January 27, 2005

Tigers Blast Knox County In Tournament Opener

The sports adage goes, Its difficult to beat a team three times in one season. Scotland County proved that Monday night in the opening round of the North Shelby Tourney as the Tigers avenged a pair of early season losses to Knox County with a 93-79 victory over the Eagles.

We played them close in the Highland Tournament before the game slipped away, said coach Ryan Brown. This one did not get away from us as a lot of guys stepped up and got the job done. That was the most complete game we have played all season.

The Tigers opened a double-digit advantage in the first period behind a barrage of three pointers. SCR-I hit five three pointers in the games opening quarter to build a 26-14 lead.

Grant Blomme continued the bombardment from behind the arc in the second period. He drilled a trio of three pointers to help his team expand the lead to 52-38 at the intermission.

We hit nine three pointers in the first half but we also got a lot of easy shots in transition by creating turnovers with our defense, Brown said.

Gerit Nunan scored 13 points in the third period to help bring Knox County to within 11 points at 71-60 after three quarters of play.

Bryce Blomme made sure that was as close as the Eagles would get. He scored 11 of his team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter as Scotland County (2-11) prevailed by a final mark of 93-79.

Grant Blomme ended the game with 15 points while Jared Shelley and Greg Neagle each contributed 13 points.

Nunan led all scorers with 33 points

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

Anna Hirner and Brandon Monroe have been awarded the American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership.  The honor was presented by Brent Bondurant at their award ceremonies held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16th.

TEN YEARS AGO

The State Board of Education today dropped the accreditation rating of the Wyaconda C-1 School District to “unaccredited”.  Located in Clark County, in northeast Missouri, the district enrolls about 40 students in kindergarten through grade 8.

The immediate effect of the board’s decision is that students in the Wyaconda School District will be eligible next year to attend a neighboring school district that is accredited. The Wyaconda district will be required to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who transfer to other districts.

20 YEARS AGO

Friends of the Sandhill Cemetery pitched in May 18, to put the area in order for Memorial Day visitors.  Loads of tree branches, leaves, and brush were carted away to improve the appearance of the historic cemetery.

The work crew included Dorsey “Ike” Swearingen, Emmett “Pete” Shultz, Edwin and Barbara Shultz, Darrell, Lisa, Cory, and Collin Shultz, Diana Shultz, Paul and Patty Shultz, Virgil Woehrle, J. P. Childers, Hillis McClamroch, and Paul Slater.

30 YEARS AGO

Brian Waters and Ginger Mates, 1985-86 sophomores at SCR-1, represented the R-1 school at the State Track Meet held in Jefferson City, May 24th.  They both qualified for the state meet by taking first place at the District Meet held on May 17th.  Sixteen Districts were represented at the State Meet.

Brian, running the high hurdles, took 6th place in the final event. In order to qualify for the finals, Brian placed among the first four in his heat, composed of eight runners.  He is the son of Tom and Ann Waters.

Ginger, competing in the Shot Put, placed 8th in the final event.  She qualified for the finals by placing among the first nine places in the first event.  She is the daughter of George Mathes and Roberta Mathes.

40 YEARS AGO

Friday night’s races brought 21 cars to the Scotland County Speedway.  Fast Time for the night went to Larry Larson.  C.D. Dunn was winner of the trophy sponsored by Young’s Skelly and presented by Rilla Sprague.

First heat race winners were Rex Sizemore, first; John Wall, second; and Steve Schnider, third.

Second heat race winners were Gary Trump, first; J. L. Simmons, second; and Gary Houghton, Third.

Third heat race winners were Dan Ludwig, first; C.D. Dunn, second; and Mike Benjamin, third.

Winners in the Semi-Main were Larry Larson, first; Dan Connerly, second; and Dan Ludwig, third.

Dan Ludwig of Keokuk, Ia., was winner of the $200 for first place in the main event.  Larry Winn of Kirksville, MO, was second, C. D. Dunn of Memphis, MO, third; John Wall of Macomb, IL, fourth; J L. Simmons of Montrose, IA, fifth, and Gary Trump of Kahoka, MO, was sixth.

50 YEARS AGO

The highway patrol investigated an accident on State route U at 10:05 p.m. on Saturday when a 1966 Pontiac sedan, driven east by Lindal L. Paul, 18, of Route 1, Wyaconda, was unable to avoid an Angus bull in the road.  The left front of the car struck the animal, skidded 90 feet before and 90 feet after the impact and came to rest headed northeast with the right front and left rear on the south edge of the pavement.

