January 12, 2006

Point Guard By Committee Leads Lady Tigers To Win

A team missing its starting point guard is a likely victim of full-court pressure by its opponent. That was the case for the Scotland County Lady Tigers in their first game without senior Ashlee Frederick who is out indefinitely after injuring her hip and back in a fall in Monday nights game versus Clark County.

Canton used the obvious strategy, which paid immediate dividends in the January 3rd contest at the Highland Tourney. After Jessica Bair scored the opening bucket of the game, SCR-I went scoreless for the next five minutes as turnovers off the press allowed Canton to take a 9-2 lead.

Kirsten Johnston came off the bench to team with Ali Fromm to lead an 11-2 rally that returned Scotland County to the lead at 13-11 to end the first period.

Johnston, Fromm and Jamie Fuller took turns manning the point guard spot and did an admirable job as the Lady Tigers routinely beat the press for easy scores in the second period. Each member of the trio scored four points during the quarter as the Lady Tigers built a 29-15 advantage.

We shot something like 70 percent in the first half, mostly because we were getting layups and transition baskets by beating their press, said coach Kelli Swearingen. The girls did an excellent job stepping up and taking their turn at the point.

But after Ali Fromm hit a three pointer to start the third period, Canton went on a 7-0 run courtesy of several Scotland County turnovers. Danielle Caldwell began hitting three pointers for Canton, which found itself within striking distance at 36-31 late in the period.

Baskets by Bair and Johnston to open the fourth period returned the SCR-I advantage to double digits. SCR-I clamped down on defense in the final six minutes and never let Canton pull closer than eight points as the Lady Tigers rolled to the 51-39 victory.

Kirsten Johnston led Scotland County (7-3) with 15 points. Fromm finished with 14 points while Fuller added nine points and Angie Bulen had seven. The win sent SCR-I into the third place game on Friday night versus Highland.

Caldwell led Canton (5-2) with 18 points.

Scotland County Genealogical Society Holds August Meeting

The Scotland County Genealogical Society met Monday, August 8th with eight members present plus one new member.  Darlene Johnston called the meeting to order.

The secretary gave her report.  There wasn’t a treasurer’s report to give.

Under new business, Alisa Kigar inquired if we would like Dr. Heather Martin, a new member of SCH staff, to present a program.  Everyone agreed this sounded like a good program and she will be presenting at the September meeting.

There was no old business to discuss and President Johnston closed the meeting so the program could begin.

Bonnie Hayes gave the program this month on getting your DNA testing done through Ancestry.  We learned that 50% of our DNA comes from both our parents and that 50% of their DNA comes from each of their parents, and so on.  When getting back the results of your DNA, you will have a chart showing how different segments of DNA might have been passed down to each generation.  Siblings can have different segments than what you have.  Genetic inheritance is random and sibling’s ethnicity results are a great example of this.

Several members of the Genealogy Society have done the DNA testing so curiosity getting the best of me; I decided to give it a try to see what is in my blood line.  I know there is Irish and English so in a few weeks, I will know more.  If anyone would like more information about this, they can go in on Ancestry.com or ask a member of the Genealogy Society for help.

This was a good program and many thanks to Bonnie Hayes for having this program.

Following the program, refreshments were served by Darlene Johnston.  Thanks to Darlene.

The Genealogical Society would like to invite anyone to come to their meetings which are held once a month on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m.  The meetings are held in the Genealogy Building across from the Memphis Fire Station.

Submitted by Terry Arnold, Secretary

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, August 25 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, August 26 – Sausage/Gravy Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Blueberry Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, August 29 – Donuts, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, August 30 –Pancakes, Choice of Cereal, Sausage Link, Toast/Jelly, Strawberries, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, August 31 – Ham/Cheese on Croissant, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Thursday, September 1 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, August 25 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit Salad, Fresh Fruit

Friday, August 26 – Walking Taco, Fish Square/Bun, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, August 29 – Crispy Chicken Strips, Corn Dog, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Potato Rounds, Mixed Vegetables, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, August 30 – Chicken Patty/Bun, Cheeseburger/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Oven Ready Fries, Peas, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, August 31 – Salisbury Steak, Beef and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, September 1 – Beef‘N’Tator Bake, Chicken Quesadillas, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Strawberries.

Lady Tigers Prevail 3-1 in Extra Innings to Win Season Opener

Julie Long puts down the sacrifice bunt during the Lady Tigers’ season opener at Putnam County on August 22nd. SCR-I picked up the 3-1 victory.

Julie Long puts down the sacrifice bunt during the Lady Tigers’ season opener at Putnam County on August 22nd. SCR-I picked up the 3-1 victory.

