Category Archives: Upcoming Events

VFW Post 4958 to Recognize Area Veterans

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:37 pm, by

Memphis VFW Post 4958 will be honoring 18 veteran members who are 85 – 90 years old. This recognition ceremony will be at the VFW Post on Thursday, February 21st at 6 p.m. Veterans to be recognized are: Charles Adams, Keith Chance, the late James Clair, Dwight De Rosear, Harlo Donelson, James Garnett, James Hall, […]

MDC Offers Prescribed Fire Workshops in Northeast Missouri

Written on January 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm, by

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners interested in learning about prescribed burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species to free prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri this winter.  MDC staff will discuss methods and […]

Sports Memorabilia Auction to Benefit SCR-I Track Project

Written on January 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm, by

While fans at the January 28th Scotland County versus Marion County varsity basketball games will obviously be Tigers and Mustang fans, the SCR-I school district is hoping there will be plenty of Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals fans on hand as well. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson recently announced that the high school will host […]

Local Missionaries to Share Story of South Sudan

Written on January 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm, by

Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Memphis First Baptist Church Deane and Ruth Valkenaar who are currently serving as SIM missionaries in war-torn South Sudan will be sharing about the work they have been a part of there. SIM ( is a century-old catalyst for global mission dedicated to prayer and care in bringing […]

Keokuk to Host 35th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days January 19th-20th

Written on January 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

Keokuk, IA –  American Bald Eagles have flocked to Keokuk in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bald Eagle Appreciation Days.  In 1984, a time when eagles appeared on the Endangered Species list, the Iowa DNR proposed a program to Keokuk officials to start a program that brought awareness of the dangers faced by eagles.  […]

SCR-I to Host Public Open House for Viewing of Recent Expansion Project

Written on January 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm, by

While the first semester of the school year was winding down and students were preparing for holiday parties and Christmas break, staff at Scotland County R-I took advantage of the slower schedule to make a big move. Earlier this month the district relocated its pre-school classrooms from the First Baptist Church to the recently completed […]

Extension Council to Host 4th Annual Concert Fundraiser

Written on December 6, 2018 at 10:54 am, by

The Scotland County Extension Council will be holding its Fourth Annual Christmas Music Show on December 12, 2018 at the Memphis Theatre. The fundraiser will feature several talented local performers. Tickets will be available at the door for $8.00 each the night of the performance.  The fun will begin at 7 p.m. The money from […]

Chamber Seeking Entries For Decorating Contest

Written on December 4, 2018 at 1:43 pm, by

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for the 2018 Christmas Decorating Contest. The best decorated home in Scotland County will earn $200 in Memphis bucks with a $150 second prize and $100 third prize also available. Nominations will be judged on Saturday, December 15th by a panel of MACC representatives, who will […]

Community Choir to Present Christmas Cantata on Sunday

Written on December 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm, by

On Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 P.M. at the United Methodist Church, the Memphis Community Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, “When Earth Received Her King,” by Marty Parks.  Lori Fulk is the Director of the 30-voice choir with Sarah Myers serving as the accompanist.  Pastor Mary Lou Toft will serve as the narrator. “When […]

Acclaimed Blues-Rock Guitarist, Vocalist Mike Zito Continues ‘First Class Life’ Tour With Stop in Memphis

Written on December 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm, by

2018 BMA “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” Mike Zito brings the “First Class Life” Tour, in support of his recently-released Ruf Records album of the same name, to Memphis on December 10th with a a performance at the Memphis VFW. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Year-end honors for First Class Life include a […]