Monthly Archives: December 2014

BLEND to Perform at First Baptist Church on Sunday, January 11th

Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm, by

Blend, an A cappella quartet, will be performing at the First Baptist Church in Memphis on Sunday, January 11th at 6:00 p.m. Blend was formed at John A. Logan College as a minor project that quickly blossomed into the makings of a successful career for its four members.  “We started several years ago for a […]

Scotland County Commission Minutes

Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:54 pm, by

Thursday, December 18, 2014 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, David Wiggins; County Clerk, Batina Dodge; and Presiding Commissioner Elect, Duane Ebeling. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent […]

SCH Admissions & Dismissals

Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:50 pm, by

Scotland County Hospital recorded 38 admissions and 41 dismissals from December 12th through December 25, 2014 as reported by Dr Randall Tobler, Interim Administrator. ADMISSIONS: 12/12/2014 – Jessica Morss, Kahoka; Caizley Morss, Kahoka 12/16/2014 – Tammi Mclauglin, Keokuk, IA; Christine Baker, Downing 12/18/2014 – Julie Kirchner, Kahoka; Anna Martin, Memphis 12/19/2014 -William Johnston, Kahoka; Mary […]

I Told Them I Was the Janitor

Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:49 pm, by

On occasion I’m assigned to work with some whom I have never met.  When I know they have no idea what I do, I tell them I am the church janitor.  They readily accept such. Last weekend the Ann Voskamp team was here to do an amazing outreach event. When I met some of the […]


Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:49 pm, by

First light has always been my favorite time of day. It’s at that time that my expectation is at its highest. Whether I’m fishing, hunting or just out and about I love the possibilities and excitement the breaking day brings. It seems that all game is more active during this period. Every cast is made […]

Happy Holidays

Written on December 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm, by

Happy Holidays Y’all!  🙂 Yep, that’s right, Katherine here as your Happy Rabbit, ready to regale you once again with this week’s village shenanigans. Before we get to the shenanigans however, I would love to make a shout out to my awesome fan from “sunny Arizona”! Thank you for the video, which I enjoyed very […]

Frances Perkins

Written on December 31, 2014 at 10:52 pm, by

In 1933, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a U.S. cabinet post. She was appointed as Secretary of  Labor by President Franklin Roosevelt at the beginning of his first term and served until 1945. Perkins came to the position with extensive experience in public service.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts  in 1882, Perkins was […]

Living Life Over

Written on December 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO The First Baby of 2010 born at Scotland County Memorial Hospital arrived at 8:38 a.m. on Monday, January 4th. Brandy M. Pearson and David Collins are the parents of a son, Joseph Kenneth Pearson.  He weighed 7 pounds and 8.8 ounces and was 20 inches long. TEN YEARS AGO The death toll […]

Food Chain

Written on December 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm, by

I hope each of you had a fantastic and blessed Christmas season, and you were able to spend it with family and friends.  It is a fun and sacred time for all.  Stress can be high this time of year. Sit back and enjoy. This past week has been warmer than average with the lake […]

Patrol Reports 12 Fatalities During Christmas Holiday Traffic Crash Counting Period

Written on December 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm, by

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 12 people died during the Christmas holiday counting period–from 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2014 to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014. During this year’s 102-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 284 traffic crashes, which included 91 injuries and five of the fatalities. In addition, troopers arrested 66 people […]