July 13, 2006

SCMH Womens Center Dedication Adds Another Asset to Local Healthcare System

Government officials and healthcare professionals joined with the public to welcome the newest addition to the Scotland County communitys medical sector as the $1.3 million Womens Health Center was unveiled Friday, July 7th at a special ceremony at the hospital complex.

SCMH CEO Marcia Dial welcomed a large crowd to the grand-opening festivities at the state-of-the-art facility located adjacent to the hospitals medical clinic building.

Dial praised the work of the hospitals governing board as well as the facilitys staff for working together to make the new facility possible. She also thanked the Missouri Foundation for Health for the grant that helped fund the construction of the addition to the hospital, which greatly expands the hospitals obstetrics programs.

U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof was joined by representatives from the offices of Senator Talent and Senator Bond as well as state representatives Brian Munzlinger and Bob Behnen at the head table for the event. Joining the government officials was MFH President James R. Kimmey along with the hospital board and staff.

This is not only a great day for Memphis, but a great day for the Missouri Foundation for Health, Kimmey told the gathering. We had the opportunity to help a community with a dream, to make that dream come true.

However, Kimmey stated that the foundations resources arent great enough to meet the needs of all of rural Missouri, a truth that has been reaffirmed by public forums held by the MFH across the state.

These forums have highlighted needs in areas of mental health, dental care and transportation. Kimmey noted the latter area had been addressed in this region by a previous MFH grant that helped fund the purchase of five ambulances for the northeast Missouri ambulance districts including Clark, Knox, Scotland and Schuyler counties.

The MFH president asked for help from the federal government, urging it to look back 50 years to some of the funding ideas that helped initially build the nations rural healthcare system. He stressed that federal funding would ultimately be required to maintain the system and to help fix problems in rural healthcare.

Representative Brian Munzlinger took the podium next and quickly pointed out that SCMH was obviously bucking the trend.

You watch the news and all we hear about is how rural healthcare is lacking, Munzlinger said. Im glad to see the media here today to report on this event, as these folks have gone against the norm and are continuing to bring improved healthcare to northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa.

Munzlinger added that he expected to be back in the not-to-distant future.

Marcia mentioned that this new facility has freed up space in the hospital for other opportunities, he said. Knowing how hard these folks work to improve their system, I cant wait to see what they do with that space.

SCMH Chief of Staff Dr. Jeff Davis concurred, praising the hospital board and administration for maintaining a progressive approach to bring the new obstetrics center to the healthcare system that already offers numerous services that are not commonly found in rural communities.

Dr. Dixon and I both did our residencies at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, a much bigger community, Dr. Davis stated. Im proud to say that we have all the same services available here.

Congressman Hulshof called it a red letter day for the community when a small rural region could offer ever-expanding healthcare options.

Hulshof stated that when he was preparing for his trip to Memphis, several of his colleagues believed that he was going to Memphis, TN.

That raises the point that ones healthcare shouldnt be determined by where one chooses to live, he said. The type of healthcare you get shouldnt be different whether you live in Memphis, MO, Memphis, TN, or Memphis whereever.

SCMH board president Judy Wilson addressed that same issue when she first relocated to the community from her home near Peoria, IL.

My parents thought I was moving to Siberia, moving away from the modern conveniences of a more urban life, she said. I still dont think Ill ever convince them to move here with us, but I can honestly say that we have the facilities and the people to insure they would get the healthcare they have back home.

Following the public presentations, the guests were provided guided tours of the new facility and then treated to refreshments in the hospital cafeteria.

Maryland Man Arrested Following Alleged Rape in Memphis

A Maryland man is in custody following an alleged rape that occurred in Memphis on September 15th. The Memphis Police Department reported the arrest of David K. Bowie, Jr., 32, of Easton, MD.

According to court documents, Bowie has been charged with the class C felony of sexual assault in the first degree for an incident that occurred just after midnight on Saturday morning.

