Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Newton, Beverly Owings Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on August 30, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

Newton and Beverly (Jette) Owings of Sarasota, FL recently celebrated 50 years of marriage!  In honor of their anniversary, the couple spent three weeks in Hawaii where they enjoyed hiking, snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding and swimming with dolphins.  Newton graduated from Memphis High School in 1964.  The young couple met in St. Louis while Newton […]

Blessings to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Written on August 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm, by

Junior and Marilyn Blessing will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 28, 2016. Congratulatory cards may be sent to them at 13822 Blessing Drive, Downing, MO  63536.

Foundation Funds New Band Chairs

Written on August 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm, by

The Scotland County School Foundation, through a grant from the Shopko Foundation, has donated $650 to the Scotland County R-I Music program for the purchase of posture chairs for the junior high and senior high band. The purpose of posture chairs is for the band students to maintain the correct position for optimum breathing and […]

Downing House Museum Complex News

Written on August 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm, by

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

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:54 pm, by

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 […]

Bar B Saddle Club Holds August Meeting

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm, by

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

Written on August 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm, by

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, […]

Area Moving On Program to Meet August 30

Written on August 23, 2016 at 4:22 pm, by

The Scotland County Area Moving On Program will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Methodist Church starting at 11:30 a.m.  After lunch, the group will travel to Edina to the Baker Cemetery. If you have suffered a loss, the Area Moving On group helps provide support through caring confidential visiting […]

Gorin High School Alumni Board Meets to Plan Reunion

Written on August 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm, by

Gorin High School (GHS) Alumni Association Board President, Billy Davis, called a meeting of the Board at his home on August 16 to make final plans for the upcoming 61st Annual GHS Alumni Banquet.  Vice President Connie Ward, Secretary Mary Lou Kraus, Treasurer Leon Buford and Board member Elaine Forrester attended to finalize plans for […]

Chancellor Reunion Held July 16, 2016

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm, by

Descendants of John and Grace (Billups) Chancellor held a reunion July 16, 2016, at the Kahoka Senior Center in Kahoka, MO. Representatives of each of their nine children were present with Garnet Tripp being the last living child. Those attending were Phillip Chancellor of Keokuk, IA, Terry Chancellor of Ft. Madison, IA, Larry Chancellor of […]