August 25, 2011

BETTY EBELING
(8/7/1924 - 8/14/2011)



Betty Ebeling, age 87, of Early, TX, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Brownwood, TX. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Early First United Methodist Church. Rev. Wayne Lewis and Rev. John Clifford officiated the service. Burial was in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Betty was born August 7, 1924, in Kahoka, MO, to Hiram Lumas and Genolia McCoy. She married Harold Olin Ebeling on November 7, 1942, in Kahoka, MO. Betty and Harold moved to Brownwood, TX in May 1965. She and Harold were members of Brownwood First United Methodist Church for some time and upon moving to Bangs, TX became members at Bangs First United Methodist Church. They ultimately moved back to Early, TX and joined Early First United Methodist Church. Betty sang in the choir at each of the churches where they belonged.

Betty was first and foremost a wife, mother, and homemaker; however, after her children were grown and on their own, she worked at Citizens National Bank of Brownwood, TX for several years before retiring in 1984. In the early years of her retirement, she and Harold enjoyed traveling in a travel trailer and motor home. They spent many winters in the Rio Grande Valley, and made friends from their travels across the country. Betty took great pleasure in many hobbies. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles in her last few years. Betty also had artistic talents such as crocheting and other crafts. She was also an accomplished musician on the organ and piano.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Mrs. Ebeling was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Nelda Christine McCoy, who passed away in infancy, her husband Harold Olin Ebeling, and her son Gary Lee Ebeling.

Mrs. Ebeling is survived by a son, Randy Ebeling and wife Linda; two daughters, Nola Kay Miller and Mickey Perkins and Shirley Lewis and husband Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Gary Scott Ebeling, Mary Melissa (Missy) Dean, Adrian Duane Pruett, Angela Kay Goette, Jason Mathew Ebeling, Jeremiah Scott Ebeling, Bethany Joy Garcia, Jenny Marie Ebeling, Michael Wayne Lewis, and Christina Dawn (Christy) Sheedy; and 16 great-grandchildren (with the 17th great-grandchild due in October 2011).

Scotland County Hospital Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

Scotland County Hospital Occupational Therapy staff members are (L to R) Jennifer McMinn, OTR/L; Katie Tuck, OTR/L and Betsey Gundy COTA/L.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a  profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities or occupations.  Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person.  It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.

Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services have two Occupational Therapists on staff: Jennifer McMinn, OTR/L and Katie Tuck, OTR/L and one PRN Occupational Therapy Assistant: Betsey Gundy, COTA/L.

The SCH therapists see patients in the following settings; Inpatient: Acute and Skilled Care, Outpatient: Upper Extremity injuries, MO First steps (0-3 year olds), Scotland County R-I School District, and Home Health in Scotland, Schuyler and Knox Counties.

McMinn has been an OT for 10+ years and special interests in pediatrics, dyslexia, and visual perceptual deficits.  Tuck has been an OT for 9+ years and specializes in the geriatric population with special interest in stroke rehabilitation, wheelchair seating and mobility, as well as home safety and modifications. Gundy has been a COTA for 4+ years with experience in all settings and is able to fill in where ever extra help is needed to meet our patient requirements.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. The health and productivity of our citizens depend upon the effective use of health care resources, including the important services of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistant. Scotland County Hospital is pleased to recognize these professionals during Occupational Therapy Month and call upon all citizens to recognize the achievements and contributions of these valued health professionals.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the OT staff with any questions or referrals at the Scotland County Hospital Therapy Services Department in Memphis, MO, at 660-465-8513 ext 1740.

Updated Addresses Needed for Wyaconda C-1 Alumni

All Wyaconda C-1 High School alumni are asked to send in their addresses to the alumni association secretary if they have received new E-911 addresses or have moved in the last two to three years. Those with new addresses this year will not receive future invitations if they do not send in their address changes after the time for forwarding mail is up with the U.S. Postal Service.

Postcard invitations for this year’s alumni banquet have been mailed. If you did not receive a card, it is likely the association does not have an up-to-date address.

The 103rd Wyaconda C-1 Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clark County Middle School gym. The cost for the meal is $12.00 in advance before May 1st or $14.00 at the door. The meal will be catered by Steve Howell. Roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, and dessert will be featured.

The business meeting will follow the meal, and there will be a silent auction. Anyone wishing to donate a silent auction item can bring it to the banquet that night or contact an alumni officer before the banquet.

Please send money for reservations payable to Wyaconda C-1 Alumni Association in care of Mary Dieterich, 17130 W. Canton St., Lewistown, MO 63452. Any address changes should be sent to this address, as well.

Three-Car Crash Near Gorin Injures Four Family Members

A three-vehicle chain reaction crash north of Gorin on Sunday, April 22nd left four members of a Gorin family with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 11:53 a.m. on Route A, five miles north of Gorin.

The accident report indicated a pair of vehicles were stopped in the roadway following a minor accident.

