Tag Archives: Memphis

40+ Year Army Reserve Career Helps Long Be ‘Twice the Citizen’

Forty years ago, the Vietnam War had come to a close, ending the military draft. Still Dave Long wanted to do his part to serve his country, and thus began a lengthy career in the United States Army Reserve. My brother joined the Army in 1967 during Vietnam,” said Long. “His friends were being drafted […]

Downing House Museum Hosts 3rd Annual Evening at the Museum – A Candlelit Tour of the Past

The 3rd annual “Evening at the Museum – a Candlelit Tour of the Past” was held on October 19 and 20th at the Downing House Museum complex in Memphis. Local actors from the Memphis Community Players volunteered their time and talent to portray historical figures by narrating life stories to groups of patrons as they […]

Fall Blood Drive Collects 63 Units

The community fall blood drive for the American Red Cross was held on October 16th at the Memphis First Baptist Church. The drive drew in 60 willing donors, and because a number of people were able to donate double units that collect platelets and other important blood products, a total of 63 units were collected. […]

SCR-I Band Brings Home Top Honors From CMU Band Day in Fayette

Fayette – There’s only one day a year when thousands of talented high school musicians gather in Fayette, excited to prove how hard they’ve worked and battle it out for a win – Central Methodist University’s Band Day. Sponsored by CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music, the 54th annual competition took place on Saturday, October 13, […]

Local Red Cross Blood Drive Will be Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, […]

VFW Offering Youth Scholarships as Part of National Essay Contests

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.. If a student is a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Voice of Democracy: Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay […]

Scotland County R-1 Wins $25,000 Grant for Greenhouse From Monsanto Fund

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to help nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Local farmers answered the call, and the Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, has recognized Scotland […]

Maryland Man Arrested Following Alleged Rape in Memphis

A Maryland man is in custody following an alleged rape that occurred in Memphis on September 15th. The Memphis Police Department reported the arrest of David K. Bowie, Jr., 32, of Easton, MD. According to court documents, Bowie has been charged with the class C felony of sexual assault in the first degree for an […]

Scotland County R-I District Reports Financial Balances Remain Above Target

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present. Financial Update The board reviewed the year-to-date financial statements.  Year-to-date revenues currently total $539,920.72 and Year-to-date expenditures are $818,954.47.  The district is currently […]

Memphis Trap Team Claims Title at Lake Show-Me Labor Day Weekend Event

The 3rd Annual Memphis Trap Shoot was held at Lake Show-Me over Labor Day weekend. The  Memphis FFA program hosted 30 teams with 150 individuals shooting over 7,500 rounds. The Memphis A Team led the way to a victory with a score of 237/250. “A-Team Members Jared Dunn, Eli Kigar, Luke Triplett, Jake McDaniel and […]