner topped the scorebook, answering 12 questions while Behrens chipped in with six toss-up wins.

The perfect 4-0 record in pool play was good enough to land SCR-I the #3 seed in the final eight team bracket from the field of 14 teams that entered the event. Palmyra A was the top seed followed by Kirksville A. Rounding out the final entries were North Shelby A, Knox B, Schuyler A,  Brashear, and Kirksville B.

The Tigers opened bracket play with a 320-130 win over #6 seed Schuyler County. Kirchner led the way with 15 toss ups while McMinn and Behrens each answered eight.

Brashear, the #7 seed, upset Kirksville A in their opening round game, setting up a semifinals rematch with SCR-I of a game that went down to the final question.

Scotland County again got the better of Brashear, posting a 290-160 win as Behrens answered 12 toss up questions with Kirchner adding 11 and McMinn with four.

Top seeded Palmyra A proved they deserved the #1 ranking as they pulled away from Scotland County in the second half of the championship match to post the 290-160 victory. Kirchner and Behrens each answered seven questions in the loss.

Federal Government Shutdown Not Impacting Local WIC Programs

While the battle rages in Washington D.C. over the federal budget impasse, which has resulted in a partial government shutdown, local health officials are reporting at least one important program will not be impacted locally.

“Although the federal government shutdown has been announced, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, will remain in operation in Missouri,” announced Scotland County Health Department Administrator Margaret Curry.

“The Scotland County Health Department WIC agency has been notified that there is sufficient funding to continue Missouri WIC operations in the event of a federal government shutdown.

The Scotland County Health Department will continue to hold appointments with participants, and authorized WIC retailers are still able to accept WIC checks until further notice.

GARLAND STANLEY CARTER (11/18/1954 – 1/14/2018)

Garland Stanley Carter, 63, of Glenwood, MO, formerly of Scotland County area, passed away January 14, 2018 at the Schuyler County Nursing Home at Queen City, MO. The son of Garland and Lois Brooks Carter he was born November 18, 1954 in Fort Hood, TX.

He moved to Missouri when he was three years old, growing up in Scotland County and attended SCR-1 schools graduating with the class of 1972. After graduating high school he enrolled in classes at the Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville, MO for two years and later Quincy Tech in Quincy, IL, for automotive motor assembly and repair. He was a co-founder of Racemart that started in 1977 and stayed with them thru 1980.

Stan married Jamie Garr on January 19, 1979 and they shared almost 39 years together. They started out next to his parents helping out on the farm while raising cattle for 20 years. Along with his farming they were managing the Carter Antiques after his parents passed away. His regular job was a school bus driver for the SCR-1 schools for 25 years until his health problems.

In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. One of his hobbies was stock car racing and working in the pit crew. In 1974 through 1980 he was with Doug Shalley and Randy Harrison. Then in 1981 he partnered with Lynn Monroe. They raced modified and late model cars with Dennis Anderson. From 1986 until 1988 he raced with Sonny Smyser and David Lamb. He decided to go with Brent Walker and Lynn Monroe as a team from 1996 through 2002 and Jody Wood and Jason Riegel in that time era. He loved the time he spent trapshooting and traveling with Bosco Roberts, Bill Camp, Kenny Jackson and Kenny Gladfelter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his lifetime companion, Jamie Carter of the home, one daughter, Randie R. Carter and friend Cameron Miller along with their children, his granddaughter, Adalyn R. Miller and two step-grandchildren, Chelsea and Marcus Miller; one brother: Lloyd Clayton Carter and his wife Julia; mother-in-law & father-in-law: Esther and Allen Cypert; a sister-in-law: Shirley Gregory and friend Jim Bowen; a brother-in-law: Quinten Garr and his wife Kathy along with a niece: Amanda Wisebauer and her husband D.J, a nephew: Beau Carter, cousins, other relatives and friends including close friends, Susan and Joe Rynearson.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Schuyler County Nursing Home and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Memorial services were held Friday afternoon, January 19, 2018, at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Prior to the service Masonic rites were provided by the Memphis Lodge #16 A.F & A.M.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by logging onto Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Ministerial Alliance Helping Expand Hours at Food Pantry

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met January 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Memphis. Those in attendance were Karen Biggs, Curtis Ebeling, Pamela Glasgow, Diana Koontz, Dan Hite and Jack Sumption.

