October 11, 2007

NRCS Adds Three Counties to Northeast Missouri RC&D Area

The USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has added Macon, Shelby and Marion counties to the Northeast Missouri Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) area.

The three counties join Adair, Clark, Lewis, Scotland, Knox and Schuyler counties, which have comprised the Northeast Missouri RC&D area since it was established in 1997. In addition to adding the three counties, NRCS is moving the RC&D office from Memphis to Edina so that it will be more centrally located, says Ken Berry, Northeast Missouri RC&D project coordinator.

The Northeast Missouri RC&D area has a mission to improve quality of life by serving as a catalyst to create partnerships needed to achieve economic and natural resources development in the region.

Examples of projects in which the Northeast Missouri RC&D office has provided assistance include: promoting and installing dry hydrants, which turn ponds, lakes and streams into sources of available water for fighting rural fires; the Fox River Ecosystem Development project, which is geared toward protecting and improving the quality of the water in the Fox River watershed; and helping county commissions obtain funds to improve low-water crossings over creeks. The Northeast Missouri RC&D also helped obtain grant funds for a community gymnasium in Scotland County, and is taking part in a similar project in Knox County.

Berry says adding the three counties to the area will make the Northeast Missouri RC&D stronger, allowing the RC&D to undertake more projects.

These three counties are a good fit because agriculturally and in terms of population they are similar to the original six, Berry says. I look forward to working with the three new counties.

Missouri has eight multi-county RC&D areas. Each area is led by a council made up of local volunteers who prepare area plans that outline priorities for their communities. The objectives of each RC&D are unique, based upon the resource needs of the local communities it serves.

For more information about the Northeast Missouri RC&D, contact Berry at (660) 397-2223, extension 3. Information about the Northeast Missouri RC&D area and the other seven Missouri RC&Ds also is available on the internet at http://www.mo.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/RCD/rcd.html.

MARY KATHRYN SHOEMAKER (12/7/1941 – 12/2/2016)

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Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Shoemaker, age 74, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 2, 2016 in the emergency room of Scotland Co. Memorial Hospital in Memphis, of a heart attack following complications with her heart from a stroke she suffered on June 3, 2016.

Kathy was born December 7, 1941 in Selma, IA, a daughter of Albert E. and Keo M. Wilburn Baker.

On June 20, 1965, she was united in marriage to Dr. Warren E. “Doc” Shoemaker at Fairfield, IA and they had celebrated 51 years together.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Warren E. “Doc” Shoemaker of the home; two sons,Matthew W. (Carol) Shoemaker and their children Brianna and Reilly, Bryan, Michelle and Justin of Arbela, MO; and Craig D. (Dawn) Shoemaker and their children Kaylee and Andrew “A.J.” of Monroe City, MO; a daughter, Karen A. (Douglas) Bright and their children Alicia, Renee`, and Cameron of Keokuk, IA; three sisters: Barbara Raymond of Gig Harbor, WA, Christine (Bill) Fayard of Conroe, TX and Bonnie Baker of Houghton, IA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Peggy Howard of Marion, IA, Kathleen Parkin of Douds, IA, Lowell Shoemaker of San Antonio, TX, Roy (Irene) Shoemaker of Taylorville, IL, Russell (Susan) Shoemaker of Loveland, CO and Alice Oertel of Hayward, CA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Susan Way and her husband, David; sister-in-law, Lois Ellis and her husband, Elwin; and brother-in-law, Wayne Shoemaker.

Kathy graduated from Fairfield High School and Parson’s College. She began her teaching career in Keokuk, taught in several states until she and Doc moved to Kahoka. She worked a period in the Clark Co. R-1 School District and retired from Revere C-3 School District where she taught learning disabilities. At Revere, she also served as Junior and Senior Class Sponsors. She retired in 1993.

She was a member of the Kahoka United Methodist Church and Retired Teachers. Together with Sandra Kirchner the two served as Cub Scout and Girl Scout leaders. She enjoyed sewing, doing embroidery work, reading, working crossword puzzles and tending to her beautiful flowers.

Although she was a “short mama with a long arm”, she dearly loved raising her children and making sure they turned out to be valuable citizens. Loving her husband, children, and grandchildren was the most important thing in her life.

A Memorial Graveside Service and inurnment will be held on her 75th birthday on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Cremation will follow.

Memorials are suggested to Boy Scout Troop # 145.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

Slaughter, Blessing Earn All-State Football Honors

Ryan Slaughter was named second team all state at defensive back.

Ryan Slaughter was named second team all state at defensive back.

A pair of Scotland County’s standouts on defense from the 2016 football team have been honored by the Missouri Football Coaches Association with selection to the Missouri Class 1 All-State teams.

Ryan Slaughter earned second team all state at defensive back. He led the Tigers with 109 tackles from his safety position, including 56 solo stops. He also led the team with two interceptions.

