January 2, 2014

Highway Patrol Reports Two Crashes on Day After Christmas

A Knox County man suffered moderate injuries in an ATV accident at noon on the day after Christmas in Knox County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Corey L. Hutcheman, 26, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV northbound on County Road 269 southwest of Edina when he met a southbound 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Kristen D. Couch, 45, of Baring. The vehicle met in a corner and both vehicles slid due to ice, forcing them to sideswipe.

Hutcheman sustained moderate injuries. He was transported by private vehicle to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Couch was not injured in the crash.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.

The Patrol investigated a second crash on December 26th when a one-vehicle accident was reported at 10:55 p.m. on Highway 6, a half mile east of Edina.

According to the Patrol, Kaycee D. Miller Paul, 23, of Hurdland was westbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic when the car travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a culvert before overturning.

Paul sustained minor injuries in the crash but refused treatment at the scene. A passenger in the car, Rodney C. Harvey, 24, of Hannibal, sustained moderate injuries. He was transported by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The vehicle sustained total damage and was towed from the scene by Deano's Towing.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Knox County Sheriff's Department.

Scotland County R-I Elementary Menus

Breakfast

Monday, August 20 – Mini Breakfast Bites, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Biscuit, Orange Rings, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, August 21 – French Toast Sticks, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, August 22 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, August 23 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Monday, August 20 – Submarine Sandwich, Hot Dog/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Potato Chips, Pork and Beans, Tomato Slices & Pickles, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, August 21 – Cheeseburger/Bun, Tenderloin/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, French Fries, Buttered Corn, Tomato Slices & Pickles, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, August 22 – Salisbury Steak, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Carrot Coins, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, August 23 – Goulash, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, August 16 – Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Veggie Jell-O, Salad, Bread, Baked Apples

Friday, August 17 – BBQ or Plain Ribs, Parsley Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, Hot Roll, Rhubarb Cobbler

Monday, August 20 – Liver & Onions or Chicken Patty, Scalloped Corn, Buttered Beets, Cottage Cheese, Bread, Pears

Tuesday, August 21 – Meatloaf, Mixed Vegetables, Cauliflower/Cheese Sauce, Bread, Peach Crisp

Wednesday, August 22 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Carrots, Hot Roll, Mixed Fruit

Thursday, August 23 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Slice Bread, Ice Cream

ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, August 15 –  Board and Business meeting 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 16 –Scotland County health Department performing blood pressure checks 11:00 a.m. to noon. Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 19 – Center is rented.

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

NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED

 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SCOTLAND COUNTY, MISSOURI

PROBATE DIVISION

Karl DeMarce, Judge

In the Estate of VERNON ELMER HOWARD, Deceased.

Estate Number 18SE-PR00018

NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED

TO All PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF VERNON ELMER HOWARD, DECEASED:

On August 13, 2018, the Last Will and Testament of the decedent having been admitted to probate, Deana M. Howard and Dennis V. Howard were appointed Co-Personal Representatives by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Scotland County, Missouri. The business address of the Co-Personal Representative Deana M. Howard is 414 W. Missouri Avenue, Memphis, MO 63555, whose telephone number is (660) 465-7302; and the business address of the Co-Personal Representative Dennis V. Howard is 619 N. Lindell Blvd., Memphis, MO 63555, whose telephone number is (660) 465-7302. Their attorney is Wallace W. Trosen, whose business address is #1 Crown Drive, Suite 102, Post Office Box 267, Kirksville, MO 63501, and whose telephone number is (660) 665-4070.

All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in the probate division of this court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to section 537.021, RSMo.

Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that he or she necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Scotland, Missouri.

Date of decedent’s death was May 8, 2018.

Date of first publication of this notice is August 16, 2018.

Anita Watkins, Circuit Clerk & Clerk of the Probate Division Circuit Court of Scotland County, Missouri

Local Voter Trends Lineup With State Totals, Except for Senate Race

Scotland County voters lined up with the rest of the state in nearly every aspect of the August 7th Primary Election, with the lone exception being the Missouri District 18 State Senate race where the overwhelming local favorite, Craig Redmon went down to defeat.