Deana M. Haskins, 39, of Gorin was northbound on Route A in a 2010 Dodge Caravan. When she crested a hill, she found a northbound 2005 GMC Envoy, driven by Eddie W. Hicks, 67, of Wyaconda, stopped in the roadway. She tried to avoid the vehicle, but struck it in the left rear corner, continuing across the center line of the road, striking a southbound 2008 Toyota head on.

The southbound vehicle was driven by Jason L. Horst, 39, of Gorin. He and three passengers in his vehicle, Randall H. Horst, age eight; Nathan H. Horst, age six; and Delphine H. Horst, age four; all sustained minor injuries in the accident and were transported by private vehicle to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Haskins suffered minor injuries in the accident. She was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Hospital.

The Horst and Haskins vehicles both sustained total damage in the collision and were removed from the scene by Lakeside Towing. The Hicks vehicle sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Scotland County Ambulance, Gorin Fire and Rescue and first responders.

Tigers Finish 8th in Lewis & Clark Conference Golf Tourney

Westran was crowned the 2018 Lewis & Clark Conference golf champions on April 19th, posting the victory in the 18-hole tourney hosted by Heritage Hills Golf Course featuring the league’s eight schools with golf programs. Knox County did not participate.

The Hornets topped the event with a team score of 329. Marceline was second with a 343 followed by Salisbury with a 386.

Scotland County posted a 471 to finish eighth overall.

Harrisburg finished fourth with a 411 followed by Fayette (419), Schuyler County (423) and Paris (436).

Connor Harrison carded a 104 to lead Scotland County. Lydia Hunt shot a 117 while Lathe Bair finished with a 120 and Gabe Shultz shot a 130.

Trey Hamilton of Marceline was the individual medalist, carding a 77. Corbin Brockleman of Westran was runner-up with a  round of 79.

Also earning all-conference honors with their top 10 finishes wee Colby Sims (82) and Cullen Bruner (85) of Marceline, Avery Hammond (83) and Michael Haynie (83) and Trey Burton (84) of Westran, Blake Dawson (93) of Fayette and Garrett Green (93) and Tanner Millar (93) of Salisbury.

Tigers Finish Eighth at South Shelby Golf Invitational

The Scotland County golf team was in action April 20th at the South Shelby Invitational at Shelbina Lakeside Golf Course. The Tigers finished eighth overall.

Palmyra won the event with a team score of 346. Macon was second with a 354 with Centralia in third with a 368.

Highland finished fourth with a 374 followed by Clark County (398), Paris (439), Monroe City (445), SCR-I (447) and South Shelby (469).

Conner Harrison carded a round of 98 to lead the Tigers. Lydia Hunt and Gabe Shultz each shot rounds of 115 and Brock Aylward had a 119 to round out the team score. Lathe Bair carded a 121.

Brady Shively of Palmyra earned  the top individual honors with a  score of 81, while teammate Laithan Sublette was runner-up with an 85.

Tigers Sock Salisbury 10-0 in Conference Tourney Opener

Scotland County scored in all five innings including a big crooked number in the middle en route to a 10-0 win over Salisbury on April 18th in the opener of the Lewis & Clark Conference baseball tournament held in Moberly.

The Tigers jumped on top 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning thanks to some defensive struggles by the Panthers. With two outs, Will Fromm reached on an error and later scored when Lane Pence reached base on a dropped third strike. Designated hitter Grant McRobert doubled home Pence to build the early lead.

Branton Burrus doubled to start the second inning and scored on a two-bagger by Gage Dodge to extend the lead to 3-0.

SCR-I put the game away with a five-run third inning. Pence singled and McRobert was hit by a pitch before Parker Triplett delivered and RBI double. Burrus continued a big night at the plate with a two-run triple. A pair of Salisbury errors allowed Jacob McDaniel and Dodge to cross the plate to extend the margin to 8-0.

That was more than enough for SCR-I starter Gage Dodge. The senior tossed four innings of shutout ball. He limited Salisbury to a single hit and walked one batter while striking out seven. Burrus closed out the shutout, striking out the side in the fifth.

Triplett scored on a passed ball in the fourth before the Tigers walked off in the bottom of the fifth inning when Fromm delivered a two-out double and came in to score on an RBI single by Pence that ended the contest by the 10-run rule.

Burrus went 2-3 with two RBIs and Pence was also 2-3 at the plate.

The Tigers improved to 3-2 with the win and advanced to the tourney semifinals on Saturday to face Paris.

Junior High Track Squads Post Strong Showings at Cougar Relays

Aayla Humphrey (second from left) and Kina Billings (right) head toward the finish line in the 100-meter dash during a recent junior high track meet.

The Scotland County Tigers finished second and the Lady Tigers earned third place at the Highland Junior High Cougar Relays hosted by Culver Stockton University in Canton on April 19th.

