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Missouri to Experience First Total Solar Eclipse In Nearly 150 Years

Written on August 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm, by

On Monday, August 21st, the state of Missouri will get to experience something the Show-Me State hasn’t seen in nearly a century and a half, a solar eclipse. Scotland County lies just outside the approximately 70-mile swath the total eclipse will travel across Missouri, entering the state near St. Joseph, crossing Columbia and Jefferson City […]

Food, Fun & Fellowship… Mark Your Calendars For This Year’s Antique Fair!

Written on August 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm, by

Tenderloins and BBQ Chicken and Funnel Cakes…Oh My! The 2017 Scotland County Antique Fair will kick off a five-day festival on Wednesday, August 23rd on the Memphis Square.  The theme for this year’s event is “A Walk Down Memory Lane”. Everyone is invited to attend the Vesper Service at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and then […]

Downing Retiring After 28 Years of Service as Rural Postal Carrier

Written on August 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm, by

Charles Downing said his time in the military helped lead him into a career in civil service and he couldn’t have been happier about his career path. “Chick” as most folks call him, has spent the past 28 years as a rural mail carrier for the Memphis Post Office. For the first time in more […]

St. Louis Group Searches for Historic Civil War Battle Site

Written on August 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm, by

More than 150 years ago the sounds of gunfire rang out across the hills and valleys of southern Scotland County as America’s Civil War found its way to rural northeast Missouri in the form of the Battle of Vassar Hill. While the struggle isn’t found in most Civil War history books as the 28 confirmed […]

Memphis License Office Set to Reopen August 22nd Under New Management

Written on August 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm, by

After nearly four months without a local option for driver’s license renewals and motor vehicle registrations, Scotland County will be back in business starting next week. The Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Memphis License Office to Kay Eggleston Bookkeeping and Tax. The […]

New Aviation Collection to Highlight Pheasant Airplane Display During 2017 Antique Fair

Written on August 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm, by

A new collection of aviation materials is now on display at the Wiggins Family Museum as part of the Pheasant Airplane display. Jack White’s Corner will officially be announced as part of the exhibit during the 2017 Antique Fair festivities next week. New to the Pheasant Airplane exhibit this year is an extensive aviation collection […]

Memphis Woman Facing Drug Charge Following Search of Arbela Residence

Written on August 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm, by

While the target of a Clark County arrest warrant wasn’t home when the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office came calling on August 1st, an occupant of the Arbela residence has landed in hot water after drug paraphernalia was found in her possession. According to court documents, Melissa F. Fox, 35, of Memphis, was present at the […]

Helping Hands Benefit to be Held Saturday, August 19th

Written on August 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm, by

A Helping Hands Benefit Auction will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Ed’s Machinery in Memphis, MO.  The auction will start at 10:15 a.m. This benefit is being held to support the Clinic for Special Children and other local needs.  The Clinic for Special Children is a non-profit medical and diagnostic service for children […]

Wittstock Returning to Minnesota for August 25th Televised MMA Bout

Written on August 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm, by

Local mixed martial arts fighter Carl Wittstock will be back in action in Minnesota later this month as the Arbela native will take the ring at Legacy Fighting Alliance 20 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN. Wittstock will do battle with Travis Perzynski of Mazeppa, MN in a lightweight division bout as part […]

Bible Grove to Host Annual Preservation Day August 19th

Written on August 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm, by

The annual Bible Grove Preservation Day is being held Saturday, August 19th at the Bible Grove School in Bible Grove, MO. The day’s events begin at 10:00 a.m. with a Trap Shoot.  The food stand and museum will also be open at this time.  A Kettle Bean and Corn Bread Dinner will be served at […]