It took a little longer than normal, but the Scotland County softball squad opened the 2016 season in the win column with a 3-1 victory at Putnam County that took 10 innings to decide.

SCR-I jumped on top 1-0 in the top of the first inning. With one out, Stevi See crushed a double to left field which would have been out of most fields. The junior catcher came in to score on a two-out hit by Ashleigh Creek.

The lone run looked like it might hold up as Creek was perfect through two plus innings before a two-out hit and a walk created a scare in the bottom of the third. But she was able to coax a comebacker out of Kori Hornaday to end the threat.

Unfortunately, the SCR-I offense went completely quiet after the opening frame. Kendall Ingersoll retired six straight batters before See launched a deep flyball to center field that was misplayed for a two base error.

But the Lady Midgets’ pitcher worked out of the jam, going on to retire seven straight batters.

SCR-I’s best threat came in the sixth inning when Abi Feeney reached on an error. She stole second base and moved to third when the throw skipped into centerfield. But See ripped a liner down the third base line that was snagged by Jordan Holland at the bag to easily double off the runner and end the threat.

That proved costly, as Putnam County finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy Childers led off with a double. Following an SCR-I error that allowed Sara Webb to reach, Putnam County used a sacrifice bunt followed by an RBI groundout by Riley Rouse to knot the score at 1-1.

SCR-I was unable to take advantage of a leadoff walk to Kaylyn Anders in the eight, and then left two runners in scoring position in the ninth inning after a base hit by See and an error that allowed Creek to reach base.

After a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh, Creek retired nine straight batters.

SCR-I finally broke through in the 10th inning. Anders walked to start the rally. Katie Feeney followed with a base hit. Abi Feeney reached on an error to load the bases with one out. See delivered a sacrifice fly to leftfield. Anders tagged up and beat the throw home. An errant throw to third trying to get Katie Feeney, allowed the freshman to come all the way in to push the lead to 3-1.

Creek worked around a leadoff error to retire the heart of the Putnam County order to secure the win.

See led the offense, going 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Creek was 1-4 with an RBI.

Creek picked up the win, allowing one unearned run in 10 innings of work. She allowed just four hits and walked one while striking out six.

19th Annual Ag Day Golf Tournament at Timber Ridge

J & J Ag Equipment Sales is hosting the 19th Annual Ag Day Tournament at Timber Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 9, 2016.  Sign-in opens at 9:00 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start.

The tournament is an 18 Hole, 4 Person Scramble.  Cost per team is $360 and includes lunch and beverages all day.  Teams are encouraged to sign-up early to reserve a spot and can pre-register by contacting Randy (660-216-7306), Kris (660-341-0465, or the golf course (660-883-5341).

In addition to free food and drink, there will be a silent auction and games.  The Hole in One contest is being sponsored by Pepsi, The Farm Shop and Gas & More.

Timber Ridge Golf Course is located on Hwy 15, south of Memphis.

Area Moving On Program to Meet August 30

The Scotland County Area Moving On Program will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Methodist Church starting at 11:30 a.m.  After lunch, the group will travel to Edina to the Baker Cemetery.

If you have suffered a loss, the Area Moving On group helps provide support through caring confidential visiting and fellowship with others than have lost love ones by sharing support and friendship with each other.  This is a monthly meeting with the time and meeting place decided on by those attending.

For more information or to arrange for a ride, please call Nelda Billups (660-328-6367), Laura Schenk (660-465-7363) or Chris Tinkle, Program Coordinator (660-465-7322.

Local sponsors of the program include The Daisy Patch, US Bank, Rose Hardware, Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis Funeral Home, Countryside Flowers, Community Bank of Memphis, and Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri.

Gorin High School Alumni Board Meets to Plan Reunion

Gorin High School (GHS) Alumni Association Board President, Billy Davis, called a meeting of the Board at his home on August 16 to make final plans for the upcoming 61st Annual GHS Alumni Banquet.  Vice President Connie Ward, Secretary Mary Lou Kraus, Treasurer Leon Buford and Board member Elaine Forrester attended to finalize plans for the event to be held in Gorin Saturday, Oct. 8.  The old Gorin School gymnasium has been reserved for the meeting where memories for alumni abound.  The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the evening meal being served at 6 p.m. by Steve’s Catering in Kahoka.

The program will include the short annual business meeting and memorial service for those fellow alumni who have passed away over the last year.  In addition, arrangements are being made for some musical entertainment by graduates.  Bill Davis will make sure the PA system is adequate.

