August 19, 2004

Webb Wins Racemart Late Model Special at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway

by Brian Neal

Memphis, MO (August 14)-Gary Webb collected the Racemart Late Model $1,000 to win feature at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway this past Saturday. While Tony Fraise (USRA Modifieds), Jim Brown (USRA Stock Cars), Jack Evans, Jr. (USRA B-Modifieds), Brandon Symmonds (USRA Hobby Stocks), Michael St.Clair (Cruisers) and Dave Burdette (Hornets) also claimed feature wins on Racemart night at the speedway.

Gary Webb took the lead on lap 1 of the 20 lap Late Model feature, with Jody Wood and Tommy Elston challenging him in second. Elston would try to get by Webb on the second lap, only to loose a drive shaft, ending his night.

Wood then tried to get by Webb down low for the next 18 laps, but Webb held him off to pick up his first win of 2004 at Memphis and collect the $1,000 check. Thad Trump came from 9th to finish in 3rd, Sonny Findling started 18th and charged up to 4th, with Mark Burgtorf coming from 10th to finish in 5th. Trump and Webb picked up heat race wins.

The 20 lap USRA Modified feature saw Kevin Peters jump out front on the drop of the green flag, with Tony Fraise close behind in second. Peters would hold the lead until lap 2, when Fraise slipped under him to take over the top spot. Fraise then pulled away on the final 18 laps to get back in the winners circle at the speedway.

Mark Burgtorf came from 8th to finish in 2nd, Peters held on for 3rd, Mike Bennet was 4th, with Martin Bennet rounding out the top 5. Heat race winners were Fraise and Mike Bennett.

Jim Brown took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 of the 15 lap USRA Stock Car feature. Brown would lead all 15 laps to pick up his second win of 2004 at Memphis.

Mike Robinson was 2nd, Eric Flander was 3rd, Ryan Cook came from 11th to finish in 4th, with Jason Cook coming home in 5th. Robinson and Brown picked up the heat race wins.

Jack Evans, Jr. moved out front on lap 1 of the 15 lap USRA B-Modified feature, with Ron York close behind in second. Evans, Jr. led until lap 6, when York jumped to his outside to grab the top spot. York then held off Evans, Jr. until lap 9, when he went by on the top to get the lead back. Evans, Jr. then held off Jerry Poor, who started 10th, to claim his second win in a row at the speedway. Jerry Reese, Jr. was 3rd, York came back from an early spin to finish in 4th, with Gary Dreyer rounding out the top 5.

Heat race wins went to Evans, Jr. and Reese, Jr.

The 12 lap Hobby Stock feature went to Brandon Symmonds. Symmonds took the lead on the drop of the green flag and then held off all challenges from Jeff Soper to pick up his second career feature win. Abe Huls was 3rd, Tony Becerra was 4th, with Josh Soper coming home a career best 5th. Jeff Soper and Mark Holt claimed heat race wins.

Michael St. Clair took the lead from Jody Small on lap 2 of the Cruiser feature and then led the final 8 laps to pick up the win. Small was 2nd, Bill OHaver came from 9th to finish in 3rd, Brian Overhulser was 4th, with Craig Spilker rounding out the top 5. Heat race winners were St. Clair and Small.

Dave Burdette made it a clean sweep in the Hornet division, as he claimed victories in both the heat and the 10-lap feature. Dennis Schulte finished 2nd, Aaron Sperry was 3rd, Travis DeMint was 4th, with Austin Schulte coming home in 5th.

Coming up next week will be MFA Farmers Elevator & Produce Company/MFA Plant Foods Night at the speedway. Gates will Open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 6:00pm and Racing at 6:30.

