Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Biggest Miracle Is Ours To Perform

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm, by

People are a funny sort aren’t they?  Oh yeah….aren’t we? When we determine at some point in life to follow Jesus, it is a big decisive deal.  Well it should be. We set out to make a difference.  Mountains need to move.  Waters should part.  Chipping away at death’s grip is a must. I marvel […]

High School Preparing for Start of 2012-13 School year

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm, by

While summer vacation is in full swing, preparations are already underway for the start of the 2012-13 school year at the Scotland County R-I High School. Principal Ryan Bergeson announced the high school gym refinishing project will begin July 17th, effectively closing the facility until the start of school. The high school hallways will be […]

Wanna go fishing?

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm, by

I’ve got a few more bass fishing trips in store before I turn into a deer hunter. My friends love hunting season because they now have the lake to themselves. They’ll enjoy some of the best fishing of the year when the weather turns a little colder. As for me, I’ll trade a bent rod […]

Memphis Student Attends Summer Academic Program at MU

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm, by

By Rachel Moten COLUMBIA. – Emily Ebeling, Memphis, is among Missouri’s most talented students who attended the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) at the University of Missouri. MSA began in 1985 and provides high school students with unique opportunities to expand their educational and social skills. Every year students who are about to begin their junior […]

Downing Board Discusses Street, Alley Issues at July Meeting

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm, by

The board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on July 2nd, 2012 with mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Aldermen present were Bettie Phillips, Rodney Newland, Royce Bowens, and Derek Bradley. Others present were Eric Bowens, Richard Buford, and Dezarae Kelsey. Copies of the agenda, minutes of previous meeting, water/wastewater report, deposits & disbursements, […]

Beating the Heat

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm, by

Julie here with the happenings here at DR this sunny and hot July week. Escaping one’s shadow has been the objective here, with the sweltering temperatures reaching up to a heat index of 108 degrees this week. Our cooling pond has been a frequent meeting ground as we all attempt to dodge discomfort in this […]

County Commission Minutes 6/28

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm, by

Thursday, June 28, 2012   PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE: Presiding Commissioner, C.E. Harris, Jr.; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, Paul Campbell; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding […]

Childress Family Reunion

Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm, by

The four daughters of Harold and Dorothy Dye Childress (Linda Kapfer, Le Ann Carl, Candy Humes, and Mickey Schaefer) and families held a reunion at the farm home of Mark and Candy Humes of Wyaconda, MO, June 21-24, 2012.  Forty seven family members attended with some traveling  from as far as Kauai, Hawaii, Scottsdale, AZ, […]


Written on July 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm, by

Michael and Cara Romore, Sr. of Memphis are the proud parents of a son, Collin Roger. He was born Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:41 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. He weighed 7 pounds 9.4 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Collin is welcomed by siblings Audri, Michael Jr., and Caylei. Grandparents are […]

Woods Family Reunion

Written on July 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm, by

Over 50 persons attended the Woods family reunion held at the fire house in Memphis, Sunday, July 1. Hosting the event were Ivan and Virginia Woods, who were assisted with setup and food placement by Debbie and Kevin Woods, Charles Woods, Janette Graham, and others. Bonnie Schultz and Ivan Woods displayed a number of family […]