October 14, 2004

SCR-I Survives Friday the 13th Scare To Win Third Straight

by Brian Neal

Memphis, MO (October 2, 2004) - Kelly Shryock came into the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway with the 2004 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) title already wrapped up and had one goal in mind, which was to win. Kelly managed to do that, along with Ryan Cook (Stock Cars), Mark Preston (B-Modifieds), Abe Huls (Hobby Stocks), David Hudson (Cruisers) and Dennis Schulte (Hornets).

Forty-two USMTS Modifieds signed in to do battle for the $3,000 to win top prize, with Mark Burgtorf, Darin Walker, Mitch Way, Brad McEwan and Darin Thye picking up wins in the Harris Auto Racing Heat races. Dean Mahlstedt and Zack VanderBeek claimed wins in the Midwest Motorsports semis. Way would claim the passing points title and redrew 3rd for the 35-lap feature, while Burgtorf drew the AFCO pole.

Burgtorf took advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1,with Kelly Shryock following him into second. Burgtorf would hold off all challenges from Kelly through several cautions. But a restart on lap 25 proved to be bad for Burgtorf, as Kelly jumped to the outside of him on the restart to take the lead. Burgtorf didnt give up as he ran with Shryock for the final 10 laps side by side. But Shryock would hold off all challenges from Burgtorf to pick up the win.

Jon Tesch came from 10th to finish in 3rd, Michael Long started 12th and finished 4th, with Tony Fraise claiming the hard charger award, as he started 18th and finished 5th. Corey Dripps came home 6th, Johnny Bone, Jr. started 16th and finished 7th, Steve Stewart came from 20th to finish in 8th, Ron VerBeek was 9th, with Bruce Hanford coming from 22nd to round out the top 10.

Brian Mitrisin led the field of 21 stock cars to the green flag in the 15 lap feature, with Jason Cook challenging him in second. Mitrisin would hold the top spot until lap 6, when Ryan Cook jumped to the outside of him to grab the lead. Ryan would pull away on the final nine laps to claim the victory over his brother Jason Cook. Mitrisin would finish in 3rd, Ross McCombs was 4th, with T.J. Criss rounding out the top 5. Matt Greiner, Mitrisin and R. Cook picked up heat race wins.

The B-Modified feature saw a new face in the winners circle, with Mark Preston picking up the win in the 12-lap feature. Preston came from his 3rd place starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 of the feature. He would hold the top spot for the entire race and held off several challenges from Bob Woodrow, who started 8th, on the final laps to pick up his first win of 2004 at Memphis. Wyatt Lantz was 3rd, Terry Houston came from 10th to finish in 4th, with Tony Olson rounding out the top 5. Heat race winners were Woodrow, Rob Carter and Cliff Powell.

Thirty-nine Hobby Stocks signed in to do battle for a spot in the 24-car feature. Roger Krieger grab the lead from his front row starting spot in the 12 lap feature, with Abe Huls, Jeff Soper and Matt Snyder battling for second. Krieger would hold the top spot until lap 5 when Snyder got into the back of him and spun him. Both drivers had to go to the tail. Huls would inherit the lead on the restart and then held off Jeff Soper on the final seven laps to claim his first win of 2004 at the speedway. Brandon Symmonds came from 8th to finish 3rd, Bobby Greene charged from 20th to finish in 4th, with Tony Becerra rounding out the top 5. Brad Weber, Jeff Soper, Krieger, Greg Johnson and Huls claimed heat race wins, while Greene picked up the semi win.

David Hudson moved out front on lap 1 of the 10-lap Cruiser feature, with Bill OHaver close behind in second. Hudson would lead all 10 laps to pick up the win. Craig Spilker was 2nd, Jody Small was 3rd, Eric Bergheger came from 10th to finish in 4th, with Amy Mason coming from 12th to round out the top 5. Heat race winners were Hudson and Shawn Crowell.

The 10 lap Hornet feature saw Brent Forest jump out front on the start, with Tyler Schulte close behind in second. Tyler would slip by Forest on lap 2 to take over the top spot and then led until lap 8, when a tire came off in turn two. Dennis Schulte, who started 7th, inherited the lead on the restart and then held off Gordon Blankenship, who started 9th, to claim the feature win. Wayne Noble was 3rd, Forest slipped to 4th, with Rick Miller coming from 14th to round out the top 5. T.Schulte and Blankenship picked up heat race wins.

