July 14, 2011

Smoke Testing Underway to Locate Sewer Leaks

The smoke is clearing from another Independence Day holiday weekend. While the fireworks are over, the City of Memphis has plans to bring back the smoke.

The city water department will be performing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer in July and August across the town. The program is utilized to review the sewer system in an attempt to locate leaks that could be allowing inflow and infiltration or ground water and storm sewer runoff.

The process is pretty basic, with a special smoke bomb being lowered into the sewer system. Spotters then walk the adjoining properties in search of smoke escaping from the ground or from exposed plumbing.

"These tests will help us in locating breaks and defects in the sewer system," said Superintendent Dennis Howard. "You may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings or from holes in the ground. Don't be alarmed."

The materials used in the testing produce no odor and are non-toxic. The test smoke is non-staining and is not a fire hazard. It typically dissipates in just a few minutes.

The water department is asking for public cooperation during the test period. Homeowners are asked to pour water in all basement floor drains and in any unused sinks, to insure the traps are sealed, meaning no smoke will be able to enter the home.

If this process is performed, and owners still find smoke from the testing process entering their home, Howard indicated this likely means there are defects in the property's plumbing that could allow dangerous sewer gas to be entering the structure.

In this case, please identify the location the smoke is entering the home and contact the city at 660-465-7285. Once the problem area is identified, simply open windows or doors and ventilate any smoke that may have entered the home.

Property owners that keep dogs, birds or other pets that will be confined during normal business hours within the testing period are asked to contact the city so special arrangements may be made.

Classified Ads 5-26-2016

FOR SALE – Asparagus.  Call 945-3020.

HELP WANTED – Kitchen help, weekends and holidays.  The Catfish Place.  Apply in person Thursdays and Fridays after 3:00 p.m.

HELP WANTED – Department Manager at Memphis Farm and Home.  8-5, Monday – Saturday with a day off.  Benefits and Paid Vacation.  Apply in person only.

FOR RENT – Two bedroom trailer with addition on huge lot in Memphis.  Window air conditioning, storage shed and clothes line. $350/month.  Contact: 660-216-0643.

FARMER’S MARKET – Every Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. In season fresh vegetables, plants, and baked goods.

YARD SALE – Friday, May 27, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday May 28, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Corner of Hwy. 15 and West Monroe Street in Memphis (Arnold’s garage). Boys 4-6 and Girls 4-5 clothes, twin bed with  mattress, twin mattress, shoes, Men’s leather vest, queen bedding set, small to X-large clothing, toys, children’s books, booster seat, dishes, and lots of household miscellaneous. Arnold, Brewer, and Middleton.

YARD SALE – Thursday, May 26, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, May 27, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 306 West Short Street, Memphis. Small table with chairs, TV with remote, Girl’s clothing 2T-3T and 14-16, lots of toys, Boy’s clothing up to 5-6, shoes, Men’s and Women’s clothing, and plastic canvas

BABY WINTERS

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Quentin and Laura Winters of Luray  are the parents of a daughter, Clara Dawn Winters, born May 15, 2016 at 1:09 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Clara weighed 8 lbs 12 oz and was 22 inches long. She is welcomed home by a brother, Jarret. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Aylward of Memphis and Kevin and Loretta Winters of Kahoka.

BABY HORNUNG

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Kathryn Hornung of Carthage, IL is the mother of a daughter, Cambrie Arabella Hornung, born May 17, 2016 at 8:54 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Cambrie weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and was  20 inches long. She is welcomed home by a sibling, Rayden. Grandparents are Richard and Shelly Hornung of Warsaw, IL.

Two Tigers Close Out 2016 Golf Season at State Championship

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A pair of Scotland County golfers concluded the 2016 season among the top 100 players in Missouri Class 1 after completing the two-day Missouri Class 1 State Championship held at Fremont Hills Country Club.

Ryan Slaughter carded a round of 92, which tied him for 39th overall, while teammate Ian See shot a round of 106, which ranked 82nd overall.

Peyton Needy of Green Ridge was crowned the state champion after shooting a three-over-par round of 74. He edged Brian Whitson of Advance by a single stroke  with Tony Brandt of Greenwood finishing third with a 76  followed by Jett Robert Simmons of Gallatin with a 77 and Boone Kroenke of Lincoln in fifth with an 80.

The two top five performances helped lead Gallatin to the team state championship, as the four-golfer score of 339 held off La Plata and Greenwood which finished tied for second with team scores of 346. Lincoln was fourth with a 363 and Marceline finished fifth with a 371.

See and Slaughter are both juniors and should be back in 2017 for another crack at a state title.

