Category Archives: NEWS

Shoes From the Heart Visits SCR-I Elementary

Written on March 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Shoes From the Heart, a ministry whose mission is to provide brand new shoes to children, visited Scotland County’s Elementary school Tuesday, March 21st, handing out 30 pairs of shoes to children there. Donnie Bonuchi and his late wife, Cindy, started the ministry in Macon, MO in 2012.  At that time, their […]

Bridge Work Will Close Route A on March 28th

Written on March 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be continuing road work in Scotland County this week and next. Work was scheduled on Route M for March 17 and March 20, with the road being temporarily closed between Route MM and about a quarter mile south of Route MM, for culvert replacements. On Tuesday, March 28, Route A […]

Auction, BBQ Will Benefit Gospel Express Ministries

Written on March 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm, by

A benefit auction to support Gospel Express Ministries is being held Tuesday, March 28th at the Scotland County Livestock Market in Memphis, MO.  The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious free will chicken BBQ supper followed by an auction beginning at 7:00 p.m. In addition to cattle, lots of local business donations and […]

Raytec Manufacturing Makes ‘Seamless’ Transition to New Location South of Memphis

Written on March 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm, by

After more than 25 years manufacturing seamless gutter and metal roofing products in Memphis, Raytec Manufacturing has opened a new manufacturing center south of town. Established in the early 1970’s, Raytec LLC, is a Pennsylvania based manufacturer catering to the seamless gutter and roofing industry.  The company specializes in using a variety of metals to […]

American Cancer Society Seeks Teams to Participate in Annual Relay For Life of Knox County

Written on March 20, 2017 at 11:39 pm, by

The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Knox County on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. at City Square, 107 N. 4th Street, Edina. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across […]

Special Edition Planned to Honor Historic Lady Tigers

Written on March 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm, by

To commemorate the first ever Scotland County R-i trip to the Missouri State Basketball Final Four, the Memphis Democrat will be publishing a special section in next week’s newspaper. The keepsake will feature photos from the Final Four featuring the Lady Tigers, the fans and the amazing sendoff by the Scotland County Community. Anyone wishing […]

Barnett Statue to Be Moved to Downing House Museum

Written on March 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm, by

A number of interested parties met at the Scotland County Historical Society building on Monday, March 6th to discuss plans to relocate and restore a historic World War I monument from rural Scotland County. Plans are underway to move “The Soldier in the Field” statue from the Cantril Farm, located south of Memphis, to a […]

‘The Randy Tobler Show’ on FM NewsTalk 97.1 Tops the Charts with #1 Ratings

Written on March 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm, by

In the media world, ratings are your report card.  Nielsen numbers are what matters. And, the numbers are in for January; “The Randy Tobler Show” on FM NewsTalk 97.1 out of St. Louis is ranked #1 with adults age 35-54 in the market according to the January PPM results.  Tobler also scored big in January with […]

Tax Options Being Considered for Fire Truck Replacement

Written on March 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm, by

Faced with an aging fleet of fire trucks and ever escalating costs of replacement, the City of Memphis is working with the Scotland County Rural Fire Corporation on budgeting proposals to try to address the current and future needs for fire trucks to serve the community. The Memphis City Council discussed a number of funding […]

Monday Evening Storm Destroys Roof  at Hopkins Lumber Warehouse

Written on March 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm, by

Warmer weather Monday, March 6th, turned dangerous overnight as winds escalated across northeast Missouri, eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois on March 6th resulting in widespread storm damage across the region. According to the National Weather Service, winds topped 70 mph while the area also witnessed hail and a few small tornadoes were reported in the […]