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The Late Mike Wagner’s Pink Elf is Honored in the International Gladiolus Hall of Fame

Written on February 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield The late Mike Wagner was fondly remembered as a man who loved and appreciated nature.  As a science and biology teacher, he enthusiastically taught for thirty-four years.  But his passion for science, and specifically genetics went well beyond the classroom as he and his wife spent much of their personal time in […]

SCR-I Grad Rob Morgan Recognized for Contributions to Discovery of New Element

Written on February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm, by

Recently, 1998 graduate of Scotland County High School, Rob (Bobby) Morgan was recognized for his contributions to the discovery of the newest element to be added to the periodic table. Element 117 received the official name Tennessine and was added to the seventh row of the table in November 2016. The discovery of element 117 […]

First Christian Church Hosts Central Christian College Students

Written on February 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm, by

A worship team, from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, accompanied by a professor was in attendance at the First Christian Church in Memphis on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  During the Sunday School hour, the team met with the Junior High & Senior High students from the youth group and the topic of […]

Filings Close With Just One Contested Race for April Ballot

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

Filing officially closed January 17th for a number of local offices to be decided in April, and do to a lack of contested races, the vast majority of governing boards will not even have elections in three months. The lone local board to have an April ballot issue, other than the municipal elections, which are […]

School Board Places $1.6 Million Bond Issue on April Ballot

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:15 am, by

Targeting improved student safety by bringing more of the district’s program’s under one roof,  the Scotland County R-I Board of Education unanimously approved a $1.6 million bond issue to be placed on the April 4th ballot for local voters. The board voted 6-0, during a special January 17th board meeting, to place Proposition 2 on […]

Missouri Earthquake Awareness Month Focuses on Earthquake Risk and Disaster Preparedness

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:54 am, by

Southeast Missouri is at the center of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Eric R. Greitens has proclaimed February as Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri, in recognition of the earthquake hazard posed by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic […]

Board Votes to Move Forward With Contract For New Pharmacy at Hospital

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:43 am, by

A proposal to create an in-house pharmacy at Scotland County Hospital met some resistance Thursday evening, as more than 30 area residents were in attendance for the  SCH Board of Directors meeting. After hearing public comments, the board approved with a majority vote, a 340B Pharmacy Services Agreement with IMG Rx East, LLC.  The board […]

Wilson Appointed Special Prosecutor for Howard County Manslaughter Case

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:40 am, by

Memphis attorney April Wilson on February 1st filed charges in a Howard County suicide that she believes was the result of bullying. Wilson, who was appointed special prosecutor in the case, filed charges against the former boss of 17-year-old Kenneth Sutter, of Glasgow, who on December 21st took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. […]

Community Players to Host Auditions for Upcoming Production of Oklahoma!

Written on February 7, 2017 at 10:42 am, by

The Memphis Community Players will hold auditions for the June production of Oklahoma! on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Memphis Theatre.  There are 11 main roles as well as several other parts for farmers, cowboys, and chorus members. Students who audition for chorus roles must have completed third grade. Production […]

Adam Slayton Attends 2017 Heart of Missouri Inauguration

Written on January 31, 2017 at 9:58 pm, by

Eric Greitens, Missouri’s 56th Governor, was sworn in on the South Steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 9th, 2017.  SCR-1 sophomore, Adam Slayton, was there!  “It was such an amazing experience,” exclaimed Adam, who admits he would definitely go again. Adam’s aunt, Joan Morris, took him to Jefferson City the day of the Inauguration.  […]