May 24, 2012

Local Heroes to Be Honored During National EMS Week



During National Emergency Medical Services Week, communities across the nation such as Scotland County, recognize the tremendous role that EMS personnel make to insure the health of community members. The 24 hours a day, seven days a week dedication is demonstrated rather clearly in this statistic - more than 36 million patients were cared for by EMS professionals in 2011 alone.

"Emergency care professionals are committed to delivering emergency medical care in the community," said Nicole Lurie of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "They strive for seamless care, from the field to the hospital emergency department or trauma center. Their commitment to ensuring that patients receive the best medical care available, anytime and anywhere, is instrumental to advancing the health, safety, and well-being of the American people."

For the people of this community, EMS service centers around the Scotland County Hospital Ambulance Service.

Where did it start, when did it begin, who served on it? These are some unanswered questions about the early beginnings of what today has become the Scotland County Hospital Ambulance Service. There are stories of hearses, tall station wagon style ambulances, the early van style ambulances, and now the modular style ambulances we currently operate. Scotland County Hospital Director of EMS Operations, Jason Moss states: "I have talked to numerous people and the service goes back to funeral home operated transportation, V.F.W. staffed ambulance, through what it is today." The current Scotland County Ambulance District started forming in 1974 and 1975. "From there the records are organized and documented" stated Moss. "I would love copies of any old pictures and time stamped history events to keep on file and better document our beginning," commented Moss.

Currently Scotland County Hospital Ambulance Service is managed by the Scotland County Hospital and the ambulances are housed there. The Ambulance Board of Directors oversees the funding of the Service and contracts the management through the Hospital. The Service is staffed with a Medical Director, three full-time Paramedics, four part-time Paramedics, three PRN Registered Nurses, three full-time EMT-Basics, and six part-time EMT-Basics. The Service has three fully stocked modular ambulances all capable of ALS (Advanced Life Support) service if needed. Each day there is a minimum of one ALS provider on call. The crew assists in the Emergency Room of the Hospital, while not busy with ambulance responsibilities. The Ambulance Crew, while not in the Hospital has a five minute maximum response time to an emergency when they get paged. The average response time is three minutes.

When a call comes in for the ambulance on the direct line, 465-2131, it is answered in the Emergency Room at the Hospital and after the dispatcher obtains the important information they page the on-call crew to respond. At this time they also page any First Responders in the area of the call to respond also. The First Responders can quickly get to the scene and provide care and needed information and assistance to the Ambulance Crew while they are en-route. The Ambulance Crew assesses the information and determines if all the needed resources are on their way. If the patient condition meets critical criteria, then a helicopter is dispatched. If an ALS provider is needed to provide advanced care and a Basic Life Support (BLS) truck was initially dispatched, then the ALS provider is dispatched to the scene. The ALS provider can start IV's, give medications, perform advanced airway control measures, and diagnose and treat life threatening cardiac rhythms. After the patient is assessed then an appropriate destination Hospital is determined and the patient is transported to the Hospital. En-route the patient care provider stays in the back of the ambulance and provides care for the patient. At the Hospital, a verbal and written report of the patient care, by the Ambulance Crew is provided to the ER staff for continuation of patient care.

What does it take to work on the ambulance and help in an emergency?

To be a First Responder, one must attend a First Responder Training Course of a minimum of 48 hours. Topics include CPR, oxygen administration, advanced first aid, scene management, and extrication. Testing and verification of skills are required at course completion. Continuing education courses are taught monthly at Scotland County Hospital.

To be a paid EMT-Basic on the Ambulance, you must attend an EMT-Basic Course of a minimum of 120 hours. The topics include that of the First Responder just more in-depth. It also covers medical and traumatic injuries and disease process as well as more advanced anatomy and specialized training with splinting equipment. Our EMT-Basics are trained in assisting the ALS providers by setting up the equipment they need for special procedures. Continuing education is required to maintain this license.

To be an ALS Provider, either Paramedic or RN, you must complete two years of college courses. After the coursework for a Paramedic license is complete, you must complete a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical time. As an ALS provider you are trained to perform advanced skills and refined on the performance of the basic skills. Continuing education is required to maintain this license as well.

