Monthly Archives: March 2018

School District Makes Cutbacks as Expansion Project Set For Rebid

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:46 pm, by

After an initial round of bids for the proposed Scotland County R-I early childhood development building and district expansion project came in over budget, the Scotland County R-I board of education was forced back to the drawing board. The board rejected all of the bids received in the initial process on March 8th. A number […]

Light Voter Turnout Expected for April 3rd Election

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm, by

With just two contested races on the county-wide ballot and a lone municipal proposition for the City of Memphis, election officials are expecting a light voter turnout for the April 3rd general municipal election. Voters in the City of Memphis will decide the future of the City Marshal position. Proposition 1 is asking voters to […]

Chamber of Commerce Makes Plans for Pancake Day at March Meeting

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm, by

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce meeting was held March 13 at the Masonic Building. President Laura Schenk called the meeting to order. Minutes of the February Meeting were read. Motion moved and second to approve. Motion carried.  April 14, is the Annual Chamber Pancake Day, from 7-10 a.m. This year it will be held […]

Rural Water Customers Must Continue to Read Meters During Transition to New System

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm, by

Roughly half way through the construction period to install a new meter system for customers of the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 (CPWSD#1) of Scotland County, representatives of the rural water provider are reminding customers they still need to manually read their meters. “We would like to let all of our customers know we […]

VFW Honors Top Teacher, Boy Scout at Recognition Ceremony

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:43 pm, by

On March 15th the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held a recognition ceremony to honor a local Boy Scout as well as a top educator in the community. VFW Post 4958 Quartermaster Dale Bienusa, presented Jacob Kapfer a VFW Post Certificate of Recognition for his exceptional commitment and […]

Voters Reminded to Bring ID to Polling Place for Tuesday Election

Written on March 29, 2018 at 12:41 pm, by

Voters are reminded that when they go to the polls on Tuesday, to remember their identification. Missouri’s new photo voter ID law (HB 1631), became effective on June 1, 2017, and outlines identification options for registered Missouri voters to use on Election Day at their polling location. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office notes that […]

OPIOD Terror Story

Written on March 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm, by

“NO MORE OPIODS” said the DEA, government officials- mostly senators on C-Span, which aired on TV from 12 a.m. -2 a.m. Their reasoning was to take OPIODS away from 18-24 year olds who were committing suicide. This meeting was the 1st of December, 2017. Nothing was said about chronic pain patients who depended on them […]

Scotland County Youth Learn Leadership Skills at Missouri 4-H Teen Conference

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:54 pm, by

Leadership skills were in focus for Scotland County youth who attended last weekend’s 4-H Teen Conference in Columbia.  They joined over 270 of their peers, ages 11-13 from 62 Missouri counties, for workshops and activities on the Mizzou Campus and beyond.  “For many, it’s their first big trip away from home,” said Katie Hogan, 4-H […]

Bird Nests

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm, by

Where are you spring?  I am getting anxious for the leaves and flowers of spring.  I also enjoy watching those birds build their nests.  From Robins to Baltimore Orioles, there is something different about all birds and their nests. If you pay close attention in the spring, I bet you can at least locate a […]

SCR-I School Menus

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:50 pm, by

Breakfast Thursday, March 29 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk Friday, March 30 – No School Monday, April 2 – No School Tuesday, April 3 – French Toast Sticks, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk Wednesday, April 4 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk Thursday, April […]