FIVE YEARS AGO

The Scotland County Courthouse has withstood the test of time for 100 years. The Scotland County Community Betterment Group will host a special celebration on Monday, October 22, 2007 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the county seat. Judges Gary Dial and Karl DeMarce will serve as masters of ceremony. Judge E. Richard Webber will be the keynote speaker. The Scotland County R-I Band as well as the Brothers and Sisters Quartet will provide entertainment.
The Scotland County R-I Board of Education has hit a bump in the road, several of them, in the form of potholes in the school’s front parking lot. On October 11, 2007 the SCR-I Board of Education formed a committee to review the possibility of paving the drive and parking areas located south of the elementary and high school.

TEN YEARS AGO

Beginning with the November 5, 2002 General Election all voters in the state of Missouri will be required to present personal identification to prove he/she is a qualified voter. The change is the result of legislation passed earlier this year. Senate Bill 675 was created following issues during the General Election of 2000 regarding voter fraud.

Scotland County rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Putnam County 4-3 in the final game of the regular season October 8, 2002. It marked the third time the girls had prevailed in 11 innings this year. The victory also secured a perfect home season for SCR-I. The Lady Tigers were 7-0 in front of the Memphis crowd at the SCR-I field.

20 YEARS AGO
Cyrena Parish of  rural Arbela and Aaron Dannenhauer of Bible Grove have been nominated to received the American Farmer Degree, the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization. They will receive their degrees at the 65th National FFA Convention in Kansas City on November 12-14.

Brenda Russell and Karl DeMarce of Memphis were to be married on Saturday, October 24, 1992 at the McAdow Church in Scotland County southwest of Memphis.

The 1992 Homecoming royalty for Scotland County R-I was King, Casey Hull and Queen, Pam Miller.

30 YEARS AGO

The new mini-pumper for the Scotland County and Memphis Fire Departments has been completed and put into service according to the October 21, 1982 newspaper.

Both rear tires were slashed on a Memphis City Police Car. The car was left parked at the Farmers & Merchants Bank driveway while officers were checking the doors of the businesses around the Memphis square. During that time, an altercation took place on the square and officers took a subject to the sheriff’s office in the courthouse. Upon returning, they found the rear tires slashed.

40 YEARS AGO

Army Private Darrell M. Harvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland H. Harvey of Arbela, completed eight weeks of Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO on September 29, 1972. He received training with Company E., 4th Battalion of the 3rd Brigade.

Lucretia Stott and Larry Alan Green were to be united in marriage on November 10, 1972 at the United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Michella Lynn (Mickey) Childress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Childress  of Memphis, graduated from Draughons Business University in Springfield, MO where she has been a student since June 1971.

50 YEARS AGO

On October 1, 1962, Mrs. Faye Black received her thirty-five year service pin from General Telephone Company in Memphis where she is cashier. She began her telephone career as an operator in 1927. During the 35 years, the office has moved twice and service was converted from Magneto to Common Battery and in 1958 to Dial service.

The Memphis Retail Merchants Association granted permission to the association to trim the courthouse with Christmas lights as has been done in previous years on occasion.

Linda Glasgow and Terry Smith were united in marriage on Sunday, October 14, 1962 at the Rutledge Methodist Church. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Frank Barnett.

60 YEARS AGO

The senior Girl Scouts are sponsoring a home talent play, “Shooting Stars” to be presented on Monday and Tuesday nights, October 20 and 21, 1952 at the high school auditorium. The proceeds of the show will go to the Senior Girl Scouts.

Members of the Memphis Golf Club spent a day completing the laying out and digging of greens for their new golf course.

Playing in Time Theatre on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 1952 was “Oklahoma Annie” starring Judy Canova, John Russell, and Grant Withers.

70 YEARS AGO

The congregation of the

Christian Church voted to call Rev. W. R. Macdowell of Cabool, Missouri as pastor of the church.

About 100,000 pounds of scrap metal was collected by area farmers and was shipped by railroad car to the WPA collection.

Two pounds of fresh crispy crackers sold for 19 cents.