August 28, 2008

Classified Ads


FOR RENT Small 1-bedroom house in Memphis, with refrigerator and stove. Call 465-7468. Npk9

WE BUY TIN and scrap cars. (Can leave tires on). Trump Trucks, Inc., 660-727-2387. Np47TF

FOR RENT 1-Bedroom Small Home, stove and refrigerator included. Call 465-7069. Np23TF

WANTED Starters and alternators to rebuild cars and trucks to recycle. RUTHS AUTO RECYCLING, 660-379-2339. Np12TF

LOOKING FOR LAND TO LEASE for hunting. Will pay top dollar. Call Tony Stubbs 314-849-1145. Pk15

MOBILE HOME PARTS: Discount replacement windows, doors, skirting, faucets and more ask for Don, Installation Available. 660-665-3704. Npk8

TWO HOUSES FOR SALE $500.00 each or best offer, 112 E. Jones and 321 South Market in Memphis (Houses Only). To be moved to your lot. Offered September 8, 2008. For information call 660-465-2254 or 660-465-7017 or 660-465-2107. Npk5

SEWING SUPPLY/CRAFT SALE September 4th (noon-6:00 p.m.), September 5th (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), HUD Building, Memphis, MO. Lots of fabric, patterns (quilt, clothing, crochet, knitting), all kinds of notions, new quilts and cushions. NO EARLY BIRDS. Npk5

Bus Driver Scotland Co. R-I School District is accepting applications for a full time Bus Driver. Applications may be picked-up at the Central Office located in the elementary building. For more information please contact Superintendent, Dave Shalley 660-465-8531 or the Transportation Director, Carl Trueblood 660 -465-2334. Scotland County R-I is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Opportunity The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and Rural Development Corporation is now accepting resumes for a Fiscal position. This position requires a background in accounting with experience in fund accounting preferred. The successful applicant will display a high degree of efficiency and accuracy along with computer experience. Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., September 16, 2008 at: NEMO Regional Planning Commission Attention Sue Morton, P.O. Box 248 Memphis, MO 63555 660-465-7281 or may be e-mailed to The Northeast Missouri Regional Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin, or on the basis of an individuals disability or handicap in any of our federally and state funded programs or activities.

6 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 2 Miles South of Wyaconda on Route A. August 29th (2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.), August 30th (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). pk4

GARAGE SALE Friday, August 29th (5:00-7:00 p.m.), Saturday, August 30th (7:00 a.m.-noon), 526 E. Jefferson Street. Pk4

YARD SALE Friday, August 29 (8:00-4:00), 201 S. Washington by VFW. Girls 0-12 month, girls 10-16, boys 0-14, womens, mens. High chair, stroller, double stroller, Weslo SkierPlus, toys and miscellaneous. Frederick and Knupp. No Early Birds Please. Pk4

5 FAMILY GARAGE SALE September 5 and 6, 10 miles north of Memphis on 15. Baked goods, baby clothes, dresses, massage table, shower door for bath tub, and much more. Npk5

GARAGE SALE 1 Mile east of Memphis on Highway 136, Thursday, August 28 (3:00 to 6:00), Friday, August 29 (7:00 to 5:00), Saturday, August 30 (8:00 to 11:00). Name Brand Clothing mens, womens, childrens, babies (all sizes), furniture, toddler beds, changing table, Home Interior, knick-knacks, small kitchen appliances, and toys. Npk4

GARAGE SALE Friday, August 29 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Saturday, August 30 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Holts. Follow the Glidewell auction signs 3 miles south of Memphis on route MM then 2 miles east or 2 miles east of Memphis on 136 then 3 miles south. Were south of the Glidewells. Gas ice auger, PS2 games, dog pen, car seat cover, unfinished cabinets, hunting and fishing items, mens, womens, teens clothing, paintball guns, 4 small size prom dresses, miscellaneous. Pk4

HUGE YARD SALE Please no early birds. Corner of Missouri and Gorin St., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-?, Thursday 7:30 a.m.-?, Friday 6:30 p.m.-?. Furniture, sewing machine, like new toys, tupperware, Christmas stuff, prints, collectibles, bikes, old books, paperback books, new school clothes (all sizes), name brand junior sizes, young mens sizes, womens sizes, youth sizes, shoes, name brand purses, free stuff. Most things will be fill a bag for .50 on Friday evening. Npk4