Denice L. Priebe, 16, Wyaconda, a passenger, complained of her left foot, but was not treated.

The bull, which was injured, was owned by Homer E. Rogers of Gorin and weighed some 1300 pounds.  It had escaped from a pasture one and one half miles south of the scene.  There were no arrests.

60 YEARS AGO

Dedication services and the formal opening of the Edith Teter Memorial Library of the First Baptist church will be held Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Following the dedication services open house will be held until 5:00.  We invite all to attend these activities.

70 YEARS AGO

When Mr. and Mrs. Millard Greeno went to go to the show Sunday evening, Mrs. Greeno missed a small purse containing about $30.00 which had been kept in a drawer in their apartment over the cleaning and pressing business on West Monroe Street.  Nothing else in the apartment was molested apparently.

The thief evidently slipped up the back stairs when there was no one at home and entered a rear door which had apparently been left unlocked, as there were no locks broken.

BABY HYDE

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Michaela Newberry and Tobias Hyde of Luray are the parents of a daughter, Oaklee Rae Hyde, born May 17, 2016 at 10:08 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Oaklee weighed 7 lbs 12.4 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Brenda Barber of Wyaconda, Billy Newberry of Argyle, IA, Becky Hyde of Luray, and David Hyde, Luray.

BABY JONES

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Brandon and Lydia Jones of Hendersonville, North Carolina, are the proud parents of a son born Friday, April 29th,  2016, at 9:35 a.m. at the Mission Hospital of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina. The little guy has been named Liam Matthis Jones and weighed in at 8 pounds  and was 18 ½ inches long. Liam is welcomed by big brother, Judah Heath Jones, 2. Grandparents are Cindy (Norton) Robinson and Gerald Steen of Glenwood, Missouri; Doug and Tracy Jones of Easley, South Carolina; and Ken and Paula Burgess of Belton, South Carolina. Great-grandparents include Don Norton of Memphis; Pat West of Easley, South Carolina; and Grace Burgess of Pelzer, South Carolina.

BABY WESTAWAY

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Taylor Cooper and Denver Westaway of Bloomfield, IA are the parents of a daughter, Mia Dawn Westaway, born May 22, 2016 at 3:13 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Mia weighed 9 lbs 8.2 oz and was 21.25 inches long. Grandparents are Jay Fox and Hollie McDonald of Memphis, Richard Cooper of Springfield, IL and Curt and Kelly Morris of Burlington, IA.

2016 Prairie View Cemetery Meeting Minutes

The Prairie View Cemetery meeting was called to order on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. by Bud Drummond.  New officers for the 2016-2017 year were elected as follows: Jerry Drummond, President; Ronnie McVeigh, Vice President; Cindy Helsel, Bruce, Secretary/Treasurer.  Cheryl Morgan, June Helsel, Leon Kerr, and Shirley Kerr are the Trustees.

Old and new business was discussed with all in agreement.  A financial report was given by June Helsel.  Jeff Smith will be mowing the cemetery.  Jerry Drummond will make repairs to flag poles to hang two flags.  The Platt Book was given to Leon Kerr for safe keeping.  The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

We look forward to a Blessed Year!!

Submitted by Cindy Bruce, Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Horn Country

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This article is a bit different, but I have been wanting to write a bit on Etna for a while. Last fall we finally put our sign up on the corner in Etna. We have a famous person that was born near here and we Etna people are proud of this history.

Of course, there is not much left of Etna, two vacant homes, which I wished could be refurbished, and a landmark for the church that once stood there.  The Etna Methodist Church was very important in my husband’s family. His grandparents, Charles and Ida (Ruth) Ebeling were married there, and his father and family attended church there, as did the Mohr families, Dieterich families and others. Community members are keeping the church yard cleaned up.  There is a rock with a picture of the church and dates on it there in the front porch of the church (concrete).

Tom Horn also attended church there I believe.  He was born north of Etna, on November 21, 1860, as he states near Memphis, in Scotland County. He disliked going to Sunday School and church, and would take out hunting all day on Sunday with his dog Shedrick. I am also assuming that he did not mind his mother very well relative to going to church, as he states that she would discipline him quite severely, and tell him he had to quit his Indian ways.

