Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Sports Memorabilia Auction to Benefit SCR-I Track Project

Written on January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm, by

While fans at the January 28th Scotland County versus Marion County varsity basketball games will obviously be Tigers and Mustang fans, the SCR-I school district is hoping there will be plenty of Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals fans on hand as well. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson recently announced that the high school will host […]

Tasha Cline Graduates From TSU

Written on January 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm, by

Truman State University has released the names of students who graduated during spring commencement. More than 281 students participated in the December 15 ceremony, including Tasha L. Cline of Downing. Founded in 1867, Truman is Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university. Truman has the highest graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. […]

Feeney Named to Dean’s List at Columbia College

Written on January 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm, by

Abigayle Feeney of Memphis was recently named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the Fall Semester (August-December 2018). To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.     Founded in 1851 in Columbia, […]

Woods Family Christmas Held December 22nd

Written on January 8, 2019 at 12:41 pm, by

Thirty-four persons gathered at HUD Housing Saturday, December 22, for the Woods Christmas dinner and activities.  Santa didn’t make an appearance but no one seemed to notice since the latest addition to the family, Master Colton Woods, was doing a fine job of holding the attention of those present. (Colton is the new-born son of […]

Happy Red Hatters Travel to Memphis

Written on January 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm, by

The Happy Red Hatters of Downing met, December 13th, at Keith’s in Memphis, MO for lunch. We had no hostesses for the December meeting, we just enjoyed the day.  Those present were Virginia Mullinix, Louise Newland, Barbara Blessing, Betty Herbert, Carolyn Schmitter, Rosalie Kinney, Anita Jackson, Maudie Oliver, Arlene Stice, Betty Anderson, and Carol Scurlock. […]

Calesse Bair Named to Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Graceland University

Written on January 3, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by

The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2018 fall term have been announced, and Calesse Bair of Memphis, MO, has been named to the Dean’s List. Graceland University students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean’s list. Congratulations, Calesse! Graceland commends you on your academic success. For more information visit […]

Brewers to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Written on January 1, 2019 at 12:08 pm, by

The children of Jim and Sue Jane (Carroll) Brewer of Downing, MO are hosting an open house in honor of the couples’ 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Downing Christian Church.  They were married January 4, 1969 at the Downing Christian Church in Downing, MO.  Their […]

Wilson Farms, Helena Announce $1,000 Scholarship

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:19 am, by

 Helena’s Wyaconda Branch is excited to announce the recipient of the Helena HomeGrown Scholarship. Wilson Farms is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship dedicated in their name to an eligible student currently residing in a qualified county. To view qualified counties, visit The Helena HomeGrown Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 graduating high […]

School Board Forms Committee to Consider Security Upgrades

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:14 am, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 5:30 p.m., with seven members present.  Consent Agenda  The board voted 7-0 to approve the Consent Agenda to include the following: Approve Minutes from November 8, 2018 Approve personal […]

Scotland County 4-H Council Installs New Officers

Written on December 6, 2018 at 8:52 am, by

The Scotland County 4-H Council met on November 3, 2018 in the Scotland County R-I Elementary gym following the 4-H Recognition Event. Morgan Blessing called the meeting to order. The Pledges were led by the Azen Jolly Timers 4-H Club.  Elsie Kigar presented the Secretary’s Report while Brock Aylward presented the Treasurer’s report. Under new […]