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Davis Named 1st Runner-Up in Missouri State Fair Queen Contest

Written on August 14, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

Miss Samantha Nelson from Higbee was named the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held on opening day Thursday, August 9. Miss Scotland County, Sadie Davis, was named 1st Runner-Up, Miss Cooper County Sarah Oerly was Second Runner-Up and and Miss Henry County, Kayla Taylor was Third Runner-Up. Nelson received the highest score […]

MoDOT Bridge Maintenance to Close Route B August 13-23

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:38 pm, by

Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance on Route B in Scotland County August 13-23. The road will be closed from Route JJ to Route CC. The closure will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. on August 13 until 4:00 p.m. on August 23 including nights and weekends. Motorists will need to use […]

SCR-I Elementary School to Host Open House BBQ August 16th

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:36 pm, by

Scotland County R-I Elementary School is inviting students and parents to join the staff for the annual Back to School Barbeque on Thursday, August 16th from 4-6 p.m. at the Scotland County Elementary School. Students in grades K-6 may bring in their school supplies, meet their teacher and see their classroom. Families are invited to […]

Light Local Voter Turnout Backs Redmon, Not Prop A

Written on August 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm, by

The polls closed Tuesday evening with just over 28% of registered Scotland County voters participating in the August Primary Election to help select party candidates for the November election and also decide the fate of Proposition A. Scotland County voters failed to support the so called Right-to-Work act, Senate Bill 19, casting 485 no votes […]

USDA Invests $13.7 Million in NEMR Telecom Rural Broadband Infrastructure Upgrade

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:27 pm, by

On August 1st Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri.  “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is […]

City Set to Smoke Test Sewer System

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm, by

Abnormally dry conditions leaving cracks in the ground isn’t good for much around these parts, however it does provide ideal conditions for sanitary sewer smoke testing. Weather permitting, the City of Memphis water department will be performing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer starting next week in the northwest quadrant of town The program is […]

Municipal Parks Gain Pair of Playground Sets at Bargain Price

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm, by

A chance opportunity of bargain shopping by one city official and a lengthy road trip by two others has led to some new playground equipment for the City of Memphis. For several years the city has been seeking to add playground equipment at the Lake Show-Me campgrounds. Unfortunately cost estimates in the $30,000 – $40,000 […]

US Bank Grant Helping Fund Two Programs at Downing House Museum

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:02 pm, by

The Downing House Museum, a part of the Scotland County Historical Society, recently received a US Bank Foundation grant for $1700 as part of Community Possible Grant Program. Community Possible is designed to embrace the diversity in our communities. Grant requests are considered without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. […]

MFA Oil Foundation Awards Grant to Clark County Council on Aging

Written on August 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm, by

The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Clark County Council on Aging to assist with purchasing new air conditioners and a furnace. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in […]

Voters at August Primary Will Decide Prop A, Set Ballots for November General Election

Written on August 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm, by

Without a single candidate race to be decided, local voters who go to the polls August 7th for the primary election will instead being help define party candidates for several state and federal offices while also deciding the fate of Proposition A. With lone candidates on the Republican and Democratic tickets for presiding commissioner, as […]