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Kendal Anderson to Receive $10,000 Award as One of U.S. Cellular’s The Future Of Good 16 Under 16 Recipients

Through The Future of Good program, U.S. Cellular has selected 16 young humanitarians under 16 for the inspirational acts of good they do in their communities. Among those individuals is Kendal Anderson of Memphis, who created a Community Lending Library in Legion Park. She is set to receive $10,000 from U.S. Cellular to further her […]

Rep. Sharpe Assures Constituents Proposed HJR 55 to Merge Counties Will Not Happen

Will Knox County and Schuyler County really disappear and be swallowed up into Scotland County? Not going to happen according to Fourth District State Representative Greg Sharpe, who serves the region. News of House Joint Resolution 55 spread across northeast Missouri last week. The proposed amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri, called […]

VFW Veteran Recognition Event Well Supported by Community

The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recently hosted a special recognition event to honor local veterans who have celebrated their 85th birthday and beyond. The Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony was held on February 21st at the VFW post in Memphis with more than 150 community members in attendance, […]

City Council Considers Utility Policy Changes

Sewer, storm water and three-phase electric service were all topics of discussion at the March meeting of the Memphis City Council as the board of aldermen discussed proposals to change municipal utility policies. Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander presented a sample policy for mandating motor protection for three-phase electrical services. Under the policy, customers would be […]

USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the […]

Board Members Honored

The Scotland County Rural Fire Corporation recently honored two retiring board members for a combined 50 years of service. Willis Martin (top) was honored for 20 years on the rural fire department board. He was presented a plaque by board chairman Freddie Henderson. George Frederick (below) was recognized for 32 years of service to the […]

Baring Woman Hurt in Crash on Icy Road

A Baring woman was hurt in a crash Thursday night that is being blamed on icy road conditions. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. on March 7th on Highway 11, four miles west of Adair. Ellen J. Dillie, 57, was westbound in a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo when she […]

Wyaconda Woman Hurt When Car Rear-Ended

A Wyaconda woman was hurt in a crash in Lewis County Thursday morning when her car, which was stopped due to another accident, was rear-ended. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Heather K. Larski, 45, of Wyaconda, was stopped on US Highway 61 at the Route 16 intersection due to another crash, when her […]

Omicron Theta to Host Pasta with a Purpose Fundraiser in April

Omicron Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is planning a special fundraiser in April. The local sorority will host Pasta with a Purpose on Saturday, April 13th at the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the VFW in Memphis at 6 p.m. The event will feature a pasta dinner with green beans, dinner roll, […]

Ponds, Terraces and Cover Crops – Soil & Water Conservation District Doing Its Part to Battle Erosion

For nearly three quarters of a century, the Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District has been working with local landowners to install methods of preventing soil erosion on agricultural land and reducing nutrient and pesticide runoff into Missouri’s waterways. The district will host its annual customer appreciation day on Friday, March 8th at the […]