Monthly Archives: May 2012

MARSHA LEE GOUCHER (4/5/1950 – 5/22/2012)

Written on May 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm, by

Marsha Lee Goucher, 62, Memphis, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at her home in Memphis. She was born April 5, 1950, in Centerville, Iowa, to Paul H. “Bud” and Martha Frances Morgan Burns. She grew up in the Memphis area and was a 1968 graduate of Memphis High School. She attended Hannibal-LaGrange University […]

Area Producer Wins Gold at New York Wine Competition

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm, by

Whispering Pines Winery has once again struck gold. The Keosauqua, IA vineyard, owned by Steve and Becki Tucker, learned earlier this month that the locally produced 2011 Ramblin’ Rose New York  100% Cranberry wine had won a gold medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Mendon, NY. In its 12th season, the contest […]

The Bible Knows Best

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm, by

I battled significant depression my first decade and a half at the church I now serve.  It was a very good experience because from that frustrating pit I was forced to learn of the working hand of God.  I was driven to lean upon Him, for my efforts were often void of effectiveness.  I found […]

Miller Finishes 14th in State in 100-Meter Dash

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm, by

When it only take a little less than 11 seconds to cover the length of a football field, a slight misstep out of the gates can prove to be costly. That was the case for Scotland County junior Zach Miller, whose trouble getting out of the gates cost the speedster any shot at advancing to […]

Slippin’ Into the Future

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm, by

When I first started deer hunting it seemed that the season would never come around. It reminded me how, as a youngster, I would anticipate Christmas. The night before both days I never slept much. Today is much different. I’m not sure why, but it feels as if the time between turkey and deer season […]

Lovin’ in the Mornin’ & in the Evenin’ Too!

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm, by

Dear Editor, We thought Twain remarked  “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” but we were wrong. Chris did a bit of research for us and  learned that it is the title of a poem by that same name written by William Ross Wallace sometime between 1819 and 1881, his  life span. He also […]

JANENE ANN McNAMAR (7/13/1962 – 5/24/2012)

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:46 pm, by

Janene Ann McNamar, 49, of Quincy IL, formerly of Memphis, MO passed away at her sister’s house on Thursday morning, May 24, 2012. Janene was born July 13th, 1962 to Orville and Johanna Peterson Steele in Kirksville, MO. She married George Henstorf on December 1st, 1985. She married Shawn McNamar October 1st, 1994 at the […]

LORETTA JEAN ELLSWORTH (1/11/1928 – 5/20/2012)

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm, by

Loretta Jean Ellsworth, 84, of Novinger, Missouri, was called to her Heavenly home Sunday (May 20, 2012) at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. On January 11, 1928 in Ringo Point, Missouri, Loretta was born the daughter of William Floyd and Laura Mary (Thompson) Daniels. On April 6, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri, Loretta was united in […]

Legislators Approve Bill Adding Cell Phones to Missouri’s No Call List

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm, by

JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation is now on its way to the governor’s desk that would allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Sponsored by state Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, the bill (HB 1549) was approved by the Missouri Senate Tuesday and now needs the governor’s signature to become law. […]

Four SCR-I Hoops Standouts to Play in NEMO All-Star Game

Written on May 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm, by

Four Scotland County standouts will be taking to the hardwood one more time to represent SCR-I. Graduates Harley Stone, Andrew Mathes, Courtney Jackson and Cali Holt have been selected to represent the school in the 25th Annual Northeast Missouri Officials Association high school basketball all-star classic. The contest will be held Saturday, June 2nd in […]