December 22, 2011

Area CVMA Chapter Plays Santa Claus for Local Veterans



Veterans helping veterans - That is the motto of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, whose local branch recently did just that, providing a special Christmas for several veterans who are residents at the Scotland County Care Center.

Members of the Missouri Chapter 4-7 of the CVMA visited the facility in Memphis on Sunday, December 18th bearing gifts.

Eight residents with past military service received gift bags from chapter members, who spent the afternoon with their fellow veterans swapping stories and spreading holiday cheer.

The event was one of many spread across northeast Missouri from Memphis to Brookfield, with the bikers bearing Christmas packages for veteran residents.

"This is our second year offering this service and it has already grown immensely," said member Chuck Reedy, an Arbela resident. After traveling to Scotland County for nearly two decades to hunt, Reedy moved to Arbela from the Chicago area last June after his retirement.

Chuck and his wife Nadine solicited donations from Scotland County businesses to help support the local effort. "We cannot say enough about the support of the community," Chuck said. "The people we visited with were extremely generous and very supportive of the effort."

It was support like that received in Memphis that has allowed the group to expand the Christmas gifts project to serve more than 80 area nursing home residents in just its second year, more than doubling in size from its starting point in 2010.

The CVMA consists of veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. With chapters in nearly all 50 states, the group's mission is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms, focusing on helping veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home."

Boom Truck Accident Causes Power Outage in Memphis

Power was knocked out across parts of Memphis again on Tuesday as bad weather downed several trees in the area, including this example on Clay Street.

A utilities service accident Friday morning knocked out power in a portion of the City of Memphis for approximately five hours.

According to city officials, municipal utilities workers were working at a commercial site on the north edge of town at around 10:30 a.m. when the city’s boom truck make contact with one phase of the 12470/7200 circuit and a ground on a secondary service drop.

This accident caused a circuit breaker at the substation at the light plant to ultimately lockout.

No one was injured in the accident.

Following a safety inspection of the system, the breaker was restored, returning power to the city’s electric plant. At this time, two additional circuits were identified as being tripped by the accident. One of the two circuits was able to be restored at that time, but the power outage continued for a portion of town as the second circuit was unable to be immediately restored.

The work crews were able to restore power to the municipal water plant, a top priority, at around 2:30 p.m. and ultimately brought the remainder of town back on line at around 3:30 p.m.

The city encountered a second power outage on Tuesday, June 19th as the result of stormy weather A downed tree limb knocked out power in part of town for approximately an hour in the afternoon.

City Council Approves Software Purchase for Asset Management, Work Force Administration

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall in a meeting rescheduled from June 7th.  Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Feeney called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor William Reckenberg.  Aldermen present were:  Andrea Brassfield and Lucas Remley; Alderman Tom Glass was absent.  Others in attendance were:  City Superintendent  Roy Monroe; Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander; Police Captain Bill Holland; citizen Laura Schenk; and City Clerk Angela Newman.

Alderman Remley moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to approve the minutes of the May 3, 2018 and May 31, 2018 council meetings.  Vote:  Brassfield, Remley, and Feeney, all aye.

Alderman Remley moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to approve the payment of bills as presented.  Vote:  Remley, Brassfield, and Feeney, all aye.

In citizen participation, Laura Schenk, representing the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, announced Peanut Days will be held on June 23rd followed by the annual Safety Fair on the city square.

A request to conduct the annual fireworks display on Monday, July 2nd was received from the Scotland County Care Center.  Alderman Feeney moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to give special permission to the Scotland County Care Center to conduct their annual fireworks display on July 2nd. Vote:  Brassfield, Feeney, and Remley, all aye.

UNIFORM POLICY

A uniform clothing policy was presented to the council for their consideration.  Council unanimously agreed to the proposed policy, which will now be presented to the employee committee for their comments.