Investigators were contacted on Sunday morning by the victim, a female resident of Memphis. The attack reportedly occurred while the victim was walking in town.

Bowie is being held in the Clark County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.

Lindsay Gravett has been assigned by the court as the special prosecuting attorney for the case. Gravett is the Schuyler County Prosecuting Attorney.

No court date has been set for Bowie as of press time.

Electronic Health Records

Dear Mr. Feeney,

Thank you for allowing me to respond to Cody Arnold’s Letter to the Editor.  I was devastated that Mr. Arnold took the opposite intent that was meant.  I called him and personally apologized for a printed communication that could have been better. The synopsis did not reflect my intent.  Mr. Arnold and his team did a great job of managing clinical informatics while here.  In fact, our clinical staff had become dependent on him and his team informing and reminding us of various tasks needed to achieve the incentives.  It was the absence of their contribution, which developed over a short period, rather than any lapse in their performance, that left a large void.  Despite our efforts to redistribute the tasks to others who were active with the EHR (Electronic Health Record) within the facility, the Hospital missed one criterion to earn this incentive.

However, the actual impact on the Hospital is not as serious as I thought possible at the time of the July board meeting.  We have confirmed that we can still participate until program end.  To clarify, Medicare INCENTIVES for EHR use only, and not payment for patient medical services, were impacted, and only for the 2017 reporting year, not for all future incentives.  This can be thought of as “bonus” money above and beyond payments from Medicare for hospital and clinic patient care services.  We are not kicked out of the program as a result of missing one criterion in one reporting year.  This is not like an elimination tournament in sports, once you lose you’re out.  I had feared elimination from the “game” when reporting to the board in July.

The transition to Electronic Health Records was and is such a complex and overwhelming task that the US Government incentivized hospitals & clinics to get on board and are now penalizing those that fall short.  Fortunately, we have not paid penalties, unlike other hospitals.  In 2015, 171,000 providers across the nation were penalized for failing to meet Meaningful Use (defined by the use of certified EHR technology in a meaningful manner) requirements.  Further, substantial numbers of physicians and hospitals across the nation failed to receive both Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.  While regrettable, we lost this one opportunity.  I am proud of our team, past and present, for collaborating to receive all incentives we have applied for to date, except this one.

As Mr. Arnold stated, we have a great facility with fabulous clinical and support staff.  I am proud to work for them.

Finally, I beg readers’ help in supporting the Hospital by using our services,  participating with our patient portal at this critical time, feeding back how we can improve, and joining as a team to become a model community for rural healthcare.  Attend our Board meetings, learn about what we’re doing, share things you experience and read about elsewhere.  My door is always open, my phone always on.  Just call the Hospital to chat, or make an appointment.


Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG

Chief Executive Officer

Air Evac Lifeteam Reaches In-Network Agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

(O’FALLON, Mo., September 11 , 2018) — Air Evac Lifeteam officials recently announced the company has reached an agreement as an in-network provider with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri for most commercial plans, effective July 1, 2018.

The Anthem-Air Evac agreement assures consumers who receive services in Missouri will only be responsible for the in-network copayment, deductibles, and co-insurance as determined by their Anthem health insurance benefit plan.

“We have been working with Anthem for several years and are excited to have reached this new agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri and the positive impact it will have for the hospitals and patients we serve,” said Air Evac Lifeteam President Seth Myers.

Air Evac Lifeteam, the nation’s leading provider of helicopter air ambulance services, is committed to providing increased access to a higher level of emergency health care to rural Americans.  More than 46 million Americans live more than an hour away from a Level 1 or 2 trauma center, and in a medical emergency, a patient’s life – or quality of life – often depends on how quickly they receive advanced health care.

Hospital Board Approves Money From Equipment Fund to Purchase Patient Power Lift for Ambulance Truck

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Present: Curtis Ebeling- Chairman, Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-secretary, Members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.

