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Shooting Sports Club Hosts Annual Fun Shoot Fundraiser

Shooting Sports Club Hosts Annual Fun Shoot Fundraiser

The Scotland County’s 4-H Shooting Sports Club held the end of year Fun Shoot fundraiser on Saturday, October 11th at Little Fox River Sporting Clays.  The event offered contests in BB gun and .22 Rifle, Archery, Trap, Sporting Clays and Hunting Skills.  The group presented plaques to the top individuals in each age division. Starting […]

Burgess Receives TSU Foundation Scholarships

Burgess Receives TSU Foundation Scholarships

KatRina A. Burgess, 1997 graduate of Gorin R-III and 2001 graduate of Scotland County R-I High schools is a current student at Truman State University.  She graduated with honors from Moberly Area Community College in May of 2013 receiving the James D. Phelan MACC Foundation Scholarship, Raymond and Lorene Elsbury Scholarship, and the Truman State […]

Happy Red Hatters Visit Macon

The Happy Red Hatters of Downing went to Macon, for their October 15, 2014 meeting. Dinner was at AJ’s. Then we attended the musical BINGO the Winning Musical at Maples Repertory Theater. Arlene Stice and Margaret Mobley were hostesses. Those attending were Elizabeth Reel, Virginia Mullinix, Arlene Stice, Louise Newland, Verna Mae Weilbrenner, Carol Scurlock, […]

Dennis  Perry Honored at 2014 Wyaconda Antique Tractor Pull

Dennis  Perry Honored at 2014 Wyaconda Antique Tractor Pull

Photo courtesy of Darlene Graham John Steele presented Dennis Perry the honoree Plaque at the 2014 Wyaconda Tractor Pull to recognize his contributions to the sport. In  1991 Dennis Perry bought his first antique pulling tractor, a 1949 John Deere A. He and his friend, Tubby decided to test it out and started going to […]

Sew & Go Quilt Guild Hosts September Meeting

The Sew & Go Quilt Guild met on September 9th at the United Methodist Church in Memphis. Guild president Betty Duncan called the meeting to order and  read an article from the Kansas City Star about neckties and midget neckties, circa 1939 which were made a lot of times by brides to be given to […]

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Host District President

District President JoAnn Diffenderfer came for her annual visit. The ladies will be serving a meal on Tuesday, October 21st. If you can help work or make a dessert, please contact Christine. We will again volunteer to work the movies on the second Sunday of each month. This will begin on November 9th. Stagette will […]

Relay for Life Names New Local Leader

Relay for Life Names New Local Leader

Scotland County Relay For Life has a new face at the helm.  After many years of service, Diane Tague has decided to turn the reigns over to a new committee chair, Christina Schroeder. “The chair and co-chair positions were vacant during the 2014 season and our community’s committee stepped up their game and pulled off a wonderful event […]


GOODEN, EMONS, KINNEY, ZAERR The Gooden, Emons, Kinney, Zaerr reunion was held Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Downing Depot Park in Downing, MO. Hostesses for the reunion were Janet Fishback and Rosalie Kinney. Those attending were Jim and Janet Fishback of Washington, MO; Jennifer and Ashlyn Laws of Glenwood, MO; Clarence and Rosalie Kinney, […]

SC Little Paw’s Fall Fest October 18th

SC Little Paw’s Fall Fest October 18th

Would you like your child, daughter or son, to have a great day of fun, dancing and playing some group games with the Scotland County High School Little Paws?  Then mark October 18th on your calendar, because from 10:00-2:30 at the Scotland County High School, a day of dancing and playing games with the SC […]

Childers Grinding Draws Crowd

Childers Grinding Draws Crowd

Approximately one-hundred people gathered in Sandhill on Saturday, September 13, 2014, for the grinding.  Descendants of Squire Perry Childers, the original operator of the mill who started the grinding on the property in 1877, came with families and friends from eight states and one exchange student from China. The 2013 grinding had been disappointing as […]

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