Category Archives: NEWS

Sawmill, Hospital Storage Building Destroyed by Weekend Fires

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm, by

A local saw mill owned by Tri State Timber was completely destroyed by fire on Friday evening. According to Scotland County Fire Chief Greg Probst, the saw mill, located on Highway 136 near the Arbela Junction, was a total loss. A passerby called in the blaze at around 6 p.m. reporting heavy smoke  coming from […]

School Zone Speed Survey Reveals Some Alarming Numbers

Written on April 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm, by

Nearly half of the motorists entering or leaving the city limits of Memphis on Highway 15 north were found to be out of compliance with the speed limit according to data compiled by the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s traffic trailer. The speed monitoring device was placed in the 40 mph speed zone north of […]

Addiction Program to Bring Reckless Saints of Nowhere to Memphis

Written on April 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm, by

A local program helping in the fight against addiction will be bringing in some reinforcements. The Reckless Saints of Nowhere will be at the Lighthouse of Faith Church in Memphis on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. The national group will be guests of the Guiding Light R & R program, which has been meeting […]

Local Blood Drive Set For May 7th

Written on April 23, 2019 at 3:30 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 […]

Neighbors Voicing Concerns About Proposed Cellular Tower Near Memphis

Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm, by

A legal publication announcing the proposal to construct a 300-foot tall cellular tower near the city limits of Memphis has several residents seeking further information on the project. In the April 4th edition of the Memphis Democrat, Wireless Investment Partnership, LLC announced an application for the installation of a (303’ AGL) 1100 ft AMSL Lattice […]

Clothes Closet Ministry Set to Expand With new Building

Written on April 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm, by

The Clothes Closet, a ministry of the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance (SCMA), supported by six local congregations, was started in its current location 12 years ago in a building vacated by St. Paul Lutheran Church which moved to its new location just south of what today is the SCMA’s Food Depot and Clothes Closet.  The […]

Hospital Recognizes 4,5000 Hours of Donated Helped During Event Marking National Volunteer Month

Written on April 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm, by

Scotland County Hospital and Clinics recognized volunteers during National Volunteer Week as part of National Volunteer Month in April. Hospital volunteers serve in many capacities from the Auxiliary and Gift Shop to sitting with restless patients in the hospital. The volunteers attending enjoyed donuts and coffee while they completed annual education on HIPAA Privacy Compliance, […]

Farmers Market Returning to Memphis City Square in May

Written on April 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm, by

The Scotland County Farmers Market will be returning to the Memphis City Square in 2019. After two years at the Scotland County Hospital campus, the popular weekly gathering of vendors will be returning to the Scotland County courthouse lawn. The first event of 2019 will be held on May 2nd, with the Farmers Market being […]

With Over $300,000 in Private Funding, SCR-I Set to Start Construction on New All-Weather Track

Written on April 16, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by

After securing more than half the funding privately, the Scotland County R-I Board of Education on Friday voted to move forward with a $600,000 project to construct a new all-weather track. The board voted 7-0 to accept the bid from ATG Sports to construct the new eight-lane all-weather track as well as a separate pair […]

Ministerial Alliance Makes Plans for Good Friday, National Day of Prayer

Written on April 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm, by

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met on April 10 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Present were:  Mark Appold, Karen Biggs, Josh Black, Marie Ebeling, Pamela Glasgow, Dan Hite, Jack Sumption, May Lou Toft, Scott Wickeft, Shelly Curry, John Dungan, Many Gaudetter, Bobbie Jacques, and Pam Kelly. Pam Kelly is serving as Rapid Response Disaster […]