May 20, 2010

SCR-I Academic Awards Night Honors Student Achievements

Scotland County R-I High School honored student achievements and awarded collegiate scholarships during the 2010 SCR-I Awards Night held May 10th.

Ms. Dustin Harper presented visual arts awards to Kelly Lister, Marissa Bair, Tori Whitaker, Wyatt Kice, Monte Sally, Sammi Tobler, Abbey Duley, Allen Bence, Sarah Garrett, Mark Johnson, Brittney Cochran, Lorrin McBee and Vocal & Instrumental Music awards were presented by instructor Jamie Hicks to Jordan Fulk, Samara Brush, Augusta Purvis, Catie Shalley, Shelby Westhoff, Brock Bondurant, Mark Johnson, Drew Miller, Derrick Muntz, Ben Shannan, Terrence Durham, Delaney Gundy, Dillan Hager, Cameron Harrison, Anna Hirner, Josh Keller, Paige McClamroch, Jennifer Miller, Martha Parrish, Tyler Small, Hailie Stone, Stephanie Bradley, Emily Ebeling, Randon Kraus, and Dyllyn Simerl.

Carol McCabe presented business awards to Brandon Monroe, Thomas Shannan, Sammi Tobler, Brock Bondurant, Logan Brassfield and Sabe Sears.

The Spanish department awards were distributed by Ivonne Wiegand, instructor. The Spanish I awards went to Sabe Sears and Jennifer Miller. Spanish II honors went to Kristine Reckenberg while the Spanish III awards went to McKinsay Cooley, Kelly Lister and Skyler Alderton.

Awards in Mathematics were presented by instructor Matt Reel. Brock Ebert and Kristine Reckenberg took home the honors in Algebra II. The Geometry class awards were handed out to Sabe Sears and Elizabeth Duzan while tops students in the Math Analysis class were McKinsay Cooley and Kelly Lister.

Sharon Veatch handled the award duties for the science department. She recognized the following students who maintained an A grade all year long - Chemistry I- Augusta Purvis and Sabe Sears; Chemistry II - Kelly Lister; Human Anatomy & Physiology - McKinsay Cooley and Kelly Lister.

Gary Hunziker and Marc Colvin teamed up to present the social sciences departmental awards. Lorrin McBee, Jennifer Miller and Josh Keller were honored in American History. Top honors in the Government & Geography class went to Brock Ebert, Kristine Reckenberg, Elizabeth Duzan and Kelsey Enlow while similar honors in World History were earned by Anna Duley and Stephanie Yarbrough. The American Heritage class awards were given to McKinsay Cooley and Kristie Parrish.

During the evening a number of special awards were presented a several students were recognized for special achievements.

Stephanie Yarbrough was recognized for attending the Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone trip to Washington, D.C. Kristie Parrish took part in the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Jefferson City Leadership Tour.

The Danforth I Dare You Award went to Brock Bondurant and Loren Smith.

Anna Hirner and Evan Hager were honored with the freshmen citizenship awards.

Andrew Humes received the Student Of The Month Award Sponsored by the SCR-I CTA ($25 Savings Bond).

SPIRIT OF MISSOURI AWARDS were presented as follows: Knowledge- Brock Ebert; Liberty- Kelly Lister; Equality- Jamie Shaw; Law- Loren Smith; Justice- Ben Shannan; Fraternity- Kyle Shelley; Education- McKinsay Cooley; Progress- Katlyn Miller; Honor- Brock Bondurant; Truth- Kelsey Enlow; Virtue- Derrick Muntz; Temperance- Melanie Triplett; Enterprise- Brandon Monroe; Charity- Anna Duley

The 2009-10 Scotland County R-I Student Council was recognized by sponsor Jenna Ketchum. She announced the officers as President- McKinsay Cooley; Vice President - Loren Smith; Secretary/Treasurer - Ashley Westhoff; Senior Reps- Kelly Lister and Brooklynne Simpson; Junior Reps- Skyler Alderton and Stephanie Yarbrough; Sophomore Rep- Brock Bondurant; Freshmen Rep - Logan Remely.

Perfect attendance awards were presented to Renay Friendshuh, Shane Gunnell, Joseph Hite, Derrick Cline, Hailey Dial, Bethany Rader, Brandon Wood, James McKee, Kelsey Enlow, Logan Payne, Erik Johnston and Hazel Owings.