The food pantry held a meeting relative to food distribution day. It was determined to add one hour to distribution day from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for those whose work schedule interferes with the opportunity to receive food.  One of the primary objectives of the food pantry is to connect with patrons to develop relationships and use opportunities to share the Gospel.

The Clothes Closet has had some repairs done, and a meeting will be set up soon with the volunteers at the facility.

The next meeting of the SCMA has been changed to evening and from the second Wednesday to the third Monday. It’s scheduled just for February, on February 19 at 6 p.m.

The Memphis First Presbyterian Church will be hosting the 2018 Good Friday Service. Any information that you would like to share relative to your Easter Service, the SCMA will share through its channels of communication.

Donations are being accepted for Back to School Backpacks.  If you wish to make a donation, please contact Marie Ebeling.

The SCMA is willing to compile information from the area churches regarding camps, Bible Schools, special youth programs, youth meetings, etc.

Please join us at the next meeting on February 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Missouri.

Submitted by Sandra Ebeling

Jessica Huff Selected 2018 Missouri Hereford Queen

During the annual meeting of the Missouri Hereford Association held in Sedalia, MO in December Jessica Huff, a Senior at Scotland County RI High School in Memphis, MO, was chosen as the organization’s Queen for the 2018 calendar year.

Each year the membership of the Missouri Hereford Association selects an individual Junior Member to be the representative for the breed for that year. Missouri has 400 active members who annually register more than 5,000 Hereford cattle. Nationally there are more than 7,500 Hereford breeders who belong to the association and register more than 80,000 cattle annually. Missouri has the 6th largest Hereford association in the United States.

As Missouri Queen Jessica will be required to attend all district, regional, state and national events where Missouri Hereford members will be in attendance. She will be the face of the Missouri Herefords for the year 2018. Included in these events will be all Missouri Cattlemen’s meetings, and shows, district fairs throughout the state, regional fairs and the Missouri State Fair. Nationally Jessica will be present to represent Missouri Herefords at the 2018 Junior National Hereford show held this year in Grand Island Nebraska, the American Royal and various other national events and shows. During the annual Hereford Statewide tour Jessica will be present to be the face of the organization as the memberships travel to various regions of Missouri. Jessica will also be attending many Hereford Association sales and exhibits as time permits.

A highlight of her year will be the opportunity to compete for the title of National Hereford Queen this fall at the American Royal held in Kansas City. Jessica has been involved in numerous Hereford youth activities for several years, showing at local, district, state, and! national events.

Upon graduation from high school, Jessica plans to attend a university and major in Agribusiness.

The Huff Family Farm has been recognized by both the state and national level for being breeders of only Hereford cattle for 103 years. This is one of the longest continuous Hereford cattle operations in the United States.

Jessica is the daughter of Sean and Nichole Huff and the granddaughter of LeRoy and Jane Huff all of Rutledge, MO. Jessica has one younger sister and a younger brother Abbie and Caden Huff. Jessica’s aunt, Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan currently of Ames, Iowa was the Missouri Hereford Queen in 1985. Elisabeth is currently an Agricultural professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University.

Community Blood Drive Brings in Sixty-One Pints of Blood

The Community Blood Drive held on January 9th brought in sixty-one units of blood for the American Red Cross.  Three local high school students, Jena Frederick, Conner Harrison, and Elizabeth Preece, added their names to the donor’s list.  Congratulations to these first-time donors.  May their efforts encourage other students, staff, and faculty to consider giving to this life-saving cause.

The following individuals are recognized for reaching their respective donor goals: Harley D. Saulmon, another local high school student, was awarded a one-gallon pin and retired teacher, Carol McCabe, earned her five-gallon pin.  Additionally, Sam Fredrick and Bruce Childress ere awarded seven- and eight-gallon pins, respectively.  Thank you to all who came out and gave to help save lives.  Giving blood is quick and easy and a great way to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Special thanks are in order to the Bank of Memphis for the generous supply of homemade cookies, Exchange Bank for providing sandwiches for all donors and J’s Food for providing orange juice to all donors.  Also, a very special thanks to all our local volunteers who are consistently committed in their service to make this event possible

Four Area Students Named to TSU Honors Lists  

KIRKSVILLE — Truman State University has released its Provost and Vice President’s List for Fall 2017 and several local students were honored.