The Ambulance Service is a service we hope that none of us need, but it is reassuring to know if in the misfortunate event we find ourselves or a loved one in need of the service that it is there to care for us. There are two ambulances staffed every day at Scotland County Hospital and a third unit available if the need arises to have additional resources. The EMS Crew is continually attending specialized training courses to keep up with the ever changing environment of Emergency Medicine. "Since the beginning of EMS, things have changed in the types of emergencies we are called to handle," Moss states. "Society is faster with modern cars that crash up, and the challenges of keeping current on the types of things people ingest into their bodies and the reactions that they cause vary greatly. It is an ever changing Field of Medicine and we try our best to keep on top of the current treatments to ensure we are providing the best patient care possible."

Please take the time to meet the Scotland County Ambulance Crew in this week's paper. If you have any historic information or items, or for any information about upcoming training courses at Scotland County Hospital please contact Jason Moss EMT-Paramedic, Scotland County Hospital Director of EMS Operations at 660-465-8511 or 660-341-1949.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, February 23 – Liver and Onions or Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit

Friday, February 24 – Fish Fillet, Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans, Pickled Beets, Fruit Juice, Cornbread, Peanut/Butter Dessert

Monday, February 27 – Goulash, Italian Blend Vegetables, Lettuce Salad, Hot Roll, Peach Crisp

Tuesday, February 28 – Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Carrots, Bread, 5 Cup Salad

Wednesday, March 1 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, March 2 – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Lettuce Salad, Pinto Beans, Pineapple, Bread, Oatmeal Cookies

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, February 23 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26 – Fundraiser Soup Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free will donation. Carry-outs available, call 465-7011.

Monday, February 27 – AAA and Care Board Meeting at 10:00 in Shelbina.

Thursday, March 2 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

VIRGINIA MAY (INSKIP) HUTSON (8/17/1947 – 2/12/2017)

Virginia May (Inskip) Hutson, age 69, of Windermere, FL, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, FL.

She was born August 17, 1947, in Memphis, MO, the daughter of Charles Sylvester Inskip Sr. and Vera May Pulis Inskip.

She was united in marriage to William A. Hutson and to this union one daughter was born.

Surviving is her daughter Margaret May Hutson of Windermere, FL; one sister and four brothers, Lois Walker and husband Charles of Macon, MO, Charles J. Inskip and wife Linda of Rolla, MO, Charles S. Inskip Jr. and wife Vicky of Moberly, MO, Larry D. Inskip of Armstrong, MO, J. Dean Inskip and wife Carol of Ashland, MO, including many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Carl Ray Inskip.

Virginia was raised in Derby, Colorado where she received her education.

She was briefly employed with Banquet Foods in Macon, and worked in a nursing care facility in Columbia, MO. She also lived in Rolla, Macon, Higbee, Edina, and Moberly, MO; then moved to Florida in 2008 where she lived with her daughter Margaret.

Hobbies included Embroidery and collecting many types of hummingbird figurines, collectable plates of many varieties, and collectable spoons.

Memorial services were held Saturday February 18 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Reverend Mike Myers officiated the services.  Burial was in the Linville Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to MargAret Hutson to help cover expenses.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

New Beginnings

There is a major part to the Christian belief system that tends to get past some; well…. maybe all of us.  That would be the truth, the fact, that in Christ we are new day by day.  Oh how we struggle to live this out.

At County Fairs some have a competition called a Tractor Pull.  One by one, each tractor is at the starting line pulling a cart with weights that transition into a heavier load as the trek progresses.  Eventually, the tractor stops in its tracks because it can no longer pull the load.  The one that travels the greatest length gets the trophy.

Our daily walk is sometimes just like a Tractor Pull.  The further into the day, the heavier the load until we are shut down in our tracks.  God is very much  aware of our dilemma and is devoted to its reversal. If God is anything, He is all about new, renewal, renewing.  Bible expression and confirmation is there for a reason.  He knows we will experience deep stress and provides a way out.  This isn’t just church chatter.  This is to be life… your life… my life… renewed life… day after day.

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day (II Cor. 4:16).

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (II Cor. 5:17).

It is for this very reason that Jesus called for our new beginning by being born again. Such isn’t a church doctrine as much as it is designed to restart our engines when we do more sputtering than effectively moving forward. Renewal…it’s a daily thing… so look toward it.  Experience it.  And tomorrow?  Start all over… new… again!

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

VIRGINIA MAY (INSKIP) HUTSON (8/17/1947 – 2/12/2017)

Virginia May (Inskip) Hutson, age 69, of Windermere, FL, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, FL.

She was born August 17, 1947, in Memphis, MO, the daughter of Charles Sylvester Inskip Sr. and Vera May Pulis Inskip.

She was united in marriage to William A. Hutson and to this union one daughter was born.

