Tag Archives: fire department

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 […]

Move to Texas Pans Out Professionally for Former Bible Grove Resident

While former Scotland County resident Brian Dunn has fond memories of the community where he was born, a move to San  Angelo, Texas when he was a ninth grader, definitely has panned out professionally for him. Dunn, who was visiting Scotland County last week with his father, C.D., was taking time off from his post […]

Care Center Completes Full Evacuation Drill in Minutes

While it was only a drill, residents and staff of the Scotland County Care Center and volunteers from the local emergency services, got firsthand experience with a complete evacuation of the local nursing home on Thursday, September 20th. “We are required to perform a full evacuation drill once a year,” said Administrator Daisy Murphy. “This […]

Fire Department Hosting Raffle for Children of Fallen Comrade

The Scotland County Fire Department has opened ticket sales for the Jesse Ketchum Memorial Raffle, with all of the proceeds from the event to benefit the children of the late fireman. The event features two separate raffles. Tickets can be purchased on 1/2 a beef or a smoker grill. Tickets are $20 each, three for […]

City, Rural Board Partnering to Upgrade Firemen’s Safety Gear

With current equipment reaching or in some cases already exceeding recommend life-expectancy dates, the Scotland County Rural Fire Corporation and the City of Memphis have agreed in principal to fund replacements. At a February 8th meeting of the Memphis City Council, rural fire corporation board members Freddie Henderson and Mike Johnson were present to discuss […]

Volunteer Killed in Fire Truck Crash

A volunteer Scotland County fireman was killed and a passenger was seriously injured when the fire truck they were responding to an emergency in, ran off the road and overturned several times, ejecting both occupants. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jesse W. Ketchum, 33, of Downing, was driving the 1974 Chevrolet C65 fire […]

Scotland County Fire Department Receives $2,500 Grant From Monsanto

The Scotland County Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer David Wiggins. The donation will help the organization replace air packs used by the volunteer fire department to safely enter smoke-filled structures. For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has […]

Dannenhauer Stepping Down as Rural Fire Board Treasurer

The end of the year means it is time to pay your county taxes, renew your Memphis Democrat subscription, and if you are a resident of rural Scotland County, pay your fire dues. In 2016 there will be a new face receiving that latter payment. After nearly 20 years as the treasurer for the Scotland […]