Others present: Dr. Randy Tobler; CEO, Michael Brandon, Controller, Elizabeth Guffey, RN, CNO, Angela Schmitter, RHIT, Heather Ayer, RN, Stephanie Ketchum LPN, QI Data and Virtual Health Coordinator, Lori Nelson, RN, RHC Supervisor, Missy Smith, HR Coordinator, Kris Hyde, Executive Assistant/Medical Staff Coordinator, Suzie Lister, Revenue Cycle Manager and Brenda Prather, Recording Secretary. Also present were Dr. Julia McNabb, Erick Byrn, EMS Supervisor.

Guests present were: Lee Shultz, Ronnie Tinkle, Stacy Westhoff and Jamie Triplett.

Chairman Ebeling called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. Public comment was offered by Lee Shultz, RN. Mrs. Shultz commented on concerns, questions and suggestions she had regarding processes and services offered by Scotland County Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Tobler offered comments and answers. Mrs. Shultz exits.

There were no community members present for the Tax Hearing agenda item, nor comments offered by those in attendance. Tax level remains set at $.4953/$100 valuation. Appropriate documents will be set to the County Clerk.

Scotland County Ambulance District Chairman, Ronnie Tinkle, Dr. Julie McNabb, EMS Medical Director, along with district board members Stacy Westhoff and Jamie Triplett were present to discuss acquiring money from the Equipment Fund for purpose of purchasing a patient load power lift for Ambulance Truck Unit #2 at an approximate cost of $20,000. Motion moved and approved for purchase. Tinkle, Westhoff and Triplett exit.

Michael Brandon, Controller, presented the Financial Report for both June & July. Gross patient revenue for June was $3,889,164 while July was $3,610,880; Bad Debt, Charity Care and other Deductions for June was: ($21,820), July was $150,180; Contractual percentage YTD for June was 53.19%, July was 56.12%; Net Patient Revenue, June: $3,889,165, July $3,610,880; Net Patient Revenue Per Day, June: $55,920, July $51,107; Total Operating Expenses for June were $1,696,720, July $1,783,475. Expenses per day for June was $58,670, July was $57,531; Total Operating Profit/Loss June: ($222,200 ), Total Operating Profit/Loss July: ($249,955); June Tax Revenue: $44,525, July $45,615; Net profit/loss before depreciation for June was ($352,025), Net profit/loss before depreciation for July was ($124,170); Net loss YTD ($249,955).

Approval of accounts payable for July was approved by majority vote.

Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG, Chief Executive Officer, gave an administrative report with these highlights. Dr. Tobler reported that in response to the recent Letter to the Editor in the Memphis Democrat, he had called Mr. Arnold offering an apology for the misunderstanding and communicated the same with past and present employees.

Operations: The clinic and business staff involved in Annual Wellness Visits, Gaps in Care, and Care Coordination met with High Performance Network to answer questions, align scheduling, coding, and billing processes, and establish responsibilities. There are operational difficulties that are being worked out regarding the new Employee Health Plan and the MU Health Direct Contract has been executed.

Tiger Cub Care employee childcare center is progressing with the required renovations to the building and interviews are being conducted for a Director of the program.

The revenue cycle improvement project with AVEC is staying on track with AVEC officials on site for periodic visits observing and evaluating roles, performance indicators and development of a reorganization plan.

Dr. Tobler reported that he has confirmed with state officials that we can continue to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive program. No fine will be applied due to our success in another program that provides evidence of meaningful use required to avoid penalty. Further, all but a small percentage of missed 2017 bonus incentives can be recouped in the future.

Stephanie Ketchum and Elizabeth Guffey gave updates on potential dermatology and psychiatric telehealth services via a telerobot lease.

Medical Staff/Allied Health: Medical staff has been surveyed regarding their priorities in specialty services needs while utilization, cost and contribution to the mission will be used to determine which, if any, services may be reduced or expanded.