PROPANE BIDS

Alderman Feeney moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to request propane bids.  Vote:  Brassfield, Feeney, and Remley, all aye.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Utility Supt. Stacy Alexander reported the City has been supplying water to Rural Water the past few weeks.  The City currently charges $4.00 per 1000 gallons to Rural Water and council agreed to continue with that rate.

ALDERMEN REPORTS

A demonstration from PubWorks was presented to the council earlier in the evening.  PubWorks is software specifically designed for public works departments to assist in managing assets, tracking work and job costs as well as service requests and fleet maintenance.  Projected cost of the software was $7,500 which includes asset management, service requests, work orders, mobile application, and fleet maintenance.  Installation and on-site training are an additional $3,450.  Annual support and maintenance of the software was quoted at $1,500 plus a $250 annual cloud fee for the mobile application.

Alderman Remley moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to approve the purchase of the PubWorks software package.  Vote:  Brassfield, Remley, and Feeney, all aye.

Alderman Brassfield set an employee meeting date of Tuesday, July 3rd at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall.

Alderman Feeney moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to adjourn into closed session pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(3) – hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body.  Vote:  Brassfield, Feeney, and Remley, all aye.

Regular session adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Council met briefly in closed session. No votes were taken.

Alderman Feeney moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to adjourn from closed session.  Vote:  Brassfield, Remley, and Feeney, all aye.

Closed session adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Alderman Feeney moved and Alderman Brassfield seconded to adjourn.  Vote:  Brassfield, Remley, and Feeney, all aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Scotland County Health Department Schedule

Thursday, June 21 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations.  A nurse is available at Scotland County Nutrition Site for blood pressure checks.

Friday, June 22 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-3:30 p.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, blood pressure checks, immunizations, and nail care.  Blood draws from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-9 a.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, and blood draws and from 12-2:30 for blood pressure checks, immunizations, and nail care.

Thursday, June 28 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations. 

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, June 21 – Lasagna/Meat Sauce, Lettuce Salad, Hominy, Garlic Bread, Peaches

Friday, June 22 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Buttered Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, June 25 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Peaches, Cookie

Tuesday, June 26 – Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Marinated Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Slice Bread, Pudding

Wednesday, June 27 –Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, June 28 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, June 20 – Board and business meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 21 – Blood pressure checks here today. Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, June 25 – AAA and CARE Meeting in Shelbina at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 26 – Movin On Group meets here at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 28 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

State Treasurer Launches Annual Effort to Find Owners of $1 Billion Worth of Unclaimed Property in Missouri 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Starting this week, the names of more than 100,000 Missourians who have Unclaimed Property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state of Missouri. State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the start of this annual effort to reconnect Missourians with their Unclaimed Property, which gets turned over to his office by financial institutions, business, government agencies and other organizations.

“We have $1 billion of Unclaimed Property in our state, so I have made it a priority to get this money returned to its rightful owners as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Schmitt said. “This money doesn’t belong to the government, it belongs to the people of Missouri. I’m proud of the work our team has done to cut the processing time nearly in half and make it easier for Missourians to claim and receive their Unclaimed Property.”

An ad in this week’s Memphis Democrat features roughly 40 local listings for unclaimed property believed to belong to current or past Scotland County residents.

Missouri law requires these notices be published annually in order to list the names of individuals whose Unclaimed Property valued at $50 or more has been turned over to the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office in the past year.

Individuals, families, small businesses and others can check to see if they have Unclaimed Property online at www.ShowMeMoney.com. They can also sign up for email notifications when new assets come in matching their information and send notifications to family and friends to let them know about money being held in their name.

Treasurer Schmitt returned $45 million of Unclaimed Property in 2017 – more in his first year than any previous treasurer in Missouri history. Since Schmitt took office, the average processing time for claims has dropped from fourteen days to eight days.