He states that during the summer months he worked hard on the farm, long hours, putting the crops in and tending to them.  Tom had a cousin, Ben, who lived with them, and many times he was whipped, scolded and asked why he couldn’t act more like Bennie.  The time when he was 13 and Ben was 17 they got in a fight, and from then on did not speak much.

Tom did not care for schooling and could not keep his mind on it. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he got in an altercation with some people in a small wagon train.  They shot his dog, Shedrick, and his father had an altercation with the immigrants also. At that time, after Horn’s father beating him quite severely, was when he took off on foot headed west and never returned.  He was in bed for a week after that beating.  When he was able he sold his rifle, kissed his mom for the last time, went and visited Shedrick’s grave, and then started west.

He had heard of the west, but not paying attention in school, had no idea geographically where any of those places really were, only west.  He soon got to Kansas City and from there took various jobs.  Up until this time, Tom said he had not been farther than 5 miles or so away from home, only having been to Memphis, Missouri, the county seat.  More later on Tom.

Etna is located on Route E in Scotland County, Missouri.  There have been movies about Tom Horn, books about him, and various stories. A very interesting fellow, who was arrested on January 13, 1903, for the murder of William Nickell.  He was hung on November 20, 1903, in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the age of 42, for a murder he did not commit.  He is buried in Boulder, Colorado.  His funeral is said to have been attended by about 2,500 people.  A very sad affair.

If you are having hummingbirds, enjoy, and I will write more on Etna soon.

Charles, Judy Myers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Charles and Judith Slocum Myers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Charles was a son of Mike and Ida Witte Myers of Rutledge and Judy’s parents were C. R. (Ray) and Thelma Branstetter Slocum of Baring, MO.

They were married at the Christian Church in Memphis by Reverend Howard Merchant on June 4, 1966.

Charles and Judy are the parents of four children: Sherri (Robbie) Mauck of Knox City, Chari Bemis (Travis) of Kansas City, Melanie Irizarry (Juan) of Newark, Delaware, and Charles Myers II (Chuck) of Chicago, Illinois.  They have nine grandchildren: Brooklyn Myers, Kaelin and Mason Bemis of Kansas City, Savannah, Robert and Mitchell Mauck of Knox City and Ireland, London and Juan II of Newark, Delaware.

Rutledge Renegades

Our sympathy to family and friends of Chester Robinson.

Erma High and son Kevin, her three brothers and their wives went to Guimauga, Honduras for their niece’s, Eunice Shirk, wedding. They went to Washington, D.C. and flew to San Salvador and then caught another flight to Honduras.

Reva Hustead and Dorothy Hunolt went to Palmyra and picked up great-grandson Will Hustead, and then went to Quincy.

Reva and Vada Granger went to Quincy.

Marjorie Peterson met Don Boyer, Jane Boyer, from Oak Wells, Iowa, and Donna Conaway at Keith’s where they ate lunch then went to the Memphis Cemetery where they decorated family graves.

Marjorie also met Evelyn Bechetel, Candy and other friends.  Marjorie then went to Bible Grove to the Christian Church where she decorated family graves.

Steve and Charlene Montgomery went to Columbia.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville.  Reva’s great-granddaughter, LaKaylee, had a ballgame in Hannibal and then Canton that Martin and Reva attended!

Anna Zimmerman from Petersburg, West Virginia, met her brother Glen Z. from PA and they came to Rutledge a week before their nephew, Paul Roger’s, wedding to Denice Burkholder on Saturday, May 28th.  They visited with their parents, Paul and Lydia and also their brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

Bob Brown from Peoria, IL and his sons, Steve and Mike, came to visit family and friends and to decorate graves.

Eilene and Carol McCabe and Wendy McBee spent Sunday in Trenton celebrating Nora’s first birthday.  Also there was Jon, Amy, James and Nora, Lori and John Casteel, Jack and Cindy Guthrie, Nick, Kelli and Reid Oldham.

Some of those in this week were Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Oren and Celina Erickson, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Reva Hustead, Martin Guinn, Neal and Dawn Kirkpatrick, Marjorie Peterson, Dale and Lisa Tague, Neta Pillips, Pat Shultz, Rosella Small, Charley Houghton, Clayton and Carol Hustead, Don Tague, Marilyn and Keith Dunn, Pam and Mike Blaine and Ruth Ludwick.