A+ Certificates were presented by instructor Tom ODonnell to Mackenzie Byrn, McKinsay Cooley, Charlie Elder, Laramie Frederick, Jordan Fulk, Brandon Garnett, Drew Giberson, Trever Harris, Megan Hatfield, Josie Holt, Kelly Lister, Kyle Shelley, Brooklynne Simpson, Jessica Sites, Elizabeth Small, Ashley Westhoff, Justin Winn, and Brittney Youmans

The Tri-Rivers Conference Academic awards went to Kelly Lister and Brandon Garnett. Kyle Shelley and Kelly Lister earned the MSHSAA Sportsmanship Awards.

The D.A.R. Citizenship Award was presented to McKinsay Cooley

Kelly Lister and McKinsay Cooley earned Presidents Education Gold Awards for scoring in the 80th percentile or above on the ACT and maintaining a 3.5 GPA or better. Silver Award Winners (3.5 GPA) were Ashley Westhoff, Brooklynne Simpson, Elizabeth Small, Jessica Sites and Michelle Luncsford.

College Preparatory Certificates (3.0 GPA in 3 Math, 3 Science, 4 English, and 3 Social Science classes as well as an ACT Composite Score of 21) went to Kelly Lister, McKinsay Cooley, Ashley Westhoff, Brooklynne Simpson, Elizabeth Small, Michelle Luncsford, and Brandon Garnett.

Kelly Lister, McKinsay Cooley, Ashley Westhoff, and Brooklynne Simpson earned George Washington Carver Awards for finishing in the top 10% GPA of the Senior Class.

The Scotland County Fire Department Citizenship Awards were presented to McKinsay Cooley and Brandon Garnett. The Senior Citizenship awards were presented to Cooley and Garnett by Tom ODonnell. The Senior leaderships awards went to Cooley and Kyle Shelley while Lister, Garnett and Shelley took home the Senior Activities Awards.

A number of scholarship awards were announced at the conclusion of the evening.

Andy Clapp Memorial Scholarship (US BANK)- $500 each to Kelly Lister and Brandon Garnett.

Betty Jo Shibley-Banister Memorial Scholarship (US Bank) $470 to Michelle Luncsford.

Community Bank Of Memphis Scholarship $250 each to Brooklynne Simpson and Elizabeth Small.

Duane Courtright Memorial Scholarship $150 to Jordan Fulk.

Epsilon Iota of Beta Sigma Phi - $300 each to McKinsay Cooley, Kelly Lister and Ashley Westhoff.

Farm Bureau Scholarship $200 to Jessica Sites.

Jason Rockhold Memorial Scholarship to Kyle Shelley.

J.P. & Mary Childers Environmental Scholarship - (BofK) $950 to Justin Winn.

Kathy Riebel Harrity Memorial Scholarship $1,000 to Charlie Elder.

Kegan Hunt Memorial Scholarship $250 to Kelly Lister

Ken Cross Memorial Scholarship $1,000 to Josie Holt

Leo & Arlean Paul Memorial Scholarship - $187 (BofK) to Brittney Yomans

MFA Foundation Scholarship $2,000 to Kyle Shelley

Memphis Funeral Home Scholarship $300 to Brooklynne Simpson

Michael Wagner Memorial Scholarship $750 to Kelly Lister

Patricia Hudnall Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 (BofK) to McKinsay Cooley

P.E.O. Scholarship-..$300 each to Kelly Lister, McKinsay Cooley, and Ashley Westhoff

Pepsi-Cola Memphis Bottling Co. Scholarship -$500 to Drew Forquer

Pheasants Forever Scholarship $250 to Ashley Westhoff

Robert Bob Chance Memorial Scholarship $500 to Matt Rockhold

Ruth & Jesse Slavin Memorial Scholarship-$750 (B ofK) to Kelly Lister

Scotland County Antique Fair Assoc. (2) $250 to Jessica Sites and Justin Winn

Scotland Rotary Scholarships - $500 each to Elizabeth Small, McKinsay Cooley, Ashley Westhoff, Kelly Lister, Trever Harris and Kyle Shelley

Scotland County Soil & Water Scholarships- $500 Ashley Westhoff, $250 each to McKinsay Cooley, Brooklynne Simpson and Kelly Lister

