May 24, 2012

Scholarship Winners Announced as Part of SCR-I Academic Awards Night



Kala Childress, a Senior at Scotland County R-1 High School, is the recipient of the Kathy Riebel Harrity Scholarship. Kala will be attending Mineral Area Community College in Park Hills, MO, studying Ag Business. Kathy's family established this $1,000 memorial scholarship after she passed away from Inflammatory Breast Cancer in March of 2009. Kala is pictured with her parents, Chris & Billie Childress and Kathy's husband and daughter, Joel and Katelyn Harrity and mother, Jan Slayton.


Department awards, community honorees and scholarship recipients headlined the show Monday, May 14th at Scotland County R-I High School as the community joined together to salute the academic achievements of the 2011-2012 school year.

SCR-I instructors took to the stage to present departmental awards.

Carol McCabe presented business department awards to Shaye Wright, Brandon Monroe, Chris Smeltser, Katie Howard, and Jonathan Cabreza.

McCabe and Billie Lanham, who coached the district state-qualifying campus bowl team from Scotland County, recognized players Morgan Alexander, Megan Kice, Sophia Hoskinson, Josh Adams, Sadie Davis, Rachel Duzan, Renay Friendshuh, Josh Keller, Morgan Carleton, Chris Smeltser, Emily Ebeling, Leah Terrill, Brandon Monroe and Sammi Tobler.

The visual arts department awards were presented by Dustin Harper. She recognized student artists Shelby Eggleston, Tahnee Forquer, Anna Hirner, Dylan Arnold, Brittany Cochran, Laden Holt, Wyatt Kice, Logan Payne, Elizabeth Duzan, Renay Friendshuh, Mark Johnson, Logan Remley, Cory McKinney and Justin Girardin.

Counselor Brent Bondurant presented the Spanish department awards for instructor Ivonne Weigand. Rachel Duzan, Rebeka Kapfer and Sammi Tobler were honored in the Spanish I class. Spanish II awards went to Emily Ebeling and Derrick Muntz.

The Science department awards were handed out by Terri Slaughter. Ryan Branch, Jennifer Miller, Morgan Carleton and Bethany Rader were presented Chemistry I awards. Chemistry II honors went to Josh Keller and Kristine Reckenberg while Anatomy & Physiology awards went to Morgan Carleton and Derrick Muntz. The Zoology & Botany- award was presented to Elizabeth Duzan with Reckenberg and Carleton also earning honors in Physics.

Next up were the Social Studies awards presented by instructor Gary Hunziker.

Social Science awards went to Aaron Mallett, Rachel Duzan, Renay Friendshuh, Leah Terrill, Lorrin McBee, Randi Slaughter, Rowan Johnston, Will Masden, Brittany Cochran, Derrick Muntz, Alexis Dodge and Claire Shannan.

Throughout the evening a number of community group's recognized students' achievements and presented special awards.

Renay Friendshuh and Joseph Hite were honored as the Freshman Citizenship winners.

Emily Ebeling was recognized for being selected to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy and Brandon Monroe was acknowledged as the delegate for the Tri-County Electric Cooperatives Jefferson City leadership tour.

The H.O.B.Y. Leadership Award Nominee was Joshua Keller and alternate Jennifer Miller.

Hailey Dial and Chris Smeltser received the Danforth "I Dare You" Awards.

Missouri Government Outstanding Citizens Awards went to Lorrin McBee and Ryan Slayton.

Glory of Missouri Awards went to Knowledge- Josh Keller, Liberty- Loren Smith-Roberts, Equality- Christian Bradley, Law- Elizabeth Duzan, Justice- Drew Miller, Fraternity- Montelee Sally, Education- Kristine Reckenberg, Progress- Jordyn Doubet, Honor- Brock Bondurant, Truth- Jessica Morrow, Virtue- Courtney Jackson, Temperance- Derrick Muntz, Enterprise- Jennifer Miller, and Charity- Brandon Monroe.

Scotland County R-I Student Council sponsor Jenna Ketchum recognized the following officers: President- Loren Smith-Roberts; VP- Brock Bondurant; Sec.- Jennifer Miller Tres.- Lorrin McBee; senior reps. - Christian Bradley and Kala Childress, sophomore reps. Chris Smeltser and Emily Ebeling; junior reps Anna Hirner and Hailie Stone; and freshmen reps. Renay Friendshuh and Tristen Hilpert.

Perfect Attendance Awards were received by Alexis Dodge, Michael Howard, Kristine Reckenberg, Logan Remley, Chris Smeltser, and Cassandra VanDeVeire.

