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A number of judges from across Missouri got a taste of courthouse history, Scotland County style when they toured the log cabin that housed the county’s first court room more than 175 years ago. Pictured (L to R) are Judge Ardie Bland, Presiding Judge, Kansas City Municipal Court; Judge Karl DeMarce, Scotland County Associate Circuit Judge; historian Carl Trueblood; Bill L. Thompson, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Missouri; Judge Todd Thornhill, Chief Judge, Springfield (Mo.) Municipal Court; Judge Karen Krauser, Clay County (MO) Associate Circuit Judge; and Betsy L. AuBuchon, Counsel to the Supreme Court of Missouri. The judicial officers were in Memphis meeting with Judge DeMarce as part of the state committee working on municipal court reform.