In Scotland County, 28.55% of registered voters took part in the primary election, compared to a 33.5% turnout statewide. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reported unofficial totals, showing  that roughly 4.1 million registered voters cast a ballot August 7th. Turnout in the previous two primary elections, in August 2014 and August 2016 – was about 25 percent according to the Secretary of State.

“While more voters went to the polls yesterday, there are still many who did not,” Ashcroft said. “I urge all eligible Missourians to participate in our democratic process and vote. If you’re not registered, there’s time to do so before the November general election — the deadline to register is October 10, 2018. Contact your local election authority or visit www.sos.mo.gov to register, and most importantly, make your voice heard on Election Day.”

The driving force behind the uptick in participation appeared to be Proposition A issue. Statewide nearly 1.4 million votes were cast for the question asking if right-to-work legislation, approved in 2017 by state lawmakers, should be enacted.

While the majority of Scotland County voters said no to Prop A, the 57% margin of defeat was well below the state level, where over two thirds were against the issue, with 937,241 no votes to 452,075 yes votes.

The decision was not popular with everyone, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

“Using a roughly $20 million war chest, union bosses have blocked Missourians from having the freedom to decide whether or not they join a union and pay dues,” said Daniel P. Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “As our state became a national battleground over worker freedom, millions of union dollars poured into Missouri to persuade voters. These out-of-state groups sent money to Missouri because they were fearful of losing out if Missourians had the power to stop their paychecks from being siphoned to pad union coffers and play politics.”

The chamber leader noted that most states have already passed worker freedom laws and pointed to statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis to show that freedom to work states are outperforming their non-freedom to work counterparts.

“The numbers don’t lie,” he stated. “Missouri will continue to fall behind until we pass freedom to work into law. Unfortunately, the unions used their massive cash advantage to drown out our positive economic message. They spread misinformation and lies, which misled many Missourians about what Proposition A would do for them and for our state’s economy.”

In Senate District 18, the lone issue local voters missed with their pick, self-proclaimed political outsider Cindy O’Laughlin, won the Republican nomination with 36.68% of the total vote. She received 9,881 votes to 7,229 for Redmon, who finished second, well ahead of fellow state representatives Nate Walker (5,336), and Lindell Shumake (4,489).

Locally Redmon earned just shy of 60% of the vote, but just 366 total ballots compared to 150 votes for O’Laughlin.

Redmon picked up additional support outside of his State Representative 4th District, as was evident by the vote total for his replacement, Greg Sharpe, who is running unopposed to replace Redmon. Sharpe received 4,249 total votes in the district on the Republican ballot, including 402 in Scotland County.

The other significant difference between local and state numbers was in the distribution of party ballots. Statewide the break down between Republican and Democrat ballots was nearly 50/50 with a slight edge to the Republicans. In Scotland County, more than 70% of the ballots cast were Republican, likely due to the state senate race, which was voted on, on all but 15 of the party’s ballots, compared to the next highest total, the U.S. Senate race which was voted on just 516 of the 631 Republican ballots.

On the Democrat ballot, the U.S. Senate race saw 188 votes cast from among the 213 ballots submitted, with the county offices of collector, circuit clerk, recorder of deeds, and circuit clerk all posting nearly similar numbers of roughly 180+ votes.

The Prop A issue was voted on 845 of the 865 ballots cast in Scotland County. That mirrored the statewide trend, where the “Right-to-Work” question had the highest participation with nearly 1.39 million total votes cast, compared to the U.S. Senate race total of 1.27 million and 1.15 million total in the other statewide race for auditor.

School Board Votes to Raise Tax Levy Rate

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met Monday, August 13th following the completion of the public tax rate hearing at 5:45 p.m. The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with five members present.  Sam Berkowitz and Jamie Triplett were absent.

Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the board after announcing the district audit is scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd.

“We ended the 2017-2018 fiscal year with revenue of $6,987,174.96 and expenditures of $6,926,072.56 for a total surplus of $61,102.40,” he reported.

The board also reviewed a networking quote for the new addition but no action was taken as the district will continue to consider its options.

Tax Rate for 2018-19

The board voted 5-0 to accept the following resolution and to set the school district’s tax rate for the 2018 tax year.

After the scheduled tax rate hearing for the Scotland County R-I School District, board member, Trinity Davis, made the motion and board member, George Koontz, seconded the motion to approve the following resolution setting the school district’s tax rate ceiling for the 2018 tax year.