Late Model
Heat Race 1: 1.Thad Trump, Kahoka 2.Tommy Elston, Keokuk, IA 3.Gordy Grubb, Oskaloosa, IA 4.Chris Fontana, Pella, IA 5.Justin Reed, Quincy, IL 6.Wayne Brau, Annawan, IL 7.Richard Westhoff, Fairfield, IA 8.Dustin Savage, Keokuk, IA 9.Jim Fuller, Memphis
Heat Race 2: 1.Gary Webb, Blue Grass, IA 2.Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL 3.Terry Schlipman, Mendon, IL 4.Jody Wood, Donnellson, IA 5.Jerry Asher, Kirksville 6.Lynn Monroe, Memphis 7.Russell Jeffries, Kirksville 8.Rob Kirchner, Donnellson, IA 9.Sonny Findling, Kirksville
Feature: 1.Webb, 2.Wood, 3.Trump, 4.Findling, 5.Burgtorf, 6.Schlipman, 7.Reed, 8.Monroe, 9.Grubb, 10.Asher, 11.Brau, 12.Fontana, 13.Kirchner, 14.Jeffries, 15.Fuller, 16.Savage, 17.Westhoff, 18.Elston
USRA Modifieds
Heat Race 1: 1.Tony Fraise, Donnellson, IA 2.Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL 3.Martin Bennett, Ankeny, IA 4.Ryan Meyer, Liberty, IL 5.Brad Ford, Mt.Pleasant, IA 6.Bob Dale, Gorin 7.Mike Delozier, Carthage, IL 8.Rob Jennings, Mt.Pleasant, IA 9.Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA
Heat Race 2: 1.Mike Bennett, Des Moines, IA 2.Rich Smith, Davenport, IA 3.Jim Lynch, Bloomfield, IA 4.Kevin Peters, Monmouth, IL 5.Jardin Fuller, St.Louis 6.Josh Foster, Montrose, IA 7.Phillip Cossel, Montrose, IA 8.Chris Eggers, Lancaster 9.Charles Baker, Labelle
Feature: 1.Fraise, 2.Burgtorf, 3.Peters, 4.Mike Bennett, 5.Martin Bennett, 6.Smith, 7.Ford, 8.Delozier, 9.Fuller, 10.Eggers, 11.Jennings, 12.David Snyder, Greentop 13.Lynch, 14.Meyer, 15.Dale, 16.Foster, 17.Baker, 18.Gillenwater, 19.Cossel
USRA Stock Cars
Heat Race 1: 1.Mike Robinson, Moravia, IA 2.Troy Alexander, Memphis 3.Eric Flander, What Cheer, IA 4.Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, IA 5.Kiel Morton, Kirksville 6.Ryan Cook, West Point, IA 7.Michael Snyder, Greentop
Heat Race 2: 1.Jim Brown, Fremont, IA 2.Tony Fraise, Donnellson, IA 3.Jason Cook, Mt.Pleasant, IA 4.Brian Jackson, Moravia, IA 5.Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, IA 6.Matt Messamaker, Aravia, IA 7.Todd Phillips, Ollie, IA
Feature: 1.Brown, 2.Robinson, 3.Flander, 4.R.Cook, 5.J.Cook, 6.Fraise, 7.Lynch, 8.Dresden, 9.Jackson, 10.Alexander, 11.Morton, 12.Snyder, 13.Messamaker, 14.Phillips
USRA B-Modifieds
Heat Race 1: 1.Jack Evans Jr, Keokuk, IA 2.Ron York, Edina 3.Larry Newman, Kirksville 4.Logan Trueblood, Memphis 5.John Shaffer, Memphis 6.Todd Morton, Kirksville 7.Pete Toubekis, Keokuk, IA 8.Larry Powell, Hannibal 9.Scott Weirather, Keokuk, IA
Heat Race 2: 1.Jerry Reese Jr, Baring 2.Danny Daggs, Kahoka 3.Jerry Poor, Novelty 4.Gary Dreyer, Quincy, IL 5.Bob Jennings, Mt.Pleasant, IA 6.Luke Holst, Augusta, IL 7.Tony Morton, Kirksville, 8.Amos Zimmerman, Memphis
Feature: 1.Evans Jr, 2.Poor, 3.Reese Jr, 4.York, 5.Dreyer, 6.Trueblood, 7.Daggs, 8.Toubekis, 9.Todd Morton, 10.Holst, 11.Weirather, 12.Powell, 13.Tony Morton, 14.Zimmerman, 15.Jennings, 16.Shaffer, 17.Newman
USRA Hobby Stocks
Heat Race 1: 1.Jeff Soper, Kahoka 2.Jim Walker, Mystic, IA 3.Abe Huls, Carthage, IL 4.Tony Becerra, Carthage, IL 5.Jason Overhulser, Alexandria 6.Brian Clark, Kahoka 7.Patrick Profeta, Keokuk, IA 8.Jimmy Hooper, Wyaconda 9.Mark Jacob, Carthage, IL 10.Kevin Cheney, Quincy, IL
Heat Race 2: 1.Mark Holt, Memphis 2.Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA 3.Josh Soper, Kahoka 4.Brad Weber, Donnellson, IA 5.Jim Lynch, Farmington, IA 6.Tim Pettibone, Moravia, IA 7.Earl Six, Keokuk, IA 8.Kevin Londrie, Keokuk, IA 9.Scott Phillips, Hedrick, IA 10.Justin Hamelton, Hamilton, IL
Feature: 1.Symmonds, 2.Jeff Soper, 3.Huls, 4.Becerra, 5.Josh Soper, 6.Holt, 7.Walker, 8.Overhulser, 9.Lynch, 10.Pettibone, 11.Jacob, 12.Londrie, 13.Hooper, 14.Phillips, 15.Clark, 16.Six, 17.Weber, 18.Profeta, 19.Cheney, 20.Hamilton
Heat Race 1: 1.Michael St. Clair, Wayland 2.Craig Spilker, Quincy, IL 3.Shawn Crowell, Alexandria 4.Brian Overhulser, Alexandria 5.Bill OHaver, Kirksville, 6.Jason Henry, Augusta, IL 7.Jason Billings, Keokuk, IA
Heat Race 2: 1.Jody Small, Rutledge 2.David Hudson, Memphis 3.Keith Reed, Quincy, IL 4.Jon Antal, Lancaster 5.Eric Bergheger, Hannibal 6.Amy Mason, Warsaw, IL 7.Rusty Lynch, Hannibal
Feature: 1.St.Clair, 2.Small, 3.OHaver, 4.Overhulser, 5.Spilker, 6.Crowell, 7.Hudson, 8.Reed, 9.Henry, 10.Antal, 11.Lynch, 12.Mason, 13.Bergheger, 14.Billings
Heat Race: 1.Dave Burdette, Keokuk, IA 2.Dennis Schulte, Keokuk, IA 3.Brandon Savage, Keokuk, IA 4.Travis DeMint, Basco, IL 5.Aaron Sperry, New London, IA 6.Austin Schulte, Keokuk, IA
Feature: 1.Burdette, 2.D.Schulte, 3.Sperry, 4.DeMint, 5.A.Schulte, 6.Savage