Dr. Jeff Davis was not in attendance, but submitted the Chief Medical Officer report. The Senior Management Team met to discuss a clinically integrated network (CIN) in our market, telehealth possibilities, anesthesia services and outpatient service lines. He recently met, in Quincy, with leaders from Blessing Health Systems, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Hannibal Clinic and Crossriver Quality Health Partners which are part of a clinically integrated network. Dr. Davis reported that he had attended the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Summer Board of Trustees meeting and that he is pursuing recertification of Board Certification in Family Medicine with computer testing in September and hands on practical testing in October.

Additionally, he is finalizing the Certified Medical Director training from the Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine.

In Old Business, Dr. Tobler reported on the revenue cycle reorganization with AVEC. Angela Schmitter gave further reports on the business office’s work with AVEC.

Dr. Tobler gave a report on the Strategic Readiness project with BKD and a questionnaire that was developed for distribution to hospital leadership and key stakeholders in the four county services area. BKD will tabulate the responses and present a Phase I Strategic Readiness report before the end of the year.

In New Business, required board of governance education was discussed.

Anesthesia services were discussed.

Crossriver Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) was discussed. Dr. Tobler explained that a CIN allows multiple parties (physicians, hospitals primarily) to come together into a single network to execute on a shared value proposition including 1) improved quality of care, resulting in better population health, 2) reduction in costs and, 3) improved patient experience, all with the goal of joint contracting as a group with insurers.

Dr. Tobler reported on an EHR vendor that may offer advantages over the current vendor. He, Michael Brandon and Ken McMinn attended a preview session with the EHR vendor.

Robert Neese-Treasurer, enters meeting.

The board reviewed the courtyard landscaping maintenance bids. A specific scope of work will be created and rebid to avoid misunderstanding of bid criteria.

The Shift Differential Policy was revisited & discussed. A motion was moved and approved for a change in the Shift Differential Policy.

Executive Session:

Those present for closed session were DeRosear, Doubet, Neese, Fulk, Wilson, Dr. Tobler, , Missy Smith and Brenda Prather.

In closed session, the following items were discussed: Legal actions and contracts in negotiation.


Meeting adjourned at 9:35 pm.

Traffic Stop Ends With Drug Arrests

A traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Clark County has resulted in drug charges against two northeast Missouri residents.

According to the Patrol, Anthony Ball was ticketed for speeding and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. He was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) following the traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. on September 15th.

Josie M. Smith, 26, of Arbela, was arrested on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and Xanax.

Scotland County R-I District Reports Financial Balances Remain Above Target

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present.

Financial Update

The board reviewed the year-to-date financial statements.  Year-to-date revenues currently total $539,920.72 and Year-to-date expenditures are $818,954.47.  The district is currently operating with a deficit of $279,033.75.

Networking Quote for Addition

The board voted 7-0 to approve the bid of $27,530.40 from Quality Network Solutions for the networking in the new addition.

Bus Routes

The board voted 7-0 to approve the District Transportation Routes for 2018-19 as presented by the Transportation Director, Bryan Chance.

iROAR Tech Talk

Innovative Learning Specialist, Jayme Mallett, provided a presentation at the board meeting about some of the educational apps that are being used in the classroom.


Annually, following the close of business for the fiscal year, the district must report to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education the status of the district’s finances and academic programs from the preceding year in the official Annual Secretary of the Board Report .  The ASBR must be submitted to DESE by August 15th.  This year’s ASBR shows the district balances at 30.43%


The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation from elementary school cook Pam Chance as presented. The board voted 7-0 to accept the letter of resignation from bus driver Jon Wullbrandt as presented.

Facility Projects

The board discussed the current progress of the facility projects that are taking place on campus and reviewed all of the work that was completed during the summer.  

October Meeting

The October Board meeting is set for Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library.