“It is resolved that the Scotland County R-I School District in consideration of the educational opportunities and expenses for the students, the maintenance and care of facilities, and operational needs of the school district will set the tax rate ceiling at $3.6057, the approved State Auditor’s rate.”

This resolution will undo voluntary tax rate reductions in prior even years.

The levy will increase from $3.5376 in 2017-18, which was an increase from the $3.50 levy rate in 2016-17. According to the tax rate summary published by the district, the $0.068 cent rate hike will generate an estimated $250,000 in added revenue.

September Meeting

The September Board Meeting will be Thursday, September 13th, 2018 in the High School Library.

Open session adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Executive Session

In closed session the following items were approved:

Closed session minutes, July 16, 2018. 5-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

VanDenBerg, Huls and Carter Claim $1,000 Victories at SCS Fair Makeup Races

by Brian Neal

Friday the 13th proved unlucky for the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in July as rain showers moved thru the area shortly after the gates were opened for the 2018 Scotland County Fair Race and forced the night to be canceled. It was then announced on their Facebook page a few days later that the event would be made up on Friday, August 10th.

It turned out to be a beautiful night for racing, as 84 cars checked in for competition that was being presented by Double D Excavating and Poe Puppies.

The 12-lap Sport Compact was first to take to the track, with Dylan Schantz and Kevin Garrett drawing the front row for the race. Josh Barnes, who started 5th, would use the momentum off the top of turn four to grab the lead away from Reu on lap 2. Barnes then had to work to hold off Reu and Kimberly Abbott, who started 6th, over the rest of the race to claim his second win in a row at the track. Reu was 2nd, Abbott was 3rd, Barry Taft came from 9th to finish 4th, with Boyd rounding out the top 5.

There might have only been five Hobby Stocks turn out, but the race up front over the final half of the race was intense. Dustin Griffiths and Mike Kincaid led the field to green in the 10-lap affair and battled for the lead throughout. Coming to the white flag Griffiths drove it hard into turn three and then drifted up in front of Kincaid coming off turn four to grab the top spot back. But Kincaid would try to get under Griffiths going into turn one, and when a little contact was made it cut down Kincaid’s right rear tire, which allowed Griffiths to go on to score the win. Scott Shull was 2nd, Josh Modde was 3rd, Kincaid limped to a 4th place finish, with Cody Winn finishing in 5th.

Kevin Koontz and Brett Lowry led the field to green in the 20-lap Stock Car feature. Lowry would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap one. After a lap three restart, Lowry jumped back out front, with John Oliver Jr., who started 6th, and Abe Huls, who started 9th, now glued to his back bumper.

Oliver Jr. would slip past Lowry on lap five to take the top spot away, with Huls following him into second one lap later. Huls then tried to get under Oliver Jr. over the next nine laps, only to be slowed by a caution on lap 15.

On the restart Oliver Jr. moved back out front, with Huls and Beau Taylor, who started 7th, following closely. Coming off turn four to complete lap 18, Huls went to the middle of the track to try and make the pass going into turn one, emerging from turn two with the lead. He then held on for the $1,000 victory. Taylor was 2nd, Derrick Agee charged from 15th to finish 3rd, Brandon Savage started 8th and finished 4th, with Dean Kratzer coming home in 5th.

The 20-lap Modified feature was up next, with Carter VanDenBerg and Jardin Fuller drawing the front row. VanDenBerg took the lead and set the pace out front, while Michael Long, who started 8th, was quickly working his way towards the front.  A pair of of restarts brought VanDenBerg back to the pack, with Long and Jesse Dennis, who started 11th, taking over the third spot.

Long and Dennis tried to keep pace with VanDenBerg, but he once again started to pull away, only to be slowed one final time on lap 18.

On the restart VanDenBerg moved back out front, with Long and Logan Anderson, who started 7th, glued to his back bumper. VanDenBerg would hold them off to pick up the win and the $1,000 check to go with it. Long was 2nd, Anderson was 3rd, Simmons was 4th, with Johnny Wyman completing the top five.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20-lap SportMods, with Austin Howes and Adam Birck making up the front row. Howes used his starting spot to his advantage, by jumping out into the lead on lap one over Austin Becerra and Birck. After  a pair of restarts on lap three, Brayton Carter, who started 8th, overtook Birck for the runner up spot. While Howes worked the bottom of the speedway, Carter went to the top. Carter would use the momentum off the top of the track to take the top spot away from Howes on lap six.