The next event scheduled for the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway will be October 16th, weather permitting. Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Cruisers and Hornets will be action.

Results

USMTS Modifieds Heat Race 1: 1.Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL 2.Jon Tesch, Watertown, S.D. 3.Corey Dripps, Cedar Falls, IA 4.Steve Stewart, Washington, IA 5.Neil Eckhart, Rochester, MN 6.Jeff Gerhardt, Niota, IL 7.Jason Miller, Duluth, MN 8.Tony Fraise, Donnellson, IA 9.Ryan Meyer, Liberty, IL Heat Race 2: 1.Darin Walker, Bowling Green 2.Kelly Shryock, Fertile, IA 3.Tom Goble, Burlington, IA 4.Kevin Goben, Sherrard, IL 5.Tim Sands, Conesville, IA 6.Mark Branch, London Mills, IL 7.Glen Ridgeway, Eldon, IA 8.Chris Eggers, Lancaster 9.Tommy Myer, Blooming Prairie, MN Heat Race 3: 1.Mitch Way, Davenport, IA 2.Dan Chapman, Clarence, IA 3.Johnny Bone, Jr., Pea Ridge, AR 4.Darryl Turner, Columbia 5.David Holder, Clarence 6.Clint Morehouse, Milan, IL 7.Mark Widmar, Ottumwa, IA 8.Kevin Peters, Monmouth, IL Heat Race 4: 1.Brad McEwan, Storm Lake, IA 2.Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa, IA 3.Al Hejna, Ventura, IA 4.Dean Mahlstedt, Garner, IA 5.Jim Roach, Kahoka 6.Robbie Test, Jefferson City 7.Adam Davis, Washington, IA 8.Jim Powell, Hannibal Heat Race 5: 1.Darin Thye, Burlington, IA 2.Michael Long, Quincy, IL 3.Martin Bennett, Ankeny, IA 4.Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA 5.Bruce Hanford, Davenport, IA 6.Dan Fetters, Montour, IA 7.Jay Poidinger, Somerset, WI 8.Josh Truman, Indianola, IA Semi 1: 1.Mahlstedt, 2.Eckhart, 3.Meyer, 4.Goble, 5.Gerhardt, 6.Davis, 7.Bennett, 8.Goben, 9.Holder, 10.Eggers, 11.Test, 12.Powell, 13.Branch, 14.Miller, 15.Widmar Semi 2: 1.VanderBeek, 2.Bone, Jr. 3.Fraise, 4.Stewart, 5.Hanford, 6.Roach, 7.Poidinger, 8.Truman, 9.Ridgeway, 10.Turner, 11.Myer, 12.Sands, 13.Fetters, 14.Morehouse, 15.Peters Feature: 1.Shryock, 2.Burgtorf, 3.Tesch, 4.Long, 5.Fraise, 6.Dripps, 7.Bone, Jr. 8.Stewart, 9.VerBeek, 10.Hanford, 11.Bennett, 12.Walker, 13.Chapman, 14.Way, 15.McEwan, 16.Hejna, 17.Goble, 18.VanderBeek, 19.Myer, 20.Gerhardt, 21.Davis, 22.Mahlstedt, 23.Thye, 24.Eckhart, 25.Meyer

Stock Cars - Heat Race 1: 1.Matt Greiner, Washington, IA 2.Ross McCombs, Oskaloosa, IA 3.Jeremy Townsend, Bloomfield, IA 4.Eric Flander, What Cheer, IA 5.Tom McKenzie, Sioux City, IA 6.Kiel Morton, Kirksville 7.Michael Snyder, Greentop Heat Race 2: 1.Brian Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, IA 2.Jason Cook, Mt.Pleasant, IA 3.Bert McDaniel, Eldon, IA 4.Chris Larson, Keokuk, IA 5.Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, IA 6.Les Blakley, Fairfield, IA 7.Michael Browning, Edina Heat Race 3: 1.Ryan Cook, West Point, IA 2.TJ Criss, Oskaloosa, IA 3.Troy Alexander, Memphis 4.Shane Weller, Agency, IA 5.Clayton Deppe, Kellogg, IA 6.Rocky Sosdyck, Selma, IA 7.David Boas, Bloomfield, IA Feature: 1.R.Cook, 2.J.Cook, 3.Mitrisin, 4.McCombs, 5.Criss, 6.Weller, 7.McDaniel, 8.Alexander, 9.Greiner, 10.Flander, 11.Deppe, 12.Fosdyck, 13.Dresden, 14.McKenzie, 15.Townsend, 16.Morton, 17.Larson, 18.Boas, 19.Blakley, 20.Browning, 21.Snyder