Four SCR-I Grads Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

The Tri-Rivers Conference announce the 2015-2016 Academic All-Conference award winners. To be eligible for this award, students had to be of senior standing and completed their 7th semester of secondary school attendance; achieve a minimum ACT composite score of 22; and have participated in a minimum of one conference-sanctioned activity during their senior year.

Each nominated student received a combined score which includes GPA, ACT composite score, and number of Tri-Rivers Conference activities participated in during their 11th and 12th grade years. The top 16 student scores qualify as “Academic All-Conference”.

The 2015-16 TRC All Academic winners are Zach Boatman, Andrew Hodge, Tim Jones, Skyler Sullens, and Marissa York of Knox County; Sara Christine and Amber Vannoy of North Shelby; Courtney Guffey, Hunter Halley, and Lauren Renner of Putnam County; John Davenport and Nathanial Wheeler of Schuyler County; Joshua Adams, Morgan Alexander, Caleb Doubet, and Megan Kice of Scotland County.

Tigers Bring Home 11th, 13th Place Finishes at State Track Championships

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A pair of Scotland County entries in the Missouri Class 2 state track championships were unable to make it to the medal podium over the weekend but wrapped up the 2016 season with strong showings.

The Tigers 4×800 relay team finished 11th overall, but still set a school record with a time of 8:35.51.

College Heights Christian High School’s team took the state title in a time of 8:12.26 followed by Cleveland NJROTC, Russellville, Penney and Woodland. Also reaching the podium were teams from Summit Christian Academy, Crane and Clever.

The SCR-I team consisted of Caleb Doubet, Riley Kliethermes, Tristen Kice and Zach Doubet.

The team finished fourth in the Class 2 District 1 & 2 sectional meet in a time of 8:45.86 to qualify for state among the top 16 teams in Missouri.

Kice also competed in the 400 meter dash. He ran a time of 52.92 in the preliminaries, finishing sixth in his heat race and failing to qualify as one of the top eight individual times, finishing with the 13th best time.

Madison Davis of Skyline was the top qualifier in a time of 49.75. The senior went on to claim the state title the following day, to defend his state title, besting the field in a time of 48.95. Matthew Christhoffer of Clever was second followed by Jonathan Johnson of College Heights, James Allen of Cleveland NJROTC, Malcom Elmroe of Lafayette County, Kenan Brooks of Father Tolton, Justin de la Torre of Bourbon and Noah Hahn of Scott City.

Kice had qualified for state with a fourth place finish at the Class 2 Sectional 1 event held at Troy Buchanan High School.

Zach Doubet finished seventh in the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs at sectionals. The Tigers’ 4×400 team also finished seventh as did Bryson Orton in the shot put.

The Lady Tigers also had three athletes finish in the top at sectionals. Katelyn Talbert was seventh in the 400 meter dash while Abby Blessing finished seventh in the high jump. Khloe Hamlin was eighth in the triple jump.

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 12, 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 Commissioner Ebeling. Motion carried 3-0.

The minutes from May 11, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

Gene Berry, City of Gorin Alderman, called requesting assistance for exposed wells on abandoned properties in Gorin.  The Commission advised Berry to contact the Missouri Municipal League for guidance.

The Commission contacted Roy Monroe, City of Memphis Administrator, regarding trimming trees in the courthouse lawn.  The Commission, Monroe, and Curtis Mallett inspected the trees.

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, May 18, 2016.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 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; Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch.

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

The minutes from May 12, 2016 were presented. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the regular session minutes; seconded by Commissioner Wiggins. Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioners approved an invoice to Quincy Mack for rock trailer.

Invoice #150523-010-5 to Shaefer, Kline & Warren for professional fees on Bridge #1460007 was approved by Commission.

Ryan Clark, Road & Bridge Supervisor, visited with Commissioners about Road and Bridge issues.

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

The Scotland County Commission adjourned to meet in regular session on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Tigers Fall Short in Bid to Defend  District Title

Gage Dodge slides around the tag at home plate to score the Tigers lone run in their 2-1 loss to Canton in the District  championship game.

Gage Dodge slides around the tag at home plate to score the Tigers lone run in their 2-1 loss to Canton in the District championship game.

Scotland County’s baseball season came to a close Thursday night in Edina as the Tigers fell to Canton 2-1 in the Class 2 District 6 championship, a game in which SCR-I simply could not catch a break.

The Tigers missed by inches of taking the lead in the first inning. Gage Dodge walked to start the game. With two outs, Grant Campbell lined a deep drive down the right field line that went off the fielder’s glove just as he was crossing the line and was ultimately ruled a foul ball. If fair, the drive would have plated Dodge, but he was stranded at first when Campbell struck out. That became the theme of the evening as SCR-I left nine runners on base in a contest where the out hit the opponent eight to two.