Ted Riney Memorial Scholarship $200 to Brandon Garnett

Tom Coffrin Memorial Scholarship-$200 each to Jessica Sites and Justin Winn

Tucker-Bourn Memorial Scholarship - $374 (BofK) to Laramie Frederick

US BANK Scholarship $250 each to Kyle Shelley and Trever Harris

VFW Womens Auxilary-$125 each to Brandon Garnett and Kyle Shelley

Wymon Lemmon Memorial Scholarship- Books, Supplies, Lab fees to Jessica Sites

Xi Theta Tau of Beta Sigma Phi- $500 each to Kyle Shelley, Brandon Garnett and Michelle Luncsford.

McKinsay Cooley - Oklahoma State University- Academic Achievement Scholarship -BELMONT University- Scholastic Merit Scholarship $10,000 yearly

Drew Forquer - INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE- Community Based Job Training Grant- (Pays 1yr. tuition Approximately $6,000)

Brandon Garnett - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY- Academic Recognition- $4,500 & Iowa State Grant- $2780

Kelly Lister - UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI- $3,500 per for Mizzou Softball

Kyle Shelley - Central Methodist University- Eagle & Football Scholarship

Ashley Westhoff - Creighton University- Creighton University Scholarship & Creighton Ignation Award

Traffic Changes Implemented at Two Memphis Intersections

A new stop sign has been installed at the intersection of Market and North Streets in Memphis. the change was approved recently by the Memphis City Council to address visibility concerns at the intersection caused by parked vehicles.

The council approved installing a stop sign for traffic northbound on Market Street. Traffic at the intersection was already stopped by signs on North Street for both east- and westbound traffic.

The move turns the intersection into a three-way stop. Southbound traffic will not be required to stop. The council decided not to make it a four-way stop because of the steep incline heading into the southbound intersection on Market Street, which could be a factor in inclement weather.

The council also agreed to install a yield sign on County Road 555 at the northeast corner of Memphis where the gravel road comes onto Sigler Avenue near Scotland County Hospital. The intersection technically is county property, but the county does not install or maintain traffic signs.

The yield sign will impact southbound traffic on the gravel rood and will not impact traffic on Sigler Street.

Missouri DAR to Host Wheeling for Healing in September

Missouri DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is sponsoring Wheeling for Healing, a fundraising bike ride across the historic Katy and Rock Island Trail, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this ride will be divided between the Wounded Warrior Project and DAR’s Project Patriot.

The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.  WWP also supports family members and caregivers of a Wounded Warrior.

DAR’s Project Patriot supports the Chaplain’s Closet at Landstuhl Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany; the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland and the Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Texas.  In addition, Project Patriot provides support to deploying and returning service members and their families.

The bike ride will take place across the historic Katy and Rock Island Trail. DAR chapters from all across the state are sponsoring SAG (Support And Gear) stations along the trail. Participants can enter and exit at any point along the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Spur.  The Jauflione Chapter of NSDAR, our local chapter, will be set up at the Hartsburg SAG. All registered riders will receive a T-shirt and swag bag.

Bicycling registration is due June 1st.  However, anyone is welcome to join riders along the trail, and any donation is greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at any SAG location.  For those wishing to register for the event, the Adult Rider fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt and SWAG bag.  The Child Rider (16 and under) fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt.  Jerseys can be purchased for $55 and additional t-shirts can also be purchased for $15.

Susan Miller is the coordinator for the Hartsburg SAG stop being sponsored by our local DAR chapter.  For more information about this event, whether to register as a rider, make a donation, or become a corporate sponsor, please contact Susan at: RR1 Box 130, Memphis, MO 63555 or call her at 660-945-3757.

Junior High Track Squads Close Out Season at Conference Meet

Teammates Kaden Anders and Alex Long battle it out down the stretch in the conference finals of the 200 meter dash. (Photo by Dr. Stephen Terrill)

The Scotland County junior high track teams closed out the 2017 season at the Lewis & Clark Conference on May 9th at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

The Tigers finished third in their inaugural season in the new league while the Lady Tigers were sixth out of nine schools.

Paris won the boys title with 124 points followed by Knox County with 94. SCR-I amassed 86 points to edge Clark County with 81.25 points. Westran was fifth followed by Harrisburg, Marceline, Schuyler County and Salisbury.

