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MoDOT Replaces Culverts on Routes D & M in Scotland County

The Missouri Department of Transportation closed a pair of roadways last week in Scotland County temporarily for culvert replacements. MoDOT crews did culvert work on Route D on October 27th. The road was closed half a mile west of Missouri Route 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the culvert replacement. Crews worked on […]

Don’t Forget to “Fall Back”

Don’t Forget to “Fall Back”

by Andrea Brassfield Some of you may remember the 1989 song, “If I Could Turn Back Time” sung by Cher.  Often people are heard saying, “If only I could turn back the hands of time…” People want to turn back time for various reasons, some to recapture a fond memory or spend time with a […]

Food Pantry Distribution Day is Nov. 7

Another month is about gone and the next day for distribution at the Food Pantry is Friday, November 7th. The Food Pantry volunteers would like to remind everyone that the drive is not open until 7:30 a.m.  Additionally, if anyone is parked on the road, the police will be called.  They reported that last month, […]

School Board Members Receive Positive Audit Report

School Board Members Receive Positive Audit Report

The Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 13, 2014.  President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present. Randy Tobler was absent. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the district. He informed the board that a summary of the House Appropriations Bills […]

Memphis Theatre Opens This Weekend, October 24-26

Memphis Theatre Opens This Weekend, October 24-26

The Memphis Theatre will open its doors this weekend, October 24-26.  The first movie featured this fall will be “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. This movie stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould as Alexander. “Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities.  Though […]

Fall Encounter At  Memphis First Christian Church

Fall Encounter At  Memphis First Christian Church

The Memphis First Christian Church is hosting a “Fall Encounter”  November 1 and 2 at the Church building, 320 South Main Street, Memphis, MO.   The Fall Encounter has been organized by the Church’s Mission Team.  The group has invited Victor Knowles, President of Peace On Earth Ministries (www.poeministries.org) to be this year’s speaker. A 1968 […]

Golf Tourney Raises $6,110 for Local Cancer Fund

Golf Tourney Raises $6,110 for Local Cancer Fund

“Neighbors helping neighbors”. Once again, our community has shown what can be accomplished when local individuals and businesses come together in a group fund raising effort. On September 6, 2014, the Scotland County Cancer Fund under the direction of Keri Hinds and Kim Nicoli sponsored their first annual golf tournament at Timber Ridge Golf Course […]

American Red Cross Training for Shelter, Disaster Action Teams on Nov. 6th

American Red Cross Training for Shelter, Disaster Action Teams on Nov. 6th

  What can you do to help your community, you ask?  When your community experiences an evacuation situation or a disaster, such as a tornado, we know the good folks of Scotland County will step up and help their neighbors in need.  But in order to help, prior preparedness is needed and Red Cross is […]

November OATS Schedule in Scotland County

OATS transportation, which is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin, has announced its November schedule for Scotland County. The bus will travel in town in Memphis on   Friday, November 7th and Tuesday, 18th. There will be no service on November 27th (Thanksgiving Day) or November 28th (Day […]

The Story Behind the Red Ribbon

The Story Behind the Red Ribbon

Each year at the end of October, students at Scotland County R-1 participate in the Red Ribbon Campaign.  Most of us know the project works to educate youth and encourage drug prevention activities.  But, have you ever wondered how this campaign started or what the red ribbon stands for? The National Family Partnership organized the […]

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