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center


Thursday, October 27 – Swiss Steak, Scalloped Cabbage, Peas, Bread, Pudding/Fruit

Friday, October 28 – Salmon Loaf, Scalloped Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, Buttered Corn, Cornbread, Crème Pie

Monday, October 31 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Mixed Veggies, Cottage Cheese, Peaches

Tuesday, November 1 – Meatloaf, Macaroni Salad, Buttered Broccoli, Applesauce, Bread, Glazed Donut

Wed., November 2 – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Carrots, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, November 3 – Roast Pork, Stuffing/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Green Beans, Slice Bread, Cake


Thursday, October 27 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Red Hats will join us for lunch.

Thursday, November 3 –RSVP for doing Medicare Part D Free Comparisons from 9-12, call for an appt.  Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

SCR-I School Menus


Thursday, October 27 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, October 28 – Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Blueberry Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, October 31 – Cook’s Surprise

Tuesday, November 1 –Scrambled Eggs, Choice of Cereal, Hash Browns, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Biscuit, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, Nov. 3 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk


Thursday, October 27 – Pizza Roll-Ups, Chicken Fajitas, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Friday, October 28 – Walking Taco, Fish Square/Bun, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, October 31 – Crispy Chicken Strips, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Tri Potato Patty, Peas, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, November 1 – Cheeseburger/Bun, Chicken Patty/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Oven Ready Fries, Tomato Slices and Pickles, Pinto Beans, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, Nov. 2 –Country Fried Steak, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Carrot Coins, Dinner Roll, Jell-O/Fruit, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, Nov. 3  – Chili Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Hamburger Bar, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Pickle Spear, Cheese Stick, Saltine Crackers, Cinnamon Apple Slices

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 6th


It’s almost time to “fall back” and return our clocks to standard time, rejoining 60% of countries around the world who use this time all year.  Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. officially comes to an end, Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.

