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Jackson Named “Spirit of SCH”

Jodie Jackson is the June SPIRIT OF SCH winner at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She has worked for the hospital since 10/10/01. She works in the Health Information Management Department with medical records and recently got cross-trained to also work with the Business Office in the insurance and cash posting areas. Here’s what the…

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Illinois Teams Sweep Muddy River Showcase

By David Sharp The Illinois All Star teams continued a long run of dominance of a series of area High School All Star basketball teams played in Quincy, Illinois. The Muddy River News organization has picked up sponsorship of the series, currently referred to as the Muddy River Showcase. The contest featured graduating senior basketball…

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A Return to Farm-Produced Products

By Heather Harper Clifford Martin is a local cheesemaker in northeastern Missouri with his base of operation located just north of Edina, with a beautiful view of green pastures and hills, which contributed to the name of his business, Green Hills Dairy. Martin and his family have built the foundation of their small business by…

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Commission Minutes

Thursday, June 9, 2022 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 A.M. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling,  Eastern District Commissioner, Brent Rockhold,  Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins,  County Clerk, Batina Dodge                              …

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New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Libary

Adult Fiction Stop by or give us a call if you’d like to reserve any of these books. Red Warning, by Matthew Quirk The Gatekeeper, by James Byrne From Bad to Cursed, by Lana Harper I’ll be Seeing You, by Robin Lee Hatcher We are still having problems receiving new fiction books, so we have…

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Persevering in the Heat: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Nature is fierce on the edge of the village where the SubHub neighborhood is forming. It is a permaculture concept that diversity in living organisms flourish where habitats overlap, on the “edges.” As we close up the building over time, we see how persistently birds find small holes to get into the building and build…

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MoDOT Northeast District Announces New Area Engineer

HANNIBAL, MO –The Missouri Department of Transportation welcomes Jeff Kroner as the new east area engineer for the Northeast District covering eight counties including Macon, Shelby, Marion, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, Audrain, and Pike.  Kroner replaces Brian Untiedt who took another position within the department. As area engineer, Kroner will work directly with key stakeholders within…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Police sirens or children’s high-pitched screams of joy, take your pick; you’ll hear plenty on Saturday, June 23 on the Memphis Square as the First Annual Kids’ Safety Day will bring together emeregency service providers and lots of entertainment opportunities for the kiddies to help teach youngsters about safety. The event, organized…

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Lawrence Joe Forrester obituary

Lawrence Joe Forrester was born January 4, 1943, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Floyd Perry and Edna Mae Garrison Forrester. He died June 13, 2022, of natural causes at his home south of Columbia, Missouri.  Joe grew up on the family farm between Memphis and Arbela, in Scotland County, Missouri. His father died of polio when…

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Gary Lynn Blaise obituary

Gary Lynn Blaise, 70, of Keosauqua, IA passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Funeral service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, IA with Pastor Danny Cary officiating.  Burial will be held…

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