Schmitt was sworn in as Missouri’s 46th State Treasurer in January of 2017. As Treasurer, Schmitt is focused on protecting Missouri taxpayers, supporting small businesses and empowering individuals and their families while overseeing the state’s $4 billion investment portfolio. To learn more about the Missouri State Treasurer’s Office, visit www.treasurer.mo.gov.

Two June Favorites Coming Together for Fun-Filled Saturday on the City Square

Two long-running June events are teaming up this Saturday to offer a fun-filled day on the Memphis City Square. The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce annual Peanut Day and the Scotland County Kids Safety Day are joining forces to help pack the square on June 23rd.

The day will get underway with a special breakfast hosted by the Scotland County Farm Bureau starting at 7 a.m. at the Memphis Fire Station. Pancakes and biscuits and gravy will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to celebrate Dairy Month and Kids’ Safety Day. Free-will donations will be accepted.

Members of the Chamber of Commerce will man the corners of the square starting at 8 a.m. to sell bags of peanuts for the MACC Peanut Day. Each bag of peanuts will contain prizes donated by MACC members.

The 8th Annual Kids Safety Day organized by the Scotland County Ambulance Service will get underway on the square starting at 10 a.m.

Representatives from local emergency services providers will give demonstrations throughout the day. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department, Scotland County, Rutledge and Gorin fire departments, Scotland County Ambulance Service and Scotland County Health Department will have informational booths and equipment for viewing. Other booths will be offered by the Missouri Conservation Department, National Weather Service, Missouri Fire Marshal, Adair County Humane Society and many more.

In addition to the educational opportunities, the children will be entertained with bounce houses and other games as well as snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs, soda and balloons. They can also expect a visit from Smokey the Bear.

In addition to the multiple emergency vehicle displays, guests will also be able to cool off a bit while enjoying several firemen water games.

The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the free refreshments, door prizes will be given away including several bicycles.

“This event is hosted by the Scotland County Ambulance Service which holds and manages all of the funds raised for the event,” said organizer Derek Ambrose. “All of the funds that are collected go toward kids safety day and no other organization or department. I say again that 100% of all donations given toward Kids Safety Day go toward Kids Safety Day. All donations go to pay for the food, drinks, prizes, and entertainment that is provided free of charge to ALL that attend the event.”

Last year nearly 500 area children participated, the largest total to date.

“It is all about providing a fun and safe environment for children of all ages to learn about all the potential dangers they could face in everyday life,” said Ambrose.

Anyone interested in donating to support the 2018 Kids Safety Day or future events can contact Ambrose at 660-341-3671. Volunteers are stilled needed for Saturday as well. Anyone interested can contact Ambrose or get with him the day of the event.

Local Students Graduate From Truman State University 

KIRKSVILLE, MO — Jordan Dunn of Bible Grove and Emily J. Ebeling of Memphis were among the students to graduate from Truman State University during spring commencement. Truman conducted graduation ceremonies May 12.

KatRina Burgess of Memphis also graduated with a Masters Degree in education.

Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report has rated Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for 21 consecutive years, and Washington Monthly ranked Truman as the No. 4 master’s university in the nation.

CPWSD#1 Announces Billing Changes

The Scotland County Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 recently announced changes to its billing system as part of the recent meter upgrades for the rural water service provider.

CPWSD#1 of Scotland County would like to notify all of our customers they will now be receiving a monthly bill for their water service,” said office manager Kelly Frazier. “If you do not receive your bill by the 10th of the month, please call the office at 465-7200.

The company is also now offering online payment options through Payment Service Network (PSN).

CPWSD#1 will no longer accept debit or credit card payments in the office. Those types of payments will need to be made online through the Payment Service Network.

The company also noted there is no charge to pay by check in the office. Payment Service Network does charge a $1 check fee to use its electronic bill pay services.

Frazier noted that PSN had mailed information to customers, and while the mailer indicated the wrong state, the other information was accurate, including the website for registration. Customers can go online to register their account or can call PSN to set one up.

