February 2, 2012

Memphis to Host Dairy Day Program February 16th

The annual Memphis Dairy Day program will be held Thursday, February 16th at the Scotland County Fitness Center. After being hosted at the Scotland County Fire Station for many years, the program moved to the fitness center last year.

The program will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with lunch provided courtesy of several sponsoring businesses.

There is no cost to attend and all interested dairymen are invited to participate.

The program will include Forage Seeding Management by Alix Carpenter, MU Extension Agronomy Specialist; Outlook for the Dairy Business and Current Land Values by Joe Koenen, MU Extension Agri-Business Specialist; Pasture Based Dairies in Missouri by Tony Rickard, MU Dairy Specialist; Understanding Programs Available to the Dairyman.

Of special interest will be Barry Steevens, MU State Dairy Specialist, presenting on "What You Need to Know if You are a Dairyman Today." Booths will be set up all day until 3:30 p.m., with time over lunch to visit the displays.

The program would not be possible without the help and financial support of sponsors, who will provide the meal at noon and help support this program. A complete list of sponsors will be available that day.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, August 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Ice Cream

Friday, August 26 – Catfish Nuggets, Macaroni Salad, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Strawberry Shortcake

Monday, August 29 – Tenderloin/Bun, Onion Slice, Pasta Vegetable Salad, Green Beans, Fruit Crisp

Tuesday, August 30 – Chicken Strips, Scalloped Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Bread, Watermelon and Cantaloupe

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Peas, Wheat Roll, Jell-O Fruit

Thursday, September 1 – Taco Salad, Lettuce, Beans/Chips, Tomatoes, Peas, Applesauce, Cookie

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, August 25 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 28 –Center is rented today.

Thursday, September 1 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Chancellor Reunion Held July 16, 2016

Descendants of John and Grace (Billups) Chancellor held a reunion July 16, 2016, at the Kahoka Senior Center in Kahoka, MO. Representatives of each of their nine children were present with Garnet Tripp being the last living child.

Those attending were Phillip Chancellor of Keokuk, IA, Terry Chancellor of Ft. Madison, IA, Larry Chancellor of Texas, Shirley Ruth, Don Chancellor, Kendal and Braydon Anderson of Memphis, MO. John, Megan and Payton Chancellor of Downing, MO., Ray Chancellor of Rutledge, MO., Jerry Chancellor of Kentucky, Greg Norton of Kansas, Blanche Quincy, Dave and JoAnn Stockland, Tom and Barb Zorr, Richard Chancellor, Pam, Rex and Kayden Bye, Alvin Tripp, Janet Haas all of South Dakota, Garnet Tripp, David and Peggy Perry, Chris, Becky and Anna Bertschi of Kahoka, Chloe Bertschi, Cody Cook, Pat and Karen Tripp of Revere, MO., Mike and Debbie Tripp of Elmer, MO., Roberto, Angela, Inara and Mary Guerrido of Milwaukee WI., Michele, Nora and Reznor Hoffman and Matt Roth of Platte City, MO., Andrew Tripp of Hannibal, MO., Brian, Kasen, Dana and Dalanee Tripp, Taylor and Courtney Carter of Luray, MO., Lori and Courtney Petty, Lacey and Isabella Beagles of Hamilton, IL, Dianna and Daron Mullinix of Greentop, MO, and Kevin and Ben Tripp of St. Patrick, MO.

After lunch, the afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures and playing Bingo!

Submitted by Garnet Tripp

Rutledge Renegades

Bette Wiley’s son, Tary and wife Yukiko from Virginia, came and visited for three days.

Reva Hustead picked up great-grandsons, Will and Waid, and went to Hannibal.

Charlene Montgomery and Neta Phillips went to Kirksville.

Reva went to Kirksville.

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to the LaBelle Fall Festival on Saturday.

Anyone wishing to be in the Rutledge Fall Festival Parade September 17th please call 660-341-0680.  Bikes, politicians, horses and antique vehicles are all welcome.

Some of those in this week were Dale and Lisa Tague, Ronnie and Bonnie Young, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Oren and Celina Erickson, Bill and Margie Delaney, Ann Shaw, Jamie Shaw, Charlene Montgomery, Mark Mazziotti, Marjorie Peterson, Ben Wheeler, Mitch McClamroch and Darrell Shultz.

