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Proposition KIDS

Dear Editor and Citizens of Scotland County, The Scotland County R-I Elementary PTO would like to acknowledge our full support for Proposition K.I.D.S. (Keep Improving District Schools) on the upcoming ballot on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Proposition K.I.D.S. levy increase would allow SCR-I to make facility upgrades to the elementary and high school buildings; complete […]

The Best Social Program Remains a Job

By Robert Romano On September 4, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Fast Food Forward promised to shut down fast food joints across America in their Fight for $15 campaign. The groups propose increasing the minimum wage nationwide to $15 an hour from its current $7.25 level. The groups tout the increase as the means to lift […]


God expects my life to be Holy. I Peter 1:16 “Be ye Holy, for I am holy.” It doesn’t say, only if those around me are doing what is right and holy. It is sad when professing Christians leave a poor testimony, but we need to remember, we will be judged by what we do […]

Antique Fair

The 2014 Scotland County Antique Fair has been staged and curtains are now pulled. Lots of folks from Scotland County and communities all around enjoyed the festivities of this specially-planned week-end.  Did you see the many guests flocking to the Downing House Lawn Saturday, August 23?  There was a party going on there.  Many guests […]

Livestock Producers May be Eligible for Drought Compensation

Did you own livestock in 2012? What a year that was! Pastures and ponds dried up. Hay was a hot commodity and in some cases, hard to find. Things may have looked pretty bleak at the time. Fast forward to the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill with legislation authorizing the Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance […]

After-Prom Signs

Greetings from the volunteers of the 2014-2015 Scotland County After Prom Parents.  It’s that time of year again when school has started and the ballgames are in full force.  One of our big fundraisers for after prom are the signs you see placed along the road at the Scotland County R-1 School during all varsity […]

Farmers Market Week

Dear Editor, This week marks the 15th AnnualNational Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer and the farmers and ranchers who make it possible. USDA has identified strengthening local food systems as one of the four pillars of rural economic development. Nationwide, local food is one of the fastest growing segments of […]

Concerns About the Right to Farm Amendment

American agriculture is one of the most exciting success stories in our history.  Through combined efforts of farmers, agri-business, and government support, we have developed a system that is the envy of the world.  In my view, farmers typify the kind of people that have made our country great.  They tend to be tough, God […]

 Amendment 1 Sponsors Set the Record Straight

As the legislative sponsors of Amendment #1 and small family farmers ourselves, we urge you to vote for the Amendment #1, the Farming Rights Amendment, because it helps Missouri’s family farmers and ranchers, all the way to our youth who participate in 4-H and FFA. If it did anything different, like the opponents are claiming, […]

Amendment 1 will accelerate this erosion in our rural communities

To the editor: As a former state senator and Lt. Governor, I have always held the view that our Missouri Constitution should be amended only in the rarest and most compelling of circumstances. As a fourth generation hog farmer, from Audrain County, I can tell you that the “right to farm” measure, in the form […]

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