Fellow senior Aaron Blessing was named third team all state at the linebacker position. Blessing recorded 104 tackles for the much-improved Tigers’ defense.

Marceline landed a trio of first team all state honors with DJ Gerhart on the offensive line, Jordan Elam on the defensive line and Brady Stallo at linebacker. The MFCA named Elam its defensive player of the year.

Aaron Blessing was named third team all state at linebacker.

Aaron Blessing was named third team all state at linebacker.

Fellow Lewis & Clark conference school Westran also had a first team all state performer in defensive back Austin Sears.

Paris’s Breck Hancock earned second team honors at linebacker while Isaiah Estes and Aaron Wilder were named third team at running back and offensive line. Chris Evans of Westran was third team at tight end with teammate John Michael Honey getting the nod at offensive line while Marceline’s Dylan Wheeler made third team at receiver. Dylan Couch of Knox County was named third team defensive back.

Bair’s 30-Point Outburst Leads SCR-I to 9th Straight Tourney Title

Calesse Bair puts in a three-pointer to start the title game en route to a 30-point night.

Calesse Bair puts in a three-pointer to start the title game en route to a 30-point night.

After a hot start to the tournament, Scotland County had to overcome early foul trouble in the championship game of the Novinger Tournament before finally pulling away in the second half to secure the team’s ninth straight championship with a 71-43 victory.

After jumping out to 5-0 lead, SCR-I began battling the whistles. Chelsea Wood was forced to the bench less than three minutes into the contest with two quick fouls. Calesse Bair followed her shortly with two fouls of her own. The duo had combined for all 11 of SCR-I’s points.

Ashleigh Creek and Abi Feeney closed out the period with three field goals to help SCR-I hold a 17-15 lead.

Wood and Bair returned to fuel a second period run. Despite some struggles at the free throw line, the Lady Tigers were able to start slowly pulling away from the Gophers. A bucket on an offensive rebound by Sadie Davis gave SCR-I a 36-26 lead at the intermission.

A halftime adjustment by Coach Cory Schultz led to a hot start to the third period. Maddie Brassfield hit a three-pointer before Bair knocked down a pair of shots from behind the arc as SCR-I adjusted its offense to create the open shots with a different cut and a second screener away from the ball.

Brassfield knocked down another three-pointer before Feeney added a pair of buckets. Bair punctuated the key third period with a silky-smooth step-through finish on the fast break that brought the crowd to its feet with SCR-I now leading 57-34.

Brassfield again connected from long range to start the fourth period and Bair capped off a huge night with a pair of scores in the transition game as what was a two-point game after one period of play, ended with a running clock as SCR-I posted the 71-43 win.

Bair poured in 30 points to lead all scorers. She added eight rebounds and five steals in a dominating performance. Wood finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Brassfield and Feeney each added 10 points.

Total Team Effort Leads Tigers to First Tourney Title

Will Fromm gets fouled as he scores in the paint in the win over La Plata.

Will Fromm gets fouled as he scores in the paint in the win over La Plata.

Scotland County played like a team desperate to win its first Novinger Tourney title and the drive and determination paid off as the Tigers topped top seed La Plata 68-52 to bring home the hardware.

Lane Pence highlighted the effort as the clock wound down on the first period. The junior guard deflected a pass and then dove on the loose ball before firing the ball to Elijah Cooley for the fast break bucket to beat the buzzer and put SCR-I on top 14-11.

Pence and Will Fromm helped extend the margin to 26-17, combining for 10 points to open the second period. Back-to-back buckets by Aaron Buford extended the margin before Fromm drained a three-pointer to make the score 33-21 at the half.

Cooley and Brett Monroe hit three-pointers to start the third period and SCR-I finally got some free throws to fall after going just four of 11 at the charity stripe in the first 16 minutes. Buford completed a three point play and Campbell sank a pair of free throws as SCR-I extended the lead to 51-35.

The balanced scoring effort continued in the final period. Cooley and Monroe each connected from behind the arc again after a technical foul was called on the La Plata coach and suddenly SCR-I led by 20 points.

The Tigers free throw woes continued however, as SCR-I made just five of 11 in the final eight minutes, despite a perfect six of six night from Grant Campbell. That wasn’t near enough for La Plata as the Bulldogs were unable to solve the stingy Scotland County pressure defense that closed out the 68-52 win.

Buford led a balanced scoring effort by the team with 14 points. Cooley finished with 13 points while Campbell added 12 and Fromm had 10. Monroe and Pence each pitched in with nine points as the Tigers improved to 3-1.

Tigers Hold Off Novinger Rally to Advance to Tourney Finals

Lane Pence led SCR-I past Novinger with 17 points.

Lane Pence led SCR-I past Novinger with 17 points.

After a huge first period, Scotland County had to hold off a late run by the home team to post a 76-69 win in the semifinals for  the Novinger Tournament on December 1st.