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

International Eyecare Center is opening an office in Memphis at the Scotland County Hospital this month.

“This partnership with IEC is a huge benefit to the residents of Northeast Missouri,” said Marcia Dial, Scotland County Hospital CEO.  “We need vision care that is accessible in this area and we are so pleased that the officials at IEC recognized that and wanted to partner with us for these services at the Hospital.”

“I grew up in northern Missouri, and look forward to providing care for patients in the Memphis community”, said IEC Optometrist, Dr. Mindy Blackford, who will be seeing patients in IEC’s new location.  Dr. Blackford joined IEC in 2006 after receiving her Doctorate of Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK.  A native of northeastern Missouri, Dr. Blackford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.  She graduated from North Shelby High School in Shelbyville, MO.

TEN YEARS AGO

The first day of school did not get off to a good start for much of the Class of 2007 at Scotland County R-1 High School as a number of the school’s seniors were involved in a six-vehicle traffic accident during the traditional “Senior Chase”.

The ritual saw its last episode turn terribly wrong at just after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21 on Highway 15 north in Memphis near the entrance to the C & C Contracting shop.

According to the accident report made available by the Memphis Police Department, the incident occurred when a long chain of vehicles was northbound on Highway 15 at a high rate of speed behind a Memphis police car with its emergency lights lit.

The procession reportedly crested the hill near the St. Paul Lutheran Church entrance and came upon two vehicles that had slowed either to yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle or possibly to turn off the highway.

At that point the police cruiser was able to avoid the van.  The first two vehicles in the procession were able to also slow and avoid the van.  But the sixth car in the line, which was driven by Brett Sagerty, was unable to avoid the vehicles in its path.  The Sagerty vehicle collided with the fifth vehicle in the procession, a 2002 Alero driven by Andrew Cowell.  The impact of the collision forced the two cars into a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Caleb Reese and a 1998 Chevy truck being driven by Matt Wickert.

The vehicles driven by Cowell and Sagerty sustained extensive damage.

A second collision occurred further back in the procession as a Pontiac Firebird driven by Aaron Shaffer was struck by a Chevy Camaro driven by Emily Woods.  Both cars sustained extensive damage.

According to Bud Wilson, public relations officer for Scotland County Memorial Hospital, three individuals were transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries.  The hospital also treated several walk-in patients from the accident scene.

Traffic was halted on Highway 15 for nearly 45 minutes as emergency workers tended to the injured passengers and cleared the wreckage.

20 YEARS AGO

Three Memphis FFA members exhibited sheep the past week at the Missouri State Fair.  Wally Cottrell, son of Bill and Cindy Cottrell; Kelly Ward, son of Randy and Debbie Ward; and Travis Stott, son of Clifton and Reta Stott exhibited in the show with other FFA members from throughout Missouri.

Cottrell exhibited Suffolk breeding stock and received these ratings: Yearling Ewes, third and tenth place; pair of yearling ewes, seventh place; junior ewe lambs, third and ninth place; pair of ewe lambs, fifth place; junior ram lambs, sixth and 11th place; pair of ram lambs, second place.

Ward and Stott exhibited in the market lamb class with over 600 entries.  Each exhibited two lambs receiving silver ratings.

30 YEARS AGO

Sunday morning, August 24, Brother Larry Groom assumed the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, Memphis.  The local congregation has been without a pastor over a year.  Serving as supply pastor for the past ten months has been Brother Jim Ingersol, Unionville.

Pastor Groom is a native of Stanberry and a graduate of the Stanberry High School.  He attended Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  The past 21 years he has been employed by National Cash Register and for the past 2 ½ years has served as bi-vocational pastor of the First Baptist Church, Clarence.  He surrendered to the ministry while a member of the Hamilton Street Baptist church, Kirksville.  He is a former member of the Missouri Air National Guard.

40 YEARS AGO

Floyd (Jack) Dunn has been elected President of the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Board of Directors.  Mary Edith Dunn was elected President of the State Ladies Auxiliary.  They have been Vice Presidents of their respective positions for the past two years.

Jack has been Area State Board Director for three, two-year terms, Chairman of State Watershed Committee for the past two years and is Chairman of Middle Fabius and Bear Creek Watersheds.  He also has been a Supervisor of Scotland County District for 27 years.

