Monthly Archives: November 2014

Swearingen, Buford Unanimous Choices for All-Conference Football Honors

Written on November 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm, by

Two Scotland County football players left their mark on Tri-Rivers Conference coaches during 2014, earning unanimous selection to the league’s post-season honors list. Landyn Swearingen was named to the TRC First-Team All Conference as an offensive lineman. The senior anchored the offensive line for the Tigers. Sophomore Aaron Buford was a unanimous choice for first […]

Dorothy Clark wins MACC Grand Prize

Written on November 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm, by

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce gave away $500 in Memphis Bucks last Saturday evening at the annual Lighting of the Square Ceremony.  Registration for the prizes was held that evening in the Antique Fair building. Dorothy Clark was the big winner this year.  She won the grand prize $250 drawing and she also received […]

Memphis Joins Movement to Recognize National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Written on November 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm, by

Across the United States, as many as 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, which despite increased research efforts remains an irreversible, incurable, and fatal disease. “Together with their loved ones, these individuals experience the tragic realities of a disease that gradually erases cherished memories, affects behavior, and destroys the ability to live independently and […]

MoDOT to Resurface Highway 136, Replace Sidewalks Next Summer

Written on November 28, 2014 at 10:01 am, by

In addition to a fresh new driving surface through the City of Memphis, pedestrian travelers will also be receiving an upgrade next summer when the Missouri Department of Transportation undertakes a project to resurface Highway 136. MoDOT project engineer Amy Crawford met with the Memphis City Council on Wednesday, November 19th to discuss the project. […]

Despite Higher State Revenues SCR-I Deficit Spending Exceeds $600,000 Mark Year-to-Date

Written on November 28, 2014 at 9:33 am, by

The school district is $628,235.05 in the red, YTD, compared to $449,769.08 at the same point last year. The Scotland County R-I  Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with five members present. Gary Miller was absent. Jamie […]

6th Annual Holiday Stop N Shop

Written on November 28, 2014 at 9:19 am, by

The 6th Annual Holiday Stop N Shop will be held this Saturday, November 29th at the Scotland County Fitness Center Gym on Highway 136 in Memphis from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On hand will be a wide variety of items from different vendor booths including Creative Memories, Usborne Books, Conklin, Princess House, Shaklee, Cutco, […]

Thicker Skin

Written on November 28, 2014 at 9:08 am, by

What if we were more like pangolins? Pangolins are a mammal found in the tropics of Africa and Asia. What makes the endangered species unique is its heavy body armor. I guess the zoology lesson was a long way around just saying, what if we had thicker skin? If there was a vitamin that helped […]

Scotland County Earns #1 Seeds in Novinger Tourney

Written on November 28, 2014 at 9:05 am, by

Both Scotland County varsity basketball teams have nailed down the top seed in the 2014 Novinger basketball tourney scheduled for December 1st through December 6th at Novinger High School. The Lady Tigers will look to expand their dominance of the event, having won six straight titles dating back to 2008. SCR-will take on #8 seed […]

Missouri’s Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Slightly Higher than National Average

Written on November 28, 2014 at 8:59 am, by

  By Diane Olson Fall is in the air. Harvest is nearing completion. Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving brings together family and friends to share a mostly traditional meal and fellowship. As a child growing up in a family retail food business, I recall the frenzy of making sure all the staples for the feast […]

33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar Next Saturday

Written on November 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm, by

The 33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi of Memphis, MO will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Scotland County High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  There is no charge for admission. A food stand will be open all day.  Doughnuts and coffee will be […]