Three laps later, Brandon Symmonds would spin in turn two to bring out the yellow. On the restart Carter moved back out front, with Birck and Howes racing side-by-side for the second spot.

Just when it looked like Cater would pull away to an easy win, the final caution of the race appeared on lap 16. Casey Lancaster would spin in turn four to bring out the yellow.

On the restart Carter jumped back out front, with Howes over taking Birck for second. While Howes and Birck battled for the runner up spot, Carter would pull away to claim the $1,000 victory. Birck edged out Howes for 2nd. Daniel Fellows was 4th, with Brandon Lennox coming from 11th to finish in 5th.

Coming up next at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway will be the “2nd Annual Jerry Barrickman Memorial”, which will be held on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th. Stay tuned for more information about this two day weekend, by liking them on Facebook.

 

For more information you can contact Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330 or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Scotland-County-Speedway-531042493650646/?ref=br_rs.

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS
Pepsi Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, MO
Friday, August 10, 2018 – Double D Excavating and Poe Puppies Night

Modifieds – A Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA
2. 18L Michael Long, Quincy, IL
3. 9A Logan Anderson, Oskaloosa, IA
4. 40 Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA
5. 95JR Johnny Wyman, Fulton, MO
6. 9 Jared Fuller, Memphis, MO
7. 5R Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA
8. 10 Kelly Buckallew, Memphis, MO
9. 03B Craig Spegal, New London, MO
10. 12B Chase Breid, Madison, MO
11. 58 Lance Schlicher, Fairfield, IA
12. 21M Dalton McKenney, Clarksville, MO
13. 70 Jesse Dennis, Coring, IA
14. 71W Jeff Waterman, Quincy, IL
15. 62 Greg Cox, Kellogg, IA
16. 00 Scott Bryant, Baring, MO
17. 33F Jardin Fuller, Memphis, MO
18. 163 David Snyder, Greentop, MO

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 71W Jeff Waterman, Quincy, IL
2. 5R Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA
3. 33F Jardin Fuller, Memphis, MO
4. 9A Logan Anderson, Oskaloosa, IA
5. 10 Kelly Buckallew, Memphis, MO
6. 12B Chase Breid, Madison, MO

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 70 Jesse Dennis, Coring, IA
2. 9 Jared Fuller, Memphis, MO
3. 21M Dalton McKenney, Clarksville, MO
4. 62 Greg Cox, Kellogg, IA
5. 58 Lance Schlicher, Fairfield, IA
6. 163 David Snyder, Greentop, MO

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 18L Michael Long, Quincy, IL
2. 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA
3. 95JR Johnny Wyman, Fulton, MO
4. 40 Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA
5. 00 Scott Bryant, Baring, MO
6. 03B Craig Spegal, New London, MO

Stock Cars – A Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 30C Abe Huls, Carthage, IL
2. 2T Beau Taylor, Canton, MO
3. 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO
4. 47S Brandon Savage, Canton, MO
5. 4K Dean Kratzer, Ft. Madison, IA
6. 25 Chad Walter, Jacksonville, MO
7. 27J Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, IA
8. 99 Scott Jordan, Wapello, IA
9. 5M Cody McClure, Bloomfield, IA
10. 19 Steve Mast, Palmyra, MO
11. 05 John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA
12. 409 Howard Gordon Jr., Oskaloosa, IA
13. 14L Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL
14. 4M Brett Lowry, Montezuma, IA
15. 43 Kevin Koontz, Memphis, MO
16. 35 Eric Glass, Memphis, MO

Stock Cars – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 05 John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA
2. 2T Beau Taylor, Canton, MO
3. 4K Dean Kratzer, Ft. Madison, IA
4. 409 Howard Gordon Jr., Oskaloosa, IA
5. 43 Kevin Koontz, Memphis, MO
6. 5M Cody McClure, Bloomfield, IA
7. 14L Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL
8. 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO

Stock Cars – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 30C Abe Huls, Carthage, IL
2. 4M Brett Lowry, Montezuma, IA
3. 25 Chad Walter, Jacksonville, MO
4. 99 Scott Jordan, Wapello, IA
5. 47S Brandon Savage, Canton, MO
6. 19 Steve Mast, Palmyra, MO
7. 27J Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, IA
8. 35 Eric Glass, Memphis, MO

