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Scotland County Health Department WIC Contract Approval for Fiscal Year 2021-22

The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to provide WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) services for fiscal year 2021-22 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve 167 eligible pregnant or postpartum women,…

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Tiger Offense Leaves Redbirds Feeling Blue

By: Corey Stott MOKANE, Mo.- 10/8/21- The Scotland County Tiger (3-4 Overall, 2-3 Conference) offense put on a show Friday night as they clobbered the Miller Cardinals (0-7 Overall) 54-0. The Long brothers hooked up on the very first play from scrimmage and went on to a four-touchdown night for Hayden and three touchdowns for…

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Scotland County Marching Bands Compete at 30th Annual Parade of Champions

The Scotland County R-1 High School Marching Band competed in Saturday’s 30th Annual Parade of Champions competition in Kahoka. The band performed their Motown-inspired field show.  The Junior High Band competed in the parade marching portion of the competitions. The parade can be seen on the NEMOnews.net Facebook page, and Scotland County’s field show performance…

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MO Highway Commission Hears Plans From MoDOT to Expand Efforts on Lettered Routes

By NEMO RPC During a special workshop held following the September meeting of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, MoDOT officials and the commissioners discussed proposals related to asset management and investment in low volume and minor roads. MoDOT Assistant to the Chief Engineer Eric Schroeter highlighted efforts by the Commission to expand funding for…

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Lady Tigers Lose Home Finale to Top-Ranked Canton

By Corey Stott MEMPHIS, Mo.- 10/7/21- It may have been a battle of the Tigers, but Scotland County (6-14 Overall, 3-5 Conference) was playing the role of underdog in a matchup with #1 ranked Canton (17- 4). Coach Riley Lucas knew his team had a daunting task in front of them. “It takes a nearly…

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Most Bands Ever At 30th Annual Parade Of Champions

Scotland County Jr. High High School to Compete in Kahoka The 30th Annual Parade of Champions marching band and field show competition, sponsored by the Clark County R-1 Fine Arts Boosters, will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Kahoka, Missouri. “We are very excited about Parade of Champions this year. There are 25 bands…

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Local Bankers Oppose Biden Administration Proposal

Proposal Requires Banks To Report Transactions Over $600 to IRS By Mike Scott, NEMOnews Media Group If a Biden administration proposal is adopted by Congress as part of the budget reconciliation package, financial institutions would be required to report more information on the accounts of everyday Americans to the Internal Revenue Service. The goal of…

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New Assessor Develops Assessment Plan

Michelle VanGorkom, Scotland County’s new assessor, has taken office and is busy working on the assessment plan for the next assessment cycle. Although elected to the office in November of 2020, the county assessor, unlike other county office holders, did not take office until September 1, 2021. This allows the outgoing assessor to complete the…

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Lady Tigers Suffer Conference Loss at Salisbury

By: Corey Stott SALISBURY, Mo.- 9/30/21- Committing six errors and allowing 12 hits is never a great recipe for success in high school softball, and that witch’s brew doomed Scotland County (5-10 Overall, 3-5 Conference) to a 10-2 loss to conference foe Salisbury (12- 7 Overall, 5-2 Conference). The Lady Tigers got on top in…

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