In addition to the billing changes, the rural water district announced it is now offering leak alert services. Customers can register their cell phone number with CPWSD#1, either by calling the office or submitting the cellular phone number and the service provider with their next payment. Once registered, customers will be able to receive text alerts if a water leak is detected in their service.

The rural water board expressed its appreciation for their customers patience and understanding during the recent transition to the new electronic meters and new billing system.

Scotland County Elementary School Releases 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Scotland County R-I Elementary School has released the fourth quarter honor roll for students in third through sixth grade.

Students named to the A honor roll in class 3A were Layla Baker, Kelsey Buckallew, Katelyn Burkholder, Kenna Campbell, Kwayde Hamilton, Javis Hauk, Morgan Jackson, Emery Kirchner, Elizabeth Lamb, Marshall McKee, Aria Mishra, Payden Rulon, Lily Wheeler, Hannah Whitney, and Sadie Williamson.

Named to the B honor roll were Emily Bergheger, Matyson Buford, Ian Dawson, Gavyn Dodge, Eddie Koser, Kallee Kratzer, Craig Pflum, and Silas Williams.

Students in class 3B earning A honor roll status included Braylon Campbell, Avery Cowell, Alexys Davis, Laney Doster, Colin Hatfield, Deana McKinney, Kenzington Miller, Ava Remley, Nathan Seaver, Cohen Small, Ciara Smith, Jacob Stott, and Maezy Swearingen.

The B honor roll included William Green, Kaley Kerkman, Sadie Soltis, and Cason Talbert.

The A honor roll for fourth grade class 4A consisted of Austin Ambrose, Evan Arnold, Keeley Brown, Lillian Frederick, Charlee Holland, Eleena Justice, Drayven Koser, Wesley McSparren, Lane Pflum, Levi Stott, and Letha Ward.

Named to the B honor roll were Kadence Burnett, Elizabeth Butler, Kamdyn Forest, Jayden Gerren, Mathew Heck, and Tayte Richmond.

Earning a spot on the A honor roll in class 4B were Dane Blessing, Carter Clatt, Kahlee Justice, Mason Myers, Lillian Reese, and Kaleab Stewart.

The B honor roll recipients were Landon Blake, Clinton Hale, Ryan Harvey, Autumn Huber, Sadie Jackson, Zada Ketchum, Trent Mallett, Macy Nolt, Carman Robinson and Haven Stoddard.

The A honor roll for class 5A consisted of Casidey Altobelli-Frederick, Hannah Campbell, Will Darland, Sadie Dilliner, Emma Gist, Jaci Knupp, Merit Miller, Layne Stott, Makyla Swearingen, and Beau Triplett.

Named to the B honor roll were Grayson Chance, Aden Drummond, Kwyn Hamlin, Owen Hassell, Karimah Jebreel, Mason Mallett, Kayden Miller, Caiden Nichols, and Destynee Small.

Earning a place on the A honor roll in class 5B were Cody Briggs, Taylor Egenberger, Brooklynn Fuller, Cherakee Hancock, Kassidee Jack, Brenna Phillips, Kendall Small, Marcus Smith, and Serina Vickers.

Logan Buford was named to the 5B B honor roll along with Reese Cook, Ariana Edwards, Megan Frederick, Kevin Henn, and Mason Parsons.

In class 5C, the A honor roll consisted of Bristol Alexander, Owen Brown, Larkyn Justice, Kennedy Middleton, Paton Miller, Jack Siegfried, Kylie Small, and Megan Wolfe.

Named to the B honor roll were Austin Curry, Vince Dale, Dylan Dawson, Holly Mauck, Rylee Pflum, and Desera Sweezer.

The class 6A A honor included Hugh Baker, Jadin Fuller, Kallen Hamlin, Clarence Koser, Hattie Mumford, Tori Peterson, Carlee Smith, and Fawntana Wells.