SportMods – A Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 01 Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, IA
2. 112 Adam Birck, Canton, MO
3. 17A Austin Howes, Memphis, MO
4. 11 Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, IA
5. 17 Brandon Lennox, New London, MO
6. 22 Austin Becerra, Carthage, IL
7. 7 Blaine Webster, Ottumwa, IA
8. 25 Cody Agee, Huntsville, MO
9. 12D Brandon Dale, Arbela, MO
10. 15 John Anderson, Novinger, MO
11. 12S Sean Wyett, Danville, IA
12. 4 Kiel Morton, LaPata, MO
13. 31 Chris Cain, Columbia, MO
14. 12L Tyler Lewis, Clark, MO
15. 68 Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA
16. 80 Jim Walker, Mystic, IA
17. 55R Steve Berry, Ottumwa, IA
18. 27L Casey Lancaster, Glenwwod, MO
19. 8 Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA
20. 99W Jeremy Whitlock, Kirksville, MO
21. 22V Jarrett VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA
22. 85 Jason McDaniel, Eldon, IA
23. 352 Charlie Weber, Sigourney, IA
24. 99B Brandyn Ryan, Coatsburg, IL (DNS)

SportMods – B Main 1 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 4 Kiel Morton, LaPata, MO
2. 99B Brandyn Ryan, Coatsburg, IL
3. 68 Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA
4. 55R Steve Berry, Ottumwa, IA
5. 26 John Anderson, Kirksville, MO
6. 5% Hugh Eddy, Milan, MO
7. 28 Tim Dawson, Callao, MO
8. 29 Doug Bergheger, Keokuk, IA
9. 62 Corey Cooper, Bethel, MO
10. 26N Kelly Smith, Kirksville, MO (DNS)

SportMods – B Main 2 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 31 Chris Cain, Columbia, MO
2. 22V Jarrett VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA
3. 15 John Anderson, Novinger, MO
4. 99W Jeremy Whitlock, Kirksville, MO
5. 10 Jace Morrow, Memphis, MO
6. 84B Trent Brink, Bussey, IA
7. 10D Dakota Anderson, Revere, MO
8. 50B Kevin Skaggs, Kirksville, MO
9. 5 Josh Petre, Atlanta, MO (DNS)

SportMods – Heat 1 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 27L Casey Lancaster, Glenwwod, MO
2. 17A Austin Howes, Memphis, MO
3. 12S Sean Wyett, Danville, IA
4. 12L Tyler Lewis, Clark, MO
5. 99B Brandyn Ryan, Coatsburg, IL
6. 68 Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA
7. 5% Hugh Eddy, Milan, MO
8. 62 Corey Cooper, Bethel, MO
9. 29 Doug Bergheger, Keokuk, IA

SportMods – Heat 2 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 17 Brandon Lennox, New London, MO
2. 112 Adam Birck, Canton, MO
3. 12D Brandon Dale, Arbela, MO
4. 80 Jim Walker, Mystic, IA
5. 31 Chris Cain, Columbia, MO
6. 15 John Anderson, Novinger, MO
7. 50B Kevin Skaggs, Kirksville, MO
8. 10 Jace Morrow, Memphis, MO
9. 22V Jarrett VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA (DNS)

SportMods – Heat 3 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 01 Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, IA
2. 7 Blaine Webster, Ottumwa, IA
3. 8 Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA
4. 25 Cody Agee, Huntsville, MO
5. 4 Kiel Morton, LaPata, MO
6. 55R Steve Berry, Ottumwa, IA
7. 26 John Anderson, Kirksville, MO
8. 28 Tim Dawson, Callao, MO
9. 26N Kelly Smith, Kirksville, MO

SportMods – Heat 4 (Top 4 to A)
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 11 Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, IA
2. 85 Jason McDaniel, Eldon, IA
3. 22 Austin Becerra, Carthage, IL
4. 352 Charlie Weber, Sigourney, IA
5. 84B Trent Brink, Bussey, IA
6. 5 Josh Petre, Atlanta, MO
7. 10D Dakota Anderson, Revere, MO
8. 99W Jeremy Whitlock, Kirksville, MO (DNS)

