Monthly Archives: July 2017

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on July 24, 2017 at 11:49 am, by

Thursday, July 13, 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; County Clerk, Batina Dodge; and Deputy County Clerk, Nancy McClamroch. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; […]

Written on July 24, 2017 at 11:45 am, by

The 1830s brought a time of religious conflict to Missouri when western counties swelled with Mormon migration. In 1831, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, received a revelation from God identifying Jackson County as the location of Christ’s return. In obedience to God’s word the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (as the church later […]

August 1st Blood Drive Asking Donors to ‘Knock it Outta the Park’

Written on July 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm, by

The American Red Cross Memphis Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, August 1st at the First Baptist Church in Memphis.  The blood drive is from 12:30-6:00 p.m. and all presenting donors will receive a commemorative St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive T-shirt, while supplies last. Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood […]

Petition Calls for Highway 15 Improvements North of Memphis

Written on July 18, 2017 at 8:01 pm, by

A rash of recent traffic accidents on Highway 15 north of town has led a local veterinarian to start a petition drive to drive to get improvements on the road. Larry Wiggins, DMV, recently started a local petition drive and already has more than 200 signatures on the paperwork that is calling on the Missouri […]

Memorial Services Thursday for David Hayes

Written on July 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm, by

FAIRFIELD, IOWA – Memorial services for James David Hayes, 53, of Fairfield will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 20th at the Barker Cemetery.   Officiating the service will be Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church. James David Hayes died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home in Fairfield. Memorials are suggested to the […]

State Regent Visits Local DAR Chapters

Written on July 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm, by

Susan Fain Bowman, MSSDAR Regent, was honored by her area DAR Chapters during her annual June visit to all Missouri DAR Chapters. Schuyler County Chapter, MSSDAR, with Clark County Chapter and Jauflione Chapter as co-host, feted Regent Susan Fain Bowman, MSSDAR, with an afternoon social, June 16, 2017. Following opening ritual, Regent Bowman presented an […]

City of Downing Addresses Property Concerns

Written on July 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on July 10, 2017 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange, Gene Bruner, and Hannah Poe; City Clerk, Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator, Larry Smith. Copies of the agenda, minutes from previous meeting, water/waste water report, deposits & […]

SCMA Back-to-School Fair Set for August 5th

Written on July 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm, by

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring the Back-to-School Supply Fair once again this year.  The purpose of the event is to encourage and bless families in Scotland County by providing the necessary school supplies needed by their student/students to have a successful start to the upcoming school year. Pre-registration for the event is Thursday, […]

Meeting Planned to Provide Input into Federal Conservation Programs

Written on July 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm, by

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 2 p.m. July 27th at The Edina USDA Service Center. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge […]

Burlington Woman Killed in Crash Near Cantril

Written on July 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm, by

A Burlington, IA woman was killed and six passengers in her vehicle sustained serious injuries in a one-car crash just east of Cantril, IA on Highway 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14th. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Mindy Raye Johnson, 26, was eastbound on Highway 2 in a 2005 Mercury Mariner […]