October 4, 2012

Rutledge School Alumni Hold 11th Reunion



Gwen Adams Laudwig of Greentop and Marjorie Adams Bray of Graysville, IN were among the crowd to attend the 11th Reunion of Rutledge School alumni. (Photo by Victor Childers.)


Approximately 80 former Rutledge students, their families, and friends gathered at the 100 year old building on Sunday, September 16, 2012, for a day of sharing memories and food as well as making new friends. Doors were open at 10:00 a.m. when guests began to arrive. Darlene Baker Gunnell class of '48 welcomed everyone at the entrance and asked them to sign the guest book.

Displays of quilts, school memorabilia, and historical items from Rutledge were available for all to study. A violin owned by Ole Joe Hicks was on display along with a fire plan map of Rutledge drawn by D. J. Buford in 1916. The committee had coffee and cookies for refreshments. Some with the aid of canes, artificial joints, pacemakers, etc., moved about like teenagers to enjoy the day to the fullest.

Don Ewing, who graduated from RHS in 1939 and now lives in the Yucatan in Mexico, was present with a picture of his class in their caps and gowns along with other mementoes of his school days in Rutledge. Zenith Parrish Thompson, who could not attend, and Don are the two surviving members of that class.

The Rev. Jim Brown, former student class of '63 and now pastor of the Rutledge New Testament Church, welcomed the assemblage at 11:15. He recalled his classes in the elementary grades and the special time with his teachers, classmates, and kitchen staff. In Jim's day the children filled their trays at lunchtime and said a prayer before eating the food. He recalled singing his first song, "She's 16, She's Beautiful, and She's Mine," in the Rutledge School.

Western's from Greentop arrived with the warm foods and immediately set up serving tables. Jim offered a prayer before the lines formed, and the feasting began.

At 1:00 p.m. Victor Childers, class of '50, called the group to order and distributed door prizes. Betty Otte Morrison won a special Rutledge Festival tee shirt. Lynn McClamroch class of '68 was awarded an original piece of pottery created by Jon Childers, a former Rutledge student class of '61, who now lives in Eagan, Minnesota.

Gwen Laudwig, class of '55, and Elaine Forrester, class of '60, distributed packets with the names of the people who had attended Rutledge School from its beginning in 1912 to its closing in 1995. The structure was strong to have endured the many years and the very rowdy pupils. The Restoration Committee has conducted numerous garage sales and has earned money to set up a kitchen and to make repairs. Dorothy and Bob Hunolt, class of '51, Marjorie Peterson, Reva Hustead, class of '58, and Elaine Forrester have contributed many hours of volunteer service.

Victor read a selection from The History of Rutledge and reminded everyone that the books were on sale at the guest registration. He also thanked members of the reunion committee for the work they had contributed in recent months to prepare: Gwen and Wayne Laudwig, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Elaine Forrester, Darlene Gunnell and others received a hand of applause for their dedication.

If the reunion is to continue, new members need to step up and assume some of the positions. Anyone willing to carry on should speak with Gwen Laudwig or Lola Slater.

Marge Adams Bray class of '58 highlighted historical events from 1900 to the end of the century. She included musical memories, population and price changes, inventions, news headlines, etc. Gwen Adams Laudwig played recorded tunes from the decades. Elaine Ewing Forrester injected some humorous tidbits as the program progressed.

Cletus Bergthold class of '49 called the names of the former pupils, teachers, and relatives who had passed away since the 2010 reunion. While he was reading, Marjorie Smith Delaney lit a candle on an appropriately decorated table. Names called were Don York, Nolan Corwin, Archie Leon McCabe, Emery Clark, Joe Neese, Jr., Agnes Robinson, Dale Nichols, Liz Conner Carter, Francis Parrish, Ed Shepler, Billy Tull, and Scott Dickinson (killed in Afghanistan, grandson of teacher, John Dickinson), and Verona Arehart Dickinson.

Gwen called attention to a very unique quilt that had been prepared with a lot of Rutledge names embroidered on it. Its history is a mystery, but it seems likely that it was made by a dedicated P.T.A. member many years ago. Lola displayed a Friendship Quilt from Rutledge that had been put together in the early 1950's and also had two historical projects that are now in progress.

A highlight of the afternoon was vocals sung by Jim Campbell, Kathy Brown Campbell class of '65, and Jim Brown. The words and music had been composed by the group. Jim Brown accompanied on his guitar.

Ted Coats, husband of Nola Riney Coats class of '58, dismissed the group with prayer.