50 YEARS AGO

Two AWOL sailors from the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes were picked up Monday by Deputy U.S. Marshal Ferdinand A. Creely and a ST. Louis police officer and taken to St. Louis to answer charges of auto theft interstate.  The two were picked up west of town Friday night by Trooper Truman Wood and Night Marshal Cline after they had no taillight on their auto and later could not produce proof of ownership of the vehicle which bore Delaware license.

60 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Evelyn Kisling of Memphis won a trip to New York for herself and her husband, Virgil Kisling, or if she chooses she may accept 500 silver dollars.  The “Millionaire’s Weekend in New York” is sponsored by merchants in other lines of business in the KTVO territory.  Mrs. Kisling won her trip through a registration at the local Mackie-Williams food store.

Contestants are badly needed for the merchant-sponsored TV audition of Scotland county talent over station KTVO Sunday night.

There will be a contestant try-out at the music building at the high school Friday night at 7:30 in preparation for the Scotland county audition to be on KTVO Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m.

70 YEARS AGO

A truck load of lime, driven by a Mr. Watson of Kahoka, fell through the bridge east of the Brook Goldsberry residence.  So far the bridge hasn’t been repaired and is dangerous.

Spare stamp No. 51 will be good September 1st for five pounds of sugar for regular table use.

OPA said the new stamp would remain valid until December 31st.  Spare stamp No. 49 will continue to be good through September 30th.

OPA said it was unable to increase the civilian sugar ration at this time because of the uncertainty of production and foreign relief demands.

Gene’s Surplus Welcomes U-Haul Truck Sharing

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U-Haul Company of Missouri is pleased to announce that Gene’s Surplus has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Memphis community.

Gene’s Surplus at 620 W. Grand Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. After hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (660) 465-7159 or visiting https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Memphis-MO-63555/012393/ today.

Gene’s Surplus owner Eugene Oberholtzer is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Scotland County.

U-Haul and Gene’s Surplus are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.

Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

Gene’s Surplus is a great place to become U-Haul Famous®. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to www.uhaulfamous.com to submit photos and learn more.

Sea of Green Leaves

Where's Aurelia? The sea of runner beans and ground cherries with the peach tree in the background. Photo by Ted.

Where’s Aurelia? The sea of runner beans and ground cherries with the peach tree in the background. Photo by Ted.

The first hints of autumn are in the air this week, with low temps in the 50s and highs in the 70s and steady winds bringing more power… absolutely lovely! But in the context of how our June-stunted peppers and eggplants are only just starting to bear fruit… I feel anxiety about having enough time before cold weather for a good amount of our crop to make it.

Such are the tribulations of homesteaders relying as much as they can on the products of their own (and their neighbors’) labors. Ted here at Dancing Rabbit with this week’s update.

The past few weeks have finally seen summer veggies coming in in abundance, and our dehydrator racks are kept busy with peaches, tomatoes, eggplant, and other goodies being put up for winter. I started two small batches of wine from this year’s fine crop of grapes, the peach tree in front of the kitchen is literally sweeping the ground under the weight of fruit, and Ironweed work exchanger Meggie and I have been making bigger cheeses lately in a new six-gallon vat Sara bought. Sage cheddar and hot pepper gouda this week… storing away lots of yum for the colder months.

Stephen and Erica took on the evening goat co-op milking I’m responsible for during the past week. I miss the goats when I’m not milking, but am also loving the focus on the cheese side of things! The goats are currently grazing the south edge of the food forest zone south of Dead Car Draw, so when I went a-milking again this evening with Meggie (and trail guide Althea leading us), it was a longish walk to a spot I haven’t been familiar with for some years. Paths mowed all through the area and the adjacent woody edge make it a lovely green labyrinth, cooling as the evening wears on toward dusk.

One of my favorite daily experiences in recent weeks has been watching a little polyculture drama play out just outside the door to Ironweed kitchen. After various other spring crops had run their course on the terraced garden beds on our home’s north side, the summer found a combination of volunteer ground cherries (excellent snacking, sprouted in place from seeds of last year’s dropped fruit), planted scarlet runner beans, and transplanted basil, all coexisting there.

As the vibrant but compact basil plants work to maintain access to plentiful sunlight, the ground cherries and red-flowering runner beans seem locked in a duel to expand their respective territories for gathering sunlight, producing an ever-rising sea of green leaves, sweet yellow berries in husks, and bright red flowers. This past week the ground cherries seemed to slow the ripening of their fruit in favor of putting more energy into new growth to keep abreast of the beans’ expansion.

