Category Archives: NEWS

911 Address Updates Completed for Newspaper Subscribers

Written on October 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm, by

Subscribers to the Memphis Democrat can check off their newspaper from the list of businesses they need to contact regarding address changes created under the new 911 addressing system implemented recently in Scotland County. “All Scotland County addresses for subscribers have automatically been updated to the new 911 address by our circulation software,” said publisher […]

Infant Heart Transplant Recipient Returns Home to Memphis

Written on October 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm, by

Just a little over a month after receiving a new heart, infant Delayna LouIda Schrock is back home in Memphis. The family arrived home on October 6th, together at their residence for the first time since Delayna was born at Scotland County Hospital on June 30th. The newborn was medically cleared to return home for […]

Season Finale at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway Set For This Weekend

Written on October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm, by

by Brian Neal The Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Missouri is set to host their 2017 season finale event this coming weekend. As the “Fall Nationals” invades the track this Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st. The “1st Annual Jerry Barricknan Memorial” held back on Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th, brought […]

School Board Fills Parents as Teacher Position at October Meeting

Written on October 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  President, Trinity Davis, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present.  George Koontz was absent. Consent Agenda The board voted 6-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: Approve Minutes from September […]

Downing House Hosts ‘Candlelight Tour of the Past’

Written on October 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm, by

The Downing House Museum Complex hosted “A Candlelight Tour of the Past” made possible in part with a US Bank grant on October 13 & 14, 2017. Patrons were given a glimpse of the past by listening to portrayals of historical figures from the community.  Patrons heard from a Memphis Town Leader from the 1800s– […]

Tornado Touches Down East of Gorin

Written on October 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm, by

A strong storm system moving across the Great Plains brought damage to Scotland County Saturday afternoon as a tornado touched down east of Gorin. According to the National Weather Service several rounds of showers and thunderstorms developed across the region in front of the front that was moving in from the west. Some of the […]

Hospital Board Learns of 30% Drop  Off in Self Pay Collections in 2017

Written on October 12, 2017 at 10:20 am, by

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session on September 28 in the SCH Library. Chairman Curtis Ebeling called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m. Those present were: Ebeling, Joe Doubet- Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary, (arriving 5:45 p.m.) Robert Neese-Treasurer, and members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk;  Dr. Randy Tobler; CEO, […]

Deer Hunter Electrocuted, Seriously Hurt in Fall

Written on October 12, 2017 at 10:17 am, by

A Fulton man was seriously injured Thursday afternoon when he was electrocuted while working on a deer stand in rural Scotland County. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office Case Simerl, 26, was installing tin on the roof of an elevated deer blind when the sheet of metal contacted an overhead power line, electrocuting Simerl […]

Harvey Joins NuTech Seed as Area Dealer

Written on October 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm, by

Growers in the Scotland County area will now have more choices when it comes to fulfilling their hybrid corn, soybean, alfalfa, sorghum and sunflower seed needs. Brian Harvey has partnered with NuTech Seed, LLC to provide growers a wide range of genetically diverse, high performing products. As a NuTech Seed Dealer, Harvey strives to continue […]

Scotland County’s New Conservation Agent Among MDC Class of 2017 Graduates

Written on October 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently added 14 new agents. The conservation agent class of 2017 graduated during a special ceremony at the Department’s Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, October 4th. During the graduation, the new agents were pinned with a badge by their families and also took the oath […]