Darlene Gunnell recorded the following names in the guest book:

Kathie McPherson, Ron and Faye Walker, Bill and Margie Smith Delaney, Kenny and Joyce Lowe Reed, Dorothy Price Clark, Sam Grabowski, Harry Grabowski, Max and Margaret Lowe Mathena, Donna Baker Jones, Bob and Dorothy Hunolt, Neta Phillips, Reva Phillips Hustead, Martin Guinn, Kenny and Virginia Hustead, Eilene Kassahn McCabe, Carol McCabe, Jack and Cindy McCabe Guthrie, Harold and Margie Tull Hammon, Jim and Cheryl McCabe Nowell, Jim and Kim Brown, Betty Otte Morrison, Eldred Post, Lee and Gladys Atwell, Phillip and Linda Hicks, Leta Ewing, Don Ewing, Stanley Battles, Richard, Rose Marie and Ginger Baker, Steve McPherson, Lynn McClamroch, Kevin and Leslie Blaine, Paul and Lola Childers Slater, Sterling and Elaine Ewing Forrester, David and Linda Parrish, Brandon and Daryn Triplett, Victor Childers, Marjorie Adams Bray, Doris Akey Blake, Joyce Akey McGoldrick, Lee Ann McGrhghy Schremen, Bob Connor, Ben and Helen Crabtree, Cletus and Pat Bergthold, Leon and Marlena Trueblood, Byron Fowler, Darlene Baker Gunnell, Ted and Nola Riney Coats, Robert Mason, Rhae Duncan, Ruby Jimenez, Lola Trent Mumford, Linda Chancellor Butler, Jim and Kathy Brown Campbell, Wayne and Gwen Adams Laudwig.

submitted by Lola Slater

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, April 27 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, April 28 – Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, May 1 – Mini Breakfast Bites, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Biscuit, Orange Slices, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, May 2 – Cinnamon Rolls, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Rings, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, May 3 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Thursday, May 4 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, April 27 – Goulash, Chicken Stir Fry, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

Friday, April 28 – Walking Taco, Fish Sticks, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, May 1 – Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Nuggets, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Chocolate Pudding, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, May 2 – Cheeseburger/Bun, Chicken Patty/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Oven Ready Fries, Tomato Slices and Pickles, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, May 3 – Pork Choppette, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, May 4 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, April 27 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Bread, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Pudding

Friday, April 28 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, May 1 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Peaches, Cookie

Tuesday, May 2 – Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Marinated Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Slice Bread, Pudding

Wednesday, May 3 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, May 4 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beats, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, April 27 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3 – Red Hats will join us for lunch today.

Thursday, May 4 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

SC Ministerial Alliance Plans for National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4

Dion Elmore, Chief Communications Officer of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, states, “The National Day of Prayer is not just a vital part of America’s heritage, but is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by our Continental Congress in 1775.”  Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Reagan in 1988, it states that “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and as individuals.”

Elmore goes on to say, “As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to heed the call by our elected leaders to exercise one of their most precious freedoms – the right to gather, turn to God, and pray.  In response, millions will assemble at thousands of local events across the nation, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.”

The theme for the 2017 National Day of Prayer observation is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us! Based upon Daniel 9:19, it emphasizes our need as a nation to cry out to God who is sovereign over all governments and authorities; “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act!”

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to the First Christian Church in Memphis on Thursday, May 4th at noon to join them in praying for our nation.

Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.  Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.

The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating a good breakfast or lunch, and drinking water and fluids to help replace the volume you will donate.  Additionally, they suggest avoiding caffeinated beverages and eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.

Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time.  The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood every time they are eligible: every 56 days for whole blood donations and every 112 days for double red cell donations.

Make an appointment and encourage your family and friends to donate on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 1:30-6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 910 N. Weaver in Memphis.

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.  A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

The American Red Cross provides shelter, food and clothing to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; ministers international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information, please visit redcross.org or join their blog at blog.redcross.org.

Sheriff’s Office to Offer Drug Take Back Day

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.

Expired or no longer needed prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office on the north end of the lower floor of the Courthouse in Memphis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While the Sheriff’s Office will take medications all year long, this day and time focuses awareness about disposing of medications in a environmentally safe way.

Having a dedicated disposal date also assists with eliminating the potential for abuse or accidental ingestion by an adult or child who has not been prescribed the medication.

All medications are eligible to be taken back with the exception of inhalers or aerosol-propelled medications, or any kinds of needles or “sharp?. api-pens (epinephrine injectors) can be accepted only if they are in a box.

Spring clean the medicine cabinet knowing you have place to go with what you no longer want or need!

Local Students Receive State FFA Degrees

SCR-I seniors Sadie Davis, Lane Mohr, Calesse Bair, and McKaela Bradley each received their State FFA Degree at the 89th Annual Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia April 21-22, 2017.

Four members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, Calesse Bair, McKaela Bradley, Sadie Davis, and Lane Mohr, received their State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at the state level.