A motion was made, seconded and passed to leave the cost at $12 for advance reservations (sent to Leon Buford, 309 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555) and $15 at the door.  Invitations will be sent via email, Facebook and postcard mailing.

The Board is looking for new members to serve next year.  Alumni are asked to volunteer themselves or send suggestions to Bill Davis.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, August 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Ice Cream

Friday, August 26 – Catfish Nuggets, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Strawberry Shortcake

Monday, August 29 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onion Slice, Pasta Vegetable Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Crisp

Tuesday, August 30 – Chicken Strips, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Bread, Watermelon and Cantaloupe

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Peas, Wheat Roll, Jell-O Fruit

Thursday, September 1 – Taco Salad, Lettuce, Beans/Chips, Tomatoes, Peas, Applesauce, Cookie

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, August 25 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28 –Center is rented today.

Thursday, September 1 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Chancellor Reunion Held July 16, 2016

Descendants of John and Grace (Billups) Chancellor held a reunion July 16, 2016, at the Kahoka Senior Center in Kahoka, MO. Representatives of each of their nine children were present with Garnet Tripp being the last living child.

Those attending were Phillip Chancellor of Keokuk, IA, Terry Chancellor of Ft. Madison, IA, Larry Chancellor of Texas, Shirley Ruth, Don Chancellor, Kendal and Braydon Anderson of Memphis, MO. John, Megan and Payton Chancellor of Downing, MO., Ray Chancellor of Rutledge, MO., Jerry Chancellor of Kentucky, Greg Norton of Kansas, Blanche Quincy, Dave and JoAnn Stockland, Tom and Barb Zorr, Richard Chancellor, Pam, Rex and Kayden Bye, Alvin Tripp, Janet Haas all of South Dakota, Garnet Tripp, David and Peggy Perry, Chris, Becky and Anna Bertschi of Kahoka, Chloe Bertschi, Cody Cook, Pat and Karen Tripp of Revere, MO., Mike and Debbie Tripp of Elmer, MO., Roberto, Angela, Inara and Mary Guerrido of Milwaukee WI., Michele, Nora and Reznor Hoffman and Matt Roth of Platte City, MO., Andrew Tripp of Hannibal, MO., Brian, Kasen, Dana and Dalanee Tripp, Taylor and Courtney Carter of Luray, MO., Lori and Courtney Petty, Lacey and Isabella Beagles of Hamilton, IL, Dianna and Daron Mullinix of Greentop, MO, and Kevin and Ben Tripp of St. Patrick, MO.

After lunch, the afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures and playing Bingo!

Submitted by Garnet Tripp

Rutledge Renegades

Bette Wiley’s son, Tary and wife Yukiko from Virginia, came and visited for three days.

Reva Hustead picked up great-grandsons, Will and Waid, and went to Hannibal.

Charlene Montgomery and Neta Phillips went to Kirksville.

Reva went to Kirksville.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to the LaBelle Fall Festival on Saturday.

Anyone wishing to be in the Rutledge Fall Festival Parade September 17th please call 660-341-0680.  Bikes, politicians, horses and antique vehicles are all welcome.

Some of those in this week were Dale and Lisa Tague, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Oren and Celina Erickson, Bill and Margie Delaney, Ann Shaw, Jamie Shaw, Charlene Montgomery, Mark Mazziotti, Marjorie Peterson, Ben Wheeler, Mitch McClamroch and Darrell Shultz.

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

International Eyecare Center is opening an office in Memphis at the Scotland County Hospital this month.

“This partnership with IEC is a huge benefit to the residents of Northeast Missouri,” said Marcia Dial, Scotland County Hospital CEO.  “We need vision care that is accessible in this area and we are so pleased that the officials at IEC recognized that and wanted to partner with us for these services at the Hospital.”

“I grew up in northern Missouri, and look forward to providing care for patients in the Memphis community”, said IEC Optometrist, Dr. Mindy Blackford, who will be seeing patients in IEC’s new location.  Dr. Blackford joined IEC in 2006 after receiving her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK.  A native of northeastern Missouri, Dr. Blackford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.  She graduated from North Shelby High School in Shelbyville, MO.

TEN YEARS AGO

The first day of school did not get off to a good start for much of the Class of 2007 at Scotland County R-1 High School as a number of the school’s seniors were involved in a six-vehicle traffic accident during the traditional “Senior Chase”.

The ritual saw its last episode turn terribly wrong at just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21 on Highway 15 north in Memphis near the entrance to the C & C Contracting shop.