Tom O'Donnell presented A+ certificates to Brittany Cochran, Kiley Frazier, Ashton Briggs, Kelsey Enlow, Kelsey Justice, Cali Holt, Hilary Harris, Loren Smith, Kala Childress, Christian Bradley, Taylor Rader, Brock Bondurant, Andrew Mathes, Drew Miller, Derrick Muntz, Kristine Reckenberg, Courtney Jackson, Ben Shannan and Harley Stone.

The Missouri Scholars 100 award went to Kristine Reckenberg while the US Army Scholar Athletes were Elizabeth Duzan and Brock Bondurant.

D.A.R. Citizenship Award recipient was Loren Smith-Roberts, who also was honored as an America's Homecoming Queen Finalist.

The Tri-Rivers Conference academic awards went to students meeting GPA and activities requirements as well as earning a 22 or better on the ACT. Earning awards were Brock Bondurant, Elizabeth Duzan, Harley Stone and Loren Smith-Roberts.

Recognized as President's Education Awards winners were:

"Gold" Award Winners (80th percentile ACT score + 3.5 GPA) Elizabeth Duzan, Kristine Reckenberg, and Brock Bondurant; "Silver" Award Winners (80th% ACT OR 3.5 GPA) Kelsey Enlow, Loren Smith-Roberts, Kiley Frazier, Derrick Muntz, Drew Miller, Courtney Jackson, Cali Holt, William Masden, and Hilary Harris.

The George Washington Carver Awards (Top 10% GPA of Senior Class) went to Kristine Reckenberg, Kelsey Enlow and Elizabeth Duzan.

The Senior Citizenship and SC Fire Department Citizenship awards went to Derrick Muntz and Elizabeth Duzan. Senior Leadership awards went to Loren Smith-Roberts and Brock Bondurant while Smith-Roberts and Drew Miller earned Senior Activities Awards.

The night was capped off with a long list of scholarship winners.

The 4-H Council Scholarship of $125 went to Logan Payne.

Andy Clapp Memorial Scholarship of $500 went to Brock Bondurant.

Betty Jo Shibley-Banister Memorial Scholarship $470 went to Hilary Harris.

Community Bank of Memphis scholarship of $250 each went to Cali Holt and Bondurant.

The Deny Clatt Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Abby Clatt and Kiley Frazier.

Epsilon Iota of Beta Sigma Phi presented five $300 scholarships. Winners were Kristine Reckenberg, Derrick Muntz, Lexi Drummond, Brock Bondurant and Elizabeth Duzan.

Ben Shannan, Kelsey Enlow, Drew Miller and Kristine Reckenberg earned $250 scholarships courtesy of Farm Bureau.

The Gorin High School Alumni Scholarship went to William Masden.

Jason Rockhold Memorial Scholarship recipient was Kiley Frazier

The J.P. & Mary Childers Environmental Scholarship was awarded to Ben Shannan.

The Kathy Riebel Harrity Memorial $1,000 scholarship went to Kala Childress.

The Kegan Hunt Memorial Scholarship of $250 was presented to Brittany Cochran.

Loren Smith-Roberts was awarded the $1,000 Ken Cross Memorial Scholarship.

Leo & Arlean Paul Memorial Scholarship of $187 went to Harley Stone.

The MFA Foundation Scholarship for $2,000 was awarded to Derrick Muntz, who also earned the Memphis Funeral Home $300 scholarship.

The Michael Wagner Memorial Scholarship of $750 was presented to Ben Shannan

The $1,500 Patricia Hudnall Memorial Scholarship recipient was Kristen Reckenberg.

Chapter C P.E.O. presented $300 scholarships to Loren Smith-Roberts and Kelsey Enlow.

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. presented $250 awards to Autumn Elliott and Brittany Cochran.

The Pheasants Forever Scholarship of $250 was won by Abby Clatt. She also earned the Ruth & Jesse Slavin Memorial Scholarship of $750.

Scotland County Hospital presented a $500 scholarship to Kelsey Enlow.

The Scott Childress Memorial Scholarship of $500 went to Drew Miller.

The Scotland County Antique Fair presented $250 scholarships to Kiley Frazier and Derrick Muntz.

The Scotland Rotary Club gave away six $500 scholarships. Recipients were Elizabeth Duzan, Kelsey Enlow, Kiley Frazier, Derrick Muntz, Logan Payne, and Kristine Reckenberg.

The Scotland County Teachers Fund scholarships ($250 each) went to Loren Smith and Christian Bradley.

