December 15, 2011

Mrs. Lough - SCR-I 4th Grade Santa Letters



Mrs. Leslie Lough - SCR-I 4th grade

What is it like in the North Pole? And how are your reindeer? I'm going to make you cookies! I have been good this year. I want lost of gifts. I do good things. This year I want dolls Wii games, DS games, 3DS, and more. Please get me the stuff that I want and more things. Your friend, Robyn Hayes

Dear Kris Kringle, How are the reindeer? Hope the polar bears aren't bothering the reindeer. Do you have a head elf? Do like Pepsi? I have been especially good this year. I've been helping my sister and cleaning my room. I'll give you cookies if you give me presents. I will also give Rudolph some carrots too. I would like some targets to shoot at and some Hex Bugs . I want some Wii games and DS games. I also want a lizard very, very badly. I'll see you this Christmas, Santa. Your present deserving friend, Whitman C. Quillin

Dear Santa, How are you? I am awesome today. I'm going to give you cookies and eggnog on Christmas Eve. I'm going to put name tags by the plates of oatmeal for the reindeer. I want an Ipod Touch, a pony, a Xbox 360 Kinect, a Nintendo 3D DS, a toy doctor set, and 4 tickets to Hawaii. Love, Shelby Troutman P.S. Bring something nice for Mrs. Lough too!

Dear Santa, How cold is it up in the North Pole? It's freezing here in Missouri. I don't think you well be able to land on my roof, oh be careful of the cat, he has claws. I'm 99% good. I take care of Maggy Malleie, and Iggy. I clean the house. I turn in most of my homework. I want a kitten for Christmas. I want a dad for Christmas too. Your friend, Kamryn A. Mast

Dear Santa, How is Rudolph this year? It's very cold out but we've got a fire to keep us warm. You should start making your elves work hard because kids are going to want tots for toys money! So I've been very good this year. I've mowed my yard. I've done my chores and I do my homework. What I want for Christmas is an Ipod Touch, lots of money, guns, knives, and lots of stuff like usual. Your friend, Brandon Burrus

Dear Santa, How is Rudolph? I love Christmas! Have you been getting the toys ready? Let me guess you do. I'm well behaved this year. Oh please Santa please get me these things. I want an Xbox Kinect, Ipod Touch and MWS. I want those things. I mean is Dixon having fun? Oh is Rudolph still leading the pack? Maybe you can work. Your best boy, Garth Small

Dear Santa, How are you doing? Are the elves doing well? I wish I could come and visit, but I'm to lazy to get up plus it's too far of a walk. How is the weather doing up there? It is cold down here. My Christmas tree is tilty and we need to get new lights for the tree. They all don't work or most of them. Do you gain weight ever or do you lose weight everyday? What I want for Christmas is an Xbox 360 with Kinect and Halo Reach. Your friend, Spencer Kerkmann

Dear Santa, How's the North Pole this time of year? Are you bringing Rudolph along with you? Don't get too full because I am going to make a whole bunch of cookies. I hope Blitzen doesn't get a blitzy of a cold. I have been extra good this year. I have been helping my mom, doing my homework, and helping others. One more question. How is the Mrs. Claus? I have been a very good little girl. All I am asking for Christmas is some painting supplies for my paint set. I also would like lots and lots of jewelry. Thanks Santa Claus, you are awesome. Your friend, Arysta Snyder

Dear Santa, I'm so excited, 20 days until Christmas! How are the reindeer? Are they ready for the long trip? Are you ready for the long trip? I've been very good this year! I deserve all the gifts I get this Christmas. I did all my chores, and I am on the honor role. This year I'm asking for an Ipod Touch and a new Wii game. Thank you Santa, Your friend, Katie Parsons P.S. Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa, I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday! There are a few things that I really like about Christmas, sledding, sitting by the fire and decorating the Christmas tree. What are yours? This year I don't want a lot of things I want I really want! I would like it if you make the coat the color of her fur, with line green S on it. I also would like a drawn picture of me and my cat. The last thing I want is an Ipod Touch with a lime green case. I really want those things and I believe that you can make them! Please work hard, and have a good Christmas! Your favorite girl, Micah Cooley