Named to the B honor roll were Mazy Dodge, Kaiden Foster, Madigan Frederick, Payton Frederick, Elias Hatfield, Nicholas Holt, Graydon Justice, Chloe Krise, Charlotte McRoberts, Janail Miller, Hailey Small, Matison Tinkle, and Alexis Wolfe.

In class 6B the A honor roll recipients were Emma Anders, Kendal Anderson, Corbin Blessing, Mariah Buckallew, Hunter Holt, Makynlee Jack, Taydem Morton, Carson Miller, Kennady Sapp, Emma Tinkle, and Mariah Vaughn.

Earning a spot on the B honor roll were Brooke Campbell, Chason Campbell, Kyndra Cochran, Alice Darland, Cynch Davis, Amiah Durham, Emma Harvey, Kaylee Hobbs, Lathan McAfee, Breyonna Mitchell, Piper Thompson, and Tanner Valle.

JOHN W. EGGLESTON (2/16/1948 – 6/15/2018)

John W. “Johnny Bill” Eggleston, 70, of rural Memphis, Missouri passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2018, at his home in the Brock community. The son of Austin Evert and Mildred Lough Eggleston, he was born February 16, 1948 at Ottumwa, Iowa.

He grew up on the family farm and attended the Scotland County R-1 School system graduating with the class of 1965.

John met and married Diane Kaye “Dee Dee” Schlotter on November 6, 1971 and he found a team player that helped him throughout his entire lifetime.

After he graduated from high school he went on to attend the Northeast Missouri State College and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Industrial Education. He had completed continuing education and accreditation in engineering, cooperative leadership and agriculture. John served in the U. S. Army from 1969 – 1971 serving a one year tour in Vietnam. Upon his discharge from the Army they moved to Kansas City and went to work as a certified structural engineering technician for the Black and Veatch Consulting Engineers there. In 1974, John and Dee Dee returned to Memphis, MO where John and his brother Stan were owner/ operator of Eggleston Farms. A corn, soybean and hay operation and owner/operator of John and Dee Enterprises, LLC., a seed and electronics sales business.

John joined the Board of Directors of Tri-County Electric Coop in Lancaster, MO in 1976 and completed his tenure there in 2011 serving as president of the board. He served as a director and past Chairman of the AMEC District II Rural Electric, Vice-President of Northeast Power Cooperative, director and secretary/treasure of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperative and director on the State Rural Electric Legislative Committee. He earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and also the NRECA Board Leadership Certificate. He was a member of the Action Committee for Rural Electrification and the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Political Action Committee. He was well known by both legislative parties at the state and national levels.

John was president of the POET Biorefining-Macon (Missouri’s first ethanol plant) and Northeast Missouri Grain Processors, LLC, vice-president of POET Biorefining- Ladonia and manager on the POET Biorefining- Cloverdale, Indiana LLC board from 1994 and until retiring in August 2017. He was the past director of the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives and was founding director of the Missouri Renewable Fuel Association. He also served as a director of the Missouri Corn Growers Association, a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri Soybean Association.

He was preceded in death by his son, Damen Eggleston, his parents, grandmother-in-law, Mary Drake, his father-in-law, Robert Schlotter and his brother-in-law, Bob Cox.

Survivors include his wife: Dee Dee Eggleston of the home; a brother: Stan (Patty) Eggleston; a sister: Jane Eggleston; a sister-in-law: Sharon Cox; his mother-in-law, Marilyn Schlotter; 3 nieces: Sara Eggleston, Julie (Micheal) Monroe and Jada Eggleston; a nephew Eric (Deb) Cox along with many other relatives and close friends, including his special friends Bob Henselman and Jimmy Curry.

In lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to the Wallace W. Gillespie, V.F.W Post # 4958 of Memphis and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555.

A visitation was held Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends. As per his wishes cremation rites were accorded and there are private disposition plans at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the Eggleston family by logging onto www.paynefuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

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