I’m enrolled in the Permaculture Design Course (co-hosted by Dancing Rabbit and Midwest Permaculture) taking place here at Dancing Rabbit in September, so I’ve been reading the course materials (primarily Rosemary Morrow’s Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture). Watching these epic dances between plants taking place at my doorstep, I’m feeling into lots of angles I might explore in deeper understanding of this place, my home for 15 years. Given how much focus we already give to the growing ecosystem we inhabit here, I’m excited to dig down to the deeper level of interpretation, to harvest some of the knowledge we’ll have gathered here amongst the course leaders and participants from afar.

If you haven’t heard of it before, permaculture is a concept developed in the past few decades that explores, and attempts to mimic, the complex interrelationships of natural ecosystems. In addition to establishing the rich biodiversity of natural systems to enhance the planet’s health, permaculture systems are built to sustain the system builders as well, providing food, fuel crops, and other essentials, and making us direct inhabitants of the web of life. I think of it as agriculture crossed with wildland crossed with human home zones, making the greatest possible use of all the water, soil, sunlight, biotic life, and other elements available in a given place.

No problem, right? Actually, from what I hear, the learning goes from dawn to dusk during the nine days of the course, so I am trying to mentally prepare for an intense, focused learning experience. I feel fortunate to be able to do it on familiar ground where I’ve already got some accumulated place-based knowledge to work with.

Along with a good dozen or so other villagers, I’m preparing to head out this week to New Mexico for a commitment ceremony villagers Danielle and Hassan are having at the community where they met, Hummingbird. Most are traveling southwest by train, while I’ll be driving out in a rented vehicle with Aurelia and work exchanger (and recent residency applicant!) Avi and a bunch of supplies for the event. A brine bucket containing several pounds of haloumi, that Cypriot frying cheese I mentioned last year, will be along for the ride. Never leave home without some cheese, I say.

Saturday evening a bunch of us got together for a mellow beanbag hangout at La Casa to say our fare-thee-wells to villager Ma’ikwe, who has dwelt among us for eight years and in recent times headed our nonprofit. I always find it hard to let go of long-term members, wishing that we would only gain, not lose, villagers. Still we are left with the memories and very real contributions that each has made in their time here, so a piece stays with us. And in this case, Ma’ikwe’s son Jibran is remaining in residence for the time being, so we have a more tangible connection!

Happy trails, Ma’ikwe, thanks for so many things, and we hope you won’t be a stranger.

Thanks for reading! That’s it for this week, other than to mention two upcoming opportunities:

Dancing Rabbit’s upcoming annual Open House will take place September 10. We open our doors for public tours from 1-4 pm, the Village Faire showcasing some of our local wares, and a chance for villagers and visitors to chat about shared interests and what we’re up to here. We hope you’ll spread the word and come to see us, whether for the first time or the 18th!

There are also a few spots remaining in next month’s Permaculture Design Course, but time is running short. If you’re interested in joining this intensive exploration at Dancing Rabbit, please get in touch right away to let us know. We’d love to include you.

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is an intentional community and educational nonprofit outside Rutledge, MO, focused on demonstrating sustainable living possibilities. We offer public tours of the village on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, April-October; the next is Saturday, August 27th at 1 pm. Reservations not required. Tours are free, though donations to help us continue our educational and outreach efforts are gratefully accepted. For directions, call the office at 660-883-5511 or email us at dancingrabbit@ic.org. To find out more about us, you can also check out our website: www.dancingrabbit.org.

Success is its Own Trophy

It seems now days that many of us are in to hunting a trophy, especially those of you who have been hunting for a long time. To take a doe or a small buck no longer interests you. I’m not there yet and I suppose there are more hunters out there just like me. I still get a thrill out of taking a doe with a bow. Now I have never claimed to be a hunting expert nor one who can claim too many hunting experiences and adventures. I just love to hunt. The trophy for me is simply success.

It doesn’t take long to see that trophies come in different sizes to different people. Just look at the pictures that adorn the check-in stations and you will see the smiling faces of youth and adults alike. Some are not even old enough to hold up a gun by themselves. There are girls in pigtails, boys in their dad’s clothes, and older folks, all with the same proud look. Some are kneeling beside a doe, others a spike, and some a real rocking chair rack. The one thing in common is they all have their trophy.

