April 21, 2011

(7/18/1923 - 4/15/2011)

Beulah Delilah Summers was born in Harden, Montana on July 18, 1923, the daughter of Ottie Mae and Wardie Henry John. She passed away at the Schuyler County Nursing Home the evening of April 15, 2011. Beulah was married to John Robert Reese on January 6, 1940 and to this union four sons were born; Jimmie Dean, Jerry Lee, Jackie Bill and Jay William. The family lived in the Pulaski, Iowa area before moving to Bloomfield in 1954. During this time she worked as a waitress and then as a housekeeper for the Dr. Conn family in Bloomfield.

On June 28, 1963 she married Harold Summers and moved to a farm north of Downing, Missouri. Beulah enjoyed working on the farm, gardening, canning and was involved with the local ladies club. She also began working as a Nurses aide at the Davis County Nursing Home. In 1975 she moved to Memphis, Missouri where she continued her nursing home career until her retirement. She was a caring lady who loved and cared for her residents as though they were family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Melvin, Oddis, Lyle, and Roscoe; a sister Bea and two sister-in-laws Wilma John and Anna Belle John, a son Jimmie Dean, a grandson, John Hufford, and a daughter, Patricia Summers who died at birth. She is survived by her brothers, Lowell John and Wayne John both of Burlington, Iowa, and a sister Betty Fox of Ft. Meyers, Florida. She is also survived by her sons Jerry Lee and wife Sandy of Memphis, Jackie Bill and wife Linda of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jay William and wife Linda of Ashland, Missouri. Thirteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Visitation was held at the Memphis Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 19 from 9:00 to 11:00 with the funeral immediately following with Brother Larry Smith officiating. Burial followed the service in the Troy Cemetery at Troy, Iowa. Casket bearers were Jeremy Broomhall, Danny Reese, Darin Reese, Jeff Reese, Jerry Reese, Jr. and Joey Reese.

To honor her memory, a memorial may be made to the Schuyler County Nursing Home and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555. On line condolences may be sent to the Summers family by logging on to mmphisfh@nemr.net.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center


Thursday, April 26 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Bread, Cookie

Friday, April 27 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, April 30 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Cauliflower Blend Vegetables, Peaches, Cookie

Tuesday, May 1 – Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Marinated Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Slice Bread, Pudding

Wednesday, May 2 –Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, May 3 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake


Thursday, April 26 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2 – Red Hats will join us for lunch.

Thursday, May 3 – Card party at 5:00 p.m.

SCR-I Elementary School Menus


Thursday, April 26 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, April 27 – Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Blueberry Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, April 30 – French Toast Sticks, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, May 1 – Mini Donuts, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, April 25 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, April 26 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk


Thursday, April 26 – Goulash, Chicken Stir Fry, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

Friday, April 27 – Tuna Walking Taco, Fish Square/Bun, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, April 30 – Hot Dog/Bun, Bar BQ Ribb/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, May 1 – Cheeseburger/Bun, Tenderloin/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Oven Ready Fries, Buttered Corn, Brownies, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, May 2 – Country Fried Steak, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Cauliflower/Cheese Sauce, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, May 3 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Deli Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

Classifieds 4-26-18

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.

WANTED – Yards to mow.  Been in business since 1987.  Call 660-341-1867.  Leave message if no answer.

TV SERVICES – Remember free TV? Cut the cable! Discard the dish! Facilitator Express installation and set-up of streaming TV, ROKU, etc. (your equipment). $35.00 service call for Memphis and surrounding area.  Free telephone consultation: 660-465-2122.

HELP WANTED – Scotland County Sheriff’s office seeks Office Manager.  Must be 18 with no felony record.  Clerical position that includes dispatching.  Office skills and computer knowledge are a must.  Apply at the Sheriff’s office Monday-Friday, 8-4.

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE – May 4 (8-5), old Gorin school.  Lazy Boy recliner, area rug, Maytag & Miele sweepers, bed frame, 2 stroller/carseat sets, rock ’n sleep, high chair, housewares, children’s clothes, girls’ dresses, men’s shirts, and much more!

JUST ARRIVED – Garden Seed, Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets are in at  Countryside Flowers. 465-8521.

WANTED – Private property in Scotland or Clark County, MO for archery hunting privileges for October 26 – Nov. 8, 2018.  Will pay fair $.  Please call 609-294-2034.

TOWN-WIDE YARD SALES – Novinger town-wide and surrounding area yard sales.  Saturday, April 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Location maps and multi-family sales at Community Center along with omemade cinnamon rolls, juicy burgers, and kettle corn.

Don’t Let April Snow Showers Dull May Flowers

April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

“Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to freezing temperatures,” he said. “However, if the latter does not occur, they are rewarded by earlier produce, which commands more competitive prices at the market.”

