Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to ‘Focus on Bridges’

This week, Governor Mike Parson plans to visit 5 of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the State of the State address on January 16. In that […]

Rutledge Area Man Arrested on Felony Rape Charges Involving Child

A Rutledge area man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on Friday, February 1st on six felony sexual abuse charges related to a victim under the age of 12. Anthony R. Barrett, 40, was taken into custody by the Scotland County Sheriff’s office following a joint investigation with the State Technical […]

Thank a Farmer Week Celebrates Agriculture

Farmers around the world provide consumers with food choices, clothing, transportation, shelter and so much more! Missouri’s 99,171 farms on 28.5 million acres of land produce a wide variety of crops and livestock. Farmers are dedicated to stewardship of the land and animals that provide for all of us. Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm […]

New Proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk

The update to the Flood Insurance Rate Map for Scotland County is nearing completion. The new map will provide communities in Scotland County with up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans, and help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood […]

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 […]

Ebeling Wins Lone Local Race on November 6th Ballot

Perhaps it was only one local contested race, but less than 55% of the registered voters in Scotland County took time to cast their ballots in the November 6th general election. A total of 1,616 votes were cast among the 3,045 registered voters in Scotland County The only contested local race was for Scotland County […]

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 […]

Gorin Alumni Banquet Honors Classes of 1958, 1968

The 2018 Gorin Alumni Banquet was held at the old Gorin gymnasium on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The doors opened at 4:30 to start the evening of fun and food with old friends.  The 50 year class of 1968 and the 60 year class of 1958 were honored. The Alumni were welcomed by President, Billy […]

LaBelle Man Killed in Crash on Highway 15

A three-vehicle accident in Scotland County at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 26th claimed the life of a LaBelle man and seriously injured another motorist. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 15, three miles south of Memphis. Law enforcement indicated the accident occurred as a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Monte […]

USDA  Safety-Net Payments for Scotland County Could Surpass $670,000 for 2017 Crops

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Brent Hampy, announced that more than $86 million will be paid to Missouri farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Missouri FSA will distribute more than $102 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to […]