September 27, 2007

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Special Open House

What began as a dream more than a decade ago has turned into a growing community in Scotland County.

Dancing Rabbit will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the ecovillage near Rutledge with a special celebration Saturday, September 29th. Tours will be offered every half hour during the open house scheduled for 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with guests seeing the communitys solar energy system, organic gardens and examples of strawbale housing.

The rural community has come a long way in 10 years. It started as an idea among a group of college friends in Stanford, CA.

The concept for Dancing Rabbit started in 1993 when Cecil Scheib, Rachel Katz, and Tony Sirna (and others) were living in a student co-op at Stanford.

We moved to Scotland County in 1996 and bought our land in 1997 (280 acres), said Sirna.

I met Tony and Cecil in college and they were very interested in the idea of creating an ecovillage, said fellow founder Rachel Katz. We were friends with Sandhill and when we were looking for a location, they invited us to settle near them. Also, the people were friendly, the land inexpensive, and the laws favorable.

Dancing Rabbit started with 6 members but in 10 years has expanded to now be called home by 37 individuals, including 8 kids.

We have built 16 buildings with most of them incorporating some form of natural building including strawbale and cob, Sirna said

DR as the residents often refer to their home, is totally off the grid with 10,000 watts of solar panels and 3 windmills.

Our goal is to demonstrate sustainable living and inspire others to live more ecologically, Sirna added.

That message was broadcast to the world when Dancing Rabbit was featured on an FX Network television episode of 30 Days. The program took two New York City residents out of the city and off the grid to live at Dancing Rabbit for a month immersed in the communitys ecological lifestyle.

Its that very lifestyle that brought Katz to Rutledge and has kept her here for over a decade.

I like living in alignment with my values, whether they are about my impact on the environment or how I want to balance work and recreation, she said. I feel very privileged to be able to structure my life as I wish.

Sirna offered a similar affirmation of life at DR.

For me I enjoy getting to live out my ecological values with other people who share them, he said. I love the day to day camaraderie and cooperation with so many people. I also enjoy having a flexible schedule and working on so many different things day to day - gardening, construction, computer work, childcare, cooking, and more. I love how our lives are in touch with the seasons and the natural world around us.

Their surroundings have changed quite a bit. Katz grew up on Long Island, in the suburbs of NYC and attended Stanford University, which is where she met Tony. Sirna was raised in suburban Detroit before moving to the West Coast to go to school.

We ended up in Rutledge because we had visited Sandhill Farm and really liked the area and made good connections here, Sirna said. The people in Scotland County were, and are, incredibly friendly to us and welcoming. We were looking for affordable land where we could grow food without having to irrigate.

It has been 10 years since the community was born and its founders noted plenty of changes in that time beyond just the large amount of growth.

In the beginning our facilities were very primitive and rustic, Sirna said. After 10 years we now have a lot of infrastructure and things are

comparably very comfortable and modern.

Both Katz and Sirna agreed that the past years have only scratched the surface of what the future holds for the ecovillage.

There are two challenges that I see, one external, one internal, Katz said. Internally, as we grow we struggle with the social issues that go along with having more people. People know and trust each other less, and it is more difficult for us to continue to practice consensus decision-making. It seems that many communities plateau at around 80-100 people and it will be interesting to see whether we can make strong enough systems and culture to push past that number.

Externally, there is the struggle with staying relevant. When we started a decade ago, neither biodiesel nor climate change were household names. We need to keep expanding what we do and talk about to stay at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability and remain an inspiration.

The communitys outreach efforts as well as its continued growth over the past decade have insured just that. Dancing Rabbit has been an inspiration to many in the community that have toured the village or have followed the residents efforts in the newspaper, on television or via the DR website (www.dancingrabbit.org).

Holt Earns Nursing Degree From SCC

Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA has announced the 2019 Spring graduates. Commencement ceremonies were held May 15th in Keokuk, IA and May 16th in Burlington, IA.

