Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

National Adoption Month Reminds Missourians That More Than 1,500 Children Are in Need of  Family

Written on November 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm, by

November is National Adoption Month and approximately 1,500 children and youth in Missouri are waiting for a forever home with a loving family.  Every day, the Department of Social Services, Children’s Division and the Missouri Heart Gallery work to raise awareness of the youth and children in foster care who deserve a family they can […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 29, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

Thursday, November 17, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm, by

Thursday, November 10, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Clatt moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

County Commission Moving Forward With Drainage Upgrades at Courthouse

Written on November 22, 2016 at 11:32 am, by

In an effort to remedy drainage issues that are threatening the foundation of the courthouse, the Scotland County Commission recently gave final approval to a plan to install underground drainage tubes around the building. PSBA Engineering submitted final plans for the project earlier this month and the commission voted to proceed with construction. Bids for […]

City of Downing Holds Monthly Meeting

Written on November 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

The board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding.  Aldermen present were Dan Buford, Bill Anderson, Bob Garrett.  Also present were Larry Smith and Carol Dryden. Copies of the agenda, minutes from the previous meeting, budget for 2016, water/waste-water report, deposit and disbursements, and […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm, by

Thursday, November 3, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

Strong Voter Turnout in Scotland County Backs Republican Candidates

Written on November 10, 2016 at 9:15 am, by

Shortly after lunchtime, the ballot machine tabulator rolled over 500 ballots cast in the West Ward precinct for Memphis, easily surpassing normal voter turnout for elections, just halfway through the day. That was the case across Scotland County as 2,000 total ballots were cast, representing a 64.6% voter turnout. That compares to 1,936 votes cast […]

Clatt Wins Tight Race for Scotland County Commissioner

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm, by

Incumbent Danette Clatt survived a strong challenge from Independent candidate Carl Trueblood and Democrat Tom O’Donnell to retain her seat on the Scotland County Commission. The Republican received 456 votes for reelection as Eastern District Commissioner. Trueblood and O’Donnell each received 288 votes in a tight race. That was the lone contested race on the […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:10 am, by

Thursday, October 27, 2016 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Presiding Commissioner Ebeling. […]

BATTLE OF THE BUTTS – Pair of Amendments Compete for Funding from Proposed Cigarette Tax Hikes

Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

On November 8th, Missouri voters will decide not one, but two ballot issues seeking to raise sales taxes on tobacco products, a confusing scenario that may ultimately have the competing measures vying for the highest vote total to determine which law prevails if both are approved. Of course that is far from a foregone conclusion, […]