Each year, this “changing of the clocks” brings about discussion about why daylight saving time started and why it still continues.  Typical responses to these questions include “to help farmers” and “because of the World Wars”.

Daylight saving time did begin in the U.S. during World War I and although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.  But World War II is long over and some wonder why we still observe daylight saving time?

The idea of daylight saving is first credited to Benjamin Franklin and found in his essay “An Economical Project” written in 1784.  In 1907, William Willett, a London builder, published a pamphlet titled “Waste of Daylight”.  In it Willett states, “Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings.  Everyone laments their shortage as Autumn approaches; and everyone has given utterance to regret that the clear, bright light of an early morning during Spring and Summer months is so seldom seen or used.”

About a year after Willett began advocating for daylight saving time, Britain set the ball in motion by introducing a bill in the House of Commons to make it compulsory to adjust the clocks.  An act was passed on May 17, 1916 to add 80 minutes, in four separate movements.  However, this act created great confusion and opposition with many adjustments being made to address unique problems created by changing the clocks.

There are pros and cons to both sides of the argument, and in the U.S., Congress has changed the rules a few times since passing The Uniform Time Act of 1966, which provided the basic framework for alternating between daylight saving time and standard time in the U.S.  In 1973, daylight saving time was observed all year; in 1986, the system of beginning DST at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in April and ending it at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October started; and in 2007 the rules changed again with DST beginning the second Sunday of March and ending the first Sunday in November.

Who knows what the future for Daylight Saving Time will be… only TIME will tell!  For now, the shifting of time and the illusion of shorter days, will take place Sunday, November 6th.

Living From Both Extremes 

The system of church could use a vigorous boost.  The body of Christ will always do well to consciously remain new in Spirit day by day.  It’s this new zone which challenges us; calls for us to function from such a perspective.  It would seem that hope awaits us, the church, when we decline to function somewhere within the realm of middle-zone in order to operate from the edge… both edges…at the same time.

We are not right with God because we figured ourselves out.  We are saved because He figured us out. We do not earn our salvation.  It is a gift from God.  Jesus is the one right.  We are the ones who could not save ourselves.  When we make inward adjustments to believe we could not save ourselves; but that He did, an entirely new frame of walk should take place.  Any arrogance due to self-salvation should slip away as an atmosphere of humility should increase.

We are called to live from both extremes; the energy of the Holy Spirit while fully aware of the non-power of ourselves.  Faith on one side and surrender on the other, we become free to enter the dynamic that only God can supply.  There is no middle of safety or forewarning or management.  God runs the show and we most certainly do not.  Our job is two-fold; to stay out of the way and to get into His way.  We are to live from both extremes…and this takes, therefore, a double-commitment of sorts.

From human logic it would seem at first glance that we would be one or the other. Yet, from faith’s perspective it is both… simultaneously…confidence in Him and the lack thereof in ourselves…we are to be empty of self in order to be full in Spirit.  Living from these two extremes make life tick.


Conservation Department Investigates Elk Sighting

Trail cameras at Hickory Hill Hunts in rural Scotland County captured images of this bull elk earlier this month. Elk are a protected species in Missouri, making it illegal to harvest an elk in the state. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently began an elk restoration program in Carter, Reynolds and Shannon counties.

Trail cameras at Hickory Hill Hunts in rural Scotland County captured images of this bull elk earlier this month. Elk are a protected species in Missouri, making it illegal to harvest an elk in the state. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently began an elk restoration program in Carter, Reynolds and Shannon counties.

by MDC Conservation Agent Michael Collins

The leaves are changing colors and some trees are losing most of their leaves, crop fields are being harvested and the deer are on the move. It appears that the fall has rolled in to stay, or at least that is what the hopes are for the majority of hunters. This coming weekend is the Early Youth Firearms Deer Season, and, before long, the November Portion of Firearms Deer Season will be in full swing. For some people, there is something to consider while they are sitting in their tree stand this fall.