Hobby Stocks – A Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 10G Dustin Griffiths, Hedrick, IA
2. 57 Scott Shull, Eldon, IA
3. 30X Josh Modde, Truro, IA
4. 12 Mike Kincaid, Cincinnati, IA
5. 8UP Cody Winn, Greentop, MO

Hobby Stocks – Heat
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 10G Dustin Griffiths, Hedrick, IA
2. 57 Scott Shull, Eldon, IA
3. 12 Mike Kincaid, Cincinnati, IA
4. 30X Josh Modde, Truro, IA
5. 8UP Cody Winn, Greentop, MO

Sport Compacts – A Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 13B Josh Barnes, Keokuk, IA
2. 27 Brandon Reu, Donnellson, IA
3. 71 Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL
4. 57 Barry Taft, Argyle, IA
5. 99 Kyle Boyd, Ottumwa, IA
6. BIG0 Jordan O’Haver, Kirksville, MO
7. 73 Dylan Schantz, Luray, MO
8. 29 Kevin Garrett, Bloomfield, IA
9. 7 Kegan Birck, Canton, MO
10. 405 Justin O’Haver, Kirksville, MO

Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1. 71 Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL
2. 27 Brandon Reu, Donnellson, IA
3. 73 Dylan Schantz, Luray, MO
4. 405 Justin O’Haver, Kirksville, MO
5. 57 Barry Taft, Argyle, IA

 

Sport Compacts – Heat 2

Finish Car No Driver Hometown

  1. 13B Josh Barnes, Keokuk, IA
  2. 99 Kyle Boyd, Ottumwa, IA
  3. 29 Kevin Garrett, Bloomfield, IA
  4. BIG0 Jordan O’Haver, Kirksville, MO
  5. 7 Kegan Birck, Canton, MO

JOHN EDMOND STANFORD (5/7/1943 – 8/6/2018)

John Edmond Stanford, 75, of Thomson, Illinois passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 with his loving family by his side at the V.A. Medical Center Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa after a short battle with lung cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Thomson, Illinois, with full military rites.  Burial will be at a later date in the Dodge family plot in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Missouri.  John will be in our hearts forever.  Please smile if he touched your heart during his lifetime.

John was born the third son of Paul Frederick Stanford and Genevieve Lucille Hills in LaPorte, IN on May 7, 1943. He graduated from Niles High School, Niles, Michigan with the Class of 1962.  Chief Stanford (Retired) proudly served 32 years in the US Navy Seabees both active and reserve. He dearly loved his country and the US Navy Seabees and cherished the friendships he made along this journey. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, amazing sense of humor and strong work ethic.

John never met a stranger.  He took great pride in his home, yard and garden using his amazing mechanical and construction talents to fix anything broken and remodel several homes.  He held various management positions with several central Iowa companies while residing in LeGrand from 1979 to 2016. The Mississippi River with its barges, pontoon boat rides, fishing, sunsets and campfires with friends brought him great peace and happiness.

John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carol Dodge Stanford, of Thomson and his greatest sources of pride, his three children, sons Paul Thomas Stanford (Tina Anderson), Bristol, IN; Michael Edmond Stanford (Nicole)  Colorado Springs, CO and their three children, Alison, Nicholas and Emily; and his daughter, Dana Marie Jacobs (Anthony) of Prairie City, IA and their children, Christian Jacobs, US Marine Corps Camp Pendleton, CA and Megan Jacobs (Hamilton Wentworth) of Grimes, IA; two brothers, Paul Stanford of Tarzana, CA and Michael Stanford (Sally) of Los Angeles, CA; niece Leslie Flynn and nephew Kris Stanford; and beloved canine baby, Lucy.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws Ralph and Edna (Bacus) Dodge; and his canine loves, Kizzi and Gracie.

Funeral Services Thursday for Hollis Hanley

Funeral services for Hollis Hanley, 81, of Memphis, MO will be held Thursday morning, August 16, at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Officiating the service will be Brother Jack Sumption. Interment will follow in the Bible Grove Church of Christ Cemetery at Bible Grove.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, from 12 to 8 p.m. at Payne’s with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 that evening.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to either Hospice of Northeast Missouri or the Scotland County Cancer Fund in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Hollis Handley passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, August 11, at his home in Memphis.

