Sandhill Cemetery Association Hosts Annual Meeting

The Sandhill Cemetery Association met in Memphis on March 14, 2020 at the United Methodist Church basement to discuss the care and finances of the cemetery. Chairman Darrell Shultz called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. by asking for the minutes of the February 23, 2019 meeting to be read. Nancy McClamroch read the…

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Absentee Ballots Available for June 2, 2020

Election Even though the April 7, 2020 General Municipal Election was postponed until June 2, 2020, Scotland County Clerk Batina Dodge reminds the public that Missouri voters can continue requesting absentee ballots. Voters may vote absentee by mail or in-person. Under Missouri laws, a registered voter may vote by absentee ballot if he or she…

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Board of Education Votes Down Four-Day School Week Proposal

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, March 16th, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. President Christy Aylward called the meeting to order with six members present.  George Koontz arrived at 6:15 p.m. The board voted 6-0 to approve the agenda.  George Koontz was absent. The board voted 7-0 to approve…

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Recent Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Adult Non Fiction Please save this list if you find something that interests you. These books will be available when the library reopens. Astrology for Dummies, by Rae Orion Jesus: the God who knows Your Name, by Max Lucado Genetics for Dummies, by T. R. Robinson Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart, by Stephen Moss Thunder Dog:…

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Congressional Candidate Visits Memphis

Henry Martin, Democratic candidate for 6th District United States Representative, was in Memphis on Thursday March 19th to meet with county and city officials as he made stops across northeast Missouri. “A focus of my campaign is  to return a voice to all of the 6th District, which means getting out and hearing from the…

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Conservation Report

Conservation Report by: Missouri Conservation Agent Shannon Smith Each year the male species of the white-tail deer forms and sheds a set of antlers.  In the spring antler growth is stimulated by increasing hours of daylight. Actual growth starts in April or May when the base of the antler, located on the frontal bone of the…

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Secretary of State’s Office Open for Business Despite Building Closure

For immediate release: March 25, 2020 Contact: Maura Browning, Communications Director (573) 526-0949   Jefferson City, Mo. — Despite the building being closed to the public, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reminded Missourians that the office continues to conduct daily business. He encouraged customers to use online services and email to promote social distancing and the health…

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City Hall Closing Public Access Due to Coronavirus

Based on the recommendations of the Scotland County Health Department and the national Center s for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), the Memphis City Council on March 18th took measures to limit employee exposure during the pandemic while trying to avoid further public exposure. The city council approved the closure of the city hall lobby…

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