Ashley M. Holt of Memphis graduated with a degree in practical nursing.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center 

MENU

Thursday, June 13 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onions, Scalloped Potatoes, Pea Salad, Pineapple, Brownies

Friday, June 14 – Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Bread, Carrot-Pineapple Cake

Monday, June 17 – Sausage Biscuits/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Applesauce

Tuesday, June 18 – Lasagna/Meat Sauce, Lettuce Salad, Hominy, Garlic Bread, Peaches

Wed., June 19 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, June 20 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Bread, Cookie

Friday, June 21 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Buttered Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, June 13 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 16 – Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, June 19 – Board and Business Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 20 – Blood pressure checks here by the Health Dept.  Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Graveside Services Sunday June 23rd for Charlie Price

Charles “Charlie” Owen Price, 89, of Wyaconda, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  A graveside service with military honors will be held Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wyaconda Cemetery. 

Charlie was a fun loving, motorcycle riding, airplane flying ladies’ man.  As a tribute to Charlie, please feel free to wear your favorite biker attire.

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 14

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

“I encourage America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest stewards to nominate candidates to lead, serve, and represent their community on their county committee,” FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce said. “There’s an increasing need for diverse representation including underserved producers, which includes beginning, women and minority farmers and ranchers.”

Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.

Nationwide, more than 7,700 dedicated members of the agricultural community serving on FSA county committees. The committees are made of three to 11 members and typically meet once a month. Members serve three-year terms. Producers serving on our FSA county committees play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the agency.

Producers should visit their local FSA office today to find out how to get involved in their county’s election. Check with your local USDA service center to see if your local administrative area is up for election this year. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, also may nominate candidates.

To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2019 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2019.

Election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 4, 2019. Read more to learn about important election dates.

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hospital’s New Tiger Cub Care

Members of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce joined the Scotland County Hospital Board and administration and staff members of the new Tiger Cub Care day care center for a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5th to mark the open of the ceremony. Dr. Lisa Rollison did the honors of cutting the ribbon.

On Wednesday, June 5th, Scotland County Hospital, along with the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the hospital’s new employee child care center, Tiger Cub Care (TCC). With the support of the hospital Board of Directors, this project has been in development for over two years, and everyone involved is pleased to see it achieve fruition.

Director Abby Manco, AAS, in conjunction with TCC committee members Ashley Harvey, BS, RN, BSN, Barbara Dunnett, LPN, Lacie Snyder, RN, and Lisa Rollison, DO, FACOS, have worked diligently to overcome several hurdles to make the dream a reality with much-appreciated assistance from many others, including several generous financial donors.

“Health care workers have a special set of challenges when it comes to child care,” says Dr. Rollison. “We work before and after business hours, summers, school breaks, and holidays to care for our patients. We’re in an area where daycare openings are often hard to find. And while the quality of care in our community is excellent, we sought to create a service more tailored to the needs of our employees.”

An on-site daycare is an important factor when attracting talented employees.

“I can’t overstate how incredibly difficult it is to attract physicians, nurses, radiology technicians, and employees of all types to our area,” says Rollison. “Limited financial resources prevent us from offering higher salaries than our competitors. We have to find creative, cost effective ways to attract and keep people here.”

Tiger Cub Care is not free to employees. Rollison continues, “We are pricing the services at competitive but fair rates to cover our costs, and we hope to see savings in employee retention, increased productivity, and decreased absenteeism due to child care emergencies.”

Capacity is currently limited to four infants and 20 children age two and over, and the facility opened its doors with nearly that many children enrolled. If interest continues to grow, it is possible that Tiger Cub Care could expand into a larger facility and possibly open to the community at large.

“We obtained a license for many additional children but are currently limited by space. We had to start small, but if the demand is there we will find a way to grow and accommodate our employees. Similarly, we hope to expand hours. We strive to eventually offer on-demand care 24 hours per day for emergency call crews and overnight employees. We’ve missed out on highly talented OR nurses, techs, and overnight staff hospital-wide because they had no one to care for their children. Fewer people working nights and call puts stress on our hard-working crew. We need to fix that.”

Please contact Abby Manco or Dr. Rollison at 660-465-2828 for more information.

Memphis Man Killed in Fiery, Early Morning Crash on Highway 136

Highway 136 west of Memphis was closed for several hours Friday morning following a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Memphis man.

A Memphis man was killed Friday morning in a fiery crash west of Memphis on Highway 136.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kevin A. Goosey, 56, died in the crash when the vehicle he was driving crossed the center line and struck a cement truck four miles west of Memphis at 6:39 a.m.