Open session adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Executive Session

In closed session the following items were approved:

Closed session minutes of August 13, 2018

Hire Tia Hamilton as the Jr./Sr. High Basketball Cheerleading Coach, 7-0.

Approve a 2.5 day extended contract for Varsity Baseball,  7-0

Approve Early Graduation request, 7-0

Meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

Memphis Trap Team Claims Title at Lake Show-Me Labor Day Weekend Event

Senior members of the 2018 Trap Team are Gabe Shultz, Kyle Childress, Jake McDaniel, Hunter Frederick, Luke Triplett and Jared Dunn, holding Katelyn Talbert.

The 3rd Annual Memphis Trap Shoot was held at Lake Show-Me over Labor Day weekend. The  Memphis FFA program hosted 30 teams with 150 individuals shooting over 7,500 rounds.

The Memphis A Team led the way to a victory with a score of 237/250.

“A-Team Members Jared Dunn, Eli Kigar, Luke Triplett, Jake McDaniel and Kyle Childress all shot exceptionally well,” said Coach Dave Koch.

Senior Jared Dunn was high shooter for the Memphis team with a 48/50. Jake McDaniel and Luke Triplett also shot a 48/50 but, with the tiebreaker, Dunn was tops, finishing third overall in individual scoring for all the teams.

The Memphis FFA girls also had a strong showing. Katie Campbell and Shelby Troutman both shot a 44/50 but, with the tie-breaker, Katie was first and Shelby was second overall for the girls. Katelyn Talbert was 3rd high female shooter overall.

”The parents all pitched in along with the Trap members to make the 2018 Memphis FFA Trap Shoot a success,” said Advisor, Waltedda Blessing.

Earlier that weekend, the Memphis Trap Team traveled to Lancaster on Saturday for the Schuyler County shoot at Boscos and placed 3rd out of 50 teams.   Senior Kyle Childress and sophomore Dylan Mohr both shot a 48/50 to lead the Memphis teams.

The Memphis FFA Trap team finished first at the Labor Day Weekend event at Lake Show-Me. Pictured in the back row (L to R) are Waltedda Blessing, Kyle Childress, Dylan Mohr, Jake McDaniel, Brock Aylward, Luke Triplett, Parker Triplett, Hunter Frederick, Magnum Talbert, Jared Dunn, Eli Kigar, Kale Creek, Gabe Shultz, and Dave Koch. Front Row (L to R) are Katie Campbell, Katelyn Talbert, Kalissa Thomas, Kilee Bradley-Robinson, Shelby Troutman, and Avery Shultz.

JACK GUTHRIE (11/23/1948 – 9/15/2018)

Jack Guthrie, a 69-year-old Trenton, MO resident, died September 15, 2018 at Northcare Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.

Jack Wesley Guthrie was born November 23, 1948 in Kingman, Arizona.  His parents were Fred and Arlene Midyett Guthrie.  Jack lived the first five years of his life on a boxcar moving up and down the railroads of northern Arizona on the Navajo Indian reservations, while his father Fred served as a foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad.  When it was time for Jack to start school, his father was permanently stationed in Houck, Arizona.  Jack attended primary school at the Tegawitha Indian Mission in Houck.  In 1957 his father was transferred to Hackberry, Arizona, where Jack continued his schooling.  After his father’s death in 1958, Jack and his mother Arlene moved back to Stanberry, MO to be closer to family.  He lived for two years on the Midyett family farm with his mother Arlene, grandmother Dell Midyett, and his Uncle Victor Midyett, who was a loving father figure to Jack.  Arlene remarried Laurel Murphy of Stanberry, MO.  Jack lived the rest of his childhood on Arlene and Laurel’s family farm just outside of Stanberry.  Jack loved working on the farm with his mother, Arlene, and enjoyed eating his mother’s pan fried chicken and her home style meals.

Jack attended Stanberry High School, where he graduated in 1966.  Jack then attended Southwest Baptist College in Boliver, MO, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in History.  Later he earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg.