B-Modifieds - Heat Race 1: 1.Bob Woodrow, Perry 2.Jack Evans Jr, Keokuk, IA 3.Terry Houston, Mt.Sterling, IL 4.Mark Preston, Rock Island, IL 5.Danny Daggs, Kahoka 6.Jeff Poor, Novelty 7.John Shaffer, Memphis Heat Race 2: 1.Rob Carter, Quincy, IL 2.Larry Newman, Kirksville 3.Kelly OHaver, Kirksville 4.David Snyder, Greentop 5.Jeff Waterman, Quincy, IL 6.Todd Morton, Kirksville 7.Jerry Reese Jr, Baring Heat Race 3: 1.Cliff Powell, Quincy, IL 2.Mark Antal, Lancaster 3.Wyatt Lantz, Bowen, IL 4.Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA 5.Michael Larsen, Hannibal 6.Tony Morton, Kirksville 7.Joe Hooper, Mendon Feature: 1.Preston, 2.Woodrow, 3.Lantz, 4.Houston, 5.Olson, 6.Daggs, 7.Reese, Jr. 8.Shaffer, 9.Powell, 10.Snyder, 11.Larsen, 12.Waterman, 13.Carter, 14.Tony Morton, 15.OHaver, 16.Newman, 17.Antal, 18.Poor, 19.Evans, Jr. 20.Todd Morton, 21.Hooper

Hobby Stocks - Heat Race 1: 1.Brad Weber, Donnellson, IA 2.Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA 3.Jerod Fisher, Pulaski, IA 4.Earl Six, Keokuk, IA 5.Chris Anthony, Farmington, IA 6.Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, IA 7.Derek Kirkland, Centerville, IA 8.Jim Sulser, Centerville Heat Race 2: 1.Jeff Soper, Kahoka 2.Kevin Cheney, Quincy, IL 3.Rod Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA 4.Craig Spilker, Quincy, IL 5.Bobby Greene, Eddyville, IA 6.Tim Pettibone, Moravia, IA 7.Jim Lynch, Farmington, IA 8.Bill McClain, Bloomfield, IA Heat Race 3: 1.Roger Krieger, Burlington, IA 2.Clint Heidenwith, Unionville 3.Toby Vandekamp, Knoxville, IA 4.Josh Soper, Kahoka 5.Nickolas Hooper, Wyaconda 6.Ryan McCarty, Knoxville, IA 7.Bill Crowell, Kahoka 8.Chad Dehne Heat Race 4: 1.Greg Johnson, Burlington, IA 2.Tony Becerra, Carthage, IL 3.Jeremy Hamlin, Memphis 4.Mark Holt, Memphis 5.John Oliver, Jr. Danville, IA 6.Steve Carlin, Hannibal 7.Brian Clark, Kahoka 8.Shawn Smothers, Heat Race 5: 1.Abe Huls, Carthage, IL 2.Matt Snyder, Green City 3.Beau Taylor, Canton, 4.Robert Kibbe, Salem, IA 5.Craig Brown, Eldon, IA 6.Kale Foster, Quincy, IL 7.Jarrod Richie, Quincy, IL Semi: 1.Greene, 2.Oliver, Jr. 3.Brown, 4.Carlin, 5.Foster, 6.B.Lynch, 7.J.Lynch, 8.Richie, 9.Kirkland, 10.Hooper, 11.McCarty, 12.Smothers, 13.Crowell, 14.Clark, 15.Anthony, 16.Dehne, 17.Pettibone, 18.Sulser, 19.McClain Feature: 1.Huls, 2.Jeff Soper, 3.Symmonds, 4.Greene, 5.Becerra, 6.Weber, 7.Hamlin, 8.Snyder, 9.Fisher, 10.Taylor, 11.Krieger, 12.Vandekamp, 13.Josh Soper, 14.Carlin, 15.Kibbe, 16.Brown, 17.Six, 18.Spilker, 19.Oliver Jr, 20.Johnson, 21.Cheney, 22.Grother, 23.Heidenwith, 24.Holt