According to the accident report made available by the Memphis Police Department, the incident occurred when a long chain of vehicles was northbound on Highway 15 at a high rate of speed behind a Memphis police car with its emergency lights lit.

The procession reportedly crested the hill near the St. Paul Lutheran Church entrance and came upon two vehicles that had slowed either to yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle or possibly to turn off the highway.

At that point the police cruiser was able to avoid the van.  The first two vehicles in the procession were able to also slow and avoid the van.  But the sixth car in the line, which was driven by Brett Sagerty, was unable to avoid the vehicles in its path.  The Sagerty vehicle collided with the fifth vehicle in the procession, a 2002 Alero driven by Andrew Cowell.  The impact of the collision forced the two cars into a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Caleb Reese and a 1998 Chevy truck being driven by Matt Wickert.

The vehicles driven by Cowell and Sagerty sustained extensive damage.

A second collision occurred further back in the procession as a Pontiac Firebird driven by Aaron Shaffer was struck by a Chevy Camaro driven by Emily Woods.  Both cars sustained extensive damage.

According to Bud Wilson, public relations officer for Scotland County Memorial Hospital, three individuals were transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.  The hospital also treated several walk-in patients from the accident scene.

Traffic was halted on Highway 15 for nearly 45 minutes as emergency workers tended to the injured passengers and cleared the wreckage.

20 YEARS AGO

Three Memphis FFA members exhibited sheep the past week at the Missouri State Fair.  Wally Cottrell, son of Bill and Cindy Cottrell; Kelly Ward, son of Randy and Debbie Ward; and Travis Stott, son of Clifton and Reta Stott exhibited in the show with other FFA members from throughout Missouri.

Cottrell exhibited Suffolk breeding stock and received these ratings: Yearling Ewes, third and tenth place; pair of yearling ewes, seventh place; junior ewe lambs, third and ninth place; pair of ewe lambs, fifth place; junior ram lambs, sixth and 11th place; pair of ram lambs, second place.

Ward and Stott exhibited in the market lamb class with over 600 entries.  Each exhibited two lambs receiving silver ratings.

30 YEARS AGO

Sunday morning, August 24, Brother Larry Groom assumed the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, Memphis.  The local congregation has been without a pastor over a year.  Serving as supply pastor for the past ten months has been Brother Jim Ingersol, Unionville.

Pastor Groom is a native of Stanberry and a graduate of the Stanberry High School.  He attended Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  The past 21 years he has been employed by National Cash Register and for the past 2 ½ years has served as bi-vocational pastor of the First Baptist Church, Clarence.  He surrendered to the ministry while a member of the Hamilton Street Baptist church, Kirksville.  He is a former member of the Missouri Air National Guard.

40 YEARS AGO

Floyd (Jack) Dunn has been elected President of the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Board of Directors.  Mary Edith Dunn was elected President of the State Ladies Auxiliary.  They have been Vice Presidents of their respective positions for the past two years.

Jack has been Area State Board Director for three, two-year terms, Chairman of State Watershed Committee for the past two years and is Chairman of Middle Fabius and Bear Creek Watersheds.  He also has been a Supervisor of Scotland County District for 27 years.

50 YEARS AGO

Two AWOL sailors from the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes were picked up Monday by Deputy U.S. Marshal Ferdinand A. Creely and a ST. Louis police officer and taken to St. Louis to answer charges of auto theft interstate.  The two were picked up west of town Friday night by Trooper Truman Wood and Night Marshal Cline after they had no taillight on their auto and later could not produce proof of ownership of the vehicle which bore Delaware license.

60 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Evelyn Kisling of Memphis won a trip to New York for herself and her husband, Virgil Kisling, or if she chooses she may accept 500 silver dollars.  The “Millionaire’s Weekend in New York” is sponsored by merchants in other lines of business in the KTVO territory.  Mrs. Kisling won her trip through a registration at the local Mackie-Williams food store.

Contestants are badly needed for the merchant-sponsored TV audition of Scotland county talent over station KTVO Sunday night.

There will be a contestant try-out at the music building at the high school Friday night at 7:30 in preparation for the Scotland county audition to be on KTVO Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m.

70 YEARS AGO

A truck load of lime, driven by a Mr. Watson of Kahoka, fell through the bridge east of the Brook Goldsberry residence.  So far the bridge hasn’t been repaired and is dangerous.

Spare stamp No. 51 will be good September 1st for five pounds of sugar for regular table use.

OPA said the new stamp would remain valid until December 31st.  Spare stamp No. 49 will continue to be good through September 30th.

OPA said it was unable to increase the civilian sugar ration at this time because of the uncertainty of production and foreign relief demands.

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