Upon graduating from college, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy in 1971.  He was assigned to the RVAH-5, Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) Squadron of the US Navy.  He was on three tours of duty in Vietnam serving upon the USS Enterprise, USS Ranger, and USS Constellation.  He was honorably discharged in 1975.  He continued to serve his country for ten years in the US Navy Reserves.

Jack then started his professional career with the State of Missouri in the Division of Employment Security (DES) in Lexington, MO.  He was the local office manager in Kirksville and Moberly.  In 1989 he was promoted to the central office in Jefferson City, MO.  During his time at Jefferson City, he worked in several roles, including Veterans Service Manager of the entire state of Missouri for DES.  Jack retired in 2006 from the Division of Workforce Development, where he finished his career as a Regional Office Manager.

While working throughout Missouri, Jack participated in many service organizations.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Lions Club and Jaycees Club of Kirksville. Jack also enjoyed doing volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City, and the Trenton Heroes basketball program.

Jack married Lucinda (Cindy) McCabe in Rutledge, MO in July of 1983. Their marriage was filled with love and joy. They held hands, gave kisses, took many wonderful vacations to mountains and beaches, and danced lovingly for 35 beautiful years.  Jack and Cindy were blessed with a son, Jon Wesley Guthrie, in 1985.  Jack loved his son dearly, attending countless ball games and school activities that Jon performed in while attending Jefferson City Public Schools. One of Jack’s favorite duties as a truly dedicated father was driving his son and his friends to ball games and practices, and hosting his son’s friends, the Woodward boys, for many spirited gatherings at his home in Jefferson City.  Jack also enjoyed his many friendships.  Some of his favorite activities were his golf outings and his First Wednesday group.

Jack also cherished spending time with his extended family.  He loved going on fishing trips and vacations with his uncles.  Jack was also a brotherly figure to his cousins: Cindy McCoy, Diane Midyett, Vanessa Gaines, Ruel Midyett, and many other Midyett cousins.  He was always there to love and support them.  Following his marriage to Cindy, Jack treasured attending family vacations and holidays with his wife’s family in Rutledge, Gower, Mark Twain Lake, Branson, the State Fair, Jefferson City, and Trenton.  Jack was a devoted son-in-law to his wife’s parents, Hillis and Eilene McCabe. Jack also enjoyed being a loving brother-in-law to Cindy’s sisters: Cheryl and her husband Jim Nowell, and Carol McCabe.  He loved being an uncle to four beautiful nieces and nephew:  Sara and her husband Edward Gize, Lori and her husband John Casteel, Valerie and her fiancé Jesse Jarvis, and Nick and his wife Kelli Oldham.  He also loved his two grandnieces and one grandnephew:  Lydia and Alana Gize, and Reid Oldham.

In 2010, Jack and Cindy were blessed when their son, Jon, married Amy Schweizer of Centerville, IA.  Jon and Amy bestowed upon Jack and Cindy three beautiful grandchildren,  James Wesley, Nora Eilene, and Lucille (Lucy) Elaine.  In 2016, Jack and Cindy moved to Trenton, MO to spend more time with their family. Jack was known as Pop to his grandchildren.  One of his favorite activities to do at the end of his life was to love on James, Nora, and Lucy, giving them big bear hugs and kisses, reading them picture books, rocking them in his recliner, building them playhouses and wood toy chests, playing outdoor activities with the grandchildren in his backyard, taking them on vacations, and coaching them in sports, such as Tee-ball.  Jack was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Jack was preceded in death by his father; mother; stepfather; uncles; aunts; and father-in-law.  He truly will be missed by his family, friends, and those who had the opportunity to get to know him.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Dockery Chapel southwest of Trenton.  A visitation is scheduled from noon until service time Saturday at the church.  Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23rd at Pauline Cemetery in Rutledge, MO.  Open visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday morning at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorial donations are suggested to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, Trenton Hero’s, or the Pauline Cemetery and may be mailed to the funeral home.