Recently, I received a report of a bull elk in Scotland County. At this time, there is no evidence that it is an escaped captive bull elk or if it is, in fact, wild. Nonetheless, it is definitely an interesting occurrence in Scotland County, Missouri. Some questions have arisen – if it is legal, or illegal to harvest. Here in Missouri, we are currently in the restoration phase of building a healthy elk population. There is currently no season on elk and they are a protected species in Missouri. Therefore, harvesting one of these animals is illegal. If you are afield and see an elk, please contact the local Conservation Agent in the area you are hunting. Of course, here in Scotland County, contact Conservation Agent Michael Collins at (660)216-1374 or contact the Northeast Regional Office at (660)785-2420.

Currently, Missouri’s elk populations are concentrated in the Elk Restoration Zone, which is comprised in Carter, Shannon and Reynolds Counties – Elk are a species of Conservation Concern in Missouri due to habitat loss and overhunting by settlers. Before the coming of Europeans, elk, or wapiti, probably ranged over the entire region of what is now Missouri. By 1830, elk were becoming scarce; they eventually were limited to just the northwestern and southeastern parts of the state. By 1865, they were extirpated. Today, elk are being reintroduced, in large part, because of their popularity for hunting and ecotourism.

Missouri Voters to Decide Future of Sales Tax for State Parks, Soil and Water Conservation

On November 8th, voters across Missouri will decide the future of the 0.1% sales tax for the state’s parks and soil and water conservation, which funds places such as Thousand Hills State Park  The tax, first implemented in 1984, has previously been renewed by voters in 1988, 1996 and 2006.

On November 8th, voters across Missouri will decide the future of the 0.1% sales tax for the state’s parks and soil and water conservation, which funds places such as Thousand Hills State Park The tax, first implemented in 1984, has previously been renewed by voters in 1988, 1996 and 2006.

Ever since 1984, 0.1 percent of sales made in Missouri has gone to fund state parks and soil and water conservation efforts in the Missouri in the form of a special sales tax.

On November 8th, voters across the state will once again decide the future of the sales tax.

Originating in a 1984 state constitutional amendment, the issue is returned to the voters every 10 years for reconsideration. Missouri voters approved the continuation of the tax in 1988, 1996 and 2006. Each decade, the initiative passed by a minimum of two-thirds vote, with the over 70 percent of voters approving the tax renewal in the latest election in 2006.

According to the ballot language, Amendment 1, if reapproved by voters, will generate approximately $90 million in tax revenue.

The Citizens Committee for Soil, Water and State Parks points out that more than 19 million people visit state parks and historic sites annually, accounting for $1 billion a year in economic impact, while supporting roughly 14,000 jobs.

The ballot issue is being supported by numerous conservation and agricultural groups as well as park associations.

Proponents note that a yes vote is not costing voters anything, as this is not a new tax, simply a continuation of a sales tax that has been in place since 1984.

Police Warning Businesses, Residents of Utility Bill Scam


As temperatures turn cooler, no one wants their gas shutoff. That’s what scammers are counting on, as law enforcement agencies this week issued warnings to local business owners and residents regarding potential scam phone calls regarding unpaid utility bills.

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a case involving an alleged scam regarding natural gas bills. Investigators indicated a Memphis business was tricked out of $1,200 by an alleged con artist, posing as the local natural gas provider, Liberty Utilities.

According to the investigators, a caller to the businesses, stated unpaid bills would force the discontinue of natural gas service to the business. The scam included a 1-800 call-back number, complete with automated directions.

The alleged transaction was completed over the phone with pre-paid credit cards, which are purchasable at most retail outlets. Immediate payment of the debt was enticed with promises of waving all late fees and disconnect service charges.

While the scammer reported to be the local natural gas provider, similar cons have been reported in other area towns. The Kirksville Police Department recently issued a similar warning to residents in their city regarding scam calls alleging to represent Ameren Missouri, the electricity provider in that town.

Law enforcement encourages anyone receiving calls related to unpaid utility bills to search out valid contact information for the service provider, and to contact them directly to determine the validity of the charges. Customers also warned about any type of collection calls that seek immediate payment, requiring such payments in non-traceable currency, just as cashier checks, money orders, or pre-paid credit or debit cards. Do not confirm or give out any personal, financial or other sensitive information.

