Monthly Archives: May 2017

DeMarce’s 71st Annual Memorial Day Address Offers Challenge to Honor Heroes by Accepting Responsibilities of Citizenship

Written on May 31, 2017 at 5:09 pm, by

The following is the Memorial Day Service address presented by Judge Karl DeMarce on May 29th, 2017 in Memphis, MO It is a breath-taking honor, to have been asked to give this Memorial Day address.  It is an even greater honor, and deeply humbling, when it comes to someone who knows very well that he […]

Barnett Statue Rededicated at Special Memorial Day Service

Written on May 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm, by

The following speech was presented by Judge E. Richard Webber on Monday, May 27, 2017 at the rededication of the Barnett Statue at the Downing House Museum in Memphis, MO In preserving the tradition of the citizens of Scotland County, in revering the dedication of its best citizens, who willingly surrender their lives to protect […]

Volunteer Killed in Fire Truck Crash

Written on May 31, 2017 at 4:29 pm, by

A volunteer Scotland County fireman was killed and a passenger was seriously injured when the fire truck they were responding to an emergency in, ran off the road and overturned several times, ejecting both occupants. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jesse W. Ketchum, 33, of Downing, was driving the 1974 Chevrolet C65 fire […]

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

Written on May 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm, by

MENU Thursday, June 1 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beets, Cornbread, Cake Friday, June 2 – Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Peas, Hot Roll, Pumpkin Bars Monday, June 5 – Beef Stew Lettuce Salad, Mixed Beans, Hot Roll, Ice Cream Tuesday, June 6 – Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Tomato/Zucchini Blend, Bread, Applesauce […]

SCR-I Summer School Menus

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm, by

(Summer School runs from May 22-June 9.  All meals are free of charge to children 18 and under.  Children do not have to be enrolled to eat and walk-ins are welcome.) Breakfast Thursday, June 1 – Breakfast Burrito, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk. Friday, June 2 – Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Juice/Milk. Saturday, June 3 – Blueberry […]

Scotland County Ladies Enjoy a 6,500 Mile Vacation

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm, by

Opal Blaine of Rutledge and Ruth Ann Carnes of Memphis recently returned from a trip to the western United States. After driving through hail, sleet and snow, they arrived in Twin Falls, Idaho where they visited Shoshone Falls. After touring the Idaho state capitol, they picked up Robbie Hance, Opal’s grandson. Robbie is attending Northwest […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm, by

Thursday, May 11, 2017 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Scotland County High School Releases 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Written on May 30, 2017 at 4:47 pm, by

The 2016-2017 school year has come to an end and Scotland County R-I High School has announced the 4th Quarter Honor Roll. Named to the honor roll were: 12th Grade A Honor Roll – Calesse Bair, McKaela Bradley, Maddie Brassfield, Aaron Buford, Tricia Buford, Grant Campbell, Duncan Carleton, Elijah Cooley, Chase Cook, Andrew Dalton, Sadie […]


Written on May 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm, by

It’s been several years since I was too busy to hunt. I can remember one year when I was opening a business, that deer season had to be skipped. I never remember missing much of a turkey season until this last year. During the last three weeks of the year, I hunted one time. I […]

Five Tigers Earn All-District Baseball Honors

Written on May 30, 2017 at 4:29 pm, by

Five Scotland County baseball players were recently honored with all-district awards when the Missouri Class 2 District 5 post season awards were announced. Aaron Buford, Grant Campbell, Gage Dodge and Will Fromm all received 1st team all district honors and Lane Pence received honorable mention. Buford led the Tigers with a .652 batting average, racking […]