Monthly Archives: July 2015

Susan Miller Attends 124th NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C.

Written on July 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm, by

Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Schools Chairman and member of the Jauflione Chapter NSDAR of Memphis, Susan Miller recently attended the 124th NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington DC. Susan traveled with 57 “Missouri Bluebirds” who flew to Washington D.C. for eight days of touring historic places in West Virginia, Virginia, Washington […]

County Still Awaiting Word on Disaster Declaration

Written on July 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm, by

On Wednesday, the Scotland County Commission said it can wait no longer. The Commission ordered the replacement of a culvert on County Road #861.  The site is awaiting approval for FEMA disaster assistance, but the commission deemed the road issue to be too dangerous to wait any longer. Several major storm-related repairs have remained on […]

Climate Change Skepticism

Written on July 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm, by

I was captivated by a letter to the editor in last week’s Memphis Democrat. For the fourth time in five weeks, The Citizens Climate Lobby addressed the community in the pages of the local newspaper regarding their efforts to educate readers on their side of the climate change issue. If the letter had identified glaring […]

DAYTON GROVER, JR. (8/19/1933 – 7/23/2015)

Written on July 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm, by

Dayton Grover, Jr. died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at Knox County Nursing Home surrounded by family.  Dayton was born August 19, 1933, the son of Dayton and Martha (Hegeman) of Glen Head, New York.  Dayton spent his childhood in Glen Head, New York and surrounding areas of Nassau County, Long Island.  Dayton and his […]

EMMA BALFOUR SMITH (3/11/1925 – 7/21/2015)

Written on July 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm, by

Emma Balfour Smith, age 90, of Memphis, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO. She was born March 11, 1925, in La Praire, Illinois, the daughter of John Truman and Mae Harrington Balfour. Emma was born in Illinois and moved with her family to Oklahoma during […]

Advantaged… Always Advantaged

Written on July 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm, by

God puts the iffiness of “whether” out of commission.  Happiness is not dependent upon “whether” things go a certain way.  Productivity isn’t aborted when interference develops.  Neither is reason to hope.  Once a person believes this truth, life never looks the same.  Doubt and fear wilt as  possibility and expectation begin to govern. Romans 5:1-5 is just one Bible […]

Living Life Over

Written on July 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Terry Rush has a new book coming out in August. MVP (Why You Are Valuable in God’s Eyes) is a most encouraging work for any who suffer from deep self-doubt or hang-nail discouragement. “This book will give everyone I know a huge boost of how to find the confidence to overcome challenges […]


Written on July 30, 2015 at 11:41 am, by

Hello readers! As I click-clack away our home is being serenaded by a bee swarm that has chosen a nearby branch to rest on just beside our east window. The hive has outgrown the home our neighbors made for them, and our beekeeping friends are now in scramble mode. It is a sight (and a […]

Late Fledglings

Written on July 30, 2015 at 10:44 am, by

August is almost here. The months are flying by. Soon be school bus time again in the neighborhood. I have a nest of bluebird eggs almost ready to hatch. They are having some late fledglings. I so love to hear their soft cheerful song, and watch them bring their blue color into my yard in […]

Scotland County Hospital Admission & Dismissals

Written on July 30, 2015 at 10:32 am, by

Scotland County Hospital recorded 70 admissions and 79 dismissals from June 26 – July 16, 2015. ADMISSIONS: 6/26/15 – Rex Link, Wyaconda 6/27/15 – Benjamin Cline, Kahoka; Jacilyn Stevenson, Kahoka 6/29/15 – Eston Kent Hopp, Luray; Robert Holton, Memphis 6/30/2015 – Morgan Streit, Kahoka; Makennah Streit, Kahoka; Robert Oilar, Revere; Robert Holton, Memphis 7/04/2015 – […]