The Ted Riney Memorial Scholarship of $200 was awarded to Drew Miller.

Christian Bradley, Elizabeth Duzan, Derrick Muntz, Kristine Reckenberg, and Harley Stone won the Travis Bissell Memorial scholarships.

The Tom Coffrin Memorial Scholarships of $200 each went to Kristine Reckenberg and Logan Payne

The Tucker-Bourn Memorial Scholarship of $370 was presented to Courtney Jackson.

US Bank Scholarships were awarded to Andrew Mathes and Ben Shannan.

The VFW Women's Auxilary awarded $125 each to Hilary Harris and Kiley Frazier.

The Wymon Lemmon Memorial Scholarship, which pays for books, supplies, and lab fees, went to Derrick Muntz.

Xi Theta Tau of Beta Sigma Phi presented $375 scholarships to Kiley Frazier, Derrick Muntz, Cali Holt and Courtney Jackson.

A number of college and university scholarships were also announced.

Brock Bondurant was offered the Coe College Presidential Scholarship $68,000 over 4 years; the Northwest MO State Univ.- Distinguished Scholar Award $2,500; the Missouri Achievement Scholarship. $1,000; Truman State University A+ Recognition Scholarship $500, Combined Ability Scholarship $3,000, & President's Honorary Scholarship $1,000; University of Missouri- Excellence Award $2,000; Rouse Journalism Scholarship $1,000.

Kelsey Enlow was offered the Trumann State University A+ $500, Combined Ability $2,000 scholarship; IHCC- Salutatorian Scholarship (Full Ride).

Loren Smith-Roberts was offered the Truman State University- A+ $500, Combined Ability $2,500, President's Leadership $800.

Kiley Frazier was offered the Northwest MO State Univ.- Tower Sch. $1,500, MO Achievement Sch $1,000; University Of Central Missouri- Red & Black sch. $2,000; MO Western State Univ.- Governor's Academic Sch. $1,500.

Ben Shannan was offered the Northwest MO State Univ- Freshman Merit Sch. $500.

Drew Miller was offered the MO Western State Univ.- Leadership Award $1,500, A+ Scholarship $1,500, Academic Scholarship $1,500.

Harley Stone was offered the Northwest Missouri State University- Tower Sch. $1,500/MO Ach. $1,500.

William Masden was offered an academic scholarship at Culver-Stockton College.

Kristine Reckenberg was offered the IHCC Val Victorian Scholarship (Full ride); and the St. Louis School Of Pharmacy $8,000 Presidential Scholarship.

Scotland County Library Presents ‘Build a Better World’ Summer Reading Program

Readers of all ages will explore exciting things this summer as the Scotland County Library presents “Build a Better World” during their summer library program.  The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people ages three through 6th grade with programs and prizes.

Registration for “Build a Better World” begins Monday, June 5th, and the last day to collect prizes will be Friday, July 21st.  Prizes will be awarded based on hours spent reading.

Weekly programs will also be presented at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday beginning June7th. The first program will feature Jeff Dyer’s presentation of a famous Scotland County resident.  On June 14th, Karen Armstrong of the Missouri Department of Conservation will give an animal presentation.  Other programs will include the Scotland County R-1 FFA presenting a Petting Zoo, Kim Ludwick of the Scotland County Health Department, and Brian Whitney and members of the Memphis and Scotland County Fire Departments.

For more information, call the library at 660-465-7042.  All programs are free of charge.

Residential Terrace Hosts 20th Annual Car Show

The soggy streets and roads didn’t keep 30 diehard vehicles from showing off at the 20th Annual Residential Terrace Car Show on Saturday, May 20th.

The residents of both the Scotland County Care Center and Residential Terrace were thrilled to view the vehicles in the parking lot. The weather threatened rain and was chilly so most viewing was from the many windows. Some brave residents ventured out for a closer look.

Memphis Mayor William Reckenberg awarded Alan Hufford with the Mayor’s Award for his bright yellow 1972 Chevy Nova.

The residents chose a red 1993 Chevy S-10 owned by John and Donna Austin from Memphis as their favorite color.

The vehicle with the most memories was a 1951 Pontiac Chieftain owned by Ewing and Louise Dean from Kirksville.

The fun car award was a 1965 Volkswagen owned by Larry and Michell Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

The fancy car award was a 2015 Chevrolet SS owned by Michell and Larry Balanda from Anchorage, AK.

Peoples’ choice award was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible owned by Gary Harris from Moulton, IA.

