Category Archives: LIVING LIFE OVER

Living Life Over

Written on May 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Despite being at the opposite end of the state, Joplin was close to the hearts of Scotland County residents on Monday morning as the southeast Missouri community began recovery efforts following a massive tornado that devastated the town of 49,000. Published reports on Monday morning put the death toll at 89 from […]

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Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) District VI held the annual Golden Age Games competition and Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant for area long term care residents on May 13, 2011 at Hannibal LaGrange College. Over 120 residents, representing 15 facilities attended the event. “My favorite part of the day is seeing the […]

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Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:03 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO On Monday April 11, Scotland County recognized Patricia Brock as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year.  A party was held in her honor at Keith’s Café in Memphis. Patricia Brock of Gorin was born in New York City and moved to Missouri about six years ago. She has two sons, five step-children, […]

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Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO As one cleanup project on the city square is coming to an end, another situation is looming on the opposite corner. On April 28th the City of Memphis ordered the properties of 100 and 102 East Madison Street to be vacated in an emergency action due to the declining structural integrity of […]

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Written on April 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Scotland County R-1 standout Ashley Tague will continue her basketball career at the next level after signing a letter of intent to play hoops at Culver-Stockton College in Canton. She will join Coach Seth Minter’s program that is looking to improve on an injury-plague 6-22 season in 2010-2011. Minter, who led Canton […]

Written on April 12, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Rising fuel costs are impacting Memphis residents’ trash collection service. Veolia Environmental Services announced a $0.37 price hike for Memphis residential customers as part of the contractual fuel surcharge agreement. The price hike took effect April 1 and will last through June 30th. The increase was based on the 2nd quarter average […]

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Written on April 5, 2016 at 10:49 am, by

FIVE YEARS AGO The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance is excited to share information about the upcoming auction to benefit the Food Pantry Building Fund. The project has been on going for a year and a half at this point. This project has been done as funding is available, and God has been good in moving […]

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Written on March 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Fundraising efforts are well underway for a proposed playground expansion at the Scotland County R-I Elementary School. Visitors at the school’s Family Fun Night earlier this month learned that more than $5,000 has been raised in just over six months. Elementary School Principal Rhonda McBee explained that the project is targeting the […]

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Written on March 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Exceptionally gifted.  These are the words Scotland County high school art teacher Dustin Harper uses to describe student Sarah Garrett.  “She is above and beyond her age level as far as concept and development,” sated Harper. Garrett, a senior who has been working with Harper for three years and is currently enrolled […]

Written on March 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Estimated cost of response tops $14 million; snow accumulations were as high as 23 inches. In like a lion out like a lamb – Missouri entered the month of March with a roar as Governor Jay Nixon as well as United States Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt requested a major disaster […]