Cruisers Heat Race 1: 1.David Hudson, Memphis 2.Craig Spilker, Quincy, IL 3.Eric Bergheger, Hannibal 4.Tanya Wietholder, Liberty, IL 5.Davis Sapp, 6.Jason Billings, Keokuk, IA 7.Daniel Robbins, Greentop 8.Jeremy Buss, Quincy, IL Heat Race 2: 1.Shawn Crowell, Alexandria 2.Bill OHaver, Kirksville 3.Jody Small, Rutledge 4.Michael St.Clair, Wayland 5.Matt Bockenfeld, Quincy, IL 6.Amy Mason, Warsaw, IL 7.Larry Powell, Hannibal Feature: 1.Hudson, 2.Spilker, 3.Small, 4.Bergheger, 5.Mason, 6.Crowell, 7.Bockenfeld, 8.Billings, 9.Powell, 10.Buss, 11.Wietholder, 12.OHaver, 13.St.Clair, 14.Robbins, 15.Sapp

Hornets Heat Race 1: 1.Tyler Schulte, Montrose, IA 2.Rob Hammel, Hamilton, IL 3.Brent Forest, Keokuk, IA 4.Wayne Noble, Morning Sun, IA 5.Warren Poil, Wyaconda 6.Travis DeMint, Basco, IL 7.Danny Miller, Gorin 8.Rick Miller, Gorin 9.Jerry Symmonds, Keokuk, IA Heat Race 2: 1.Gordon Blankenship, Keokuk, IA 2.Dennis Schulte, Keokuk, IA 3.Mike Frank, 4.Jim Hamilton, Keokuk, IA 5.Andrew Hustead, Rutledge 6.Austin Schulte, Keokuk, IA 7.Jeremy Billings, Keokuk, IA 8.Levi Smith, Donnellson, IA Feature: 1.D.Schulte, 2.Blankenship, 3.Noble, 4.Forest, 5.R.Miller, 6.A.Schulte, 7.Symmonds, 8.Hustead, 9.T.Schulte, 10.Poil, 11.Hammel, 12.D.Miller, 13.Frank, 14.DeMint, 15.Hamilton, 16.Smith, 17.Billings

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, January 19 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, January 20 – Sausage/Gravy/Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, January 23 – Pancakes, Choice of Cereal, Sausage Link, Toast/Jelly, Strawberries, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, January 24 – Scrambled Eggs, Choice of Cereal, Hash Browns, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Wed., January 25 – Cinnamon Rolls, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, January 26 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, January 19 – Chili Soup, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Hamburger Bar, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Pickle Spear, Cheese Stick, Saltine Crackers

Friday, January 20 – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Peas/Carrots, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, January 23 – Crispy Chicken Strips, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Tri Potato Patty, Mixed Vegetables, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, January 24 – School Made Pizza, Bar BQ Meatballs, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Vegetable Sticks/Dip, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wed., January 25 – Country Fried Steak, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Dinner Roll, Pineapple Tidbits

Thursday, January 26 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Quesadillas, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit Salad, Fresh Fruit

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thurs. January 19 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Wax Beans, Bread, Cake

Friday, January 20 – BBQ Ribs, Parsley Potatoes, Coleslaw, Hot Roll, Strawberry Shortcake and Topping

Monday, January 23 – Chicken Strips, Sweet Potato or Regular Fries, Breaded Tomatoes, Applesauce, Bread Slice, Pudding

Tuesday, January 24 – Tenderloin/Bun/Onion, Lettuce Salad, Cauliflower/Cheese Sauce, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Rice Krispies

Wed., January 25 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Cabbage, Hot Roll, Fruit

Thurs. January 26 – Liver and Onions or Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, January 19 – Scotland County Health Department blood pressure checks here; Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 26 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

NEMR Telecom Accepting Applications for 2017 Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

All local high school juniors whose parents or guardians have local service with NEMR telecom can apply for the all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.