Dear Santa, How are the reindeer in the North Pole? My animals are freezing in the barn. Are you ready to go down the chimney on Christmas Eve? Does Rudolph still have that red nose? I have been a good daughter, sister, and student this year. I have been extra good. I have been feeding my kittens every other day. I'm asking for an Ipod Touch, a few DS games, a huge trampoline, and a Temper Pedic bed for Christmas. Thank you so much Santa. Your friend, Avery Shultz

Dear Santa, How are you doing? I'm doing well. I have been good sometimes. How are the elves and reindeer? All I want for Christmas are dogs, a touch screen Ipod, a touch screen phone, and my own room I have to share a room with my sister. I will make sugar cookies for you. Also, I will make cookies for the reindeer and elves. Love, Maycee Ferrel

Dear Kris Kringel, I've been wondering this for a long time is Jack Frost your brother? If he is, why is he so mean and you're jolly or is that just in the movie? Oh did each of your reindeer go to Bath & Body Works because they each have a hand sanitizer named after them? My talkativeness has gotten me into trouble sometimes. I have been trying to behave as well as I could. I helped my friend Arysta find her turtle charm to her necklace. I have tried to do my best this year. I find the whole "asking for presents" think a little bit selfish. I don't care what you give me, I just want something nice. Your friend, Susannah DeMarce

Dear Santa, Who is your favorite reindeer? My favorite reindeer is Comet. My mom said we're going to make you some cookies and milk. I might have some carrots for your reindeer if my cat doesn't eat them first. I have been good son and student all year. I also gave Mrs. Lough popcorn. All I want for Christmas is an Ipad and Wizard 101 cards. I do hope I get these gifts. Sincerely, Reilly Shoemaker P.S. I would like my books.

Dear Santa, I have been good this year. How are the reindeer? I will give you milk and cookies. How are the elves? Are you working hard? I have been good. I take care of my two dogs. I also help my grandma. I run after my puppy when he runs off. I watched my cousins is why I deserve all the gifts I ask for. Please get my puppy some treats so I can teach him how to sit. I want Chutes and Ladders, and stuff for my American Girl Doll. Keep up the good work. Your friend, Briana Van DeVeire

Dear Santa, Hey Santa! I am freezing down here in Missouri! Guess what? For your snack I will be making Monster and fiber cookies. Last year we gave you Mt. Dew. Santa please, please give some gifts. I have been good. I bought my sister Lydia her favorite toy. Santa, if you don't give me presents I will not give you a snack. Just kidding! I will tell your elves that they have been caught being good. I want a bitty baby named Katrin Elizabeth. I want her to have brown hair and blue eyes. I would like some diapers for my baby doll. I would like a body bed too. Yours truly, Natalie Krouse

Dear Santa, How much do you weigh? Not very much snow down here. What is it like up there cold or freezing? I weigh 21,546 pounds less than you. I've been medium good this year. I've been a help to people with things like shoveling dirt, and cutting grass and watching my sister's dog at home. I want some coal and a Hex Bug. I want it to snow 6 feet and a .270 long range rifle. Your friend, Lathe Bair

Dear Santa, How it going? Are the elves doing fine? How is Rudolph and the other reindeer? Oh, how's Mrs. Claus? How's the toy factory? And how's the shop. For Christmas I wan 10 Star Wars Lego playset. Lego Star Wars 3 for Xbox 360 Kinect wireless. Star Wars books. 10 Transformers. And for my last present I want to see you face to face. You should watch your diet. You could buy a Time Machine to get to every singe house quickly. Your friend, Austin Reed

Dear Santa, How are you? We are fine. I hope you have fun on Christmas Eve! All I want for Christmas is a Bug Farm. Thank you so much! Your friend, Matthew Bennell P.S. Bug Boy

Pippert, Sears Earn Degrees From MU

Two Scotland County men were among the students to earn degrees during the University of Missouri 2016 spring semester graduation ceremonies.

Nathan A. Pippert of Memphis graduated with an Educational Specialist, Education Leadership & Policy Analysis (EDSP) degree with an emphasis in Educational Administration.

