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Series of Claims Result in Premium Hike for City’s Insurance Coverage

After a series of claims in the past decade, the City of Memphis is anticipating a roughly 12% premium increase from liability and equipment insurance. Representatives from Hawkins/Harrison Insurance met with the Board of Alderman at the November 7th city council meeting to discuss options. Initial premium estimates from MOPERM came it at just shy […]

Shayla Watson Named New Memphis Post Master

The Memphis Post Office recently received a special delivery. Shayla Watson has arrived as the new post master for the facility. Watson took over the post in August of this year, taking over for Monica March who filled a similar vacancy at the Kirksville Post Office. Watson, a graduate of Schuyler County High School, has […]

Luke Triplett Receives Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Luke Triplett of Rutledge was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Friday, Sept 27, 2019 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 68 scholarships totaling $66,000 to 4-H youth throughout the state. Triplett is studying Agricultural Systems Management and Agronomy at University […]

Chamber to Add Cookie Crawl to 2019 Holiday Open House Event

The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is adding a new twist to a time-honored tradition. The annual holiday open house event will feature a cookie crawl in 2019. “The event will allow people to gather some holiday cookies, shop and socialize and even win some prizes,” said MACC officer Debbie Kigar. A number of Chamber […]

Students Support Red Ribbon Week to ‘Send a Message, Stay Drug Free’

The Red Ribbon Campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaches millions of young people annually during Red Ribbon Week, including students at Scotland County R-I schools. This year, during Red Ribbon Week October 23rd – October 31st SCR-I students participated in a number of activities to raise awareness of the […]

Rutledge Woman Hurt in Chain-Reaction Crash

A Rutledge woman suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle chain-reaction accident north of Memphis on Monday, October 21st. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a pair of vehicles were yielding at a bridge approach near Route BB and Highway 15, 3.5 miles north of Memphis at 6:30 p.m. Monday night when a third vehicle […]

Battle Over Proposed Tower Site Wages On While Second Structure is Erected

While Memphis residents continue to stake their claims against a proposed tower site on Lindell Boulevard on the west edge of town, the erection of a second tower commenced this week. In the shadows of the new construction efforts continued to require the Federal Communications Commission and the proposed tower’s owner, Wireless Investment Partnership, L.L.C. […]

USDA Issues Safety-Net, Conservation Payments to Missouri Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Missouri is processing $95,998,402 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute $98,582,386 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. “Our safety […]

Bridge Work Will Close Route B November 4th

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, November 4, MoDOT will be doing bridge maintenance on Route B over North Fork River in Scotland County. The road will be closed from Route JJ to Route CC between 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during this times. Please remember to obey all work […]

First Christian Church to Host Fall Family Encounter Featuring Dr. David McSpadden

First Christian Church will welcome Dr. David McSpadden, PhD as a featured presenter at the church’s Fall Family Encounter to be held Sunday, November 10. There will be three sessions related to parenting, grand-parenting and how the church can help. Session 1 will begin at  9:20 a.m. and is entitled Influencing Your Community with Positive […]