Monthly Archives: February 2014

Man’s Tragedy

Written on February 27, 2014 at 11:38 pm, by

Dear Editor, One among us read our caption in his devotional just this morning; “The Frustration Of The Divine Plan Is Man’s Tragedy!” “Yep!” spoke another, quote; “We been thinkin’ that very thought all along! There’s not a one amongst us who has not mentioned cleaning up our acts of life so God can continue with HIS […]

SCH Admissions

Written on February 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm, by

Scotland County Hospital reported 22 admissions and 22 dismissals from February 14th through February 20th. ADMISSIONS: 2/14/2014 – Kent Hunziker, Kahoka. 2/17/2014 – Kelsey Hunt, Memphis; Abriel Hunt, Memphis. 2/18/2014 – Renley Eggleston, Memphis; Patricia Smith, Memphis; Harper Amanda Hyle, Unionville; Cheyenne Hyle, Unionville. 2/19/2014 – Ashleigh Garcia, Carthage, IL; Alaina Garcia, Carthage, IL; Leslie […]

Unalienable Rights

Written on February 27, 2014 at 10:45 pm, by

Dear Editor, After reading the well-written, thoughtful, and lengthy Letter to the Editor from Mr. High in last week’s Democrat, I felt the need to respond. Some of my ancestors also came to this country to escape religious persecution. They chose to fight in the American Revolution in order to protect the freedom and opportunity […]

Those Who Never Left

Written on February 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm, by

I read the article by Dave Burrus and thought he was talking about Scotland County. Mr. High implied he was responding to the Burrus article. I think he tried to present the Mennonite religion and views. Having lived in Scotland County for almost seven decades, I know the Mennonites living here now have no idea […]


Written on February 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm, by

I probably shouldn’t try to compose letters to Chris Feeney. Why? Because I’m word challenged, that’s why! Now my wife is not word challenged. In fact, she is quite a conversationalist. Why, I’ve seen her driving down the highway at a high rate of speed, while carrying on a spirited discussion with three passengers, while […]

“Opening in Nursing” for R.N. or L.P.N. Full-Time Position

Written on February 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm, by

Scotland County Care Center 434 E. Sigler Ave Memphis, MO 63555 “Opening in Nursing” for R.N. or L.P.N. Full-Time Position Long term care experience preferred but not required  We offer competitive wages Paid time off available Every other weekend off Health benefits offered to qualified employees Must be able to pass a drug test Apply […]

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – CDBG Demolition Grant Application City of Memphis

Written on February 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm, by

The City of Memphis will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the Memphis  City Hall, 125 W. Jefferson to discuss the city’s submission of an application for the fiscal year 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Demolition program. The city is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community […]

Discussion, Connection, Celebration: Rabbits on Retreat!

Written on February 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm, by

The Dancing Rabbit news this week is full of birthday shenanigans and our annual Retreat, the latter of which finished up on Saturday (the onslaught of birthdays continues for a while yet). Tereza here, thinking back on fun celebrations, and the four days we spent coming together as a community at retreat: sharing information, reviewing […]

DALE ESTYLE WATKINS (12/9/1929 – 2/23/2014)

Written on February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm, by

Dale Estyle Watkins, 84, of Memphis, Missouri and formerly of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at his home in Memphis. He was born December 9, 1929, at Elijah, Missouri to Sigel Larkin and Ernie Frances (North) Watkins. He graduated from high school at Bakersfield, Missouri.  He enlisted in the United States Army […]

ANNA LOUISE DICE (6/30/1923 – 2/21/2014)

Written on February 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm, by

            Anna Louise Dice, 90, of Quincy, formerly of Arbela, MO, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, IL. She was born the daughter of Noah and Adda (Bondurant) Kapfer on June 30, 1923 in Wyaconda, MO. Anna graduated from the Wyaconda High School.  She […]