Goosey was eastbound on Highway 136 in a 1986 Nissan truck when the vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and struck a westbound 2019 Peterbilt. Both vehicles travelled off the right side of the roadway into the ditch where the truck burst into flames.

The driver of the cement truck, James G. Siver, 54, of Memphis, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Goosey was pronounced deceased by Dr. Jeff Davis at 7:30 a.m. at Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Scotland County Fire Department, Scotland County Ambulance and first responders.

Highway 136 was closed for approximately four hours following the accident.

Both vehicles sustained total damage in the crash and were removed from the scene by Lakeside Towing of Memphis.

BABY TROUTMAN

Tyler and Tasma Troutman welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Dellah Rae Troutman, on April 9, 2019 at  4:44 a.m.  Baby Dellah was born at Women and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. She weighed in at 5 pounds 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long.  Grandparents include Dean and Kim Troutman of Bloomfield, Ia.; Jobe and Cindy Justice of Memphis, Mo.; William and Tammy Thornton of Brandon, Ms.  Great-grandparents include Don and Maryanna Troutman of Memphis  and Norm and Joy Mayberry of Memphis.

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday May 23, 2019

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 Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch.

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

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the minutes from May 22, 2019. Presiding Commissioner Ebeling seconded the motion. Commissioner Clatt abstained. Motion carried 2-0.

Jim McQuoid called about a road tube on County Road #151.

Brent Walker, Kevin Brown and Chris Feeney were in to discuss with the commission their concern on a cell tower that is being put up west of Lindell Blvd. The Commissioners informed them that they would not approve a moratorium on the proposed project. The County does not believe it has any role to play with respect to a judicial determination of the enforcement of any cities’ ordinances.

Fritz and Janet Gerth were in to discuss problems they were having concerning their driveway.

At 11:00 a.m., Commissioner Clatt made a motion to go into closed session pursuant to RSMo § 610.021(1); seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion passed 3-0. At 11:35 A.M. Commissioner Clatt made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wiggins to exit closed session. Motion approved 3-0.

Sheriff Wayne Winn discussed a written agreement for dispatching for Ambulance.

Seeing no further business, Commissioner Ebeling adjourned the meeting at 12:00 P.M.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Friday, May 24, 2019

PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m.

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

The Commission met in special session with Senator Cindy O’Laughlin and Michael Heaton, Environmental Scientist for DNR, and Greg Caldwell of the DNR operating permit section to discuss the passage of SB 391 and the implications to the County’s Ordinance 09-01 (regulation of CAFOs).  Differences between the State and County regulations were discussed as well as best practices and the need for local input.

Seeing no further business, Presiding Commissioner Ebeling adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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 Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from May 23, 2019 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

The executive session minutes from May 23, 2019 were presented. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the executive session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Clatt. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from May 24, 2019 were presented. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the special session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Clatt. Motion carried 3-0.

The Commission approved invoice #7159 to Quincy Mack for the purchase of a new trailer.

Patty Freburg, Public Administrator, called to discuss attorney fees for work needed with the Commission. The Commission advised Freburg to contact the County’s Prosecuting Attorney.

Commissioner Clatt moved to enter executive session pursuant to RSMo § 610.021(1) at 10:58 A.M.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wiggins, and carried 3-0.

Commissioner Wiggins moved to exit executive session at 11:00 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Clatt, and carried 3-0.

Maintenance of County Road 519 was discussed.  Commissioner Wiggins moved to rock County Road 519 for 2019 even though the road is not scheduled to receive rock until 2020 due to high traffic.  The motion died for lack of a second.

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 30, 2019. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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 was absent; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge.                                 

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 2-0.

The minutes from May 29, 2019 were presented. Presiding Commissioner Ebeling moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 2-0.

The executive session minutes from May 29, 2019 were presented. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the executive session minutes; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 2-0.

The Commission ordered solicitation of bids for propane.

The Commission audited and signed checks.

The Commission approved Progress Invoice No. 1 for BRO-B099(23).

The Commission approved Progress Invoice No. 7 for BRO-B099(22).

Ryan Clark, Road and Bridge Supervisor, met with the Commission to discuss initial damage assessments to county roads and bridges caused by recent storms.

The Commission signed Court Orders 5-2019 and 6-2019.