James Rodney Sears of Memphis received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (BSED) degree with an emphasis in Mathematics Education and a minor degree in Mathematics (MI).

Say Cheese – Yearbook Class Needs Cameras to Create Memories

Say Cheese – Yearbook Class Needs Cameras to Create Memories

A picture is worth 1,000 words. If that saying holds true, then the Scotland County R-I publications wants to make sure said photographs are the best quality possible.

That’s why SCR-I publications instructor Tammy Walton has started a fundraising drive to help purchase two new digital cameras for the yearbook class.

Walton has joined with DonorsChoice.org, an online platform created in 2000 by a high school teacher in New York to help public school teachers match up with prospective donors wishing to support educational opportunities across America by helping fund much-needed supplies and other educational opportunities.

“My publication students want to create the best yearbook possible,” said Walton. “This year they’re doing something special for the 100th anniversary of yearbooks for our school. We have several photographers on staff and some want to pursue photography as more than just a hobby.”

The SCR-I DonorsChoice.org goal is $601.

“Give to my classroom by September 4, 2016 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org,” said Walton. “Just enter the code LIFTOFF during checkout and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).”

If funded, the program will help the yearbook class purchase a pair of Canon PowerShot SX410 20 megapixel digital cameras.

The fundraiser will be active through December 25th.

Caleb Doubet Wins Scotland County Antique Fair 5K Run

Caleb Doubet won the Scotland County Hospital 5K Run during the 2016 Scotland County Antique Fair. Doubet ran the course in a time of 19:47.

Caleb Doubet won the Scotland County Hospital 5K Run during the 2016 Scotland County Antique Fair. Doubet ran the course in a time of 19:47.

Saturday’s festivities at the 2016 Scotland County Antique Fair got off to a running start at 8 a.m., literally, as the Scotland County Hospital 5K Run and Fun Walk departed from the east side of the Memphis city square.

Scotland County R-I Class of 2016 graduate Caleb Doubet was the first runner to cross the finish line in a time of 19:47. Current SCR-I eighth grader Kylee Stott was the top female finisher, with a time of 24:45.

Rounding out the age division top finishers were Brady Curry (22:16), Corbyn Spurgeon (24:36), and Spencer Kerkmann and Kallen Hamlin (25:10) in the men’s 18 and under class.

In the 18 and under female division, the top three finishers were sisters, Abi Feeney in 26:04, Katie Feeney in 27:56 and Hannah Feeney in 31:08.

In the 19-29 division it was Jeremy Wiggins with the top time of 21:32 followed by Kody Parkins in 25:22.

The top finishers in the 19-29 female division were Ashley Sears (38:51), Aimee Shultz (39:24) and Jacqui Onken (42:52).

Derek Weber led the Men’s 30-39 age division to the finish line in a time of 22:21. Larry Balanda was second in 27:42 followed by Andy Miller in 34:05.

In the 30-39 age female class the top time was 26:28 by Michelle Parrot followed by Brenna Poe (27:48) and Jenny Palmer and Michele Duer (29:02).

The men’s 40-49 division saw Mark Wiggins turn in a top time of 22:08. Simon Plowman was second in 48 minutes.

The 40-49 aged women division was won by Trinity Davis in 26:25 followed by Karri Feeney in 27:12 and Julie Arnold in 35:32.

The men’s 50 and over class victory went to Joe Doubet with a time of 26:21. Kevin Fromm was second with a time of 27:27 followed by Mark Fryer in 28:37.

The women’s 50 and over division saw Dani Fromm cross the finish line in 32:03 followed by Angela Hawes in 33:57 and Suzie Miller in 42:40.

The event was sponsored by Gas and More, Hair Co, Pizza Hut, NEMO Rural Telephone, Scotland County Pharmacy, Exchange Bank of NEMO, Kapfer Construction, Road ID, Rose Hardware, Cook’s Mens Store, J’s Food, Memphis Democrat, Scotland County Community Fitness Center, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Mayberry Farms, Scotland County Care Center, Laser Creations, Sweet Treats ETC, Walker Motors, International Eyecare, BH Construction, Tumbleweeds, Kevin Brown Attorney at Law, MB Anesthesia, Party Shack, and Lisa Rollison General Surgery.

