Category Archives: Business

Stott Bookkeeping and Tax Service Opens in Memphis

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:54 am, by

Corey Stott was looking to get back to his roots. The Scotland County R-I graduate recently launched a new business in Memphis, Stott Bookkeeping and Tax Services. With a degree in agri-business and local family ties, the move made sense on more than one front. “I had been considering launching my own business and this […]

Scotland County Livestock ‘Weighing-In’ on Community’s Future With Major Renovation

Written on February 15, 2019 at 11:52 am, by

Most building renovations involve revamping floor space,  updating fixtures and a covering it all up with a few coats of paint. That wasn’t the case at Scotland County Livestock, where the Blomme family literally took the roof off for a complete remodel of the livestock sale arena. “Fortunately we had some really good weather to […]

Scotland County Hospital to Purchase Memphis Community Pharmacy

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm, by

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, December 27, 2018.   Board members present: Curtis Ebeling, Chairman, Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Bob Neese-treasurer and Members  Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.  Absent: Judy Wilson, Secretary Others present:  Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO, Dr. Jeff Davis, CMO, Michael Brandon, […]

Memphis Shopko to Close as Part of Company’s Bankruptcy Filing

Written on January 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm, by

On Wednesday, January 16th, Shopko, a general merchandise store chain throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S., announced that it, along with its subsidiaries, has filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. As part of the announcement, Shopko released  the names […]

New Online Fashion Business ‘Memphis Grand’ Traces Roots to Scotland County

Written on December 21, 2018 at 10:26 am, by

While it is operated out of Texas, a new online fashion retail business has local ties that go well beyond the name, Memphis Grand. Kyle and Sharon Magruder recently launched the internet company that they hope will bring a quality online style experience to men and women alike, focusing on craftsmanship and quality produced by […]

Memphis Theatre Raises the Curtain on New Movie Screen

Written on December 11, 2018 at 11:27 am, by

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but a package delivery last week on the Memphis square definitely had passersby pondering how Santa was going to be able to get that down a chimney. Nearly a dozen workers combined with several local volunteers and the forklift from Memphis Lumber unloaded the huge crate from the […]

Wholesale Natural Gas Price Decline Resulting in Lower Rates for Liberty Utilities Customers

Written on December 4, 2018 at 10:50 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 under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2018. The ACA factor is a […]

Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Lighting of the Square

Written on November 26, 2018 at 10:58 am, by

Once again the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is set to light up the square.  This annual kick off of the holiday season will be held this Friday evening November 23rd  on the square in Memphis. At the time  of the writing of this article it is planned for the West side of the square.  There […]

Downing Business to Host Open House for National Manufacturing Day

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm, by

While Merriam-Webster defines manufacturing as “the process of making products, especially with machines in factories”, one of the backbones of our national economy is often misunderstood. Basically manufacturing is making stuff. Sure there are often machines involved, from the old conveyor belt assembly lines to today’s robotics. Factories may be as small as a one-room […]

Steele’s Skull Mounts Opening in Time for 2018 Deer Season

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm, by

Just like most local youth, Greg Steele enjoyed deer hunting while he was growing up. Now with the aid of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation service, the Gorin native is turning his passion into a career. Greg recently opened Steele’s Skull Mounts at his grandparents farm on County Road 103 near Gorin. It is the culmination […]