Marceline won the girls crown with 159 points. Salisbury (109) was second, followed by Paris (77.33), Harrisburg (75)  and Clark County (45). SCR-I earned 42.33 points to edge Schuyler County (41.33), Westran (15) and Knox County (12).

Kaden Anders led the Tigers with a first place finish in the long jump with a distance of 19′ 6.5″. Alex Long was third with a distance of 18′ 7″.

Anders also took top honors in the 400 meter dash and was third in the high jump and third in the 200 meter dash.

Alex Long finished fifth in the 200 meter dash. He took fourth in the 100 meter dash with brother Hayden Long in fifth. Alex was third in the 100 meter hurdles while Hayden took seventh.

Hayden Long earned third in the 1,600 meter run while Brady Curry was seventh.

Austin Holtke finished third in the shot put.

The 4×400 relay team of Kale Creek, Carson Harrison, Kade Richmond and Holtke finished fifth. They also teamed up for a seventh place finish in the 4×200 relay.

The 4×100 team of Jared Cerroni, Hunter Cook, Kabe Hamlin and Magnum Talbert finished eighth.

Hailey Kraus led the Lady Tigers with a third place finish in the high jump. She took seventh in the 400 meter dash.

Hannah Feeney finished third in the 800 meter run and was seventh in the triple jump.

Aayla Humphrey finished sixth in the 200 meter dash and was eighth in the 100 meter dash.

Shantel Small finished seventh in the 1,600 meter run and eighth in the 200 meter dash.

Haylee McMinn was sixth in the shot put and Emily Dial took eighth in the long jump.

The 4×400 relay team of Morgan Blessing, Jenna Blessing, Emily Terrill  and Kraus finished fourth.

The 4×100 relay team of Bobbi Darcy, Kiley Bradley-Robinson, Jenna Blessing and Morgan Blessing, also took fourth place. The same team took fifth in the 4×200 relay.

Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 43,339 Birds

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 39,239 birds during Missouri’s 2017 regular spring turkey season April 17 through May 7. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 932 birds checked, Texas with 843, and Callaway with 697. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,100 birds during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8-9, bringing the overall 2017 spring turkey harvest to 43,339.

Scotland County hunters checked in 274 adult gobblers, 35 jakes and five bearded hens for a harvest total of 314. Schuyler County hunters bagged 215 birds while Knox County checked in 271 turkeys and Clark County hunters harvested 318 turkeys.

The 2016 overall spring turkey harvest was 48,374 birds with 4,167 harvested during the youth weekend and 44,207 during the regular spring season.

“Given that we haven’t had good hatches the past couple years, and the less-than-ideal weather during a considerable portion of this year’s season, the drop in harvest compared to last year was not unexpected,” MDC Turkey Biologist Jason Isabelle said.

He added that the number of birds harvested this spring wasn’t too far behind last year’s harvest total going into the second weekend of spring turkey season, but the heavy rains that blanketed much of the state shortly thereafter caused the harvest to drop rapidly.

Isabelle noted favorable weather over this past weekend helped harvest numbers bounce back a bit.

The 2017 spring turkey season included two non-fatal hunting incidents. One involved a shooter who mistook another hunter for a turkey and the other was a self-inflicted shooting injury.

Missouri offers some of the best turkey hunting in the nation. MDC restoration efforts in past decades have taken this popular game bird from almost being wiped out in the state by the 1950s to an estimated sustainable population of more than 300,000 birds today. Missouri turkey hunters spend more than $125 million each year on related travel, food, lodging, and hunting equipment, which helps local businesses and the economy.

Tigers Mash Milan 14-0 to Advance to District Championship Game

Aaron Buford tossed two shutout innings as the Tigers blanked Milan 14-0 in the Class District 5 semifinals on Monday in Memphis.

A pair of nice defensive plays early on by the Milan outfielders kept Scotland County off the scoreboard early in Monday’s Class 2 District 5 semifinals in Memphis. But the Tigers’ offense proved too potent to keep down for long, as SCR-I put up seven runs in back-to-back innings to defeat the Wildcats 14-0.

Aaron Buford got off to a rough start, walking the leadoff hitter before surrendering a single. He recovered nicely, striking out the next six batters he faced.

Milan got out of a bases loaded jam when Wyatt Boyle robbed Justin McKee of a hit with a diving catch in center field.