LOST Boys Gold Mongoose Bicycle. Left behind Community Bank on Saturday, August 23, at Antique Days. Cindy VanHoozen, 660-465-2342. Pk4

FREE Dachshund mix dog, 2 years old, fixed and all shots. 660-341-1243. Pk4

FARM FOR RENT 120 Acres available for rent in 2009. 93 Tillable located west of Memphis (near Crawford). Bottomland farm. For information contact Darrell, Limkeman Mid-States Farm Management Co., 641-682-4107, 641-777-2307. Npk6

SC Genealogy Society Hosts March Meeting

The Scotland County Genealogy group held their monthly meeting Monday, March 12th with eight members present.  The secretary’s report was given and approved followed by the treasurer’s report given by June Kice,

Under Old Business, Marlene Cowell reported that their audit of books went great and thanked Ronda Davis.

Under New Business, Bob Hunolt donated a picture he had of the Oak Forrest School from 1890.  Additionally, a motion was made by June Kice to meet at 5:30 p.m. as a trial for the June meeting.  The motion was seconded by Marlene Cowell.  Twyla Fulk made a motion to purchase a book titled Ring the Fire Bell.  The book is about the hospital in Keokuk, Iowa before and during the Civil War.  Marlene and June seconded the motion.

A program was given by June Kice on Ring the Fire Bell.  The book was about the transport of wounded soldiers on the Mississippi to the hospital in Keokuk to be treated.  They would ring the fire bell when steamships were bringing wounded soldiers and the Ladies Aid Society for Veterans would meet them.

The meeting was adjourned following the program and refreshments were served by Connie Bratton.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings on the second Monday of the month at the Genealogy Building.

Submitted by Connie Bratton, Secretary


Calvin and Ada Marie Hoover of Rutledge are the parents of a son, JaRon Ardell Hoover, born March 5, 2018 at 4:31 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. JaRon weighed 5 lbs 12.6 oz 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Robert and Rachel Hoover of Rutledge;; and Luke and Ada Mae Hoover of Rutledge.


Jonathan and Alison Woods of Floris, IA are the parents of a daughter, Nina Rosella Woods, born March 10, 2018 at 11:12 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Nina weighed 7 lbs 7.8 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Tony and Dolly Benge of Floris, IA; Robert and Holly Woods of Squaw Valley, CA; and Ron and Lovie Parker of Floris, IA. Great-grandparents are Arlie and Alana Woods of Reedley, CA; and Irene Chalberg of Floris, IA.

Tiger Fall to Knox County in Campus Bowl Tourney Finale

An impressive run through the preliminaries came up just a bit short for the Scotland County campus bowl team which had to settle for runner-up honors at a recent tournament.

The Tigers pounded Fayette 340-100 in the preliminary rounds. Stephen Terrill led the way answering 12 toss-up questions and Adam Slayton added five.

Harrisburg fared no better as SCR-I dispatched the Bulldogs 390-100. Terrill was top scorer with 13 correct answers while Jacob Kapfer added seven and Slayton and Andrew Ebeling each had four.

Scotland County secured a top seed with a 390-140 win over Paris to round out the opening round. Terrill again topped the scorebook answering 16 toss-up questions with Ebeling adding eight.

SCR-I made quick work of Salisbury in the semifinals, pounding the Panthers 290-110. Terrill answered 12 toss-ups in the win.

The Tigers jumped out to an 80-60 lead over Knox County after one period of play in the championship contest. The Eagles turned things around in the second period, outscoring SCR-I 150-50 and never looked back in posting the 360-220 win.

Terrill was the leading scorer for SCR-I with eight answers and Kapfer finished with four.


This week I had the opportunity to pick up a couple of historical items from a friend in Kahoka.  She wanted to transfer them to the Downing House from the Clark County Museum.  I have enjoyed the history of the Scotland County schools, and a Granger yearbook.

I am also interested in the history of Etna, our little town nearby.  There is not much left there anymore; memories of the church, school, Tom Horn, and the Etna Cemetery, which I might add is well kept and mowed by Eddie Knupp of Wyaconda. It is located north of Etna and is on a rolling hillside.

