Category Archives: Business

Keystone Honors Hawkins Insurance Group as Missouri State Partner of the Year

Written on October 8, 2019 at 11:12 am, by

Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) awarded Hawkins Insurance Group of Edina, Missouri (Hawkins) as State Partner of the Year on September 17 at Keystone’s national conference in Reston, Virginia.  The award recognizes the agency within each of its states that best exemplifies Keystone’s mission: “Independence works better together.” Criteria includes demonstrating a commitment to growth through […]

Natural Gas Rates Set to Decrease

Written on September 24, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved tariffs filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities which change the natural gas rates of Liberty Utilities customers effective October 1st. The rate changes reflect the Weather Normalization Adjustment Rider (WNAR) which authorizes rate adjustments based on weather variations. The WNAR projects anticipated gas […]

Citizens Attend Council Meeting To Discuss Right of Way Fees

Written on September 13, 2019 at 10:33 am, by

Just days after a letter mailed by NEMR Telecommunications to its Memphis customers created quite a stir on social media, just three residents turned out for the Memphis City Council meeting to ask questions about the recent city code adjustment that established right of way (ROW) fees for the area phone, internet and cable service […]

Passion for Taxidermy and Family Leads Local Couple to Launch Show-Me Wildlife Taxidermy Studio

Written on September 10, 2019 at 10:57 am, by

A lifelong passion for the outdoors, hunting and fishing, combined with a newer enthusiasm to spend more time with a young family has led a local Arbela man to launch a new enterprise in Scotland County. Show-Me Wildlife Taxidermy Studio, LLC is the effort of Gary Cochenour and his wife Cathy. The studio is located […]

Scotland County Named Top Spot in State for Small Businesses According to Recent Study

Written on September 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm, by

Mention Missouri and commerce in the same sentence and thoughts will likely drift to St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and other large metropolitan areas. A recent study released by Smart Asset, a financial technology company featured in Forbes, US News, CNN, Fortune Magazine and the New York Times, paints a different picture however when it […]

New Restaurant Set to Open on the Memphis Square

Written on August 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm, by

“My heart is in it!” Tanya Hassell made the comment about her passion for cooking, but the statement holds even more true regarding her plans to open a new restaurant on the west side of the Memphis city square. Tanya and her partner Bobby Bair plan to open Grill Me, the community’s newest eatery, in […]

John and Maxine Cook Celebrate 60 Years in Business at Cook’s Mens Store

Written on July 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm, by

Monday marked 60 years in business for John and Maxine Cook. The owners of Cook’s Mens Store, on the east side of the Memphis square commemorated the big day the same way they have most every Monday for the past six decades, by going to work. “Yes we are still at it six days a […]

Rutledge Family Celebrates 30 Years in Business at Mel’s Garage

Written on July 16, 2019 at 11:29 am, by

Mel’s Garage in Rutledge recently celebrated 30 years in business with a customer appreciation celebration held on July 6th. Guests gathered at the facility, located at the intersection of Highway M and Maple Street and enjoyed lunch courtesy of the business owners, Sanford and Christine Martin. The couple has owned the business since 2005. They […]

RPM Truck Accessories Expanding to Offer New Services

Written on June 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm, by

After years of being billed as a one-stop shop for all your tire and vehicle accessory needs, a local business is expanding to bring the service to you as part of a new partnership, with Jardin and Brandi Fuller joining the ownership group with the Phillips family. RPM Truck Accessories in Memphis recently announced the […]

Country View Store Offers ‘Head Start’ to Learning Where Food Comes From

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:55 pm, by

Ask a child where his glass of milk came from and the likely answer will be the refrigerator. A little more in depth response possibly could be the grocery store. Last week the students of the Memphis Head Start program took that question one step further as part of a tour of the Burkholder Dairy […]