ROBERT (BOB) A. CARNEY   (3/29/1932 – 5/28/2016)

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Robert (Bob) A. Carney, 84, of Memphis, Missouri, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Scotland County Care Center after a four-month stay.

Bob was born March 29, 1932, in Munhall, Pennsylvania to Raymond & Ellen (Faust) Carney. He graduated high school from the Munhall school district in June of 1950. While in school Bob worked at Kennywood Amusement Park and after graduation he went to work in the US Steel Mill from August 1950 until being drafted in May 1952.

Bob completed basic training at Fort Knox and served in the Army in Korea. He was honorably discharged in November 1954, and almost immediately upon his return to PA he met the woman who would become his beautiful bride, Laura. Bob and Laura were married on February 12, 1955, after a whirlwind courtship and eventually raised five wonderful children in West Mifflin, PA.

While in Pittsburgh, Bob returned to work at the steel mill, but his more important work was at Homeville Christian Church, where he served the church as the janitor, Sunday School teacher, deacon, and elder. Bob and Laura moved to Memphis, Missouri in July of 1988 and Bob started working in the kitchen at the Scotland County Care Center. The Carneys joined the Memphis First Christian Church, and Bob kept serving his new church as a Sunday School teacher and elder. He also taught Sunday School at the Care Center for 17 years.

In addition to his “real” job, Bob worked as one of Santa’s helpers for many years. Bob loved children and with his twinkly blue eyes, mischievous nature, and little round belly, he was just the man needed to help convey thousands of children’s requests to the big man in red. He worked from 1979-1987 at the Century Three Mall in West Mifflin, PA and picked up the beard and boots again in Memphis, serving our community from 1989 to 2011. In his free time, Bob enjoyed collecting Santa memorabilia, working on huge jigsaw puzzles, reading Louis L’Amour books, and cheering for Pittsburgh sports teams.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Thelma Jean Carney & Roberta Carney; two brothers: William Carney & Paul Carney; and a grandson-in-law, Nathan Dunn.

He is survived by his adoring wife of 61 years, Laura; one son, Jerry Carney of Memphis, MO; four daughters, Robin and Ronnie Miller of Arbela, MO, Debbie and John Moorehead of Washington, PA, Lisa and Jay Schirk of Kansas City, MO, and Dawn Carney and Keith Harwood of Danville, IA; four granddaughters, Renee and Jason Brown of Springfield, MO, Rhonda and Isaac Houf of Unionville, MO, Nikki Moorehead of Washington, PA, and Lindsey Mundt, of Danville, IA; one grandson, Marcus Moorehead of Washington, PA; and six great-grandchildren, Kadin, Jeriah, Annika, and Elysha Houf, of Unionville, MO, and Carlee Mundt and Fisher Cloyed, of Danville, IA. Other survivors include his brother, Jim and Audrey Carney of PA; his sister, Nanci and John Bartek of Pennsylvania; his brother-in-law, Skip and Bev Frontera of Texas; and one aunt, Hilda Roble of Pennsylvania. In addition he is survived by his former son-in-law, Ed Waters, and special friends, Mike Cantril and Natalie Miller. Bob is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including a very special one at the North Pole.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Great River Honor Flight and/or I-MO Christian Service Camp and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Funeral services will be held at the Payne Funeral Chapel Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Brother Jack Sumption will officiate and interment will follow in the Memphis Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F.W. Post #4958 of Memphis. There will be two from his unit from the military honor program as well. The American Legion will serve as pallbearers and the musicians will be Angela Westhoff, Jana Muntz and Keith Payne.

A visitation will be held at Payne Funeral Chapel from noon – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, with the family present to greet relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.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.

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Commission presented program on KMEM Coffee Break from 8:30-9:00 AM

PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.

PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner: Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch.

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from May18, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

Seeing no further business, Presiding Commissioner Ebeling adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m.

PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner: Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from May 19, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Clatt reported she attended the Northeast Community Action Agency board meeting Tuesday evening.

The Commission approved invoice #140123-010-13 to SKW for engineering services on Bridge 251.

Anita Watkins, Circuit Clerk, advised the Commission that OSCA will be inspecting lines at the courthouse.

The Commission approved invoices submitted for maintenance of the Frogge Cemetery.

Ryan Clark, Road and Bridge Supervisor, discussed equipment and current projects with the Commission.

The Commission ordered solicitation of bids for a lowboy trailer.

Seeing no further business, Presiding Commissioner Ebeling adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

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