Category Archives: NEWS

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Linemen Part of Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts in Florida

Written on October 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm, by

A total of 123 linemen from 23 of Missouri’s electric cooperatives, including a four-man team from Tri-County Electric Cooperative which serves Scotland County,  have safely arrived in Florida and are at work restoring power to those affected by Hurricane Michael. The crews had to cut their way into the final approaches to Talquin Electric Cooperative, […]

Elvis Wade’s Film ‘The Identical’ Captures Top Awards at Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival

Written on October 16, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

Four years after its theatrical release, the inspiring feature film, written by “Elvis” Wade Cummings, who is well known to Memphis residents. The Identical, is still capturing the attention of movie lovers. The film, which garnered a Viewers Choice Award when it premiered at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, is once again in the news […]

Board of Alderman Agree to Pursue Supplemental Grant Funding for Airport Runway Resurfacing

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Chris Feeney, and Lucas Remley.  Others in attendance were:  City Supt. Roy Monroe; citizens Maxine Cook and […]

Local Red Cross Blood Drive Will be Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Written on October 9, 2018 at 4:31 pm, by

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, […]

Court Ruling Raises Voter Registration Concerns

Written on October 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm, by

A recent federal court decision regarding Missouri voter registration has made headlines and may be creating unnecessary concerns for Scotland County voters. A federal judge found that the Missouri Department of Revenue violated the National Voter Registration Act, commonly called the “Motor Voter” law, by not providing all Missourians who changed their mailing address on […]

Scotland County R-1 Wins $25,000 Grant for Greenhouse From Monsanto Fund

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Scotland […]

Move to Texas Pans Out Professionally for Former Bible Grove Resident

Written on October 8, 2018 at 11:05 am, by

While former Scotland County resident Brian Dunn has fond memories of the community where he was born, a move to San  Angelo, Texas when he was a ninth grader, definitely has panned out professionally for him. Dunn, who was visiting Scotland County last week with his father, C.D., was taking time off from his post […]

34th Annual Wyaconda Antique Tractor Pull Honors Wes Greenfield

Written on October 2, 2018 at 12:43 pm, by

Wes Greenfield is no stranger to the tractor pulling community. His dad, the late Joe Greenfield and his brother Dennis, introduced Wes to the sport when they began pulling in the mid to late 60’s with a Farmall M diesel and a 560. In the early 70’s Wes took over pulling their 806 turbo gas […]

Downing Business to Host Open House for National Manufacturing Day

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm, by

While Merriam-Webster defines manufacturing as “the process of making products, especially with machines in factories”, one of the backbones of our national economy is often misunderstood. Basically manufacturing is making stuff. Sure there are often machines involved, from the old conveyor belt assembly lines to today’s robotics. Factories may be as small as a one-room […]

Steele’s Skull Mounts Opening in Time for 2018 Deer Season

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm, by

Just like most local youth, Greg Steele enjoyed deer hunting while he was growing up. Now with the aid of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation service, the Gorin native is turning his passion into a career. Greg recently opened Steele’s Skull Mounts at his grandparents farm on County Road 103 near Gorin. It is the culmination […]