Surviving is her daughter Margaret May Hutson of Windermere, FL; one sister and four brothers, Lois Walker and husband Charles of Macon, MO, Charles J. Inskip and wife Linda of Rolla, MO, Charles S. Inskip Jr. and wife Vicky of Moberly, MO, Larry D. Inskip of Armstrong, MO, J. Dean Inskip and wife Carol of Ashland, MO, including many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Carl Ray Inskip.

Virginia was raised in Derby, Colorado where she received her education.

She was briefly employed with Banquet Foods in Macon, and worked in a nursing care facility in Columbia, MO. She also lived in Rolla, Macon, Higbee, Edina, and Moberly, MO; then moved to Florida in 2008 where she lived with her daughter Margaret.

Hobbies included Embroidery and collecting many types of hummingbird figurines, collectable plates of many varieties, and collectable spoons.

Memorial services were held Saturday February 18 at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.  Reverend Mike Myers officiated the services.  Burial was in the Linville Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Margaret Hutson to help cover expenses.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.

MARGARET ELLEN HOWARD   (8/3/31 – 1/24/17)

Margaret Howard, 85, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, January 24, 2017, at her home in Citrus Heights, CA following a short battle with cancer. Her daughters and son-in-law were with her.

Margaret was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Callahan, of Memphis, MO.

She is survived by her three daughters, Coleen Howard and Jana Howard, both of Sacramento, CA, and Sherri Kelleher (Dan) of Vacaville, CA; grandchildren Sean Kelleher (Sylvia), Jennifer Dean (Ned); great-granddaughter Kiera Margaux Dean; and former husband, Wilmer Howard. She is also survived by her brother, James Callahan (Barbara) of Godfrey, IL; and many nieces and nephews on the Callahan and Howard sides of her family.

Margaret graduated from Granger High School in 1948 and then attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville. She married in 1951 and moved to California in December 1955.  In 1970 she went to work at American River College in the Job Placement Center.  She worked there until retirement.    Throughout her life she made many trips back to Memphis to see family and friends.

At her request there were no services.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

BABY MARTIN

Sheldon and Ashley Martin of Memphis, MO are the proud parents of a daughter, Tirzah Rain, born February 9, 2017 at 10:36 p.m. at Northeast Regional Medical in Kirksville, MO.  Tirzah weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ivan and Nancy Martin of Lancaster, MO and Lamar and Melody High of Downing, MO.

BABY ZEISET

Carl and Leann Zeiset of Memphis are the parents of a son, Corwin Grant Zeiset, born February 15, 2017 at 2:59 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Corwin weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Weston, Douglas and Jerian. Grandparents are John David and Nancy Zeiset of Memphis; and Ivan and Linda Martin of Memphis.

Rutledge Renegades

Neta Phillips picked up Aunt Jewell Brown and went to Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge at Memphis Pizza Hut.  Jewell said she had a wonderful time.  She received a box of candy and a word search puzzle book.

Katrina and Great-Aunt Neta went to Kirksville.

Charlene Montgomery went to Kirksville and visited with Charlene Wheeler.  Charlene then went to Kirksville Hospital and had surgery on her right wrist and then back home.

Katrina took Neta to Memphis Hospital where she had carpel tunnel surgery on her left hand and then back home.

Dorcas Martin visited with Marjorie Peterson.  She brought her a small loaf of homemade bread.  Great-Nephew Matt Rankin and family sent Marjorie a dozen roses.

Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Keosauqua, IA.

Jack White came from Palmyra to visit Air Force buddy, Bob Hunolt.  They went to visit woodworking friend, Arlo Trueblood in the Scotland County Hospital.

Some of those in this week were Tim Morris, Dale Tague, Neta Phillips, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Marjorie Peterson, Charlene Montgomery, Milt Clary, Rodger Holtman, Mike and Pam Blaine, Larry and Tamara Tague, Doris Day, and Thomas Kortkamp.

Living Life Over

FIVE YEARS AGO

On Feb. 15th Judge Karl DeMarce, a judge on the 1st Judicial Circuit (Scotland County) sat by special designation with the Supreme Court of Missouri.  DeMarce was sitting in the place of Judge Mary R. Russell who was recused from one case argued today.

In place of Russell, DeMarce heard the first case on the Court’s docket this morning: Case No. SC91968, State of Missouri ex rel.MoGas Pipeline LLC v. Missouri Public Service Commission, an appeal from Cole County regarding a state agency’s intervention in a federal regulatory proceeding.