The school was located just north of the curve in Etna, on the gravel road going north. All that attended has so many memories of that school and classmates. The church site is kept nicely as well by Larry Mohr.  Some of us locals try to keep it neat and decorated.

As with many small towns, at one time, it was quite the busy place. In 1870, there three general stores, two doctors, one drug store, two blacksmith shops, a hotel, two shoe shops and of course, a saloon.  In 1871, the largest hotel in Scotland County, was opened in Etna.  Also, a furniture factory there.  A German by the name of Hettemdofer was owner and made furniture and caskets for all of northeast Missouri. Later, Etna was known as the Hoop Hole. In the fall, 10-15 men would locate there and shave hoops for barrels. The work generally lasted until spring.  The barrels were used for molasses, meat and vinegar.  The two shoe shops that I mentioned made practically all of the shoes for people in this part of the state.

The church was also a large part of Etna. In 1866. The Methodist Church was built in Etna. The church was a large part of the community. One of the trustees was Louis Ruth, the great-grandfather of Duane.  The Ruth’s were owners of the farm that we live on now. It has been in our family many years. Louis Ruth was listed as a local preacher, also. Duane’s grandparents, Charles and Ida (Ruth) Ebeling were married in the Etna Church.

For those of you who are wondering, I am still watching the birds, and hope you are too.  Get those bluebird houses ready.  I cleaned all of mine out yesterday, and hope to see some hints of blues soon.  Until next time, good birdwatching.

My Great Frustration With People 

Urrggh!  People!  Ever feel frustrated with “them”?  And, why is that?  Because they are stupid, sinful, dopes, or just plain annoying?  Could be.  But, I wish to bend your justifiable (?) irritation toward a correcting possibility.

I experience incredible frustration with people.  I have for years…well, decades.  Yet, it’s not from a thread of criticism.  No.  Mine is due to the truth that everyone is more amazing than they believe.  However, too many live in a much lesser life than has been the plan all along.

Our prisons are full of wonderful individuals who possibly never got the reinforcement as to their deep and personal wonder. But it’s not just prisoners. Far too many are reporting to work today as boss or supervisor or employee with the feeling of drudgery; a feeling that they aren’t all that important.

My great frustration with people is not in blame nor is it in any form of criticism.  Mine is a matter against me…. I don’t know how to reverse their insecurities and senses of sheer inadequacies.  My great frustration is that these wonderful individuals have bought into a lie somewhere along the way that they don’t count.  The result is a lifestyle of just getting by.

My hope for people is that each can move past the past.  Those who have hurt you, injured you, neglected you?  So have you to others.  Our hopes are strong and embedded within the same dimension; believing that the resurrection power of God can lift us into a steady walk of happiness, productivity, and beautiful difference-making!

We are limited, never by another person, only by our broken ability to focus on the wonder of now.  Egotism is not our destiny so don’t go there.  Confidence is.  Jesus is our confidence.  Mine (and yours) alone without Him is destined to repeated misery warmed over.

So in our frustration, may we become a determined lot to build others; not tear down, lift others; not sink, and cheer others; not discourage.  We all need this… every… day.  Go. For. It.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was one of the major figures of the American Revolution and is best known for his words, “Give me liberty or give me death,” delivered in a speech to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. In his speech to the Convention, Henry put forth a proposal that Virginia counties should raise militias to defend themselves, believing that war with Great Britain was imminent. Many of the delegates to the Convention were hesitant to approve any measures that might be viewed as hostile toward Great Britain, while still hoping for a peaceful reconciliation with the British. Word had not yet reached the colonies that King George had rejected the Continental Congress’ petition for redress of grievances. Henry’s impassioned speech and the support of Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson helped to pass the resolution by a few votes. Less than a month later, British troops and colonial militiamen clashed at Lexington and Concord, resulting in the first casualties of the Revolutionary War. Patrick Henry was a lawyer, orator, and statesman who dedicated most of his life to Virginia politics. He was an early critic of British authority and a leader in the movement of the American colonies toward independence. He served as a member of the House of Burgesses, as the first governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. Patrick Henry also played a crucial role in securing men and arms for George Washington’s Continental Army.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Hear it All

