Category Archives: Business

Hospital Installs Solar Panels to Reduce Energy Costs, Improve Environmental Health     

Written on November 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm, by

Looking at the roof of Scotland County Hospital & Clinics from ground level, you won’t notice anything different.  But stand on top of the hospital and you’ll see solar panels.  Jamie Kice, Maintenance Supervisor at Scotland County Hospital & Clinics said, “There are 325 solar panels on the roof of the hospital that supply about […]

Natural Gas Rates to Increase for Liberty Utilities Customers

Written on November 10, 2016 at 9:17 am, by

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities customers will see natural gas rates change, including a slight price hike locally, under a filing that takes effect on November 3, […]

Cell Tech Electronics Opens in Memphis

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm, by

Cell Tech Electronics, an authorized agent of U.S. Cellular, recently opened their doors on the southwest corner of the Memphis square, 135 S. Main Street.  Previously Scott’s Cellular, the new business still offers cell phone coverage through U.S. Cellular. Owners, David and Katrina Wellman, opened their first Cell Tech store sixteen years ago and currently […]

Local Business Professionals Attend Meeting

Written on October 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm, by

Shirley Bair and Denise Probst of Hawkins Harrison Insurance recently completed insurance training and received continuing education credits awarded by the Missouri Department of Insurance The annual regional meeting, hosted by Barton Mutual Insurance, brought together independent agents for instruction in sales, product offerings, and industry endeavors. Barton Mutual is a property and casualty insurer […]

Back to the Grind In Bible Grove

Written on September 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm, by

There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but due to changes made more than 6,000 miles away, a local manufacturer was forced to go back to the drawing board to redesign a product that has helped put Bible Grove back on the map. After unveiling a unique manual coffee grinder in 2010, the husband […]

Bushel Basket Open House Highlights Local Orchard’s Tasty Products

Written on September 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Richard Zimmerman and his family hosted an Open House for their business, The Bushel Basket, on Saturday, September 17th.  They also own Evergreen Sharpening and are located south of Memphis (take HWY 15 to the first gravel, then 1.5 miles west). At the Bushel Basket, the Zimmermans are busy producing honey and […]

Hopkins Lumber Announces Ownership Transition

Written on August 31, 2016 at 9:46 am, by

A change in ownership for a local lumberyard isn’t going to end a local family’s more than 40 years in business. Hopkins Lumber owners, Aaron and Becca Dannenhauer, recently announced a change at the company. The brother and sister ownership team will be transitioning to a sole proprietorship, as  Aaron will be selling his portion […]

Gene’s Surplus Welcomes U-Haul Truck Sharing

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm, by

U-Haul Company of Missouri is pleased to announce that Gene’s Surplus has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Memphis community. Gene’s Surplus at 620 W. Grand Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8 a.m.-5:30 […]

Shopko, Salvation Army Support Local Students and Teachers With Annual ‘Tools For School’ Campaign 

Written on July 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm, by

July 11, 2016 – Last year, more than 90 percent of teachers across the country used their own money to pay for school supplies to assist their students. To ensure local students and teachers have the supplies they need this school year, Shopko and the Salvation Army are partnering once again on the “Tools for […]

Evan Hite Travels to Washington D.C. for NEMR Telecom Youth Tour

Written on June 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

A pair of local students were among the 110 high school representatives who participated in the 22nd Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour. 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 a forum for […]