Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Local Voter Trends Lineup With State Totals, Except for Senate Race

Written on August 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm, by

Scotland County voters lined up with the rest of the state in nearly every aspect of the August 7th Primary Election, with the lone exception being the Missouri District 18 State Senate race where the overwhelming local favorite, Craig Redmon went down to defeat. In Scotland County, 28.55% of registered voters took part in the […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on August 14, 2018 at 11:23 am, by

Thursday, August 2, 2018 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. […]

Memphis City Council Approves Banking Bid, Playground Purchase at August Meeting

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:37 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall. Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; Utility Supt. […]

Downing Board Considering Grant Application for Property Demolitions

Written on August 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm, by

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on August 6, 2018 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner, Hannah Poe. City Clerk Carol Dryden and Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary. Copies of the agenda, minutes of the last meeting, deposits & disbursements, monthly water […]

Municipal Parks Gain Pair of Playground Sets at Bargain Price

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm, by

A chance opportunity of bargain shopping by one city official and a lengthy road trip by two others has led to some new playground equipment for the City of Memphis. For several years the city has been seeking to add playground equipment at the Lake Show-Me campgrounds. Unfortunately cost estimates in the $30,000 – $40,000 […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on August 7, 2018 at 11:29 am, by

Thursday, July 26, 2018 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 July 31, 2018 at 3:49 pm, by

Thursday, July 19, 2018 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 Commissioner Wiggins. Motion […]

Memphis Volunteer Firefighters Awarded Federal Grant for New Gear  

Written on July 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm, by

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced $12,600 in federal funding has been awarded to the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of 12 sets of new gear. “Ensuring our first responders have the very best equipment is essential—it saves lives and protects the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our communities […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on July 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm, by

Thursday, June 28, 2018 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. […]

Ashcroft Announces Free Workshops for Intermediate-Level Genealogists

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm, by

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today announced the locations and dates of seven public genealogy workshops intended for intermediate-level family historians already possessing a basic understanding of genealogical research sources and methods. These offerings will occur at the following locations in the late summer and fall of 2018: Hannibal, Wednesday, Aug. […]