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SC Library to Offer Book Bingo Contest Starting August 26th

Written on August 15, 2019 at 11:10 am, by

The Scotland County Library is combining  a pair of local favorites into one fun-filled competition that will make winners of area readers. Adult patrons of the library will now be eligible to play book bingo. Sign up at the circulation desk to receive a bingo card. Instead of numbers under the lettered columns, the entries […]

LOF Church to Host Girlfriends’ Getaway Featuring Erin Smalley

Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:26 am, by

Lighthouse of Faith Church will host its third annual ladies retreat in September. The Girlfriends’ Getaway will actually be just that for a renowned speaker from Colorado. Erin Smalley will be the guest presenter at the event in Memphis on September 14th with the theme of Hope. “Our previous two events featured simulcasts, so this […]

Sadie Davis Earns Second Runner Up Finish in 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen Contest

Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:20 am, by

Miss Scotland County, Sadie Davis, was named 2nd Runner Up in the 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen Contest during a ceremony held Thursday, August 8th. Davis received third among the 45 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. She will receive a $500 scholarship. Davis earned first […]

Vehicle Rear Ended on Highway 136 Sending Two to Hospital

Written on August 13, 2019 at 12:20 pm, by

Two area residents were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 136, eight miles east of Memphis at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 9th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Richard W. Fischer, 61, of Memphis was westbound on Highway 136 in a 2007 Chevy Uplander and was slowed to make a right hand […]

Koch Secures 2nd NRA Grant To Upgrade Lake ShowMe Shooting Range

Written on August 13, 2019 at 12:08 pm, by

Dave Koch, on behalf of the Scotland County 4-H Shooting Sports, and in conjunction with the City of Memphis, the managing partner for Lake ShowMe, applied for a grant from the Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and received a grant for $26,600. The project was pursued by the local shooting instructor due to […]

Staff Favorites for August 2019

Written on August 13, 2019 at 11:59 am, by

The following books, recently selected by the library staff as their favorite reads, are available at the library. Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West, by W. C. Jameson, is an easy to read and well researched book that takes a fresh look at twenty-one of the Old West’s most baffling mysteries. This is a good […]

5th Annual Helping Hands Benefit Will Support Clinic for Special Children

Written on August 13, 2019 at 11:37 am, by

While the Clinic for Special Children is physically located halfway across the nation in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, it has found a home away from home in Scotland County where the community will come together once again to help support the facility’s mission to serve children and adults who suffer from genetic and other complex medical disorders. […]

New Restaurant Set to Open on the Memphis Square

Written on August 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm, by

“My heart is in it!” Tanya Hassell made the comment about her passion for cooking, but the statement holds even more true regarding her plans to open a new restaurant on the west side of the Memphis city square. Tanya and her partner Bobby Bair plan to open Grill Me, the community’s newest eatery, in […]

New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Written on August 6, 2019 at 11:50 am, by

New eBook & Downloadable Audiobooks eBookChaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, by Tom O’Neill Light From Other Stars: a Novel, by Erika Swyler Instant Attraction, by Jill Shalvis Alpha’s Promise, by Rebecca Zanetti Paranoid, by Lisa Jackson The Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg The Book Woman of Troublesome […]

Sheriff Warns Residents of IRS, Social Security Scam Phone Calls

Written on August 6, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into numerous recent complaints by local residents regarding potential scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be representing the IRS and the Social Security Office. “On the IRS calls, they advise people that they have a warrant for their arrest over unpaid taxes,” said Sheriff Wayne […]