Monthly Archives: October 2015

Motorists Reminded of Deer Dangers During Seasonal Upswing in Movement

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:31 pm, by

One deer strike occurred every 2.4 hours in Missouri in 2014 Jefferson City – Drivers should be on the lookout for deer on Missouri roadways this fall, since they are most active in the autumn. More deer accidents occur in October and November than the rest of the year. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) […]

Class of 1945 Reunion

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm, by

The Memphis High School Class of 1945 hosted a 70-year reunion recently. Pictured in the back row (L to R) are Ann (Garrels) Martin, Frank Reed, Marcine (Hyde) Evans), and Helen (Franklin) Garr. Front row (L to R) are Russel Mathes, Loraine (Fugate) Rush, and Zelda (White) Kirkpatrick.  

Consider Provider Networks When Choosing Health Insurance Coverage 

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm, by

Open enrollment for many health insurance plans begin Nov. 1 Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance reminds Missourians it is important to consider more than just the monthly premiums and other costs when shopping for health insurance coverage during open enrollment. For many Missourians, this is the time to choose a new […]

Emergency Conservation Program Funds Made Available Following Spring Flooding

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm, by

Scotland County producers who suffered cropland damage due to the heavy rains and flooding that occurred this spring may be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency.  Scotland County has been approved for the ECP (Emergency Conservation Program). Assistance is available to restore structures and other installations. Levee repair is not available through the […]

Senator Blunt Fights to Protect Missouri Families from Energy Price Hikes

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm, by

WASHINGTON, DC – On October 27th, Senator Roy Blunt (MO) co-sponsored two bipartisan measures to stop the Obama administration’s excessive new regulations on American energy that will raise costs for Missouri families. “The president’s so-called ‘Clean Power Plan’ amounts to a new national energy tax that will stick hardworking Missouri families with higher utility bills […]

Almond Milk: Healthy Or Hype?

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm, by

Growing numbers of hipster millennials are choosing plant-based milks such as almond milk over traditional dairy milk. Before switching, however, it’s important to consider the nutritional value of plant-based milks, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Kelsey Jeter. Almond milk brings several beneficial nutrients to the table, Jeter says. It contains no cholesterol or […]

Special Presentation Provided Friday, Oct. 30th on Allegany Boys Camp

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm, by

David Beachey, a family worker at Allegany Boys Camp in Oldtown, Maryland, will be guest speaking at the Memphis Fire Station this Friday, October 30th at 7:30 p.m. Allegany Boys Camp, located on 300 acres of beautiful woodland formerly known as New Dominion School, began as an expansion of Bald Eagle Boys Camp in Mill […]

No Mo Bulldogs RV Club Raise Money for Ronald McDonald House of Columbia

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm, by

The No Mo Bulldogs RV Club has been busy this fall participating in fundraisers to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.  During the weekend of September 18th and 19th, the group hosted a yard sale.  Then, on Saturday, October 10th, the group gathered in the parking lot of the Exchange Bank of […]

MARGARET MAXINE (HOUGLAND) SLAVIN (8/1/1918 – 10/21/2015)  

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:04 pm, by

Margaret Maxine (Hougland) Slavin, 97, of Memphis, Missouri passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2015, at the Scotland County Care Center, in Memphis, Missouri. The daughter of Marquis Eddy and Thressa (Horner) Hougland, Maxine was born on August 1, 1918 in rural Scotland County, Missouri. Maxine was united in marriage with Chauncey Earl Slavin on […]

SCR-I School District Earns 99.3% Score on Annual Performance Report

Written on October 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm, by

Perfection narrowly escaped the Scotland County R-I School District, which missed just by one point on the recently released Annual Performance Report (APR) from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). “We are extremely proud of the overall results of the 2015 MSIP 5 scoring guide,” said SCR-I Superintendent Ryan Bergeson. “Our teachers […]