The Commission discussed a governmental software proposal from CIC with Kathy Becraft, Collector, Kathy Kiddoo, Treasurer, and Batina Dodge, County Clerk.  The consensus of the group was to delay the purchase of new software for now.

Commissioner Wiggins moved to enter executive session pursuant to RSMo § 610.021(1) at 11:35 a.m.  The motion was seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling and carried 2-0.

Commissioner Wiggins moved to exit executive session at 12:00 p.m. The motion was seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling and carried 2-0.

Seeing no further business, Presiding Commissioner Ebeling adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. 

Wednesday June 5, 2019

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 Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch.

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

Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the minutes from May 30, 2019. Presiding Commissioner Ebeling seconded the motion. Commissioner Clatt abstained. Motion carried 2-0.

Presiding Commissioner Ebeling made a motion to approve the executive minutes from May 30, 2019. Commissioner Wiggins seconded the motion. Commissioner Clatt abstained. Motion carried 2-0.

Conie Baker was in to report that a tube had fell into the creek on County Road #956.

Ashley, mail lady on the Arbela Route, called to let the commissioners know that there was some tubes washing out on County Road #419, #468 & #423.

The sales tax review was presented to the Commissioners as prepared by County Clerk Batina Dodge.

The Commissioners reviewed the monthly project status from Aaron McVicker, Project Manager with McClure on bridge progress.

A purchase order was approved to Lockwood Printing for binders for the recorders’ office.

Jeff Cline with Stu’s Crew came in to talk with the Commissioners about work to repair the fascia on east side of courthouse.

April Wilson, Prosecuting Attorney, returned a call to the Commissioners concerning VOCA sub recipient intent to participate.

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

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

SC Library Staff Favorites for June

The following books, recently selected by the library staff as their favorite reads, are available at the library.

The Broken Road series, by Richard Paul Evans, is the travel log of Charles James as he walks Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA. Presumed to have perished in an airplane crash, James sets off to rediscover his life. The three books in the series are The Broken Road, The Forgotten Road, and The Road Home. Take a trip down Route 66 and see what lessons Charles James learns along the way. This series is available in both print and audiobook.

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, by Pam Houston, is a collection of essays, mainly about her 120-acre homestead in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Houston also writes about her childhood of abuse and neglect, the pioneer history of her ranch, wildfires, her travels, and the journey that led her to a remote homestead in Colorado.

Dracul is the prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is a supernatural thriller written by J.D. Barker and Dacre Stoker, a descendant of author Bram Stoker. The book is both Dracula and Bram Stoker’s origin story, and it tells the story of Bram’s life with the idea that vampires really do exist. This is not a book to be read while home alone after dark.

Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci, is the first book in a new adventure. It introduces Atlee Pine, an FBI agent, and Baldacci’s first ever female main character.

What We Keep: 150 people share the one object that brings them joy, magic, and meaning is an intimate look at what an object can say about a person, who they are, and what they value. This book, written by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, is a collection of photographs and personal interviews with people about the objects they value above all others and the stories behind them.

The View from Rainshadow Bay, by Colleen Coble, is the first title in the Lavender Tide series. Shanna’s husband dies in a climbing accident, leaving her with a five-year-old son and a helicopter charter business as her only reasons to live. When her business partner is murdered, she lives in constant fear. This series has suspense, danger, and romance and is available in both print and audiobook.

A Justified Murder is the second book in the Medlar Mystery series by Jude Deveraux. It is a book about murder in a small town.

Great Plains, by Ian Frazier, won the Spur Award for nonfiction presented by the Western Writers of America for distinguished writing about the American West. Following his move from New York City to Montana, Frazier travelled around the Great Plains and wrote about things he encountered on the road. A few of these include a visit to the site of Sitting Bull’s cabin, buffalo hunters, the Dust Bowl, missile silos, Laurence Welk’s childhood and career, and the location where Bonnie and Clyde missed a detour sign and plunged into the Red River.

The library hours are: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 9-5:30, Tuesday & Thursday 9-7, Saturday 9-1. Call 660-465-7042 if you wish to reserve any of this month’s staff picks

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

The Scotland County Health Department is reminding the community of the importance of cleanliness and food safety after a recent report highlighted the dangers of norovirus outbreaks in cafeteria and restaurant settings.

Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Infected food workers are frequently the source of these outbreaks, often by touching ready-to-eat food served in restaurants with their bare hands.

TEN YEARS AGO

People seeking fresh local food in northeast Missouri will soon have an easier time finding it.  Starting next week there will be two farmer’s markets opening here.

The Memphis Farmer’s market will open Tuesday, June 16, and run from 4-7 p.m.  It will be held on the Courthouse lawn.  The Rutledge Farmer’s market will open Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the park by the Post office.

The markets are completely local, so all produce must be grown within Scotland County or the surrounding counties of Schuyler, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Clark, Davis (IA), and Van Buren (IA).  Vendors can only sell food they had a hand in growing or producing.

20 YEARS AGO

The Scotland County Business and Professional Association sponsored the Kids Bike, Trike, and Wagon Parade as a new addition to the organization’s annual Peanut Day event this year.

Prizes were awarded to the winners in each age division and all participants received free popcorn.

30 YEARS AGO

Three Scotland County R-1 athletes were among the winners in track at the State Track Meet held May 19 and 20 in Jefferson City.

In Class AA schools, Nicki Webber captured first place in the 800 meter run.  Nicki’s time was 2:26.  She will be a sophomore at SCR-1 next fall.  Records indicate this is the first time in Scotland County track history for a runner to win a first place medal at the state meet.

Erin Webber completed her high school track days by bringing home the third place medal in the 3200 meter run.  Her time was 12:20.

Ross Setters, a senior at Scotland County R-1, brought home the second place medal in the discus throw.  Ross threw a distance of 152’ 8”.

40 YEARS AGO

The Memphis Fire Department was called at about 10:30 p.m. Friday to extinguish several fires set in the basement of the Laundromat located on the west side of the square in Memphis.  Damage was confined to several sets of old books that had been ignited.

Two juveniles were apprehended and taken by juvenile officer, Jim Cottey, to the Juvenile Detention Center in Kirksville, for their own protection stemming from other problems with the juvenile division.

50 YEARS AGO

Private Paul Woods has completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  The graduation exercises were Friday, June 6.

His company was awarded the honor banner for the fourth cycle in succession, which was a first in Ft. Leonard Wood history.  His platoon has the highest accumulated points of the cycle within the battalion.  Paul will go to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina after a 15-day leave, to take his AIT for Military Maintenance repair of any wheeled vehicles in the airborn division.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Woods and family attended the graduation.  Mrs. Paul Woods had a minor accident on her way to Ft. Leonard Wood and missed graduation, but very fortunate in not being injured.

60 YEARS AGO

Three of the oldest furniture stores in this area have banded together to form Triangle Furniture, Inc.  Officers of the new corporation are Frederick Gerth, Jr., John B. Murphy, and Albert C. Gerth.

Triangle Furniture, Inc. will operate Pottery & Vaughn Furniture Co., Quincy, Illinois; Gerth & Baskett Furniture Co., Memphis, Missouri; and the M. W. Speed Furniture Co., Paris, Missouri.

Frederick Gerth, Jr. stated, “Because of our combined buying power and greater stock control, we expect to be able to present the best quality furniture at the lowest possible price.  We cordially invite our customers of all three stores to come in and see our selections.”

70 YEARS AGO

Miss Betty Berven, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Berven of Memphis, was crowned May queen at an elaborate outdoor May fete in the new stadium at Culver-Stockton college Saturday evening.

Miss Berven was elected by popular vote of the student body from four senior girls who had earlier been selected by their own class.  The crowning of the queen was a part of an English may fete representing the Tuder period.

90 YEARS AGO

While Dave Webb and Hollis Drummond were working at Macon last week, the scaffold on which they were working fell, bruising them up considerably.  They were about six feet above the ground and the scaffold went down with them very suddenly, not giving them time to alight with safety.

There were several bricks on the scaffold and they fell to the ground.  Some of these bricks fell on Mr. Webb’s right hand and arm, bruising and skinning the hand quite badly.

Hollis Drummond received several painful bruises, but not serious enough to cause him to quit work.  Mr. Webb returned to Memphis and remained here last week while his hand and arm healed.  His hand was swollen so that he could not hold a trowel.

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