Many parts of the state averaged more than 15 degrees below normal for the first 10 days of April, said MU Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. “It’s hard to believe, but we’re on pace for experiencing the coldest April on record for Missouri,” said Guinan.

The current record for April was set in 1907, when the statewide average temperature for the month was 47.2 degrees—8 degrees below normal. April 1983 ranks as the second-coldest April on record. Records date back to 1895.

Let soil temperatures, not the calendar, determine when to plant, Trinklein said. “Soil temperature would indicate whether spring is ‘early’ or ‘late’ in a particular year.”

Both vegetables and flowers fall into two temperature preferences: cool season and warm season. Plant cool-season flowers and vegetables after the soil is 45 degrees or more. Cool-season plants, also known as cole plants, can withstand moderate frost.

Warm-season plants, such as tomato, pepper and sweet corn, like their day in the sun. They prefer to grow when soil temperatures rise to at least 60 degrees. This is especially true for direct-seeded crops.

Prevention remains the best cure for temperature-related injury, Trinklein said. Plant at the proper time for your area and be prepared to protect plants as needed.

Trinklein suggests planting dates in a downloadable vegetable planting calendar at extension.missouri.edu/g6201(opens in new window).

Missouri Mesonet provides a map of real-time soil temperatures at 2 and 4 inches for locations around the state at mesonet.missouri.edu(opens in new window).

Redmon Report


This week my legislation made a lot of progress. My survivor benefits bill (HB 2360) was perfected in the House. This means that representatives got the chance to offer amendments, and one amendment was offered and accepted. This amendment would make the pay for air ambulance pilots comparable to other EMT jobs. Now that it has been perfected, it will now be voted on for final approval by the House, and then it will move on to the Senate.

I also made some progress on HB 2449, a bill that affects eminent domain. This bill would give more authority to county commissioners, meaning that before companies can use eminent domain, they would have to receive permission from the county commissioners.

The Senate also finished work on the budget this week, meaning that the budget has

its time in the Senate. They made a lot of changes, and so the budget will now be going to the budget conference committee where five Representatives and five Senators will sit down together to make the final changes to the budget. Once they have come to an agreement on the budget, it will be voted on by both bodies for final approval, and then it will be sent to the Governor.

The House also passed a significant tax reform bill. This bill is revenue neutral tax reform that will lower income and corporate taxes, which means families would get more money in their paychecks and businesses would be more incentivized to come to Missouri. Then, this bill would generate revenue by updating the states vehicle license and registration fees, joining the Streamlined Sales Tax agreement so MO can collect sales tax for online purchases, eliminating deductions and closing loopholes, and eliminating government waste.


This week we had a lot of great visitors come by the office and we had a lot of groups stop by as well.

They Schuyler County Rotary Club came to the capitol, and they got to tour the Governor’s mansion, the Governor’s office, and the whispering gallery. This was a great group to talk with and it was a pleasure having them visit us at the Capitol.

We also had a group from the Holy Family Catholic Church from Hannibal come visit, and we were very happy to show them around! This group also got to tour the Governor’s mansion, his office, and parts of the Capitol building.

We also had members of  the Judevine Center for Autism and from the Show Me Ethanol group. These individuals came to advocate for their issues at the capitol and I was very happy to speak with them.

An association of County Collectors came down to the capitol this week too, and hosted a great dinner with a lot of the legislators to discuss issues that are important to them. It was great to visit with them and see some home town county officials.

We also had a large group from Mizzou come down to encourage support for their school. They especially highlighted the satellite schools that they have all around the state.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out! You can call my office at (573) 751-3644 or email us at
Craig.Redmon@house.mo.gov. If you are in the capitol building, feel free to come visit us! I am in office 317 B and the door is always open!

Truman State University to Host Irish Fiddler Concert and Dance 

Irish fiddler Eimear Arkins will perform in a traditional Irish concert and dance at 6 p.m. April 27 in the Student Union Building Down Under at Truman State University.

The performance will include the concert, traditional dance demonstration, beginning dance instruction and inclusive music session.

Arkins is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Ruan in County Clare. She has 11 solo All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles and has competed in European and World Dancing Championships. She has performed extensively on concert tours throughout Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. She has represented Ireland in France as a performer at Rennes Expo and in Spain as a participant in La Noche Negra, a cultural collaboration and exchange between the Mid-West of Ireland and the province of Asturias.