I was taken aback the other day during a morning turkey hunt. The rain had persisted all night and into the early morning hours. It wasn’t until about 8:30 that the sun broke through the clouds. It seemed every living thing had been waiting with anticipation for that hour. The rain had allowed the early risers to sleep in, but the sun sounded the alarm for all to get up. The sounds that morning were too numerous to describe. Each creature began its communication without waiting its turn. It sounded like one big cacophony without having any rhyme or reason. I didn’t notice that morning how each sound was different but how closely each sounded like the other. Sometimes the cadences were different, but the pitch was nearly identical. And I wondered how each hearer was able to distinguish between its kind and another kind and even how each could tell the differences of their own kind. And then I thought about God.

I wonder how many folks bowed their head to pray this morning. People from Maine to Montana; from New Mexico to North Carolina; and from Connecticut to California. And I wonder how many in other countries did the same – all speaking to God at the same time but in different languages. And I wonder how God sorts them all out. It really is amazing how God can not only hear all of us at the same time but  He does not miss one utterance of despair, one urgent cry for help, or one uplifted plea for direction. He is not only our God but He is your God. He is not only our God, He is my God.

Just as I don’t understand how nature works in perfect order and design, I also don’t understand how God can make perfect order out of every single prayer that goes up. But I must believe it by faith. The Bible says a sparrow doesn’t fall to the ground without Him noticing. When I remember that I have no problem knowing that even though millions of prayers are knocking on the doors of heaven, God will distinguish each of us as His special and unique child and will be equally excited to hear from us and to give us His very best.

Gary Miller

Outdoor Truths Ministries

Scotland County R- I High School Announced 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Scotland County R-I High School has announced the A & B honor rolls for the recently completed third quarter of school.

Students in 12th grade named to the A honor roll included Ashleigh Creek, Lydia Hunt, Annie Hyde, Megan Holt, Alyssa Clair, Stephen Terrill, Jessica Huff, Shannon Niffen, Andrew Ebeling, Cody Miller, Heather Cunningham, Tristen Kice, Cheyenne Frederick, Megan Arnold, Stevi See, Dylan Karsch, Lane Pence, Meghan McKee, Connor Payne, MaCayla Dale, Brett Monroe, and Shaye Eggleston. Named to the B honor roll were Harley Saulmon, Kyle Aldridge, Gage Dodge, Andre Goldenstein, Brady Kice, Diane Siver, and Zackary Tinkle.

Studenst in the 11th grade named to the A honor roll included Gabby Zahn, Khloe Hamlin, Mason Kliethermes, Gabe Shultz, Will Fromm, Luke Triplett, Kendra Middleton, Slade McAfee, Jared Dunn, Nova Cline, Conner Harrison, Abby Blessing, Patrick Shannan, Madie Bondurant, Julie Long, Kaylyn Anders, Patrick Durham, Haley Darcy, Ty Mohr, Adam Slayton, Jacob McDaniel, Jacob Kapfer, Katelyn Talbert, Conner Wiggins, Afton Spray, Rebekah Lourcey, Kenny Niffen, Hunter Frederick, Shalinda Shannan, Jace Morrow, Brock Durflinger, Hannah Richardson and Caleb Girardin. Named to the B honor roll were Kaleb Parkins, Sydney Buckallew, Jaydan Payne, Jaycen Bair, Breauna Altobelli, Anthony Whitaker, Grant McRobert, Sophronia Hager, Kyle Childress, Austin Cochran, Matthew Woods, Kyle Davis, and Kolby Armstrong.

Making the A honor roll in the 10th grade were Kaitlyn McMinn, Brock Aylward, Avery Shultz, Jaden McAfee, Katie Feeney, Katelin Campbell, Parker Triplett, Eric Green, Micah Cooley, Erica Yarbrough, Kalissa Thomas, Tala Saulmon, Jake Briggs, Eric Yarbrough, Claire Hite, Shelby Troutman, Maycee Ferrel, Abigail Salmons, and Jada Miller. Named to the B honor roll were Allison Herring, Jacob Buford, Reilly Shoemaker, Lane Parsons, Kamryn Mast, Christian Siver, James Arnold, Logan Homer, Breann Goldenstein, Emily Brown, and Branton Andriesen.