Canton took advantage of an error in the bottom of the first to jump on top 1-0 when Josh Kermoade doubled to right field to plate Koy Smith.

Lane Pence singled with one out in the second. Courtesy runner Elijah Cooley was held up at third when Ryan Slaughter laced a double in the right-center field gap. Canton got out of the jam when Aaron Blessing lined out to second base and Cooley was doubled off third on the play.

SCR-I pulled even in the third inning. With one out, Dodge singled. Aaron Buford followed with a base hit before Will Fromm singled to right field and Dodge beat the throw home to tie the score at 1-1.

Logan Brown was hit by a pitch to start Canton’s third inning, but he was gunned down by Pence trying to steal second.

Canton took the 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth. A one out single by Kermoade started the rally. A  pair of wild pitches moved him into scoring position. After a two-out walk to Lavion Wilson, Aaron Buford was called for a balk when he faked a pickoff throw to third base and then threw to first base. The move was widely used in  Major League Baseball until a rule change in 2013 made it a balk.  That was the call by the umpires, allowing Kermoade to come home.

The Tigers threatened again in the fifth inning. With two outs, Buford walked before Fromm singled to center field. Campbell legged out an infield single to load the bases, but Justin McKee was retired on a ground out to end the threat.

Pence narrowly missed tying the game when he crushed a double off the left field fence to start the sixth inning. But he was stranded at second as Lance Logsdon retired the next three hitters.

The Canton hurler retired the side in order for just the second time of the night in the seventh inning to secure the 2-1 win for his team.

Buford took the loss on the mound despite allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out six.

Logsdon held SCR-I to one run on eight hits and two walks while striking out 10.

Pence went 2-3 for SCR-I and Fromm was 2-4 with the lone RBI.

The Tigers finish the season with a 14-4 record.

Canton (18-0) advances to take on District 5 champs Clopton (10-9). The winner will take on the victor of the Westran (13-6) and Vienna (17-8) contest featuring the district 7 and 8 champions.

Rutledge Renegades

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Roger Gipson.

Charlene Montgomery and Neta Phillips went to Kirksville.

Don Tague is home from Albuquerque, NM where he attended the graduation of his granddaughter, Dr. Jennifer Crawford.

Naomi Kidd-Schwandt’s grandson, Alak Schick, from Chicago, came and stayed the weekend.

Tary and Yukiko from Woodbridge, VA came and helped his mother, Bette; celebrate her 92nd birthday at Zimmerman’s. They came on Tuesday and went home on Friday.

Tary and Yukiko also ate breakfast at the Gingerbread House with cousins Virginia Woods and Verlee Dauma.

Luke and Anna Mae Horning went to New York to his nephew’s wedding.

Reva Hustead and Teddy Ammons went to Palmyra.

Betty Wiley’s 92nd birthday was on Wednesday, May 13. She celebrated at Zimmerman’s on Friday, May 19. Those attending were: Tary and Yukiko Wiley, Neta Phillips, Marjorie Peterson, Oren and Celina Erickson, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Erma High, Irwin Zimmerman, and Charlene Montgomery.

Some others in this week were: Otho and Dora Harbur, Ronnie Peterson, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Alyson Ewald and daughter Cole Mazziotti, Dale and Lisa Tague, Don Tague, Tamara Tague, Milt Clary, Ronnie and Bonnie Young.

Spurgeon, Thomas Wed in Ottumwa

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The First United Methodist Church in Ottumwa, IA was the setting for the March 19th, 2016 wedding of Erica Thomas and Joseph Spurgeon.

The Rev. Jon Disburg conducted the ceremony. The bride of Ottumwa, IA is the daughter of Jonny Thomas and the late Vicki Fetters. Grandparents are the late Alvin and Beulah Thomas and Gene and Velma Fetters.

The groom of Granger, MO is the son of Rob and Carolyn Spurgeon. Grandparents are Junior and Betty Smith of Luray, MO and Shirley and the late Dean Spurgeon of Granger, MO. The wedding party consisted of Cassie Hammack, matron of honor; Katie Maher, Bridesmaid; Craig Wittstock, best man; Daniel Spurgeon, groomsman and brother of the groom.

Ushers were Ryan (Kip) Auld and Zach Sheeley. Ring bearer was Drake Spurgeon, nephew of the groom. Flower girls were Auralynn and Annelise Spurgeon, nieces of the groom.

The reception was held at the Elk’s Lodge in Ottumwa, IA.

The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.

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