Monthly Archives: July 2014

Concerns About the Right to Farm Amendment

Written on July 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm, by

American agriculture is one of the most exciting success stories in our history.  Through combined efforts of farmers, agri-business, and government support, we have developed a system that is the envy of the world.  In my view, farmers typify the kind of people that have made our country great.  They tend to be tough, God […]

Mineral Deficiency

Written on July 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm, by

When most people have a mineral deficiency, such as low iron levels causing anemia, they reach for a nutritional supplement that contains that specific mineral. Unfortunately, all nutrients are not utilized in isolation, so nutrient co-factors are always needed for absorption and utilization of any mineral. This is especially true of iron, which is very […]

MO Kids are ‘Racing to Read’

Written on July 31, 2014 at 4:56 pm, by

Thousands of Missouri children and their caregivers are kicking their reading skills into high gear this summer, with grants from the state to enrich early literacy programs at local libraries. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says the “Racing to Read” grants established by his office were designed to expand and strengthen the quality and […]

Kahoka Swap Meet Set for August 16-17

Written on July 31, 2014 at 4:39 pm, by

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Kahoka Swap Meet that will be held August 16th and 17th at the Kahoka City Square from 8:00 am to ??. CALL TODAY to reserve your vendor spot. Spots cost $20.00 which includes both days. To reserve your spots contact Kahoka City Hall at 660-727-3711. Camping is […]

SHIRLEY D. ROBERTS (11/20/1937 – 7/25/2014)

Written on July 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm, by

Shirley D. Roberts, 76, of Ottumwa, IA died at 10:05 a.m. July 25, 2014 at Hospice House. She was born November 20, 1937 in Keokuk, IA to James William and Edith Leona Montgomery Jones.  She married Harold Dean Roberts May 20, 1956.  He preceded her in death on December 31, 1995. A resident of Ottumwa, […]

MSHSAA Assignments Mean New Competition For SCR-I in Football, Basketball District Title Hunts

Written on July 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm, by

Football and Basketball classification and district assignments for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 classification cycles were released by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, as approved by the Board of Directors.   The enrollment breaks for the new classification cycle are as follows: Football 8-man – 21 teams, 66-144 enrollment; Class 1 – 64 schools, 83-233 […]

Back to School Supply Fair August 1st

Written on July 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm, by

Lighthouse of Faith Church is hosting a Back to School Supply Fair on Friday evening, August 1, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. This is the fourth year for this event.  It is an outreach by the church to assist Scotland County families with their back to school supply needs. Most of the supplies listed on the K-6th […]

Tennessee Woman Air Evaced From Scene of Motorcycle Crash on Highway 136 Crash

Written on July 31, 2014 at 1:05 pm, by

A Tennessee woman sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was involved in an accident on Highway 136 west of Memphis on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mary M. Baker, 61, of Eto Wah, TN, was flown from the scene of the crash, which occurred at 2:50 […]

Sheriff, Assessor Warn of Record Transfer Services Scam

Written on July 31, 2014 at 1:02 pm, by

Unless you work in the county assessor’s office or hold your own realtor license, the world of property deeds may be a little gray for you. That’s what a California company is banking on. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and the Scotland County Assessor’s Office both reported complaints last week from constituents receiving mailings from […]

Primary Election Will Decide Fate of 3/4 Cent Sales Tax for Transportation

Written on July 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm, by

With a long list of projects that Scotland County will benefit from over the next 10 years if Amendment #7 is approved by Missouri voters, local poll goers will have to decide on August 5th whether or not the temporary 3/4 of a cent increase in state sales tax is worth it. Voters in the […]