In 2014, Arkins was selected to be part of the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, which was put together to perform the Boróimhe Suite, written and directed by Michael Rooney, commemorating the life of Brian Ború. For the past seven summers, Arkins has performed with the internationally renowned show Brú Ború and was part of the troupe that represented Ireland at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. In August 2015, Arkins traveled to World Expo 2015 in Milan with St. Louis Irish Arts where she promoted not only Irish culture but the expression of Irish culture worldwide.

Arkins has toured and performed with numerous groups including Cherish the Ladies and Téada. She has been a regular teacher at St. Louis Irish Arts since 2011 and has given workshops at various festivals throughout the world including: Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St. Louis Tionól, St. Louis; Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France; Winnipeg Irish Fest, Canada; and Canadian Celtic Celebration, Thunder Bay, Canada.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the folklore minor, the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English and Linguistics. For more information, contact (660) 785-4483.

A Parachute for the Planet

by Emma Gil

A group of kids and teachers from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage created a parachute, designed by 12-year-old student Taylor Helmich, as part of the international project Parachutes For the Planet.

Parachutes for the Planet cares about helping the earth and wants to show that kids have power. The purpose of this project is “to raise awareness of people living sustainable lives and affected by climate change.”

According to the project’s website: “Saving the environment is vital to our health, safety and future, and parachutes are a metaphor for this process. Parachutes are safety nets and when collectively displayed in large numbers, they transform into powerful messages of strength, hope and communal determination.”

“In the 1990s, thousands of HIV/AIDS Quilts (blankets) were exhibited in Washington, DC, to bring attention to a disease that was previously not understood. The result of this exhibition was dramatic – people became more aware and governments began to fund research to find a cure.” Using artwork and comments displayed on parachutes, they are hoping to accomplish similar goals for saving the environment. They are going to exhibit 100+ parachutes in Washington D.C. hoping that people will finally notice.

Taylor and teachers, Sharon Bagatell and Katherine Hanson, designed the parachute to have a central image and an outside ring. Taylor created the central image from her own imagination. Many of the children from Dancing Rabbit helped put handprints on the parachute to symbolize that young people care.

I wanted to find out more about Taylor’s artwork so I asked her some questions.

“Why is there a rabbit in the center?”

“I see everything as being carried on the back of nature and I see the Earth as another person or animal. The rabbit was a way of saying how I feel about the Earth as another animal or being. The rabbit symbolizes the Earth and I see the Earth as having a personality. The rabbit also represents where we live – it’s the name of our place and there are lots of rabbits here.”

“Why is there little patches of space?”

“I really like space. I used to be afraid of it but now I’m not. I’ve come to terms with it and now I feel really connected to it.”

“How did you get the job of designer?”

“I’m known for being an artist and teachers Sharon Bagatell and Katherine Hanson thought it would be great to have me help with the project.”

“Why is there a flower on the back of the rabbit?”

“The flower is another representation of our community – the rabbit and the moon in the center of the flower is our logo.”

“Why are the details on the back of the rabbit there?”

“I really like mushrooms and they are sort of magical. There are mushrooms here on our land. The solar panels and the wind turbine show what we have here as an ecological power source.”

The parachute will represent northeast Missouri as part of the large Parachutes for the Planet display in Washington D.C. this summer.

Mizzou 2018 Spring Caravan Set to Make Stop in Memphis

Head University of Missouri football coach Barry Odom is expected to be one of the featured speakers when the Mizzou 208 Spring Caravan stops in Memphis on May 8th.

Spring hasn’t exactly sprung just yet in the state of Missouri, but even so, it’s time for the Mizzou Athletics spring caravan to make an appearance around the Show-Me state.  The Department of Athletics has finalized plans for a four-stop tour this May, with Tiger fans of all ages invited to come out to Mendon,  (May 1st), Memphis, (May 8th), St. Louis, (May 9th) and Kansas City (May 17th).

Headline speakers scheduled for the tour will include Director of Athletics Jim Sterk, Head Football Coach Barry Odom, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Robin Pingeton – all three coaches who led their teams to the post-season during the 2017-18 season.  Fans will hear from the VIP contingent and also have a chance to meet and visit in person with the movers and shakers of Mizzou Athletics.

Individual appearances have not been finalized for all four stops, and all headliners may not attend every event, but fans can expect an exciting lineup each night.

Coach Odom has ties to northeast Missouri. The former MU linebacker is married to Tritia Trump, a Kahoka native.

Momentum is building at Mizzou under Sterk, as the Tigers rank 23rd in the latest Learfield Directors’ Cup standings (sixth-best in the SEC) and are coming off a fall and winter season that saw its football team reach a bowl game, and both its men’s and women’s basketball squads reaching their respective NCAA tournaments – marking the first time since 1980-81 that has happened at Mizzou.

The caravan will be in Mendon on May 1st at the Northwestern R-1 School (18475 Highway 11) at 6 p.m.