Other awards for the top 10 cars, top 3 pickups and top motorcycle were awarded also.

A special plaque was awarded to Jerry Grosenkemper for his volunteering and dedication for the past 20 years of this car show.

As always, the organizers expressed their appreciation to all who helped and participated in this year’s show.

Tague Attends ‘Chosin Few’ Reunion in Springfield

Left to right: Don “Buck” Tague, Dr. Baes Suk Lee, Jong Kook Lee. Baes Suk Lee (center) was part of the Army in Korea, serving as an interpreter – in his capacity to do so – even though he was a youth at the time. He came to the U.S. post Korean War. Jong Kook Lee (right) , the Consulate General of the Republic of (South) Korea , stationed in Chicago, presented Tague (and other veterans) with the Korean Government’s Ambassador of Peace Medal at this reunion.

submitted by Sandra Kalman

Don “Buck” Tague of Gorin attended a Korean War battle reunion in Springfield, Missouri, May 18 to 20.

Commemorating the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir, survivors of that battle have taken to calling themselves: “The Chosin Few.”

This particular reunion was the U.S. Army Chapter reunion of The Chosen Few – another association holds reunions for both Marines and Army survivors together and Tague attends those Korean War reunions too.  He also attends World War II reunions with his Patton’s Third Army 65th Infantry Division Association.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir lasted from late November, 1950, until the end of December, making this reunion not quite 67 years post battle.  Details of the battle are not pretty.  Tague played a part in the Army’s 79th Construction Engineering Battalion in Korea.

An interesting editorial written about this reunion by a local Springfield physician, Yung Hwang, M. D., published prior to the reunion, said the purpose of this reunion was “To honor the surviving veterans and the memory of those who died during that decisive battle…”

Hwang said:  “On the eve of Chosin Few coming to town, the Korean community will warmly welcome and happily join in their memorial service as we are also hoping North Korean and Chinese communism will stop their bad behaviors against the world.”

Several highlights of the reunion are described in text accompanying photographs in a Fathers’ Day ad, placed here by Tague’s proud children.

About the general feeling of the reunion, Buck’s son, David, said:  “They were glad to be here.”

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, May 25 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Pudding

Friday, May 26 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed, No Meals

Tuesday, May 30 – BBQ or Plain Pork/Bun, Scalloped Potatoes, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Pears, Cookies

Wednesday, May 31 – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Bread, Fruit Salad

Thursday, June 1 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

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

Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, Center Closed

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

Regularly Scheduled Audit of Scotland County Underway

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (May 19, 2017) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on audits of Scotland and Mercer counties, located in northern Missouri.  Audit staff is on-site in both locations, and Auditor Galloway encouraged citizens to submit concerns or information through the dedicated hotline.

“The public deserves a government that is transparent and works efficiently on behalf of its citizens,” Auditor Galloway said. “These audits will provide an independent review, and I encourage anyone who has information to contact my Whistleblower Hotline.”

The most recent audits of Scotland and Mercer counties were completed in 2013 and both counties received good ratings.

Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit may contact the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at moaudit@auditor.mo.gov or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at auditor.mo.gov/hotline.

MLRA Late Models to Highlight June 1st Races at Scotland County Speedway

Racing action will return to Scotland County Speedway next week as the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association will kick off a three-day circuit across northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa with a stop in Memphis on Thursday, June 1st.

The MLRA event will highlight a full schedule of events at SCS, paying $3,000 to win the late model feature. Modifieds, sport models and stock cars will all be racing for a $1,000 top prize with sport compacts battling for a $300 payday.

The track will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for practice at $25 per car. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m.

The local event is being sponsored by J & J Ag, Memphis Pepsi-Cola, Brain’s Foundation Repair and Crop Production Services.

The MLRA will be racing May 25-27th in Wheatland, MO. After the Memphis stop, the late models will be in action Friday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA before heading to Randolph County Speedway in Moberly on Saturday.

On May 4th-6th the circuit was in Iowa, racing at Lee County Speedway, Davenport and Independence with Chris Simpson, Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer all picking up wins. Thus far in 2017, five races in the books have generated five different winners for the MLRA.

Rush Releases Latest Book ‘You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!’

Pastor Terry Rush is no stranger to the people of his hometown, Memphis. But while Scotland County residents may know Rush from his frequent visits back home for speaking engagements, or as readers of his newspaper column of one of his books, his latest release starts with a revealing confession.

“All I ever wanted to be was famous.” That is the statement Rush offers to open “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!”, his newest book fresh off the press.