Amendment 2 Places Campaign Finance Limits Back on Missouri Ballots


At a time when voters are being bombarded by political ads and campaign propaganda seemingly non-stop, Missouri voters will be deciding if they want to try and place a damper on it with Constitutional Amendment 2, which is proposing campaign contribution limits for state and judicial offices.

If approved by voters, Amendment 2 would implement a cap of $2,600 for individual’s donating to campaigns for state offices, such as governor, secretary of state, attorney general or state representative or senator as well as judicial offices. Donations to political parties would be capped at $25,000.

Amendment 2 also would make it illegal for corporations or labor organizations to make direct contributions to candidates, unless the group created a continuing committee of its own for such purposes.

Other facets of the proposed law would ban candidate campaign committees from donating to other candidates, and would prohibit candidates from accepting contributions from out-of-state committees that are not registered in Missouri. Contributions from non-citizens, foreign governments and foreign corporations would also be prohibited, while anonymous contributions could not exceed $25 each and could not account for more than $500 or 1% of the aggregate campaign receipts.

The proposed law would not cap contributions to federal candidates, nor municipal, county or other local issues. It would not impact political action committees (PACs) which still would have no limits on the amount of contributions that could be received and used to promote ballot issues or candidates.

One such example of a PAC is Returning Government to the People, which was formed to support Amendment 2. According to campaign documents, the group, is solely funded by one individual, Fred, N. Sauer, who donated $1.5 million to the campaign for campaign contribution limits.

Sauer is on the record as saying campaign contribution limits are in the best interest of the entire state, putting limits on wealthy contributors whose voices otherwise can drown out majority rule.

Proponents of the amendment point to the 1994 election, when 74% of Missouri voters approved Proposition A, that drastically limited campaign contributions, before it was repealed in 2008 by the state legislature.

Opponents of the amendment have voiced concerns about unintended consequences, such as funneling even more campaign contributions to PACS and other less regulated avenues, that would ultimately have no impact on the peddling of political influence and would make it even harder to track.

Jauflione Chapter NSDA Hosts October Meeting

Jauflione Chapter, DAR, met in regular session Friday, Oct 7, 2016, at the Presbyterian Church Hospitality Room with Regent June Kice and acting Secretary, for this meeting, Terry Arnold.

The first order of business was a very informative presentation by Daisy Murphy, Scotland County Care Center Administrator. Daisy answered many questions for all present.

The business meeting was then called to order in Ritualistic form by Regent June Kice.

Roll call was answered by 11 members naming a famous American woman.

President General’s Message was read by Regent Kice. National Defense lesson was also given by Regent Kice in the absent of the Chairman, Marlene Cowell. Indian Minute was read by Nelda Billups. There was no Constitution Minute read.

Treasurer’s Report, prepared by Kathy Kiddoo, was given by Rita Stott. Kathy reported that she has received dues from many members. She reported that program books have been given to everyone who has paid their dues.

A discussion of eligibility for DAR membership followed.

Regent Kice reported that the “Thank You Veterans” reception will be held Nov. 4th, 2016, at the Hud Housing Meeting Room. Plans were finalized for the reception. It was decided not to mail invitations this year. Advertising will be by radio and the county paper. Posters will also be displayed in businesses around Memphis.

Regent Kice reported receiving a letter from the N. E. District Director Cheryl Varvil. Ms. Varvil will be planning to visit our Chapter after the first of the year.

New business consisted of voting on the two names presented for membership at the Sept. meeting. The vote was positive for both.

Registrar Patricia Miller will begin working on the documentation for their memberships. Volunteer hours were recorded and will be sent to the State chairperson.

The business meeting was closed.

Delicious refreshments were served by Nelda Billups and Verlee Dauma. Beautiful fall themed decorations were displayed on all tables. Everyone enjoyed a pleasant social hour.

Submitted by Rhonda Davis, Secretary

Funeral Services October 27th for Charles Ammons

Funeral services for Charles W. Ammons, 56, of Memphis will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 27 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis.   Burial will follow in the Gorin Cemetery.

Visitation is prior to the service, from 10:30-11 a.m., at the funeral home.

 Charles W. Ammons died Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home.

A complete obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.

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