Freshmen named to the A honor roll included Kylee Stott, Laney Campbell, Morgan Blessing, Kaden Anders, Anna Triplett, Kyra Justice, Jenna Blessing, Sylvia Darland, Clara Davis, Carson Harrison, Hailey Kraus, Jansen Alexander, Kade Richmond, Brooke Samuelson, Kameron Wood, Ethan Tinkle, Brady Curry, and Hunter Carter. Earning B honor roll status were Dylan Mohr, Keely Parrish-Johnson, Kilee Bradley-Robinson, Magnum Talbert, Shaylee Davis, Ethan Durflinger, Bailey Blake, Preston Sanchez, Bobbi Darcy, Aleeshia Henn, Corbin Howe, Ewan Carleton, Jacob Cochran, and Brooke Smith.

Eighth grade A honor roll recipients included Zachary Behrens, Levi Briggs, Trayton Buckallew, Jared Cerroni, Abigail Curry, Emiley Dial, Hannah Feeney, Sorrel Frederick, Taryn Hassell, Aayla Humphrey, Corbin Kirchner, Lydia Krouse, Alex Long, Hayden Long, Kara Mallett, Haylee McMinn, Baileigh Phillips, Corbyn Spurgeon, Emily Terrill, Hailey Thompson, and Alaynna Whitaker. Named to the B honor roll were Rylea Camp, Kale Creek, Jess Girardin, Randi Green, Kabe Hamlin, Mary Kellum, Eli Kigar, Destiny Lamb, Hunter Cook, Kayla Pflum, Zane See, Shantel Small, Tamara Vaughn, Rose Whitley and Zachary Young.

The A honor roll recipients in the seventh grade included Bryn Aylward, Kina Billings, Ethan Blessing, Penelope Cline, Lydia Davis, Abby Doster, Lucas Durflinger, Aiden Frederick, Karli Hamilton, Tresa Huber, Elsie Kigar, Jewley Kraus, Jackson McKee, Iris Mishra, Eric Mohr, Caelin Robinson, Justin Swearingen, Lauren Triplett, and Owen Triplett. Named to the B honor roll were Aden Aldridge, Hanna Anders, Danielle Bass, Paige Bishop, Layne Egenberger, Phillip Esser, Ayden Farrar-Hines, Gage Graham, Ethan Herring, Westin Homer, Brianna Kraus, Aaron McDaniel, Jakobie Payne, Hunter Sapp, Elizabeth Sevier and Julian Valle.

Tigers Finish Third at SCR-I Campus Bowl Tourney

The Scotland County Campus Bowl team took third place at the SCR-I campus bowl tourney held March 10th in Memphis.

The Tigers topped Putnam County 200-110 in the opening round. Jacob Kapfer and Adam Slayton each answered five toss-ups in the win.

Scotland County topped Schuyler County 180-150 in round two. Slayton led the way with seven answers.

In the semifinals, Knox County knocked the Tigers out of title contention with a 300-220 defeat. Slayton had six toss-ups and Kapfer had five.

SCR-I rallied to beat Schuyler County 270-190 in the third place match. Slayton led the way with six answers. Kapfer and Andrew Ebeling each had three.

The SCR-I JV team didn’t fare as well, going 1-2 on the day. The Tigers topped Putnam County 170-100 behind eight toss-up answers by Eric Yarbrough. Knox County defeated SCR-I 210-150 before the Tigers fell to Milan 240-210.

The SCR-I Junior High A squad claimed their division championship. SCR-I bested Putnam County 360-60. Corbin Kirchner was the leading scorer with 11 toss-up answers. Haylee McMinn had seven.

The Tigers beat Brashear 280-150 behind seven toss-up answers by Zachary Behrens.

The two SCR-I squads met in round three, with the A squad beating the B squad 330-60. Kirchner was the leading scorer with 10 answers.

SCR-I beat Schuyler County 220-170 in the semifinals and then topped Moberly 270-220 in the championship. Kirchner answered nine toss-ups in the title match.

The B team bested Moberly B 190-90 in its opener. Iris Mishra was top scorer with seven toss-up answers and Owen Triplett and Hunter Cook had four.

SCR-I fell to Moberly A 280-90 before ending their day with the loss to the SCR-I A team.

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