Named to the Provost and VP List were Hannah Dunn of Baring, and  Tasha Cline of Downing.

To qualify for this list an undergraduate student must attain a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 and must complete at least 12 credit hours.

Named to the President’s List were Caleb Doubet of Arbela and Rachel Duzan of Memphis.

To qualify for this list an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete at least 12 credit hours.

Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report has rated Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for 21 consecutive years, and Washington Monthly recognized Truman as the No. 4 master’s university in the nation.

Duzan Named to ECC 2017 Fall Term Dean’s List

IOWA FALLS, IA –  Rebekah Duzan of Memphis was among the 130 students named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s List at Ellsworth Community College.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time student status) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending classes at ECC or ECC online.

Growth & Optimism (Despite Discomfort)

Kyle encouraging kids from Scotland County Elementary Summer School to get their hands dirty and learn about natural building during a field trip on 5/26/2017. Photo by Danielle.

By Danielle Williams

CSCC Looks Back on 2017

Another year has come and gone, which I find myself a little more disappointed by than usual, since I have a personal affinity with the number 17. Despite this discomfort, the promise of all that could happen in 2018 is enticing enough that I’m not only willing but excited to open my arms wide and greet the new year, along with all the potential visitors, workshop participants, tour groups, and residents who might find their way to Dancing Rabbit in the coming months.

Danielle here, writing to you as the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainable & Cooperative Culture (CSCC) here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Before closing the book on last year, I find it a useful practice to look back and take inventory of what happened, lessons learned, and how we might approach the next year with even more wisdom gained from practical experience.

I remember last winter at Dancing Rabbit when many Rabbits were away visiting family or friends, or working elsewhere during the colder months. It felt like a small, tight knit group was holding down the fort. However, hope was in the air, as several people had applied for residency and planned to move to Dancing Rabbit sometime in 2017. I myself remained optimistic even as the time between community rotational chores (cleaning the common house, humey shifts, re-stocking firewood) seemed quite short, due to the lower seasonal population.

Sure enough, come springtime a handful of new residents took the next step on their journey toward living a more ecologically-conscious lifestyle by moving to Dancing Rabbit. The trend continued throughout 2017, with our most recent resident Cameron arriving in December, just in time to experience the first real winter we’ve had in a while. I can’t say enough about the good energy these dozen or so folks (plus their half dozen kids) have brought to the village. But since this is focused on the nonprofit, I’ll let the weekly update writers continue to tell you more about the vibrancy in the air. I do want to point out that every single person who became a new resident or member here in 2017 attended a Sustainable Living Visitor Program, which is offered through the nonprofit, and this year about half of our new folks participated in more than one CSCC program either before or after they moved here.

This highlights for me a fundamental connection between Dancing Rabbit the village and the village’s nonprofit, CSCC. Almost all of our residents attend a visitor program before moving here, since it serves as an excellent orientation to how we live here, and is also a great way to gauge whether Dancing Rabbit might be a good fit.

Six of this year’s new residents or resident-kids have also attended a Permaculture Design Course here in the past few years. This is pretty remarkable, since we just began offering this program three years ago in collaboration with Midwest Permaculture (thanks to the passion of Dancing Rabbit member Sharon). The renown of this course has grown quickly, and we were delighted this year when every participant slot was filled for the PDC. I find myself personally excited by and curious about how the expanded awareness of permaculture might inform future village projects and undertakings at Dancing Rabbit, all with an eye towards “sharing the surplus”!

For the first time in many years the nonprofit offered a natural building workshop at DR, and it was also a huge hit, selling out even before early bird registration closed! Hassan and Sharon led the workshop with ease and grace, offering an introduction to the fundamentals of building and wisdom from their personal experience, along with the opportunity to experiment with many different natural building techniques. The outcome was a sight to behold—beautiful walls inlaid with cordwood, decorative glass bottles, light clay straw, wattle and daub, and an exterior finish plaster looking as smooth as creamy peanut butter! A lot was accomplished in the few short days of this workshop, and it was such a hit that we’re offering another one in 2018.

