Monthly Archives: October 2012


Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm, by

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products. MSM is only one of the hundreds of naturally occurring sulfur compounds in foods. Sulfur is crucial in the process of maintaining a vital healthy body and mind. It is part of the cellular structure and necessary for […]

SC Health Department WIC Contract Approved

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm, by

The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for fiscal year 2012-2013 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health And Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve monthly 122 eligible pregnant or postpartum women, […]

SCR-I 32nd in US Cellular Contest

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm, by

With less than a week to go in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign, Scotland County R-I Elementary School rests in 32nd place. Nearly 100,000 votes have been cast overall in the contest, including more than 37,000 in the past seven days. Schools have been in and out of the Top 18 every week, so […]

New Digital Era Begins at Memphis Theatre

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm, by

The days of going to see the latest “film” at the Memphis Cinema, officially came to a close this weekend. The theatre is up and running for another season, but when the 2012 fall season opened on October 5th, gone was the old 35mm projection system. Patrons at the Memphis Theatre this weekend were treated […]

Life without Meaning is Most Painful

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm, by

The church possesses the greatest news for every generation; how to experience life with meaning. People are lost.  They are not just hell-lost.  They are earth-lost.  The reason?  These just cannot figure a way to take this present existence and fit it into an elusive (to them) matter called LIFE. Life is not that things […]

Board of Education Forms Committee to Consider Early Childhood Program

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm, by

The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, October 11, 2012.  President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present. Matt McKee arrived at 7:10 p.m. Financial Report Superintendent Dave Shalley reported year-to-date revenues for the SCR-I District were  $816,748.57, up approximately $83,000 from last year. […]

Sorghum Harvest

Written on October 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm, by

At this time of year, a lot of our activities revolve around harvesting and processing sorghum and food from the garden. We have a lot of visitors that come to help with the sorghum harvest- so scheduling, hosting, and integrating them into our scene is also important. Sorghum harvest: we plan/hope to be  done on […]

Recycling Expert to Speak at RPC Annual Meeting in Memphis

Written on October 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm, by

Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission (NEMO RPC) and  Solid Waste Management are honored to have as a special speaker Veronica Herzing, Office Manager and the Market Development Program Assistant for the  Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA) at their Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the VFW Post 4958, 123 West […]

Racing to Return to SCS During Memphis Fall Nationals

Written on October 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm, by

Trick-or-treaters will get an early delight  the weekend before Halloween, especially if they are race fans. The Scotland County Speedway will be hosting the Memphis Fall Nationals October 25th-27th. After sitting idle all summer, the track will come to life for the three-day event being organized by the Scotland County Fair Board and Southern Iowa […]

Learning to Adapt

Written on October 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm, by

It is known that one of the catalysts that bring on the deer rut is the shortening of daylight hours. I’m not sure what that specifically has to do with the process, but again it is one of a number of factors that determine that special time of year. And even though it makes for […]