Tag Archives: Memphis

Scotland County Livestock ‘Weighing-In’ on Community’s Future With Major Renovation

Most building renovations involve revamping floor space,  updating fixtures and a covering it all up with a few coats of paint. That wasn’t the case at Scotland County Livestock, where the Blomme family literally took the roof off for a complete remodel of the livestock sale arena. “Fortunately we had some really good weather to […]

Memphis Shopko to Close as Part of Company’s Bankruptcy Filing

On Wednesday, January 16th, Shopko, a general merchandise store chain throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S., announced that it, along with its subsidiaries, has filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. As part of the announcement, Shopko released  the names […]

THIN MINTS TO THE RESCUE – Girl Scout Cookies Sales Are Underway

The beginning of January marks the start of every cookie connoisseur’s dream, the Girl Scout Cookie Program! Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on Saturday, January 5, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of […]

Airport Hangar Rent Likely to Increase in Advanced of Proposed Upgrades

The price tag for a proposed new 12-unit T hangar complete at Briggs Smith Memorial Airport in Memphis has the City Council considering an immediate price hike for rental fees for the existing plane storage buildings. Project Manager Brian Garkie of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Engineers and Consults, estimated the city’s match portion of a […]

Acclaimed Blues-Rock Guitarist, Vocalist Mike Zito Continues ‘First Class Life’ Tour With Stop in Memphis

2018 BMA “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” Mike Zito brings the “First Class Life” Tour, in support of his recently-released Ruf Records album of the same name, to Memphis on December 10th with a a performance at the Memphis VFW. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Year-end honors for First Class Life include a […]

Memphis to Host 37th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday

The 37th Annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Epsilon Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at Memphis will be held Saturday, December 1st at the Scotland County High School from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A food stand will be open all day. Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning. Lunch will consist of […]

Judge Webber Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association

The Mizzou Alumni Association honored 14 distinguished faculty and alumni at the 51st annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony on November 9, including Judge E. Richard Webber. Judge E. Richard Webber, ’67, is among the six Mizzou alumni honored for their professional achievements and service to their community and alma mater. Judge Webber is a senior United State District Judge for […]

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. […]