Another new CSCC program offered in 2017 was a workshop called “THRIVE: Inner Sustainability for Healers, Leaders, and Lovers of the Earth.” At Dancing Rabbit we know that a community cannot function at its best unless all its members are truly thriving—finding meaning, growth, and productive ways to handle life challenges. Living together effectively, sharing resources and decision making, requires self-awareness and the ability to consider the deeper levels of one’s own motives, intentions, and impact. I personally could not have lived in community this long myself (8 years) without the incredible tools I’ve learned through various inner sustainability workshops. These can strongly impact our personal development, self awareness, interactions with others, and ultimately the scope and quality of the difference we can make in the world. The THRIVE workshop was led by Laura Wolf, a fabulous facilitator and life coach from Kansas City, and I and many other Rabbits participated, making this CSCC workshop the most highly-attended by our own community mates in 2017.

All of our workshops have a special transformative impact on people, but when the workshop ends and participants get to continue living near each other and supporting one another, the integration is enhanced. Daily relationships become infused with a new appreciation for the challenges, little personal victories, and depth of the human beings next to us.

And this, really, is why I cherish living in community. I find that if I know my neighbors (even if I don’t always get along with them) I am more likely to approach them when something bothers me, reach out when they’re going through rough spots, celebrate their successes with them. A simple but powerful truth I’ve learned is that it’s easier for me to be compassionate when I identify and feel like I can relate with another being, instead of leaving them in the seemingly-separate category of “other.”

Thinking back to all the new folks who moved to Dancing Rabbit in the last few years, I feel a special sort of connection to them. Back when I was the Correspondent I read most of their visitor program applications, sent them their acceptance letters, and helped them figure out logistics to attend. It’s a special feeling to see folks applying for membership and buying or building houses here, and knowing that I played a role in helping them take the first steps toward living here. I sometimes miss serving as that point of first contact with people who want to move here or live this way, though as Executive Director I am still engaged in providing opportunities for more people to learn about Dancing Rabbit and come here, albeit in a more behind-the-scenes role. And Vick (our current Correspondent) does a stupendous job handling everything from transportation logistics for the visitor program to responding to the many emails we get every day, and I am grateful to have someone steady and reliable in this role.

Speaking of which, the influx also led to some awesome new staff members for CSCC in 2017. The CSCC staff, along with our donors, members, volunteers, and board members, are the crucial ingredients that allow this nonprofit to function as a gateway and learning center for sustainable living, sharing the intelligence of living cooperatively.

I do believe, as we are more globally and technologically connected than ever, that the work of our times is to realize (or, see with “real eyes”) the interconnection, the “We-ness” that binds us together on this planet. Only then can we remember that we humans are all in this together, and are the only ones who can shift destructive, exploitative, inconsiderate human behaviors, risking our comfort for the possibility of an earth, a climate, a biosphere that is hospitable to other species, as well as our own great-grandchildren.

As we continue to work towards climate change solutions by spreading cooperative, low-resource-use living, I want to thank you for all your choices in the past year that support the same fundamental value we hold here at CSCC: a livable and sustainable world for all.

May 2018 be a year of abundant imagination that allows us all to dream new ways to uphold that basic value, even if it means being uncomfortable sometimes.

In Community,

Danielle Williams

Scotland County R-I High School Releases First Semester Honor Roll

Scotland County R-I High School has announced the first semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades 7-12.

Named to the A honor roll in 7th grade were Hanna Anders, Bryn Aylward, Kina Billings, Ethan Blessing, Penelope Cline, Lydia Davis, Abby Doster, Lucas Durflinger, Ayden Farrar-Hines, Karli Hamilton, Tresa Huber, Elsie Kigar, Jewley Kraus, Jackson McKee, Iris Mishra, Eric Mohr, Caelin Robinson, Hunter Sapp, Lauren Triplett, Owen Triplett, and Julian Valle.

Named to the 7th grade B honor roll were Aden Aldridge, Danielle Bass, Grady Dodge, Layne Egenberger, Aiden Frederick, Ethan Herring, Brianna Kraus, Aaron McDaniel, Jakobie Payne, and Justin Swearingen.