TEN YEARS AGO

Several area residents were among the winners when more than $263.7 million in prizes of $1,000 or more were awarded to Missouri Lottery players during January.

Winners of $1,000 or more included: Irvin Bennett of Downing ($1,525), Charles Adams of Gorin and James Paris of Memphis (both $1,000).

20 YEARS AGO

Brian Robinson and Angie Stephenson were crowned at the 1997 Scotland County Courtwarming Royalty during halftime of the Tigers’ basketball game February 21st.  Robinson was crowned king by 1996 queen Melissa Harvey.  Stephenson was crowned queen by Patrick Miller who was standing in for his brother, Andy Miller, the 1996 king.

30 YEARS AGO

According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, a farm house, owned by Ed and George Morrison, approximately 3 ½ miles northwest of Memphis, was broken into sometime between Thursday evening and Saturday evening.  The house was vandalized, with many valuable antiques stolen, and many antique dishes, glasses, etc., were broken and destroyed.  The vandalism and theft is under investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department.

40 YEARS AGO

Extensive damage was done to grave stones and mausoleums in the Gorin Cemetery by vandals sometime over the past week-end.  A number of grave stones were toppled and plates pried off mausoleums.

Also in Gorin, the home of Mrs. Bertha Walker has been broken into and vandalized.  Mrs. Walker, who lives alone, is currently a patient in a nursing home.

Both incidents are under investigation by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department.

The Gorin Cemetery Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals.

50 YEARS AGO

A 4-H leader recognition and worship was held at the Memphis Christian Church on Wednesday with a turkey dinner served at the noon hour to some fifty persons.

Presentation was made to the following: Clover Award to the twenty year member, Florence Stevenson; there were 30 1st year awards presented, then four 5-year awards, Mrs. Ray Baker, Mrs. Letha Musgrove, Mrs. June Reed, Mrs. Alice Smith and four 10-year awards: Mrs. Hope Curry, Mrs. Beulah Davis, Mrs. Opal Durham and Mrs. Leota Lancaster.

60 YEARS AGO

A new feed store will open in Memphis Monday, March 4 in the Plenge building at 129 North Johnson Street, across the street from the elementary school.

The new feed store is owned by Homer Kapfer and will handle a complete line of Pay-Way feeds for livestock, poultry and pets.

Tom Newkirk is the local representative of the Pay-Way feed mills.

The building which the new store will occupy is a new one built by the late E. H. Plenge.  The new store hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  They will also have pick-up and delivery service.

70 YEARS AGO

A movement, which has been on foot in Scotland County for the past few months to organize a new bank in Memphis, reached a climax this week when the 50,000 capital stock and $25,000 surplus was oversubscribed, it is said.

Application has been made for a charter, according to W. A. Southerland, and all the requirements have been met.  After approval by the comptroller at Washington, the organization will be perfected.

No quarters for the new bank have been obtained although several buildings are under consideration.

At the present time there is said to be a total of 28 stock subscribes to the proposed institution.

White House

The White House, one of the most recognizable buildings in Washington, DC., was designed by James Hoban, an Irish-born-and-trained architect who won a competition organized by President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in 1792. He also designed the Capitol. Although  President Washington oversaw construction, he never lived in the house. President John Adams, elected    in 1796 as the second President  was the first resident of the White House. Abigail Adams, President Adams’ wife, was known  to have complained about the largely unfinished new residence. President Thomas Jefferson, upon moving into the house in 1801, was also not impressed, and dismissed the house as being too big. Jefferson made several structural changes under architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, such as the addition of terrace-pavilions on either side of the main building and single-story wings  for storage. In addition  to replacing the slate roof with one of sheet iron, Jefferson further improved the grounds by landscaping them in a picturesque manner. While James Madison was  President from 1809 to 1817, the White House was torched by the British  in the War of 1812. Although the fire was put out, charred walls and the interior brick walls were all that was left. Madison brought Hoban back to restore the mansion, which took three years. Expansion and further alterations were made when President Theodore Roosevelt declared the house unfit to inhabit. He had extensive remodeling done and extended the office wing adding the well known oval office. It was President Theodore Roosevelt who gave the White House its official name. President Harry Truman decided again the building was unsafe and had to be gutted, and remodeled. The White House, is an architectural symbol of the American presidency and the nation’s power, remains a stylistically simple resident and an  example of the stolid republican ideals of the Founding fathers. It is listed in the National Register of Historic places, along with other historic buildings in Washington, DC.

From Jauflione Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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