Category Archives: COMMUNITY

SC Little Paw’s to Host Fall Fest October 29th

Written on October 20, 2016 at 11:35 am, by

Would you like your children, daughters or sons, to have a great day of fun, dancing and playing group games with the Scotland County High School Little Paws?  Then mark October 29th on your calendar because from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Scotland County High School, a day of learning large group and small […]

Downing House Hosts Candlelit Tour of the Past

Written on October 20, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

The Downing House Museum Complex and members of the community hosted an “Evening at the Museum – Candlelit Tour of the Past” this past weekend, October 14th and 15th.  Approximately 240 people attended the event, raising $1,200.00. Volunteers portrayed various characters and wrote their own dialogue for the two-night performance.  Characters included: a one-room school […]

SC Genealogy Society to Host Bake Sale Nov. 22nd

Written on October 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm, by

A November 22nd Bake Sale was part of discussion during the October meeting of the Scotland County Genealogy Society held Tuesday, October 11th.  Twila Stevenson, vice president, called the meeting to order.  There were eleven members present with three guests. The secretary and the treasurer gave their reports and both were approved. Under communications, June […]

School Board Approves Technology Upgrades, Van Purchase at October Meeting

Written on October 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. President, Trinity Davis, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with five members present.  George Koontz was absent. District Audit The board voted 5-0 to accept the district audit as prepared by Wade Stables, P.C. Financial Report […]

Memphis FFA Attends Area Leadership Conference

Written on October 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm, by

The Area III FFA Leadership Conference was held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14th at the Schuyler County R-1 High School. Attending the conference from the Memphis FFA were 22 members and advisor Waltedda Blessing. Approximately 530 members from the 23 chapters in Area Ill met to attend leadership, agriculture advocacy, and college recruitment sessions. […]

Cedar Grove Club Goes to Iowa

Written on October 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm, by

The Cedar Grove Club met on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the home of Reta Stott.  Once everyone had arrived, we loaded up and took the scenic route to Keosauqua, Iowa where we had a delicious lunch at Riverbend Pizza and Steakhouse.  The rain started pouring down while we were eating so, after we were […]

Wiggins Addresses Sons of the American Revolution

Written on October 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm, by

Larry Wiggins, DVM, (right) was the speaker at the October 15 meeting of the Braxton C. Pollard Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, in Kirksville. Dr. Wiggins spoke principally about the old Scotland County log courthouse, built in 1834, which had been at Sand Hill, Missouri (northwest of Rutledge) until it was recently rediscovered in […]

Sales Underway for Special 100th Anniversary SCR-I Yearbook

Written on October 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm, by

The Scotland County R-I Yearbook sales are currently underway. Orders received by December 16th lock in the purchase price of $30. Orders received after the preorder deadline will cost $40 until March 3rd, with the price going up to $45 through April 28th. Yearbook advisor, Tammy Walton, indicated that personalized stamping can be added to […]

Gorin Go-Getters 4-H Club Elects Officers at October Meeting

Written on October 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm, by

On Sunday, October 9, the Gorin Go-Getters 4-H Club attended church together at Gorin Christian Church for 4-H Week Sunday. After services, the club provided a meal for the members of the Gorin Christian Church as a thank you for letting them use the church’s basement for monthly meetings. At 1:30, after everyone was fed […]

Community Fall Blood Drive Collects 72 Units

Written on October 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm, by

The community fall blood drive for the American Red Cross was held on October 4th at the Memphis First Baptist Church.  The drive drew in 82 people willing to donate blood and from these participants 72 units were collected. Community participation was down considerably from our previous blood drive when 108 units were collected. This […]