Northeast Missouri Rural Telecom is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Tour to Washington D.C., which will take place June 3  through June 7. The application process is open to all high school juniors whose parents or guardians have local service with NEMR Telecom.

Students must be under 18 years of age at the time of the Youth Tour to apply. In addition to meeting specific eligibility guidelines, the NEMR board is asking student applicants to submit, along with their application, a one-page essay covering the topic: “Why I Should Be Chosen for the FRS Youth Tour.”

The 2017 Youth Tour gives students the opportunity to gain a first-hand look at the telecommunications industry and government process  as they spend four days visiting famous historical sites, including the Washington Monument, The Smithsonian, and much more.

Guidance counselors at each high school in the service area have the application form, or students can request a form by calling Tammy Childers at NEMR Telecom, 660-874-4111 or send an email to tchilder@nemr.net.

Applications and essays should be mailed to NEMR Telecom, Attn: Youth Tour, PO Box 98, Green City, MO 63545 by March 6, 2017.

The Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation’s involvement with, and commitment to, rural youth.  2017 marks the 23rd annual Youth Tour.  Each year, in collaboration with NTCA member companies, FRS brings rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a four-day tour of the some of the most historical sites in the nation. 

Tigers Top Atlanta 53-10 in Tourney Opener

Scotland County advanced to the semifinals of the North Shelby Tournament with a 53-10 victory over Atlanta on Monday night.

The Hornets dressed just five players, but after the initial tip off, only had four players on the court due to an injury.

Grant Campbell scored 16 points in limited action to lead the Tigers to the win, improving SCR-I’s record to 9-3 on the year.

The game was shortened in the second half to two four minute quarters, with a running clock the entire time, as SCR-I led 39-9 at the half.

The Tigers will take on South Shelby, who bested the host squad 66-65 in a triple overtime thriller to close out Monday night’s action.

27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament Being Held January 21st

The 27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament is being held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Scotland County R-1 Elementary School.  Ten area schools will be involved in the tournament this year.

This tournament features two divisions of play with 12 teams in each division this year.  Division 1 consists of 5th/6th grade teams and Division II is for 7th/8th grade teams.

Tournament play starts at 9:00 a.m. with the morning round consisting of round robin play; giving each team three games in its pool.  All questions are toss-ups with no bonus questions involved.  This year, Scotland County has one 5th/6th grade team, coached by Kara Wickert and one 7th/8th grade team, coached by Billie Lanham.

For breaks and an intermission between the morning and afternoon rounds, the SCR-1 FBLA and SPRINT organizations will be operating a food stand cooperatively.

In the afternoon round of play, the top eight teams in each division are seeded based on their morning records.  The 1st seed team plays the 8th seed, 2nd seed plays 7th seed, etc.  In this round, the winning teams advance while the losing teams are eliminated.

The Semi and Final Rounds are the top four teams remaining after the first afternoon seed play.  Plaques will be presented for 1st-4th places and individual medals will be given to all the players on those top four teams.

SPRINT instructor and tournament organizer, Denice Blaine, says, “This event uses volunteers from our community, FBLA members, NHS members, SPRINT students, SCR-1 faculty and administrators, all who work together to make this tournament a huge success.  We even have one reader coming all the way from Northwest Missouri State University to help us out. It truly is a group effort.”

The community is invited to come out and enjoy a day of Quiz Bowl trivia!

Tigers Weather Westran Run to Post First Conference Win

Grant Campbell closes down the trap on the Westran ball handler as the Tigers’ full-court press worked to force several turnovers by the Hornets.

A 15-point advantage evaporated in the third period Tuesday night in Westran, but Scotland County was able to rally to post a 73-59 victory and claim the program’s first ever Lewis & Clark Conference win.

After dropping their league debut Friday night at Harrisburg, the Tigers used an 8-0 run to close the third period and kept pouring in the points in the fourth period en route to the win.

The Tigers came out of the gates slow against the Hornets (1-10, 0-2 L&C), falling behind 8-2 before a three-pointer by Elijah Cooley. A three-point play by Lane Pence knotted the score. After Aaron Buford scored on the fast break, Alex Hunolt grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back up and in while drawing the foul. His free throw put SCRI on top 13-9. Cooley’s second three-pointer of the opening frame gave SCR-I a 19-14 lead after eight minutes of play.