Sometimes it may seem that God has His trophies, those who are spiritually bigger than you and me. Men and women who, it seems, are loved more by God. They seem to have position and possessions and no problems. What they bring to God’s check-in station is so much bigger than what we bring. But we are so wrong. God has never culled or passed on one member of His creation. We are all loved, gifted, and special to Him. As you have heard many times, if we were the only person on earth God would have sent His Son to die for us. Since that is true, it makes us all a trophy of His grace.

Gary Miller

Outdoor Truths Ministries

www.outdoortruths.org

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835, in the tiny village of Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John and Jane Clemens. When he was four years  old, his family moved to nearby Hannibal, a bustling town of 1,000 people. Sam Clemens lived in Hannibal from age four to age seventeen. The town, situated on the Mississippi River, was in many ways a splendid place to grow up. There were steamboats arriving several times a day, tooting their whistles, circuses, minstrel shows and other forms of entertainment. However, violence was commonplace, and young Sam witnessed much death, including seeing two murders. Hannibal inspired several of Mark Twain’s fictional stories, including “St. Petersburg” in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin. These imaginary  river towns are complex places, all a part of Sam Clemen’s boyhood experience. Sam kept up his schooling until he was about twelve years   old – with  his father dead and the family needing a source  of income – he found employment as an apprentice printer at the Hannibal Courier, which    paid him with a  meager ration of food. Then in 1857, 21 year-old Clemens fulfilled a dream, he began learning the art of piloting a steamboat on the Mississippi. In July 1861, Twain went to Nevada and California, where he would live for the next five years. By then he was broke and needed a job. In 1869 he wrote “The Innocents Abroad” which became a best seller and  he was on his way to becoming a well known author, writing about the things he knew best. In 1870 he married Olivia Langdon, the daughter of a rich New York coal merchant. They were parents of four children, but three of them died young, leaving only the middle daughter, Clara. Samuel Langhorne Clemens died April 21, 1910 at the age of 74 at  his home in Redding, CT, and is buried in Elmira, NY.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

What Might Help The Church Gain Influence 

I’m crazy nuts to get to be a part of the church; the one where Jesus is the leader.  I’m not referring to the one(s) propped upon street corners pushing and probing to keep their brand in public eye for social response.  Rather I mean to reference a group of united believers who have hang-ups, misconceptions, sinful addictions and yet continue to believe that Jesus Christ is their/our complete form of righteousness.

Do I believe the Bible is true?  Very much so.  Do I believe that the most ardent disciple’s commitment can fade into a self-imposed bias which leads to a religiosity that God never intended?  Equally on that “very much so” comment….of which I would at times be quite guilty.  Churches are a very necessary fabric of the community cloth. In my very frail way, I wish to remind us of how we got here and where we are supposed to be going.

Church is not successful based upon location, nor decor, nor publicity angles.  Neither is it effective because it found fifteen hundred available doctrines and focused upon 10% of those as their main purpose. The church has been, is, and will be only effective when each member carries his or her cross and follows him to the public hill upon which to die.  Dying to self is the centerpiece of Christian doctrine; of which could possibly become discarded via our grand avenues of rhetorical theory plus criticism of others.

What will help the church to gain influence is for her members to be mistreated (from within and without) and yet never grumble nor complain.  America’s Christian populace is a shambles because we are often found to be divisive rather than uniting and grumpy rather than patient.  We often are found to act as if we have no God because we are madder than wet hens over something… about our church.

The good news is that not only can this change; it is changing.  We are making strides at spiritual maturity.  The final hill in conquering the battle is to find stable hope in the righteousness of Jesus rather than our own (self) righteousness which gives our neighbors heartburn.  We will find greater influence for God; not when we sell the church through better advertising, but when we advertise the church from our crosses of patience, understanding, sympathy, and love for every neighbor (even those who loves to bark at us).

BABY HATHAWAY

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Madison Johnson and Caleb Hathaway of Wayland are the parents of a son, Owen Patrick Hathaway, born August 13, 2016 at 2:09 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Owen weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Greg and Ann Johnson of Wapello, IA and Scott and Heidi Hathaway of Kahoka.

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