Tag Archives: SCOTLAND COUNTY

USDA Designates Scotland County as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON – On August 14th Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Missouri counties with the […]

Scotland County to Receive FEMA Disaster Aid

On July 29th Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29 and July 5. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means FEMA will assist […]

Country View Store Offers ‘Head Start’ to Learning Where Food Comes From

Ask a child where his glass of milk came from and the likely answer will be the refrigerator. A little more in depth response possibly could be the grocery store. Last week the students of the Memphis Head Start program took that question one step further as part of a tour of the Burkholder Dairy […]

County Still Has Holes to Fill Despite Rising Road Rock Expenditures

Inevitably, a wet spring following a difficult winter, is going to generate some trouble spots in a rural county’s gravel roads system. Scotland County is not immune to such issues, even though local government is expending nearly $400,000 annually on road rock. “Pretty much every year about this time we start hearing complaints, with some […]

Scotland County Youths Attend State 4-H Teen Conference

Leadership and independence were the name of the game for five Scotland County youth who attended Missouri’s 4-H Teen Conference at MU last weekend.  They joined 255 youth ages 11-13 from 68 Missouri counties for workshops led by older State 4-H Council teens.  “It’s a time to experience the thrill of independence in a safe […]

Concert, Barbecue, Auction Will Benefit Gospel Express Ministries

While Gospel Express Ministries has its roots on the East Coast, the national evangelistic ministry for prisoners continues to draw support from across the nation. Scotland County will once again show its support for the ministry with the annual barbecue fundraiser and benefit auction, scheduled for Friday, March 29th. The chicken barbecue will start at […]

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 […]

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 […]