The Tigers shot lights out in the opening eight minutes en route to a 32-15 lead. Three-pointers by Elijah Cooley, Will Fromm and Grant Campbell helped jump start the scoring rush. Campbell poured in nine first period points and Lame Pence had eight as the Tigers took control of the contest.

Brett Monroe took over in the second period. He connected on three three-pointers to help SCR-I take a 54-36 lead to the locker room. The Tigers did the bulk of the remaining scoring from the free throw line, where the team connected on nine of 12 in the second period to help maintain the 18-point lead.

Novinger got more than its fair share of attempts at the charity stripe as well, as SCR-I was in foul trouble most of the night after being whistled 24 times. Fortunately for SCR-I, the Wildcats managed to make just 19 of their 37 free throws.

That was still enough for the home team to cut into the lead in the third period. SCR-I managed just 10 points, as Cooley and Pence each had a pair of field goals. Novinger got hot from behind the arc in the third period, knocking down four three-pointers to help trim the deficit to 64-54 with just eight minutes to play.

Pence and Campbell both fouled out in the fourth period but Cooley and Aaron Buford hit some clutch free throws down the stretch as the Tigers held on for the victory.

Pence led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points. Cooley finished with 14 and Campbell added 12 while Monroe pitched in with 11.

Campbell Scores 23 to Lead Tigers to First Win

Grant Campbell poured in a career-high 23 points to lead SCR-I to its first win.

Grant Campbell poured in a career-high 23 points to lead SCR-I to its first win.

After a tough season-opening loss to Clark County last week, Scotland County got into the win column in style, blasting Newtown-Harris 70-21 in the opening round of the Novinger Tourney on November 29th.

Grant Campbell poured in 10 points in the opening period as SCR-I jumped out to a 22-7 lead. Will Fromm added a pair of field goals in the early going as the Tigers set the tone with a big offensive output.

SCR-I cooled off a bit in the second period, managing just 10 points, thanks in part to shooting two for 10 at the free throw line.

Scotland County put the game away in the third period, outscoring Newtown-Harris 26-7.

Brett Monroe sank a pair of three-pointers and Lane Pence and Alex Hunolt each had a pair of field goals in the run that saw seven different Tigers get in to the scorebook.

Campbell capped off a career night with six points in the final period as the Tigers rolled to the 70-21 victory. He led all scorers with 23 points.

Monroe and Hunolt each added 10 points while Pence had nine and Fromm finished with eight while Aaron Buford had seven points to balance the scoring attack.

Lady Tigers Mash Milan 73-14 to Advance to Tourney Title Tilt

Maddie Brassfield goes in for two of her 13 points in the Lady Tigers’ win over Milan in the Novinger Tourney semifinals.

Maddie Brassfield goes in for two of her 13 points in the Lady Tigers’ win over Milan in the Novinger Tourney semifinals.

Pick your poison. That is how Scotland County opponents must be feeling in the Novinger Tournament when they’re trying to devise a defensive game plan and determine who to focus on trying to stop.

On Monday night Chelsea Wood led SCR-I with 20 points and Calesse Bair had 19. So Wednesday night’s opponent, Milan, geared up to stop the duo.

While the Wildcats were able to slow down all-stater Bair in the first period, Maddie Brassfield and Abi Feeney picked up the scoring load. The two seniors each hit  a pair of three pointers in the opening period to help SCR-I build a 24-5 lead. The hot perimeter shooting helped unclog the paint for Wood, who matched Brassfield’s first period output with eight points.

SCR-I stalled a bit to start the second period, and Milan hit back-to-back three-pointers to trim the lead to 24-11. But that was as close as the game would get. Feeney made a steal and scored on the fast break before sinking another three-pointer.

The Lady Tigers shared the ball well all evening, dishing out 23 assists as a team. Feeney fed Wood for a pair of baskets in the paint before Brassfield made a nice pass to find Ashleigh Creek for a score to give Scotland County a 35-13 halftime lead.

The third period was all Scotland County. The Lady Tigers dominated on both ends of the court, pouring in 25 points while shutting out Milan to extend the lead to 60-13.

Feeney started the run with a three pointer and Brassfield also connected again from behind the arc. Bair went to work on the dribble, breaking down Milan’s defense en route to nine third-period points.

The fourth period belonged to Sadie Davis and Madie Bondurant.  Davis canned a pair of three pointers while Bondurant had five points, including a three-pointer of her own as SCR-I closed out the 73-14 win.

Feeney finished with a triple-double to lead SCR-I. She topped the scorebook with 18 points and also dished out 11 assists while grabbing 10 rebounds. Wood finished with 16 points and a team-high 13 rebounds while Brassfield  had 13 points on five of seven shooting and also added seven boards. Bair finished with 11 points to give SCR-I four scorers in double digits.

