Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Rutledge School Building Sold

Written on September 28, 2016 at 9:57 am, by

The Village of Rutledge sold the school to the Restoration Society for $1.00 on Tuesday, September 20th at 12:00 p.m.  Those at the closing were Society members L to R Lyle Otte, Reva Hustead, Charlene Montgomery, Gwen Ludwick, Bob Hunolt, Dorothy Hunolt, Elaine Forrester, Betty Lodewegan, Lynn McClamroch,  (Keith Zimmerman and Carol McCabe from the […]

Area Children Enjoy Games at Annual Rutledge Fall Festival

Written on September 28, 2016 at 9:51 am, by

The annual Rutledge Fall Festival was held Saturday, September 17th and several area children enjoyed participating in various games.  Karl DeMarce emceed the games this year. Balloon Toss winners in the six to eight division included Trevor and Evan Tague (1st), Kadence Burnett (2nd), and Craig Pflum and Cole Mazziotti and Nina Knepp (tied for […]

Mayor Reckenberg Proclaims Constitution Week, Sept. 17 – 23, 2016 in Memphis

Written on September 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm, by

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Mayor William Reckenberg signed and issued a proclamation announcing September 17 through 23, 2016 to be Constitution Week in Memphis, and asks our citizens to reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787. The Proclamation reads as follows: Whereas, September 17, 2016 marks the two hundred and […]

SC Genealogy Society Learns About the History of the Potato

Written on September 27, 2016 at 8:14 pm, by

The Scotland County Genealogy Society met Monday, September 12th.  President Darlene Johnston called the meeting to order with twelve members present and one guest. Terry Arnold gave the secretary’s report and the treasury report was given by Rhonda Davis.  Both were approved. It was decided the group would set up a table at the Christmas […]

Sew & Go Quilt Guild Hosts September Meeting

Written on September 27, 2016 at 8:08 pm, by

The Sew and Go Quilt Guild met at the Memphis United Methodist Church Tuesday evening, September 13th.  After delicious refreshments served by Linda Koser, Michele Drummond and Debbie Payne, President Tina Newcomb called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Liz Reel, of the program committee, introduced Marci Prose from Ottumwa, IA. She gave a […]

Gooden-Emons and Kinney-Zaerr Family Reunions Held September 25th

Written on September 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm, by

The descendants of Gooden-Emons and Kinney-Zaerr families gathered Sunday September 25, 2016 at the Downing Depot with 48 family members present from Iowa and Missouri. The event was hosted this year by Janet Fishback and Randy Sayre. Janet Fishback offered grace and everyone enjoyed delicous fried chicken and carry- in side dishes and desserts. They […]

Azen Jolly Timers 4-H Club Members are #4HGrown

Written on September 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm, by

This National 4-H Week (October 2-8 2016), the Azen Jolly Timers 4-H club members are proud to celebrate the #TrueLeaders we raise to be #4HGrown!  Nationally, 4-H is the largest youth organization with more than six million young people enrolled. The Azen Jolly Timers club is an active, Scotland County 4-H club that meets the […]

National 4-H Week October 2nd – October 9th

Written on September 27, 2016 at 4:28 pm, by

The week of October 2 through 9 is National 4-H Week. 4-H members will be doing various activities to celebrate 4-H in Scotland County. I am therefore, writing this article to remind everyone just what 4-H is. 4-H is the largest volunteer led and supported youth organization in the world. Missouri 4-H is supported by […]

FFA Shoot-a-Thon Draws Big Field of Competitors

Written on September 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm, by

The Memphis FFA Trap Team Shoot-a-Thon had a great turnout of over 47 shooters. In the Open Division featured three winners.  Bryce Smith took 1st, Brady Winter took 2nd and Keenan Bradley took 3rd. Both Bryce and Keenan were Alumni members of the FFA Trap Team.  They had a shoot off between five shooters including […]

Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge Carpool to Quincy

Written on September 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm, by

The Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge met at Zimmerman’s and carpooled to Quincy where Mona Tague and daughter, Alanna Chumbley, were to be hostesses.  Mona was in the hospital and Alanna was with her.  We then went to Sprout’s for lunch. Those attending were Nancy Jo Waack, Reva Hustead, Charlene Montgomery, Neta Phillips, Ruth Ludwick, […]