Chickens

I know some of my articles are typical.  I try to stay in the subject, but my mind does wonder, and sometimes quite a ways off.  Doesn’t yours?

Over the years, I have always had an opportunity to either gather the eggs, feed the chickens, go shut them up at dark, and on and on.  For several years, I had 10-12 chickens for fresh eggs and it was just a way of life.  Usually always got my pullets from Beverly Dieterich, my neighbor and friend.  The name of the breed was Sex Link and they were good layers.

Curtis had chickens for his FFA project in high school, and when he sold some of them, we transported some to our cousin in Livonia.  One day when Kayla was small, her and her good friend Heather were playing here at home and they said they would like to see me kill a chicken.  I had one old hen that was on her last leg (not literally), but old and ill. They were able to get their eyes full and a few laughs as well.

My grandmother used to have chickens at her house, and she said on Sunday morning, she would go to the hen house and kill a chicken for Sunday dinner.  I am sure many of you have done just this. Fresh chicken fried in lard.  Take another high blood pressure and cholesterol pill.

Kayla has not been found of chickens or birds in general.  Although this year, she did have wrens and I think she enjoyed them, and likes hummingbirds. She has recently acquired some chickens of her own.  This is interesting to say the least.  They have had their ups and downs, but are doing ok.  Their family has big plans for the chickens for laying and for eating. It will be exciting when they get their first egg.

Several years ago when the 3rd graders get to participate in hatching chicks, my grandson Josh brought his little black chick home, and I volunteered to raise it in my portable coop.  Blackie spent the summer in my back yard and grew into a good sized chicken. Angela Westhoff, a friend of mine, said she would take it and put it with her chickens.  Well. Blackie ended up to be a rooster and went straight to the sale barn.

I don’t personally want chickens now, but I do love to see chickens in a country yard pecking away for bugs and worms.  Their gentle song makes it sound so peaceful on the farm.  Over the years, there have many chicken stories, from my pet chicken at my mom’s to me taking the gun to a coyote heading for my chicken lot at high noon.  I am sure many of you have had a few chicken stories as well.

Until next time, good bird watching.

Edinburg Church to Host Reunion Sept. 11th

The Edinburg Church Reunion is scheduled to be held Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Annually, it is held the second Sunday of September.  Service will start at 11:00 a.m. with Bob Neese bringing the message.  A carry-in dinner will be under the yard tent immediately after the church service.

It is time for paying yearly dues of $5.00 each from associated family members.  Any donations would be appreciated toward the upkeep of the cemetery, especially funeral memorials.  Also, any church restoration donations would be appreciated.  The new roof is the latest project.  Send donations to Mike Myers, 305 Grand Ave., Memphis, MO 63555

Respectfully submitted, Diana Wagner, Secretary

Downing Appreciation Days September 8th-9th

Downing, Missouri wishes to welcome everyone to their annual Downing Appreciation Days on September 8th-10th, 2016.  The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrate”.

The event will actually kick off on Sunday evening, September 4th with a community church service at the Appreciation Days Grounds beginning at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, September 8th, a free beef barbeque sandwich meal, co-sponsored by Bank of Downing, will be served starting at 6:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m. the Baby Show (ages Birth to 24 months) and Mr./Miss (ages 2-4 years) and Prince/Princess Contests (ages 4-6) will be held.  Registration for these events will start at 6:15 p.m.  Contestants are asked to dress according to the theme and in case of questions you can call 660-342-5073.

Battle of the Bands will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. and a drawing for $100 cash plus other nice prizes will be held at 9:30 p.m.

On Friday, September 9th, events include a Tractor Pull starting at 6:00 p.m.  Another drawing for $200 cash and other nice prizes will be held at 10:00 p.m.  For questions about the Tractor Pull, contact Clarence Kinney at 641-208-7960 or Randy Sayre at 660-342-1515.

On Saturday, September 10th, the day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Barrel Racing, Team Roping and Calcutta, sponsored by Coffey Ropers.  For more information, contact 660-341-6874.