The 8th grade students achieving the A Honor Rol included Zac Behrens, Levi Briggs, Trayton Buckallew, Jared Cerroni, Abigail Curry, Emiley Dial, Hannah Feeney, Sorrel Frederick, Vikke Huber, Corbin Kirchner, Alex Long, Hayden Long, Kara Mallett, Haylee McMinn, Shantel Small, Corbyn Spurgeon, Emily Terrill, Hailey Thompson, and Alaynna Whitaker.

B honor roll recipients in the 8th grade included Rylea Camp, Kale Creek, Hunter Cook, Brant Frederick, Jess Girardin, Caden Goldenstein, Randi Green, Kabe Hamlin, Taryn Hassell, Aayla Humphrey, Mary Kellum, Eli Kigar, Lydia Krouse, Destiny Lamb, Will Montgomery, Baileigh Phillips, Zane See, and Rose Whitley.

The Freshman A honor roll consisted of Jansen Alexander, Kaden Anders, Jenna Blessing, Morgan Blessing, Laney Campbell, Ewan Carleton, Brady Curry, Bobbi Darcy, Sylvia Darland, Clara Davis, Shaylee Davis, Ethan Durflinger,  Carson Harrison, Kyra Justice, Hailey Kraus, Keely Parrish-Johnson, Kade Richmond, Brooke Samuelson, Kylee Stott, Ethan Tinkle, Anna Triplett, and Kameron Wood.

Freshmen named to the B honor roll were Bailey Blake, Kilee Bradley-Robinson, Hunter Carter, Jacob Cochran, Hailey Fox, Austin Holtke, Corbin Howe, Dylan Mohr, Preston Sanchez, Nate Sevier, Brooke Smith, Magnum Talbert, and Zoe Tinkle.

The A honor roll for the 10th grade included Brock Aylward, James Briggs, Katie Campbell, Micah Cooley, Katie Feeney, Maycee Ferrel, Eric Green, Allison Herring, Claire Hite, Jaden McAfee, Kaitlyn McMinn, Abigail Salmons, Tala Saulmon, Reilly Shoemaker, Avery Shultz, Kalissa Thomas, Parker Triplett, Shelby Troutman, Eric Yarbrough, and Erica Yarbrough.

Making the 10th grade B honor roll were Branton Andriesen, James Arnold, Jacob Buford, Breann Goldenstein, Logan Homer, Spencer Kerkmann, Kamryn Mast, Jada Miller, Lane Parsons, and Christian Siver.

The 11th grade A honor roll included Kaylyn Anders, Abby Blessing, Madie Bondurant, Nova Cline, Haley Darcy, Kyle Davis, Jared Dunn, Brock Durflinger, Patrick Durham, Hunter Frederick, Will Fromm, Khloe Hamlin, Conner Harrison, Jacob Kapfer, Mason Kliethermes, Julie Long, Slade McAfee, Jacob McDaniel, Kendra Middleton, Ty Mohr, Hannah Richardson, Patrick Shannan, Shalinda Shannan, Gabe Shultz, Adam Slayton, Afton Spray, Katelyn Talbert, Luke Triplett, Conner Wiggins, and Gabby Zahn.

B honor roll members in the 11th grade were Breauna Altobelli, Jaycen Bair, Sydney Buckallew, Kyle Childress, Caleb Girardin, Sophronia Hager, Grant McRobert, Jace Morrow, Kaleb Parkins, Anthony Whitaker, Cliff Whitaker, and Matthew Woods.

Seniors named to the first semester honor roll were Kyle Aldridge, Megan Arnold, Alyssa Clair, Ashleigh Creek, Heather Cunningham, Gage Dodge, Andrew Ebeling, Shaye Eggleston, Cheyenne Frederick, Andre Goldenstein, Megan Holt, Lydia Hunt, Jessica Huff, Annie Hyde, Dylan Karsch, Tristen Kice, Cody Miller, Kyle Mohr, Brett Monroe, Shannon Niffen, Lane Pence, Harley Saulmon, Stevi See, and Stephen Terrill.

Making the 12th grade B honor roll were MaCayla Dale, Brady Kice, Meghan McKee, and Connor Payne.

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