Category Archives: Business

NEMR Telecom Sends Local Students to Washington DC for FRS Tour

Written on July 11, 2017 at 10:17 am, by

A total of 117 high school students participated in the 23rd annual Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour to Washington D.C  June 3rd – 7th.  Each summer the FRS Youth Tour brings together high school students from across rural North America to visit the nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides […]

Memphis Mercantile Expanding to Offer Deli Counter, Bulk Foods

Written on July 11, 2017 at 9:02 am, by

When the Memphis Mercantile opened in 2010 on the south side of the Memphis square, fabric and gifts were the mainstays. Kitchenware was added later and became one of the key items offered by the general store. Then in 2016, owners Dean and Lora Jean Garman expanded, purchasing the neighboring appliance store and adding it […]

Local Partners Patiently Cultivating Market for Custom Hardwoods

Written on June 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm, by

In a time where customers have come to expect faster, faster, faster, a pair of local businessmen continue to grow their enterprise with patience through a process that produces a value-added product that continues to rise in demand. For nearly 25 years, partners Ed Elder and Larry Tague have done business as Custom Hardwoods. As […]

ATXI, Northeast Power Seek Landowner Feedback on Mark Twain Transmission Project

Written on June 7, 2017 at 8:47 am, by

PALMYRA, MO – Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI), Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) and Ameren Missouri are requesting input from landowners on the proposed new route for the Mark Twain Transmission Project, a 345,000-volt transmission line and substation to be built in northeast Missouri. The proposed Mark Twain Transmission Project route is […]

Industrial Opportunities Seeking Public Aid to Upgrade Workshop

Written on June 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm, by

Industrial Opportunities in Kahoka, MO needs your support. The concrete pad outside the front door of the facility and several sections of the concrete parking area are badly cracked and need to be replaced/improved. The improvements will include a ramp and a handrail. Sara Allen, the workshop manager, is currently accepting bids for the repairs. […]

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $170,000 to Missouri Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Written on May 17, 2017 at 8:46 am, by

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $170,000 in literacy grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, […]

SCR-I Graduate, Augusta (Purvis) Overy, Wins Collection of the Year at CMU’s Annual Fashion Show

Written on May 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm, by

Augusta (Purvis) Overy, the daughter of Lynn Purvis and Lana Purvis, graduated from Scotland County R-I’s Class of 2011.  In just six short years, Augusta has already achieved great post high school success and shows no sign of slowing down! Following is an article written by Victoria Ritter published in the May 6/7, 2017 edition […]

Weston Smith Hired as New Greenskeeper at Timber Ridge Golf Course

Written on May 16, 2017 at 9:49 am, by

A lifelong love of golf has landed a recent Truman State University graduate in Scotland County. Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis has announced the hiring of Weston Smith as the new greenskeeper for the nine-hole golf course located on Highway 15 south of town. Smith, a graduate of La Plata High School, had spent […]

Sweet Treats Etc. to Close on May 26th

Written on May 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm, by

Sweet Treats Etc opened May 3, 2013 in Memphis as a mother/daughter operation targeting healthy lunch options in addition to satisfying the sweet tooth of patrons. Beth Johnson had always enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes. Her daughter Anna’s passion was in business management. Combined together, they formed Sweet Treats, Etc., serving lunch and desserts […]

New Plans Unveiled for $250 Million Mark Twain Transmission Project Across Northeast Missouri

Written on May 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm, by

A new route utilizing existing right-of-ways was announced on Monday for the Mark Twain Transmission Project, a proposed power transmission line that will impact five northeast Missouri counties and customers of three regional rural electric cooperatives, including Tri-County Electric. Representatives from Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI), and Northeast Power were joined at the latter’s […]