The Memphis FFA members were 4 of 761 degree recipients who received the honor during the State FFA Degree Ceremony at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. The annual convention was held April 20-21 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Awarding of the degree is based on a member’s supervised agricultural experience program in agribusiness or production agriculture and leadership ability as demonstrated through involvement in FFA, school, and community activities. The State FFA Degree award charms are sponsored by MFA Inc., Columbia.

“The State FFA Degree is the highest recognition a state can award, representing three percent of the total Missouri FFA membership per year,” said State FFA Advisor Leon Busdieker.

Embrace Change, Respect Tradition was the theme for this year’s Missouri FFA Convention More than 8,500 youth and guests were in attendance.

The Missouri FFA has 26,057 members representing 342 chapters. The national organization has more than 649,000 members representing 7,589 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Rotary Club Planning 11th Annual John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Event

The Scotland County Rotarians will honor a former member once again.  The local charity group will host the 2017 John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Tournament on May 12th at the Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis.

Luther, a long-time member of Rotary, was an avid golfer.  After his death in 2006 following a battle with cancer, the group chose to honor his memory with the golf outing.

The proceeds are used to directly benefit the local community.  A key use of the funds raised will be the Rotary scholarship fund.  The group is currently seeking sponsors for the event.  For $100.00, donors can sponsor a hole with special signage at the tee box and the green.  Donors can also share hole sponsor rights for $50.00 or can support the event with $25.00 general sponsorship rights.

This four-person scramble begins with registration at 9:00 a.m. and Tee off at 10:30 a.m.  Team entry costs are $260.00 which includes lunch.  (There are a limited number of rental carts available.)

Dixon Golf will be back this year with contests and prizes.

For more information contact Rotary golf tournament chair Bill Kiddoo at (660) 465-8528.

Memphis Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

A Memphis man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Memphis last week. Landon T. Foster, 22, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia  and could face additional charges for illegal possession of a controlled substance. He was also ticketed for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and driving without a valid driver’s license.

According to court documents, a Scotland County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop of a Toyota 4Runner after it was observed speeding and repeatedly crossing the center line. The stop occurred at 7:23 p.m. on April 15 on Jackson Street in Memphis.

At that time, Foster was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana as well as a prescription pill bottle containing what was believed to be alprazolam, a class 4 controlled substance.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper made the drug arrests.

Foster was charged with class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, both as a prior offender. Failure to drive on the right half of the roadway is a class C misdemeanor and driving without a valid driver’s license is a class D misdemeanor.

Teen Hurt in Roll-Over Crash in Bible Grove

A  Bible Grove teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday morning in rural Scotland County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eli R. Kigar, 13, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Route T near Bible Grove when the vehicle drove off the north side of the road. The driver apparently overcorrected and the vehicle crossed the road and ran off the south. The driver again overcorrected and the vehicle came back onto the roadway where it overturned and came to rest in the roadway.

Kigar suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was transported by private auto to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and the Scotland County Ambulance Service.

SCR-I Band Members Earn Top Ratings at District Contest

Scotland County R-I band members Sadie Davis, Christian Siver, Ariel Quenneville, Slade McAfee, Avery Shultz, Alyssa Clair and Elijah Cooley received 1 ratings at district music contest held April 1st in Kirksville.

On April 1, 2017, 36 students from Scotland County R-I High School attended District Solo/Small Ensemble Contest at Kirksville High School.

A number of the Tigers band members received top rankings. Earning 1 ratings were:

Sadie Davis-Flute Solo

Avery Shultz-Flute Solo

Ariel Quenneville-Clarinet Solo

Slade McAfee-Alto Saxophone Solo

Christian Siver-Marimba Solo

Elijah Cooley-Snare Solo

Sadie Davis, Alyssa Clair, Avery Shultz-Flute Trio

Ariel Quenneville, Sadie Davis, Avery Shultz-Mixed Woodwind Trio

Receiving II ratings were:

Shannon Niffen-Alto Saxophone Solo

Gabe Shultz-Alto Saxophone Solo

Jacob Kapfer-Baritone Saxophone Solo

Duncan Carleton-Trumpet Solo

Jada Miller-Vocal Solo

Abigail Huff-Vocal Solo

Micah Cooley-Vocal Solo

Claire Hite-Vocal Solo

Alyssa Clair, Diane Siver, Ariel Quennevile-Mixed Woodwind Trio

Kalissa Thomas, Erica Yarbrough, Jaden McAfee, Claire Hite-Mixed Woodwind Quartet

Shannon Niffen, Slade McAfee, Gabe Shultz, Jacob Kapfer-Saxophone Quartet

Abi Feeney, Adam Slayton, Reilly Shoemaker, Evan Hite, Conner Harrison-Brass Quintet

Elijah Cooley, Katie Feeney, Christian Siver, Rebekah Duzan-Percussion Quartet

Elijah Cooley, Micah Cooley, Kiley Lewis, Cliff Whitaker-Percussion Quartet

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