December 9, 2010

Fitness Center to Offer Health Programs to Kick Off New Year

It's that time of year again--Are you ready to kick your unhealthy habits and truly make a New Year's resolution you can accomplish? The Scotland County Community Fitness Center and the Scotland County Health Department are working together to offer a support group to help you stay on course. You may choose to "Walk Missouri" and/or a newly revamped "BLOG" at the Scotland County Community Fitness Center starting on Thursday, January 6, 2011.

The Scotland County Health Department, will again be offering the Walking Missouri program to the general public - free of charge. This eight week program is designed to track walking miles through the use of a pedometer on a weekly basis. Each Thursday walkers will report miles walked that week to a representative of the Health Department and be able to walk one mile free of charge (no membership required for this time period only) on the indoor track at the Fitness Center. At the end of the eight week program, those that have walked the entire distance to a determined point in Missouri will be entered into the drawing for a free 6 month individual membership to the Fitness Center.

As a result of the very successful program the last two years, the Scotland County Community Fitness Center, with the support of the Health Department will offer the chance to participate in the community's own "BLOG" (Biggest Loser's Own Gain).

This plan will be offered to the general public, but will have a $10 entry fee for the newly revamped 14 week program.

BLOG will be offered as a team concept. Participants may choose a group of three members or come individually and be assigned to a randomly selected group. Weekly weights will be recorded by a confidential weigh-in on each Thursday evening and the percentage of weight loss will be tracked, both individually and per team.

At the end of the initial 10 week period (March 17, 2011), the team with the biggest percentage of weight loss will receive half of the grand prize (to be determined based on entrants).

There will be no official recorded weigh-ins for the next four weeks. On April 21, the original participants will be requested to come back and record their final weight. At that time, the top three individual participants with the largest percentage of weight loss will split the remaining half of the prize money (equally three ways).

This new plan will reward the team participation and also those individuals that may lose some of their team members throughout the program, but continue to maintain their weight loss. It is also encouraging each participant to become accountable to themselves during the four week period before coming back for the final weigh in.

"Our goal is to offer a healthy, weight responsibility program through your choice of one or both of the above mentioned programs," said organizer Suzie Lister.

The key to a healthy lifestyle involves diet (food choice) and exercise. Past participants to both programs have found the group concept to be a huge support in their chosen program.

"We often find it difficult to stay the course when we are alone, however, with a supportive group, many things are possible," said Lister.

Come join the group on Thursday, January 6 at 5:15 p.m. at the Fitness Center Community Room and see how these programs can help make your New Year's resolution work for 2011.

JACK GUTHRIE (11/23/1948 – 9/15/2018)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jauflione Chapter NSDAR Hosts September Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting was adjourned.

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

Rhonda Davis, Recording Secretary

Scotland County R-I Elementary Menus


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

SC Genealogy Society Hosts September Meeting

The Scotland County Genealogical Society met September 10th.

The meeting was called to order by President Treva Wittstock with 12 members present.

The secretary’s report was given by Connie Bratton and the Treasurer’s report was given by June Kice.

Under old business, the building’s air condition was reported repaired.

In new business, the group announced the availability of a wide variety of family histories for anyone doing genealogical research on the following families: Adams, Allen, Ammerman, Asford murder, Baird, Baker, Barker, Bibee, Billups, Bish, and Bissell. These papers are on file at the building. The group also has added Canton yearbooks from 1980-81 and 78-79.

The group is seeking more information on the Oak Forrest School after a 1893 photo was discovered of school children and the teacher.

The meeting adjourned and refreshments were served by Darlene Johnston.

Submitted by Connie Bratton, Secretary

Living Life Over


U.S. Congressman Sam Graves on September 12th sent a letter to the USPS asking the agency to reassign zip codes for north Missouri residents currently serviced by Iowa zip codes.

The present situation has led to difficulties in obtaining health insurance, forwarding mail, and contacting Congressman Graves’ office.  The counties affected include Atchison, Nodaway, Harrison and Mercer, Scotland, and Clark.

Graves made the official request that the effected rural routes be reassigned to zip codes that reflect their Missouri residency and improve the service they receive in their daily interactions with the USPS.


Made in the USA.  You see that on more and more merchandise at the store, and as of September 30th, consumers will be seeing it on beef products and several other food items.

The process has been a long-time coming, since it was first approved by lawmakers back in 2002.

Country of Origin Labeling or COOL, came to life with the 2002 Farm Bill which was set to require country of origin labeling for beef, lamb, pork, fish, perishable agricultural commodities, and peanuts.

Cattle sold in the country must be accompanied with a declaration statement officially noting the animal’s country of origin in the USA.

The Scotland County Livestock Auction will maintain COOL affidavits on file for all sellers.


Seniors, Les Richmond and Pamela Robertson were crowned the 1998 Scotland County Homecoming King and Queen during festivities at halftime of the September 11th football game.

Players, coaches, and fans alike had to be a bit worried at halftime of the September 11th Scotland County Homecoming game.  The Tigers fell behind North Shelby 17-7 at the midway point before mounting a furious comeback in the second half to post a 29-17 victory.


The 1988 Antique Fair Days Prince and Princess is Anthony Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Miller, Wyaconda and Amy Duley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Duley, Memphis.  The King and Queen is Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Clough.  This year’s first place float winners included Missouri Mischiefs (4-H category), Baptist Church (church category), Jauflione Chapter, DAR (Civic category), FFA Chapter (Youth category), and Best of Parade went to the Missouri Trappers Association.


Laurie Robeson, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Robeson, Memphis, MO, was crowned Junior Rodeo Queen of the Fort Madison Rodeo, Thursday, September 7th.

There were 27 contestants in the contest, who were scored by three different judges on horsemanship, poise, and appearance.