Abi Feeney posted a triple-double in the win over Milan.

Abi Feeney posted a triple-double in the win over Milan.

Scotland County Hospital Admissions & Dismissals

Scotland County Hospital recorded 27 admissions and 25 dismissals from November 18 – December 1, 2016.

ADMISSIONS: 11/21/16 – Linda Berry, Glenwood; Sarah Starr, LaBelle 11/22/16 – Mary Jane Starr, LaBelle 11/27/16 – Brittney Heimer, Memphis 11/29/16 – Tonya Musser, Milton, IA

DISMISSALS: 11/23/16 – Georganna Lister, Memphis; Sarah Starr, LaBelle; Mary Jane Starr, LaBelle 11/29/16 – Brittney Heimer, Memphis

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, November 23, 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 Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from November 17, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

The Commission signed court order 50-2016.

The Commission discussed railroad crossing closures with Shannon Howe of Howe Company.

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, November 30, 2016.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 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 Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from November 23, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

The Commission signed court orders 54-2016 through 55-2016.

The Commission reviewed overtime reports presented by Nancy McClamroch, Deputy County Clerk.

Lisa Harvey called to inquire about interest in various civic programs.

The Commission was notified of a term expiring on December 31, 2016 on the Scotland County Library Board of Trustees currently held by Maxine Lancaster.  Current board members include Scott Wickert, President; Lin Stephenson, Vice-President; Janet Brewer, Secretary; Maxine Lancaster, Member; and Beth Johnson, Member.  Upon recommendation of the Board, Commissioner Clatt moved to appoint Maxine Lancaster to fulfill the term.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wiggins, and carried 3-0.

Ryan Clark, Road and Bridge Supervisor, met with the Commission to discuss current projects.

The Commission requested Wayne Winn, Sheriff, to have landowners remove hot wires from County Right-of Ways.

Commissioner Clatt moved to enter executive session at 9:34 a.m. pursuant to RSMo §610.021(3).  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wiggins, and carried 3-0.

Commissioner Wiggins moved to exit executive session at 9:40 a.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Clatt, and carried 3-0.

The Commission left at 10:35 a.m. for a final inspection of Bridge #340.

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, December 1, 2016.

OKIE DANIEL BOYER (6/25/1922 – 11/29/2016)

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Okie Daniel Boyer, 94, of Memphis, Missouri, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born June 25, 1922, at Arbela, Missouri, to Okie Robert and Joy Belle (Oppy) Boyer.

He attended high school in Granger, Missouri, graduating with the class of 1940.  Following high school, Okie farmed for several years and then enlisted in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and began his tour of active duty in October of 1942, receiving his honorable discharge in November of 1945.  While in the service, he was awarded three bronze stars for his participation in the Luzon, New Guinea and Leyte Campaigns.  His military occupation and specialty was that of a cook.

Okie was married to Deloris Jean Christian on September 13, 1946, at their home in Arbela, Missouri, by Reverend Mac Dawkins and to this union two daughters were born.

Okie was a farmer in the Arbela area, doing row crops and raising livestock.  He also had a passion for gardening; enjoyed hunting deer and turkey; fishing and continued his cooking skills.

He was a member of the Wallace W. Gillespie V. F. W. Memorial Post #4958 and became a member of the Arbela Baptist Church at the age of thirteen.

Left to honor Okie’s memory are his daughters,  Bonnie J. Young and her husband, Ronnie and Lela Ann Green and her husband, Rick, all of Memphis; three grandchildren, Debbie Blessing and her husband, Jarrod, of Memphis; Brandi Linn Jerome and her husband, Stephen, of Greentop, Missouri and Richard “Rich” Green and his wife, Chrissy, of Memphis; ten great-grandchildren,  Jacob Blessing, Aaron Blessing, Meghann Momphard, Tyler Young, Brenna Young, Matthew Jerome, Isabelle Jerome, Charlie Green, Hannah Green, Zachary Green and nieces and nephews.

Okie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Deloris, of sixty-two years; a grandson, Robert Young; a twin brother, Orville and a sister-in-law, Barbara Boyer.

A visitation, with the family present to greet relatives and friends, was held on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Memphis Funeral Home until the time of the service with Pastor Robert Mosley officiating. Burial followed in the Gorin Cemetery. Military honors were accorded by Wallace W. Gillespie V. F. W. Memorial Post #4958 and the Military Honors Team.  Casket bearers were Stephen Jerome, Matthew Jerome, Rich Green, Jarrod Blessing, Jacob Blessing and Aaron Blessing.  Honorary bearers were Tyler Young and Charlie Green.

Memorials may be made to the Gorin Cemetery, Arbela Baptist Church or the donor’s choice and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

On line condolences for the Boyer family may be made by logging on to memphisfuneralhome-mo.com.

Arrangements were under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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