The Kiddie Parade starts at 11:30 a.m.  Registration for the parade will be from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Line-up next to the Bank of Downing.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Bikes, Pets, Open and Motorized (not over 12 hp).

The Parade will start at 12:00 sharp with registration at 11:15 a.m.  Line-up is at the Baptist Church. Everyone is asked to register!  Please call Penny Swindler at 660-379-2624 or Sue Jane Brewer at 660-379-2385.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for floats in several categories including Youth Clubs/Schools, Adult Clubs/Lodge and Church.  In the Motorized category, trophies will be presented for Best Restoration, Best Classic and Best Motorized.  Trophies will also be given in the horse category for Best Hitch, Best Showmanship and Largest Group.  The parades will be announced in front of the bank.  Parade winners will be posted inside the shelter house following the parade.  Prizes can also be picked up there.

Kids and Adult games, at the Coffey Ropers Arena, will begin at 1:00 p.m.  The Ping Pong Ball Drop, for ages 12 and under, will start at 1:15 p.m. and be held on the Appreciation Days Grounds.  A Pie and Cake Baking Contest and Auction takes place at 3:00 p.m. Entries should be delivered between 3:00-4:00 with judging to begin at 4:00 p.m. and Auction will start at 6:00 p.m.  Phone 660-216-6467 for more information.

Entertainment for the evening is provided by ‘One Horse Town’ and will start at 7:00 p.m.

A Teen Dance is also being held, starting at 9:30 p.m.  Music for the dance will feature Caraway Music Systems, a professional DJ and is being co-sponsored by Craig Comstock, Investment Professionals Inc.

The final drawing for $300 cash plus other nice prizes will take place at 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, September 11th, Barrel Racing and Team Roping by Coffey Ropers will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Call 660-341-6874 for more information.

Food and ice cream will be available on the grounds and the Depot Museum will be open during the Celebration.

Classified Ads 9-1-2016

GARAGE SALE – 208 W. North Street, Friday, September 2nd (7:00 a.m. to Noon).  Household misc., some tools, some power tools, many fishing items, rods, reels, etc., FULL tackle boxes! Don’t miss this one!

YARD SALE – September 2nd and 3rd, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Clark Co. Rd. A, one mile N. of Wyaconda or South off Hwy 136, approx 3 ½ miles.  Watch for signs and balloons.  Saddles, tack, sporting goods, guns, tools, household goods, small furniture, too much to list.

HELP WANTED – Local company has immediate opening for an OTR Truck Driver.  Paid mileage and home weekends.  Contact Mark Drummond at All-States Equipment, 660-465-8572 or after hours at 660-216-6227.

GARAGE SALE – Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Memphis Fire Station.  Boys’ and girls’ clothes (NB–4T), some baby items, few women’s clothes (S-L).

BABY PARSONS

Chris and Lynette Parsons of Memphis are the parents of a daughter, McKenzie Grace Parsons, born August 25, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. McKenzie weighed 5 lbs 11 oz and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother Teddy. Grandparents are Lynn and Teresa Parsons of Eagleville; Stanley and Shirley Green of Memphis and Steve Osborn of Oaks, OK.

BABY MOORE

baby moore web

Cody and Sadie Moore of Baring are the parents of a daughter, Kelsey Elaine Moore, born August 24, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Kelsey weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Kayden and Kameron. Grandparents are Joe and Renee Schrage of Baring; Wayne and Janet Parrish of Baring; Larry and Connie Kelsey of Brashear; Brent Moore of Hurdland; the late Heather Kelsey; Janet Moore of Baring; and Ruth Schrage of Edina.

BABY BAGENT

baby bagent web

Shaila Sturm and Scott Bagent of Kahoka are the parents of a daughter, Brylie Adalyn Bagent, born August 26, 2016 at 4:39 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Brylie weighed 7 lbs 2.6 oz and was 20.75 inches long. Siblings are KayLeigh and Aliah. Grandparents are Jim and Tracy Sturm of McCloud, OK; Joe and Betty Young of Kahoka; and Charles Bagent of Carthage.

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