The caravan will be in Memphis on Tuesday, May 8th at Keith’s Cafe (470 S. Market St.) at 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $25, with a limit of 50 available seats. To register, call Dr. Harlo Donelson at 660-465-7770 or 660-465-2244.

The following evening, the caravan will be in St. Louis at 6 p.m. at the Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

The Kansas City caravan stop is set for May 17th at 6 p.m. at Chicken N’ Pickle (1761 Burlington, North K.C.).

Scotland County Claims Conference Baseball Crown With 2-1 Win Over Rams

After advancing to the conference championship game with a pair of wins by the 10-run rule, Scotland County was able to lock down the Lewis & Clark crown by the narrowest of margins, defeating Schuyler County 2-1 to claim the title of the league tournament on Saturday in Moberly.

After  blanking Salisbury 10-0 and pounding Paris 12-1, SCR-I had to rally from an early deficit in the championship game to secure the crown.

The Rams jumped on top 1-0 in the first inning courtesy of a leadoff triple by Riley Veatch and a two-out single by Wyatt Homer.

SCR-I stranded a pair of runners on base in both the first and second innings before finally getting on the board in the bottom of the third. The Tigers tied the game courtesy of a pair of Schuyler County errors but again left a pair of runners on base.

The Tigers pulled ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth. Brady Curry reached on an error to start the rally. Singles by Jacob McDaniel and Gage Dodge loaded the bases. Curry scored on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Buford, but for the fourth straight inning, Veatch was able to limited the damage, again stranding a pair of SCR-I runners.

The trend continued in the fifth when Branton Burrus and Curry had back-to-back two out singles but were left stranded on base.

In the sixth, Dodge led off with a double and moved to third on a one-out hit BY Fromm. But the Rams again got out of trouble, turning a double play to end the scoring threat.

Fortunately all of the missed scoring opportunities did not come back to haunt SCR-I. Dodge held the Rams scoreless over his final five innings of work before Fromm recorded the save, pitching a perfect seventh inning to secure the 2-1 win. Dodge allowed one run on seven hits and no walks while striking out 10.

Both Tigers runs off of Veatch were unearned as the Rams committed five errors on the day.

McDaniel went 2-3 at the plate while Dodge was 2-4. Curry went 1-3 with a run scored.

The Tigers improved to 5-2 on the year with the victory.

Jolly Jacks & Jills 4-H Club Hosts April Meeting

The April meeting of the Jolly Jacks and Jills 4-H Club was called to order by President Elsie Kigar on April 3, 2018 at the SC Fire Station. The pledges were led by Kenna Campbell and Sadie Jackson.  What is the name of your favorite spring activity was answered by 30 members for roll call.  There were also 21 parents and guest present.  Elsie Kigar read the March minutes and they were approved as read along with the treasurer report given by treasurer, Corbin Kirchner.

Projects reports were given by:   Wesley McSparren, Corbin Kirchner, Emery Kirchner, Mason Mallett, Eli Kigar & Kadence Burnett-Woodworking. Eli Kigar and Kale Creek-welding.  Trent Mallett-goats.  Lily Wheeler-quilting.  Mason Mallett and Kenna Campbell-Beef.

Kyle Dunnett reported on the Rabbit Clinic.  Sadie Jackson and Morgan Jackson reported on the Chicken Clinic.  Mason Mallett, Sadie Jackson, Morgan Jackson, Wesley McSparren reported on the Beef, Swine and Sheep meeting.

In old business:

Julian Valle, Kenna Campbell, Kara Mallett, Tanner Valle and Corbin Kirchner reported on our spring activity of roller skating on March 11.

Morgan Jackson, Lily Wheeler and Sadie Jackson reported on SMQA training for livestock growers.  They learned how to give shots by using a banana and food coloring on March 14.

Eli Kigar, Elsie Kigar, Kara Mallett and Corbin Kirchner reported on attending 4-H teen conference on the MU Campus on March 24 & 25.

In new business:

Trash pickup was set for April 17th afterschool.

Volunteers were asked to work at the Bible Grove breakfast and lunch on April 21.

Announcements:  May 1st will be the next meeting at the Fire Station at 5:30 pm.  Drinks and paper products will be provided by Creek & Wheeler families.  May 6 – Goat Weigh-in 2-3 at the fairgrounds, May  30-June 1  State Congress, June 3-6  Junior Camp, June 6-9  Teen Camp July 7 –  SC Open Shows, July 8-14  Scotland County Fair.

Kenna Campbell and Alyssa Kirchner led the members in a game of Telephone.

After adjournment, snacks were enjoyed.

Submitted by Wesley McSparren, Reporter

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