Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Absentee Ballots Now Available for April Election

Written on February 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm, by

Absentee ballots for the April 4, 2017 General Municipal Election became available February 21, 2017. Any registered voter of this state may vote by absentee ballot for all candidates and issues for which such voter would be eligible to vote at the polling place if such voter expects to be prevented from going to the […]

Shrine of St. Patrick to Host Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 19th

Written on February 28, 2017 at 10:57 am, by

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival hosted by the Shrine of St. Patrick is being held Sunday, March 19th in St. Patrick, MO. The day’s events will begin at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and donuts.  Registration for the Leprechaun 5K race is from 9:00 to 9:45 with race time at 10:00 a.m.  Awards for the […]

BLEND to Perform at First Christian Church in Memphis on March 1st

Written on February 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm, by

Blend, an a cappella quartet, is returning to Memphis at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st at the First Christian Church in Memphis.  The a cappella group has made previous appearances in Memphis at both the First Baptist Church and the Memphis Theatre. Blend was formed at John A. Logan College as a minor project […]

Filings Close With Just One Contested Race for April Ballot

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:26 am, by

Filing officially closed January 17th for a number of local offices to be decided in April, and do to a lack of contested races, the vast majority of governing boards will not even have elections in three months. The lone local board to have an April ballot issue, other than the municipal elections, which are […]

School Board Places $1.6 Million Bond Issue on April Ballot

Written on February 10, 2017 at 11:15 am, by

Targeting improved student safety by bringing more of the district’s program’s under one roof,  the Scotland County R-I Board of Education unanimously approved a $1.6 million bond issue to be placed on the April 4th ballot for local voters. The board voted 6-0, during a special January 17th board meeting, to place Proposition 2 on […]

27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament Being Held January 21st

Written on January 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm, by

The 27th Annual SPRINT Quiz Bowl Tournament is being held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Scotland County R-1 Elementary School.  Ten area schools will be involved in the tournament this year. This tournament features two divisions of play with 12 teams in each division this year.  Division 1 consists of 5th/6th grade teams and […]

Community Sew-In Event to Benefit Project Linus

Written on January 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm, by

The 18th Annual National Project Linus “Make A Blanket Day” event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts […]

Four Board Members to Be Elected to Extension Council in February

Written on January 16, 2017 at 3:10 pm, by

Four county residents have completed terms of office on the Scotland County University of Missouri Extension Council and will be succeeded by new members after a February 15 through February 17, 2017 election. Outgoing members are Nancy McClamroch, Jefferson; Karen Kraus, Combined; Joanie Baker, Combined; and Laurie Jack, Jefferson. Council members whose terms continue are: […]

Extension to Host Estate, Retirement Program for Farm and Small Business in Memphis

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:45 am, by

University of Missouri Extension will reach out to local communities to help farm families, individuals and businesses with succession, estate and retirement planning. The program called Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future consists of four workshops held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 PM January 24, 31 and February 7, and 14, 2017 at […]

Local Blood Drive Planned to Help Meet Holiday Demand

Written on December 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm, by

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter. Millions of people are expected to take to the roads, rail and air to celebrate the season, which […]