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR Hosts September Meeting

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR met in regular session Friday September 7th at 5 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church Hospitality room. The meeting was opened in ritualistic form by Regent Deborah Kauk.

Roll Call, A first day of school memory was answered by 14 members. Those attending were Terry Arnold, Melissa Behrens, Oleva Chance, Verlee Dauma, Recording Secretary Rhonda Davis, Janet Gerth, Ann Jutte, Deborah Kauk, June Kice, Kathy Kiddoo, Patricia Miller, Mary Morgan, Joann Rood, and Treva Wittstock.

All members participated in the opening ritual led by Regent Kauk.

Constitution minute was given by Verlee Dauma. The National Defense; A Leader’s Destiny: George Washington and the Constitution were read by Patricia Miller. Patricia also read the Indian Minute; a report on the American Indian contributions to World War 1. Patricia reported that when the United States entered World War 1 in 1917 several thousand Native Americans enlisted in the armed forces. Sources site that over 8,000 Native Americans served during WW1. There were not any minutes for the June meeting as this meeting was a family trip to the Iliniwek Historic Indian Site near Wayland MO. Treasurer, Kathy Kiddoo gave the treasurer’s report.

Report of Officers: Registrar, Patricia Miller reported that Jauflione Chapter has a new member.

Report of Standing Committees: Kathy Kiddoo reported that we have sold 110 Jauflione Chapter Cookbooks. Regent Kauk reminded us that the State Regents Visit is Oct. 27th 2018 at the Scotland County Fitness Center from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. There are four NSDAR Chapters that are invited to attend; Clark County, Scotland County, Schuyler County, and Adair County. There will be more information available at the next meeting. June Kice reported that we will be doing the Mayor’s Proclamation during the week of Sept. 9th. Any members available will be asked to meet at City Hall. This is proclaiming the week of Sept. 17th thru 21st as Constitution Week.  June Kice reported on the window that was decorated for the Antique Fair. The window was decorated to the theme of the fair by Kathy Kiddoo, June Kice, and Rhonda Davis.

Report of Special Committees and Special Orders: Treva Wittstock displayed the quilt top she is making for the Quilts of Valor. Patricia Miller gave a short report on a genealogy work shop she attended with Terry Arnold and Connie Bratton in Jefferson City Mo.

New Business: The upcoming events for Chapter will be the Good Citizen award and the American History Essay Contest on the 19th amendment. The title of the essay is “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign”.  This contest is open to all students in grades 5-8.

Ryan Bergeson, Scotland County R-I Schools Superintendent gave the program. Mr. Bergeson talked about the move to using i-Pads in the classrooms as well as the many events and projects going on this school year. Mr. Bergeson does support the Good Citizen Award and the American History Essay programs and encouraged us to drop off information for these events. The next meeting will be October 4th at 2:00 P.M. at the Presbyterian Church.

Meeting was adjourned.

Delicious refreshments were served by Terry Arnold and Debbie Kauk. Social hour was enjoyed by all.

Rhonda Davis, Recording Secretary

Scotland County R-I Elementary Menus


Thursday, September 20 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, September 21 – Sausage/Gravy Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, September 24 – Donuts, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk.

Tuesday, September 25 – Cheese Omelet, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Apple Wedges, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, September 26 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

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


Thursday, September 20 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Deli Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

Friday, September 21 – Walking Taco, Fish “N” Cheese Sandwich, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, September 24 –Chicken Patty/Bun, Sloppy Joe/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Chef Tri Potato Patty, Peas, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, September 25 – Chicken A la King/Biscuit, Hamburger, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, French Fries, Peas/Carrots, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, September 26 – Meatloaf, Sliced Ham, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, September 27 – Pizza Roll-Ups, Mini Corn Dogs, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Bread and Butter, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

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