Jesus Gonzalez made a similar play in right field in the bottom of the second inning to steal a base hit from Will Pickerell after Elijah Cooley opened the frame with a bunt single. After Buford was hit by a pitch, Cooley advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Gage Dodge singled home Buford to make the score 2-0. With two outs, Grant Campbell walked and Will Fromm plated both runs with a base hit. He scored on a double by Lane Pence. McKee followed with an RBI single. After a base hit by Cooley, Aaron Blessing walked to load the bases. A base on balls to Pickerell plated McKee to extend the lead to 7-0.

That was more than enough cushion to give Buford the hook after just 36 pitches, allowing him to be used in Wednesday night’s title game.

The Tigers limited the workload on the rest of the staff as well, adding another seven-spot in the bottom of the third to insure the game would end early by the 10-run rule.

McKee, Campbell and Blessing had RBI doubles in the frame.

Grant Campbell held Milan hitless over the next 2 2/3 innings in relief for SCR-I. Gage Dodge got the final out to nail down the 14-0 victory as SCR-I improved to 19-1 on the season.

Buford notched the win, allowing a hit and a walk in two innings of work while striking out six. Campbell fanned five batters and walked one.

Fromm went 3-4 with three RBIs. Cooley was 3-3 with two runs scored and McKee went 2-3 with two RBIs.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $170,000 to Missouri Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $170,000 in literacy grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 15,000 Missourians.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

Northeast Missouri Caring Communities, Inc. of Edina received a $12,000 grant.

Statewide grants are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning. Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English. Missouri recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 18, 2017. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at

Anna Monroe Named to  Graceland University 2017 Honors List

LAMONI, IA (05/16/2017)– The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2017 spring term have been announced, and Anna Monroe of Memphis, MO, has been named to the Honors List.

Graceland University students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Congratulations, Anna! Graceland commends you on your academic success.

For more information visit and find Graceland University on Facebook and Twitter to follow additional student achievements.

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships with students first. Campuses are located in Lamoni, Iowa, and Independence, Missouri. For more information and to see additional student achievements, follow @gracelandu on Twitter and like Graceland University on Facebook, or visit

Cemetery Revitalization

I want to publicly applaud the efforts of Elaine Smith, Ronnie Tinkle, Jeff Smith, and the generous donor(s) who made the revitalization of the Bethel Cemetery possible! On behalf of all the Rodgers, Barr and Overfield descendants, we are so grateful for your hard work!

Seeing Bethel the last time I was in Scotland County was heartbreaking and I wanted so badly to find a way to get it cleaned up. Elaine, Ronnie, Jeff, and the donor(s) were an answer to prayer. God Bless you!

Bruce Rodgers

Rochester, MN

SCR-I School Menus


Thursday, May 18 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, May 19 – Last Day of School! Cook’s Surprise.


Thursday, May 18 – Cook’s Surprise.

Friday, May 19 – Last Day of School! Sack Lunch.  Have a Great Summer!

SCR-I Summer School Menus

(Summer School runs from May 22-June 9.  All meals are free of charge to children 18 and under.  Children do not have to be enrolled to eat and walk-ins are welcome.)


Monday, May 22 – Pancakes, Sausage Link, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, May 23 – Last Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, May 24 – Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk.

Thursday, May 25 – Breakfast Burrito, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk.


Monday, May 22 – Hot Dog/Bun, Macaroni and Cheese, Peas, Chocolate Pudding, Mandarin Orange Slices

Tuesday, May 23 – Chicken Wrap, Potato Rounds, Buttered Corn, Sliced Pears

Wednesday, May 24 – Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Applesauce

Thursday, May 25 – Hamburger/Bun, Oven Ready Fries, Tomato Slices and Pickles, Sliced Peaches

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center


Thursday, May 18 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onions, French Fries, Pea Salad, Pineapple, Brownies

Friday, May 19 – Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Cake

Monday, May 22 – Sausage Biscuits/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Applesauce, Cookie

Tuesday, May 23 – Lasagna/Meat Sauce, Lettuce Salad, Hominy, Garlic Bread, Peaches

Wednesday, May 24 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, May 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Pudding


Thursday, May 11 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17 – Board and Business Meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 18 – Health Department here for blood pressure checks, Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

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

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