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USDA Officials Visit Memphis to Announce $4.6 Million Loan for Wastewater System Upgrades

Written on April 26, 2017 at 10:53 am, by

USDA Rural Development Acting Area Director Leann Gleason today announced a Water & Waste Disposal Loan of $4,641,500 to the City of Memphis. The funds are being used to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment system from a discharge to a no-discharge, land application system in order to comply with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, […]

SC Ministerial Alliance Plans for National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4

Written on April 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm, by

Dion Elmore, Chief Communications Officer of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, states, “The National Day of Prayer is not just a vital part of America’s heritage, but is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by our Continental Congress in 1775.”  Established in public law by a joint […]

Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation

Written on April 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm, by

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.  Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience. The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating a […]

Sheriff’s Office to Offer Drug Take Back Day

Written on April 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Expired or no longer needed prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office on the north end of the lower floor of the Courthouse in Memphis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the Sheriff’s […]

Rotary Club Planning 11th Annual John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Event

Written on April 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

The Scotland County Rotarians will honor a former member once again.  The local charity group will host the 2017 John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Tournament on May 12th at the Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis. Luther, a long-time member of Rotary, was an avid golfer.  After his death in 2006 following a battle with […]

Memphis Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Written on April 25, 2017 at 3:09 pm, by

A Memphis man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Memphis last week. Landon T. Foster, 22, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia  and could face additional charges for illegal possession of a controlled substance. He was also ticketed for failure to drive on the right half […]

Teen Hurt in Roll-Over Crash in Bible Grove

Written on April 25, 2017 at 3:06 pm, by

A  Bible Grove teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday morning in rural Scotland County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eli R. Kigar, 13, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Route T near Bible Grove when the vehicle drove off the north side of the road. The driver apparently […]

Memphis Teen Life-Flighted From Accident Scene

Written on April 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm, by

A Memphis teenager was flown by helicopter from the scene of an afternoon accident in Scotland County on April 18th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Saydrianne G. Spurgeon, 16, of Arbela was westbound on Highway 136, seven miles east of Memphis when the 2004 Toyota Prius she was driving ran off the right […]

102nd Annual Wyaconda Alumni Banquet Set for May 13th

Written on April 25, 2017 at 11:41 am, by

The 102nd Wyaconda Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Clark County Middle School gym in Kahoka. Doors will open for visiting at 5:00 p.m., and the meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. Steve Howell will be catering the meal, featuring roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables, […]

‘Soldier in the Field’ Statue Moving April 27th

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

The Soldier in the Field will be moving to a new field next week. Dr. Larry Wiggins reported the historic Barnett Statue will be relocated from its current home south of Memphis, to the Downing House Museum on Thursday, April 27th. The efforts will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, with the process […]