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Downing House Museum Complex News

The Museum Complex has had a very busy summer. We have been fortunate to have some great volunteers who have worked this summer providing tours and updating and cleaning the buildings and displays. Volunteers who have given their time are: June Kice, Gwendolyn Lohmann, AnnaLynn Kirkpatrick, Lynnette Dyer, Melissa Miller, Natalie Miller, Holly Harris, Marie […]

SCR-I Board of Education Approves Tax Rate Increase

After eight years of deficit budgets, the school board increased the tax levy to $3.50,  well below the $3.69 voter-approved ceiling. The Scotland County R-I School District ended an eight-year pattern of deficit spending and is looking to a bump in next year’s tax levy to help start a new trend. The SCR-I Board of […]

Dr. Larry Wiggins Inducted into Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, Dr. Larry Wiggins of Memphis was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 13 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. He was among 54 inductees from 40 counties establishing a legacy totaling 1,594 years of service to 4-H. More than […]

Bar B Saddle Club Holds August Meeting

The Bar B Saddle Club of Bible Grove held their monthly meeting Monday, August 15th at the Club House. Final plans were made for the horse and ATV’s Poker Ride. Discussion was held regarding the arena work and materials. Also, horseback riders are needed for the parades in Memphis on Saturday, August 27th (Antique Fair) […]

Scotland County Genealogical Society Holds August Meeting

The Scotland County Genealogical Society met Monday, August 8th with eight members present plus one new member.  Darlene Johnston called the meeting to order. The secretary gave her report.  There wasn’t a treasurer’s report to give. Under new business, Alisa Kigar inquired if we would like Dr. Heather Martin, a new member of SCH staff, […]

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