The host team narrowly edged the Tigers to win the boys’ event 114-98. Palmyra was third with 95 team points followed by Mark Twain (66), North Shelby (51.5), Knox County (45), Holy Rosary (32.5), Clark County (32), Marion County (18) and Canton (17).

Alex Long led the way for SCR-I with wins in four events, the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump.

Hayden Long earned first place in the discus and took second in the triple jump, the 400-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles.

Eli Kigar earned fourth place in the shot put while Kale Creek finished fourth in the discus.

Levi Briggs finished sixth in the 800-meter run while Corbyn Spurgeon was eighth in the triple jump.

The 4×200 relay team of Creek, Spurgeon, Jaxom Wolfe and Kabe Hamlin took fourth place.

Creek, Wolfe, Briggs and Trayton Buckallew finished sixth in the 4-400 relay while Creek, Wolfe, Hamlin and Buckallew took eighth in the 4×100 relay.

The Lady Tigers took third place with 69 points trailing Clark County (119.5) and Palmyra (99). Holy Rosary was fourth (68), followed by Marion County (63.5), Highland (47), Mark Twain (37.5), North Shelby (26), Canton (19.5) and Knox County (18).

Haylee McMinn won the shot put and Hanna Anders earned sixth place.

Aayla Humphrey took third in the 100 meter dash and was fourth in the 200-meter dash. Kina Billings finished third in the 200-meter dash and was fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Emiley Dial earned third place in the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump. Hannah Feeney finished sixth in the triple jump. She also earned sixth in the 400-meter dash.

Shantel Small was seventh in the 1,600-meter run while Lauren Triplett finished eighth in the discus.

The 4×100 relay team of Humphrey, Billings, Dial and Abby Curry took second place.

The 4×400 team of Small, Feeney, Curry and Baileigh Phillips finished third.

Tigers Defeat La Plata in Golf Match Play

The Scotland County golf team hosted La Plata April 18th for a match play event at Timber Ridge Golf Course with Scotland County coming out on top 4.5 to 3.5.

SCR-I fell behind with Lance Couch besting Conner Harrison in the first match to take a 1-0 lead. DJ Hemmerling won the last hole to defeat Brock Aylward and give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead.

Lydia Hunt won the final two holes versus Jaystin Lene to split match three but the Tigers still trailed 2.5 – 0.5.

The Bulldogs took a commanding 3.5 – 0.5 lead when Trevor Greathouse sank a 20-foot put on the final hole to beat Lathe Bair.

Gabe Shultz won the first hole and never looked back as he went on to beat Ben Cook. Luke Triplett won three straight holes to help dominate his match versus Cy Noah.

Hunter Carter and Lane Parsons completed the SCR-I comeback with wins in the final two matches to give the Tigers a final margin of victory of 4.5 – 3.5.

SCR-I Golf Team Falls to Highland

The Scotland County golf team dropped a match versus Highland held at Three Pines Golf Course by a final margin of 177-222.

Dalton Klocke of Highland was the individual medalist with a  round of 39.

Lathe Bair led Scotland County on the day with a round of 49. Conner Harrison shot a 56 and Brock Aylward finished with a 57. Gabe Shultz carded a 60 while Lydia Hunt finished with a 62.

Scotland County Track Teams Finish 4th at Dennis Hancock Invite

The Scotland County track squads both brought home fourth place finishes from the Dennis Hancock Invite in Monroe City on April 17th.

The Lady Tigers had a trio of first place performances. Abby Blessing won the long jump and Haley Darcy was tops in the javelin while Katelyn Talbert crossed the finish line first in the 300-meter hurdles.

Darcy also finished fifth in the discus while Talbert was a member of the 2nd place 4×400 relay team with Jenna Blessing, Katie Feeney and Hailey Kraus. Abby Blessing posted eighth place in the 400-meter dash.

Kraus earned third place in the 800-meter run while Feeney finished fifth in the long jump and seventh in the 400-meter dash.

Kaitlyn McMinn earned fourth place in the 200-meter dash and was fifth in the 100-meter dash.

Claire Hite took seventh in the 1,600-meter run and the 4×800 relay team of Talbert, Kraus, Feeney and Jenna Blessing also medaled.

Monroe City won the girls’ event with 215.5 points to easily outdistance Paris (135), Westran (981.5) and SCR-I (73). Rounding out the field were Marion County (52), Mark Twain (49), Community (29) and Heartland Christian (8).

The Tigers finished fourth with 62 points overall, trailing Westran (75), Paris (131) and Monroe City (230).  They finished ahead of Mark Twain (50), Heartland (34), Community (24) and Marion County (16).

Kayden Anders placed in all four of his events. The freshman was second in the triple jump and third in the 400-meter dash. He also took sixth in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the 100-meter dash.

Bryson Orton finished second in both the shot put and the discus. Grant McRobert was third in the discus and fifth in the shot put.

Spencer Kerkmann took third in the long jump and finished sixth in the 800-meter run.

Lane Pence finished third in the javelin and Mason Kliethermes was eighth.

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