Online Condolences may be expressed to the family by logging on to Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

A complete obituary will be posted in next week’s issue.

DELIA “DEDIE” PRIEBE (4/4/1935 – 8/7/2018)

Delia “Dedie” Priebe, 83, of Memphis, Missouri passed away August 7, 2018 at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. The daughter of George and Lois Brotherton Hauser she was born April 4, 1935 at Medill, MO.

Growing up in Clark County she attended school there and graduated from High School in Kahoka, MO with the class of 1953.

She met the love of her life at the Medill Roller Skating Rink while they were yet juniors in High School and later married Thomas Priebe on December 24, 1953 at Kahoka, MO and to this union four children were born: Tommy, Jody, Shelly and Danny. Thomas enlisted in the Navy and they started their life together. They purchased a farm north of Arbela where they raised their children and it still operates yet today. In 2002 they retired from their farm and bought a house in Memphis.

Dedie was an educator and furthered her education by attending Northeast Missouri Teachers College where she completed her courses for a Bachelors Degree in teaching so she could apply her skills. Some places she taught were at Stone School House in Clark County where there was only one room for all the students up to eighth grade, North Barker, Gorin R-III, Rutledge R-IV where she was a teacher and the principal, Luray School as a principal and SCR-I, where she retired in 1993.

She enjoyed doing things around the house like cooking, gardening, yard work and taking care of her flowers. She served on different boards including the ones near and dear to her, the MS Society, and the American Cancer Society. Most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her loving family, especially all of her grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling and seeing the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin granddaughters, Mandy and Candy Boyer; and her sisters, Joyce Heinze and Mary Sue Bradley.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 64 years, Thomas Priebe of Memphis; her children, Tom Priebe and his wife Cynthia of Ashland, MO; Jody Skaggs and her husband Ed of Huntsville, MO; Shelly Boyer of Memphis, MO; and Dan Priebe of Arbela, MO; six grandchildren, Brandon (Lisa) Arnold, Natalie (Dustin) Cook, Andy (Amber) Boyer, Jamie (Chad) Nolke, Sidney (Ted) Johnson and Madison Priebe; seven great-grandchildren, Chase, Hunter, Reese, Payden, Rhyder, Renlee and Kash; her sister, Delores Hauser Sims; three brothers, Clell (Pat) Hauser, Max (Jan) Hauser and Rex Hauser; her sister-in-law, Doris Day; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Memorials in her memory are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Scotland County Cancer Fund in care of the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Memorial services were held Monday morning, August 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jack Sumption officiating. A private committal service will be held at the Etna Cemetery at a later date.

Music selections were their wedding song, Always, Dancing In The Sky sung by her granddaughter Sidney along with Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler. At the conclusion of the service a luncheon was served in the hospitality area provided by and jointly served by the ladies from Arbela and Memphis churches.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Priebe family at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

A Life Full of Joy, Hope, and Duty: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Javi and his fellow firefighters working hard to keep people safe on the West Coast. Photo by Javi

Greetings! I don’t know about y’all out there but for me this week was full! Tereza here, with news of duties, food changes, theater, sky-watching, and birthdays, as well as the usual connection, laughter, and warm season busy-ness.

My first (of two) civic duties this week was voting in the state primaries on Tuesday. It’s always fun to fill a car with Rabbits and go see the nice ladies in Rutledge who run the voting station. Rumor has it a bunch of Rabbits went in by bike together earlier in the morning, which was probably fun too. I won’t stray into politics here, but please, make sure you’ll be able to do your duty in November by checking that you’re registered to vote!

My second civic duty meant heading into the county seat town of Memphis on Thursday for jury duty. I’ve only twice been asked about my availability for this service in my 18 years at Dancing Rabbit. The first I was too ill to participate, and the second I was out of the country for a month, so both times I was excused. This time I was summoned to appear. It was interesting for me to see how the selection process works in a small town, though just like my previous big-city jury duty experience there was a lot of waiting. I got a lot of reading done, plus bonus people-watching and legal-system-pondering. I wasn’t selected for the trial itself, so I was only in town for the morning. I was glad to perform what the judge called my “solemn duty” and I’m curious how long it might be until I get called again.