Grant Campbell sank a pair of three-pointers to start the second period and Scotland County continued its fast-paced attack, scoring 20 second-period points to pull ahead 39-24 at the half. Buford had six points in the period.

Westran’s Austin Dale caught fire from behind the arc in the third period. His third triple of the quarter cut the SCR-I lead to 46-44 with 2:39 on the clock, forcing an SCR-I timeout.

The Tigers responded with an 8-0 run to close the period. Cooley connected on a three-pointer and Hunolt continued a strong game off the bench with a pair of free throws. Pence closed the run with another three-point play to put the Tigers ahead 54-44.

Campbell closed out a big game with a pair of fourth quarter field goals. He also sank three of four free throws down the stretch. Will Fromm added a pair of buckets in the final minutes as SCR-I closed out the 73-59 win.

Campbell led Scotland County (8-3, 1-1 L&C) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Buford and Cooley each added 14 points and Hunolt had eight.

Conservation Considerations

The Chill of Winter

by MDC Agent Michael Collins

As the winter is in full-swing in North Missouri, we all know that the weather can turn bitterly cold in a hurry. Those of us who still find ourselves out in the elements need to be prepared for surviving extreme conditions. All of Missouri’s deer seasons have now concluded – however, there are many other activities to be prepared for. Whether you are feeding cattle, enjoying a good rabbit hunt, cutting timber, ice fishing or running your trap lines, planning and preparation will go a long way in preventing an outdoor mishap. In addition, maintaining a calm mind can help you make good decisions when things turn unfavorable. This time of year, two of the biggest dangers outdoorsman may encounter are hypothermia and frostbite. These two conditions are a direct result of exposure to extreme conditions. Let’s discuss these dangers as well as possible prevention measures.

Hypothermia occurs when your body loses heat faster than your body can produce it. This can cause your core body temperature to drop to dangerous or deathly low levels. This condition can be accelerated by environmental factors such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, or immersion in water. Prevention is the key. Be prepared by always having a cold weather survival kit. This kit should contain items such as extra clothing, shoes, gloves, blankets, fire making supplies, water and emergency signaling devices or a whistle. Of course, each person may also include any other items they see fit for emergencies. Dressing in loose layers can help retain body heat, while eating some high-calorie foods may increase your body’s heat production. If you are in the elements and find yourself shivering uncontrollably and have slow, slurred speech, memory loss, irrational behaviors or sleepiness, there is a high probability that you are experiencing hypothermia. If not addressed, you could find yourself in a life-threatening situation. Immediately find shelter and, if wet, remove the wet clothing and replace them with dry clothing. Slowly rewarm yourself or the person experiencing hypothermia by making a small fire, drinking warm liquids, direct body contact and blankets. The majority of body heat is lost through your head, so a hat or covering for the head can also assist in warming and retaining a person’s body heat. It is imperative to contact Emergency Medical Personnel if the hypothermic individual is at or near unconsciousness.

Many times, frostbite can come along with hypothermia. It is important to cover all exposed skin when being exposed to extreme cold temperatures and conditions. This is important because frostbite can occur rather quickly. Frostbite symptoms include a sharp prickly sensation or tingling of the affected skin. As frostbite progresses, a person will feel pain and eventually lose feeling within the affected area. Frostbite can be treated in similar fashion to hypothermia. However, it is important that warming methods such as rubbing, hot water, external heat sources be avoided because they may cause you to burn the affected area. You should seek medical attention if you experience frostbite.

As always, the Missouri Department of Conservation encourages you to hunt, fish, trap and enjoy the great outdoors. Missourians play a great role in driving the conservation of our wildlife resources through generations of outdoor tradition – now and for more to come. Get outdoors and always remember that safety is paramount. Plan ahead and always be prepared for the conditions that you will be venturing into. Be safe and good luck out there.

New Year…New You!  Health Department Offers Heart Tips

Scotland County Health Department – As we begin a new year many of us set goals for improving our health. Heart Disease continues to be the leading cause of death and disease among men and women across the nation, and particularly here in Northeast Missouri. As a way to help individuals get a baseline with regard to risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, and begin a new path to wellness, Scotland County Health Department will be offering special “health risk assessments” during the month of February 2016. These assessments will include blood draw tests: total cholesterol, bad cholesterol (LDL), Good Cholesterol (H1DL), CHOL/HDL Ratio, Triglycerides, Non HDL, Glucose (for Diabetes) and a Hemoglobin A1C that will show averages of your blood sugar over the past three months. Finally, all individuals will complete height and weight assessments, along with blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation assessments. When the laboratory results come back, the nurse will call each participant and go over the results (which may be mailed or picked up at the health department).