Laurie rode in the parade Saturday morning and was introduced at each of the rodeo performances.

Last year, Laurie reigned as Princess of the Illiamo Valley Appaloosa Horse Club.  Among her many places at shows this year was, first in Showmanship at the Iowa State Fair in August.


For the second time within the past few weeks Briggs 66 Service and the MFA Service Station, both located on Highway 136 West, have been broken into.  The robberies took place on Tuesday night, September 17.

Entry was gained to the Briggs station by breaking a window on the east side of the building.  The following merchandise was taken: 70 cartons of assorted cigarettes, four batteries, three or four cases of oil and a large amount of tools.  The MFA Service was entered in the same manner, by breaking a window on the west side of the building.  Taken were 125 cartons of cigarettes and about $3.00 or $4.00 in change.


There are sixty students in the Eight Grade this year.  Mrs. Ida Myers is in charge of one room and Mrs. Velma Ellicott has the other.  However, classes are conducted on a department basis, the teachers going from one room to the other.  Richard Franklin teaches Science to both sections.

Class officers were elected and they are: Leslie Harris, president; Denise Gregory, vice president; Mary Lou Harvey and Sharon Moffett, secretary, treasurer; Marcia Drummond and Steve Racey, reporters.

Two treasurers were elected so there would be less confusion in the collecting of the 5 cents per week dues.  These dues are used to pay for transportation to the Tulip Festival at Pella, Iowa, near the end of school.


Rally Day will be held in Memphis, October 3, opening with a community meeting on the court house square at 9 a.m.  A musical program including singing, scripture reading and prayer will be held.  Churches and Sunday schools are invited to bring flags and class banners to the service.  The high school band will play and lead the parade.


Tonya Tucker and Denver Nichols of Lancaster are the parents of a son, Jaxon Mikel Nichols, born September 5, 2018 at 9:14 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Jaxon weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 19.25 inches long. He has one sibling, Lillian.

Rutledge Renegades

Cheryl Zeiset’s grandparents, Harry and Mary Jane Nissley, from Lancaster, PA, are here for two weeks.

The 50th Reunion of Memphis High School was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.  Reva (Phillips) Hustead, class of 1962 and guest Martin Guinn and Neta Phillips, class of 1964, attended.  Bob Hunolt, class of 1955 and Dorothy Hunolt, class of 1960, also attended.  There were eight there from the class of ’64.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Hannibal.

Neta Phillips went to Keokuk, IA.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Rutledge held their annual Fall Festival.  Wanda Peterson, Victor Childers, and Cletus Berthold were Grand Marshals.  Neta Phillips won the 50/50 of $42.50.  A thank you to all that attended and those who helped in any way.

Some of those in this week were Victor Childers, Larry and Tamara Tague, Dale Tague, Don Tague, Neta Phillips, Kevin Blaine, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Milt Clary, Neal and Dawn Kirkpatrick, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Robert and Kim Drummond, Karl and Brenda DeMarce, Faye Walker, Oren and Celina Erickson, Dorothy Clark, Kathie McPherson, Renee Blaine, Anna Starr, Judy Sullivan, and Bob and Cindy Briggs from Urbana, IA.


Brandy Morrison of Rutledge, is the mother of a daughter, Addison Cathleen Marie Morrison, born September 7, 2018 at 5:29 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Addison weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Levi and Mia. Grandparents are J.P. and Nancy Morrison of Rutledge.

Tim Hawkins Returning to Memphis to Speak at First Christian Church

Tim Hawkins, former Youth Minister/Senior Minister at Memphis First Christian church (1994-1997) will be speaking at the Memphis First Christian Church on Sunday, September 30. The community is invited to join with the congregation of the Church as it hosts a visit with Brother Hawkins.

Tim currently serves as the Executive Director of Sojourn Collegiate Ministry in Boston, Massachusetts.  He leads a team of twelve staff and four interns who minister at seven college campuses in the region. Brother Hawkins reports that more than 240 students are involved in the ministry of which 75% are not yet followers of Jesus Christ.  Twelve students gave their lives to Christ and were baptized this past year.

Hawkins also reported that the ministry is working with two church plants on two difficult campuses. He will speak during the September 30th Sunday School hour at 9:20 a.m. regarding the expanding ministry of Sojourn.  During the worship hour at 10:30, he will preach about the challenges and opportunities developing through Sojourn Collegiate Ministry.

There will be a pot luck dinner immediately following the services.

Everyone is encouraged to attend all of the events with Tim Hawkins.


Rutledge Renegades

Cheryl Zeiset’s grandparents, Harry and Mary Jane Nissley, from Lancaster, PA, are here for two weeks.

The 50th Reunion of Memphis High School was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.  Reva (Phillips) Hustead, class of 1962 and guest Martin Guinn and Neta Phillips, class of 1964, attended.  Bob Hunolt, class of 1955 and Dorothy Hunolt, class of 1960, also attended.  There were eight there from the class of ’64.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Hannibal.

Neta Phillips went to Keokuk, IA.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Rutledge held their annual Fall Festival.  Wanda Peterson, Victor Childers, and Cletus Berthold were Grand Marshals.  Neta Phillips won the 50/50 of $42.50.  A thank you to all that attended and those who helped in any way.

Some of those in this week were Victor Childers, Larry and Tamara Tague, Dale Tague, Don Tague, Neta Phillips, Kevin Blaine, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Milt Clary, Neal and Dawn Kirkpatrick, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Robert and Kim Drummond, Karl and Brenda DeMarce, Faye Walker, Oren and Celina Erickson, Dorothy Clark, Kathie McPherson, Renee Blaine, Anna Starr, Judy Sullivan, and Bob and Cindy Briggs from Urbana, IA.

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