Thinking about that experience, I admit my first thought is of the cookies and coffee available at the courthouse, which just the week before I would have happily consumed. However, this week, a group of us (Alyx, Danielle, Sara, and I) began a new way of eating that we hope will improve our health. Since it starts by eliminating a lot of foods (including gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine, legumes, grains, nightshades, and probably other things I’m not remembering right now), those courthouse cookies and coffee were off limits. Instead I had my tasty detox broth and yummy seed and veggie crackers and tried to not notice how good the coffee smelled.

The first few days were pretty rough, so I’m glad to have companions on this journey. We’ll be reintroducing foods over time to notice the effect they have on our bodies and then decide if we want to keep eating them or not. Based on my truly intense (we’re talking felt-like-I-was-possessed level of intense) sugar cravings this week, I can’t imagine how it’s going to be to have sugar again … I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Thursday night, several carloads of us went to the Memphis Community Theatre to watch Cob, Ewan, and Amy Carleton (plus other local folks) in a play called Daddy’s Girl. Their performances were very enjoyable, and Amy was hilarious! Until we got our programs, I had no idea that Cob had such a major role! All in all, it was a fun night out.

Ted mentioned last week that one of our newest residents, Cat, is a massage therapist, and I was quite happy to get another massage from her this week, which was just as awesome and needed as the one I had last week. I’m also her liaison (each new resident is designated a longer-term Rabbit who explains how things work at DR, answers questions, and basically helps make integration into the community go as smoothly as possible). Besides her amazing massage skills, Cat is fun, smart, and enthusiastic, and I’m enjoying getting to know her better through this connection.

In other news, Andrea hosted several events for her birthday over the weekend, including a Bloody Mary bar plus biscuits and gravy at the Mercantile, as well as a meteor-watching party. It was dark, so I have no idea how many of us were out in the Ultimate field, watching the sky, and oohing and aahing at the pretty streaks in the sky. Good fun for sure. Turned out it was also intern Natasha’s birthday, so we sang her the Rabbit birthday song just a few hours before she left us to go back to Savannah, then further travels before heading home to Turkmenistan. Happy birthdays!

This week also brought the inaugural gathering of the new “co group”, a space similar to men’s group and women’s circle that is focused on supporting one another’s deep personal work, only this one is intended to always be open to folks of any gender (hence “co”, the gender-neutral pronoun we also often use as a substitute for the word person). Twenty-four cos showed up, which indicates the healthy level of interest in this sort of thing in the tri-communities, and in my not-so-humble opinion, it was an excellent beginning.

Circling back to the concept of duty, I want to share some of a recent update from Rabbit Javi, who is out west fighting some of the numerous wildfires out there. He writes:

“I am hungry all the time, and thirsty too. No matter how much I eat I am always hungry. Today we started at 6 am and finished at 10 pm. I think I’ve worked 285 hours in the past 18 days. My day started at 5 am. I rush to get food and to a briefing at 6 am. That lasted 45 minutes. Then, we all drove to the fire. Another briefing at 9 am and everybody was assigned to a specific task.

“For the next hour I did weather, meetings, radio communications, and then I did the GO, GO, GO. I got supervisors and whole crews listening to my Spanish accent and I was happy; definitely scared, but happy. What we were doing was burning on purpose to stop the fire. Basically, fighting fire with fire.

“I hate being away for so long, but it will be extra awesome to see you all when I come back. I am at a new fire today. It burned 5,000 acres, plus a few more that I burned. We will be here for a few more days. And then, I will most likely go to another one. Adios amigos y amigas.”

I’m super proud of you, Javi! Thanks for doing this tough work!

And finally, also on the theme of duty, this is the last you’ll be hearing from me for a while. I’m stepping out of the column-writing rotation as part of my upcoming “stay-battical” (thanks to Mae for the clever term!) in order to focus on my health. I’ve resigned from my position as Communications Director for the non-profit, gotten off almost all committees, and my Village Council term ends at the end of this month. I’m planning to not take on any new community commitments for an uncertain period. Wish me luck!

Until we meet again, may those who need it receive gentle abundant rain, may our harvests be mighty, any regrets be small, and may peace prevail in our time.

Tereza asked us to put in a plug for Singing Rabbit. She is so excited to sing with the amazing song-leaders coming for this event at Dancing Rabbit, happening Labor Day weekend. She’d love to sing with you, too!

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