Of course that confession was made tongue-in-cheek to the high school guidance counselor, as Rush was clinging to his dream of one day becoming a St. Louis Cardinal. Fittingly enough, he offered stand-up comedian, as his backup plan.

It turns out, God had other plans for Terry. While his professional baseball career never took off, Rush has had plenty of brushes with the fame he joked about.

After offering more than a dozen publication’s Rush penned his latest book in which he reveals how God has continued to send him to the right place at the right time, over and over again, to minister to the famous.

“In my younger days, I would never have guessed that the famous need and want spiritual and emotional support,” said Rush. “Surprised me. We tend to think they’ve got it made. Think again. They need people who care; just as we do.”

It has been the stories of meeting some of these needs that has led Rush to fulfill the new book’s subtitle, “Experiencing God Beyond Imagination”.

“I love people,” Rush says in the opening chapter of the book. “The famous have been ignored because it seems they are assumed to be both unneedy and unreachable. Fans just figure they have no problems.”

Rush goes on to explain in the book that his stardom, didn’t come from becoming a St. Louis Cardinal baseball player as he dreamed of as a young man, but instead only after he became a pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma and happened upon an ad for adults to attend a Cardinals Baseball Camp to play alongside past and current stars and coaches.

“When I read this article about playing baseball with these heroes, I wondered if God would use me to encourage them,” Rush says in the book. “As I thought of the possibilities, I wept.”

Little did he know that the Legends Camp would only be the beginning of the multitude of opportunities the Lord presented for Rush to interact with the famous and offer God’s encouragement. “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” is a collection of stories about “chance” meetings Rush has had with a number of celebrities from the movies, sports, politics, the music industry and television. The book is packed with amazing encounters that surely cannot be true, yet they are. These things couldn’t happen to a man from rural northeast Missouri, yet they did.

The book is chocked full of such unbelievable experiences that have put Rush in the presence of the likes of Charlton Heston, Loretta Lynn and James MacArthur.

It is through these experiences that Rush has learned that we are all alike, adding that everyone has confidences that are often undermined by fears. The author sais he hopes his latest book will open readers’ hearts to new possibility and potential.

Copies of you “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!” are available at J’s Foods in Memphis or can be ordered directly from Kelly Press, Inc. by calling 573-449-4163 or by emailing colin@kellypressinc.com.

Judge DeMarce to Address 71st Annual Memorial Day Services

Judge Karl DeMarce will be the featured speaker on Monday as the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts the 71st Annual Memorial Day Services on the lawn of the Scotland County Courthouse.

The services will begin at 10 a.m. with Post Commander Lloyd Erickson and program chairman Donnie Middleton welcoming the crowd.

Veterans Flody C. Baker and Mike Stephenson will perform the traditional wreath placement at the soldiers’ memorial on the southeast side of the courthouse. Fellow serviceman Bill Camp will lead the gathering the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pastor Leon Buford, also a Scotland County veteran, will lead the invocation prior to the playing of the National Anthem by the Scotland County R-I band. The Memphis Community Players will keep the music flowing with a series of patriotic selections.

Judge Gary Dial will again have the honor of introducing the service’s guest speaker.

Following DeMarce’s speech, veteran Jamie Parker will sing Sleep Soldier Boy accompanied by Connie Courtney.

Following the benediction by Buford, the VFW members will present a 21 gun salute before the performance of taps by service member Melinda Briggs with ECHO played by Chris Kempke.

The service is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors at the VFW post.

Gorin American Legion Post Plans Memorial Day Gathering

The Leslie Chambers #395 Gorin American Legion Post will be hosting their annual Memorial Day gathering on Sunday, May 28.  There will be a carry-in dinner at 12:30 at the Gorin Christian Church with a program following the dinner. The Post will present military services at the Gorin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is invited.

BABY FUNK

Casey and April Funk of Coatsville, MO are the parents of a son, Carter Bret Funk, born May 10, 2017 at 8:16 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Carter weighed 7 lbs 1.8 oz and was 20.75 inches long. He has a sibling, Caley Archer. Grandparents are Chris and Ida Archer of Moulton, IA; Ralph Funk of Coatsville, MO; and Judy Funk of Coatsville, MO.

BABY KEEFE

Kara Ball of Kahoka and Johnathon Keefe of Kahoka are the parents of a son, Michael Raymond Keefe, born May 16, 2017 at 6:28 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Michael weighed 7 lbs 2.8 oz and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David and Stacie Parson of Lawrence, Patrick Keefe of Keokuk, and Alicia Boyd of Eureka.

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