Anyone wishing to meet to discuss their results will also have that option. All of this will be conducted for a minimal fee of $25, but individuals must register on a first come first serve basis at the health department 660-465-7275.

What are the risk factors for heart disease? . Tobacco Use

  • Diabetes or Pre Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • A Family History
  • Inactivity
  • Excess Weight
  • Unhealthy Diet

Heart attacks are the first form of heart disease we think of heart disease. Heart attacks can come with no warning, or warning that women typically ignore.

Sweating. Pressure. Nausea. Jaw pain. Believe it or not, these are all symptoms of a heart attack. They are also symptoms that we often brush off as the flu, stress or simply feeling under the weather – which could put our lives in jeopardy.

If you experience tightness, squeezing or pressure in the chest that lasts for minutes or goes away and comes back; pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the neck, jaw or stomach; shortness of breath with or without pain in the

chest; and/or are breaking out in cold sweats with or without nausea and vomiting—you need to be seen and cleared by a healthcare professional. These things could mean a heart attack is imminent. You need to call 911 or as a last resort have someone drive you to the hospital (NEVER DRIVE YOURSELF!). Also try to remain calm and take slow breaths while you await emergency personnel.

Strokes can also be a complication seen among those with risk factors for heart disease. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the United States. Although death can be an outcome related to stroke; the disability a stroke may leave behind can be very frightening. Many avoid burdening those around them, and will overlook the blurred vision, the tightness in their chests, the fluttering heart, the inability to move their body as they know they should be able to, an inability to put voice to their thoughts, sudden headaches, numbness in any part of their body (particularly on one side) or simply sudden loss of consciousness with recovery. A stroke may be occurring with any one or all of these symptoms and time is of the essence when fighting a stroke.. .every second that is lost is function that is lost.

As a spouse, child, grandchild, friend, neighbor, acquaintance on the street, be prepared to save someone from a stroke. Know the Signs. Recognize the Signs. Admit they are Signs. And Get Help! Heart Disease can be stopped, and the devastation (both emotional and physical) it leaves behind can be minimized or eliminated! For more information about heart disease and how we can change the statistics locally, call the health department. Also call the health department to make an appointment for the February 2016 Low Cost Health Risk Assessment Screenings available to Scotland County Residents.

During February the health department is also offering a Walk with Ease program. The program is the Arthritis Foundation program and is a six week walking program. You will receive a guide to walking for better health, improved fitness and less pain. If interested in participating contact Kim at 660-465-7275.

Jennifer Miller Named to Dean’s List

Columbia, MO – Jennifer Miller of Memphis, MO, was named to the first semester high honors dean’s list for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of 12 credit hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0.

Miller is an SCR-1 graduate and a senior English major at Stephens College.

Stephens College, established in 1833, is historically committed to meeting the changing needs of women.  Stephens prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world, and engages lifelong learners in an educational experience characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression and professional practice.

Community Sew-In Event to Benefit Project Linus

The 18th Annual National Project Linus “Make A Blanket Day” event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers.

Blankets for children in need will be assembled at the Moose Lodge, located at 2405 E. Illinois St., in Kirksville. Organizers invite the community to attend. No sewing experience is needed to join the fun. Anyone who can learn to tie a square knot is invited to participate in the event anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

“Volunteers may bring a completed blanket, or bring their own sewing machine and complete one of the precut kits available during the event.”, stated Conni Douvier, North Central Missouri Chapter Coordinator, “Community involvement is so vital to our success at this event.”.

Donations of cotton fabric, acrylic yarn, fleece, and other blanket-making supplies will be accepted during the event.

The North Central Missouri Chapter of Project Linus has delivered over 9,700 blankets to area children in need.

For more information on the Sew-In event and to learn more about Project Linus, please contact Conni Douvier at 660-947-4315, email douvier@nemr.net, or visit the group’s website at http://www.projectlinus.org.

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