Category Archives: NEWS

Local Students Aiding Red Cross Blood Drives

Written on December 12, 2019 at 8:48 am, by

Over the last two years high-school students at Scotland County R-1 have really stepped up their volunteer efforts through their participation in the local blood drives for the Red Cross. “When our community was asked by the Red Cross to host an additional blood drive each year, our students stepped up and agreed to annually […]

SCR-I Secures $1,000 Prize as Top Donor in WGEM Fall Harvest Food Drive

Written on December 12, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

Students and staff at the Scotland County R-I School District joined with WGEM, The Salvation Army and HyVee for the 32nd Annual Fall Harvest to bring non-perishable food items to those in need. The WGEM Fall Harvest Air Specialists School Challenge is way for schools in the WGEM coverage area, such as SCR-I to win money […]

Extension Council Election Will Fill Five Vacancies

Written on December 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm, by

Five county residents have completed terms of office on the Scotland County University of Missouri Extension Council and will be succeeded by new members after a January 21, 2020 election. Outgoing members are Kim Smith, Heliene Tobler, Tasha Eggleston-Wood, Laurie Jack and Dawn Triplett. Council members whose terms continue are Ellen Aylward, Sharon Bradley, Paul […]

NEMOnews Media Group Purchases Memphis Democrat

Written on December 10, 2019 at 11:28 am, by

NEMOnews Media Group, LLC, owned by Mike and Sue Scott of Kahoka,  has purchased the Memphis Democrat newspaper from Chris and Karri Feeney of Memphis.  The purchase was finalized on Friday, December 6. The Memphis Democrat joins The Media in Kahoka, the Edina Sentinel, the Shelby County Herald, the Palmyra Spectator and the Milan Standard […]

Longtime Veterinary Clinic Got Its Start With MU Extension’s Help

Written on December 9, 2019 at 9:47 am, by

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension MEMPHIS, Mo. – Farmers sometimes take risks that pay off better than balance sheets show. That was the case in 1965 when a banker told a new graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine that he did not think there was enough business to support […]

First Baptist Church to Present Play ‘The Name of Jesus’

Written on December 9, 2019 at 9:45 am, by

Join First Baptist Church, Memphis on December 8th, for one or both of our Christmas Performance showings of “The Name of Jesus”, a theatrical presentation written, directed and acted by local church members. Walk with the cast members through the struggles of three families as they pray for God to reveal His will for each […]

Missouri Land Values Up 4% On Average in 2019

Written on December 9, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension’s recent land value survey shows that average land prices for non-irrigated cropland across the state increased about 4% or $204 per acre from last year. The study shows averages of $5,421 per acre for good non-irrigated cropland. Survey respondents rated good irrigated cropland at $6,148 per acre, $634 […]

Nearly 1/3 Fewer Deer Harvested in Scotland County During Firearms Season

Written on December 9, 2019 at 9:28 am, by

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 178,936 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26. Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,008 deer […]

Chamber to Host Lighting of the Square

Written on December 2, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off the holiday season by lighting the lights on the Memphis Square Friday December the 6th at dusk. Shoppers may now register at member businesses for the $600 in Memphis Bucks that will be given away in a drawing that evening at the Memphis Masonic Lodge […]

Jingle Jaunt Sponsored by SC Fitness Center Coming to the Memphis Square

Written on December 2, 2019 at 9:24 am, by

The Scotland County Fitness Center is hosting a Jingle Jaunt on the Memphis Square Friday, December 6, 2019 on the Memphis Square.  They will be located in front of Gerth & Baskett Furniture on the west side. Included in the evenings activities are a three-lap “jaunt” (approximately one mile) around the square.  This is not […]