Category Archives: LIVING LIFE OVER

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Written on November 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Elizabeth Duzan, Kala Childress, and Abby Clatt, members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, were awarded the American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo October 30-November 2 in Louisville, KY. The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic […]

Written on November 6, 2018 at 2:29 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Hunters checked 61,446 deer during the opening weekend of the November Portion of Firearms Deer Season, in spite of awful weather conditions.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says the slow start doesn’t diminish prospects for a normal deer harvest. The opening-weekend harvest was down 12 percent compared to 2012.  Conservation Department biologists […]

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Written on October 30, 2018 at 11:25 am, by

FIVE YEARS AGO “Brands you like, at prices you love”.  That is the slogan for the newest store in Memphis. Gene’s Surplus officially opened its doors for business on Monday, October 28th. Located on the west edge of Memphis on Highway 136, Gene’s Surplus will feature overstocks, closeouts and store returns from some of the […]

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Written on October 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO The Scotland County R-1 School District has a new TekStar LED sign from Stewart Signs.  The fully digital screen was placed just west of the center entrance/exit between the elementary and high schools facing Lover’s Lane. The sign is now fully operational and replaces the sign that was lost in the storm […]

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Written on October 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Officials from the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis are making plans for The Sweetest Day fundraiser to be held on Saturday night, October 19th at the VFW Hall in Memphis.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $40 per person; $75 per couple or $300 per table of eight.  Tables of eight […]

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Written on October 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Two long-time community activists were honored by the Scotland County Rotary Club as the club’s 2013 Citizens of the Year.  The awards were presented at the club’s annual awards supper and officer installation meeting. Wilma June Kapfer was honored for her years of service to the Downing House Museum as well as […]

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Written on October 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Neal S. Miller, USDA – Rural Development Area Director, announced the award of the Community Facility Loan of $20,000 to the County of Scotland Improvement Corporation.  The funds will be used to upgrade radios for the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department. Community Facility Grant and Loan Programs provide loans, grants, and loan guarantees […]

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Written on September 25, 2018 at 12:37 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Writing has taken Janet Trueblood Baldwin Heptig a long way from her roots in Scotland County but never as far as it did this summer. The English teacher who now calls St. Louis home, was named the region’s English Speaking Union Fellow.  The prestigious honor allowed her to travel to the United […]

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Written on September 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO U.S. Congressman Sam Graves on September 12th sent a letter to the USPS asking the agency to reassign zip codes for north Missouri residents currently serviced by Iowa zip codes. The present situation has led to difficulties in obtaining health insurance, forwarding mail, and contacting Congressman Graves’ office.  The counties affected include […]

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Written on September 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm, by

FIVE YEARS AGO Rutledge is celebrating their 16th Fall Festival on September 21, 2013.  This year, the community will also be celebrating the fact that Rutledge was formed 125 years ago. Events start off bright and early with craft tables and vendors setting up at 9:00 a.m.  The parade starts forming at 9:30 in front […]