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Commission Minutes

Thursday, April 28, 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                                Commissioner…

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City of Downing Regular Meeting

The Board of the City of Downing convened of 6:00pm on April 4, 2022 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Joy VanWye,  Gene Bruner and Bill Anderson. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator Kevin Martin and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last Meeting, Deposits…

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Sew & Go Quilt Guild Meeting

Submitted by Tina Newcomb The guild met on March 8 at the United Methodist Church in Memphis. Debbie Payne, president, called the meeting to order. Refreshments were served by Treva Wittstock and Jennifer Esser. Minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Tina Newcomb. The guild was reminded that March 19 was National…

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It’s For the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling This morning, April 28, as chilly as it is, I had my first hummingbird visit my flowering quence bush by the front porch.   It was a male, he was alone, and I am sure by the time you are reading this, we will be seeing them on a regular basis, although…

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Feeding the World, One Neighbor at a Time: A Dancing Rabbit Update

I’ve been making yogurt and cheese regularly in recent weeks, thinking a lot as I work about local economies and self-reliance. Our two milk cows, having weaned their calves recently, are giving five-plus gallons of milk a day. My cheese pot is six gallons. Our seven does (goats in milk) will be weaning their kids…

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CITY OF DOWNING REGULAR MEETING

April 4, 2022 The Board of the City of Downing convened of 6:00pm on April 4, 2022 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Joy VanWye, and Gene Bruner. City Clerk Carol Dryden, and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last Meeting, Deposits & Disbursements, Monthly Water…

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DR Folks Volunteer for Maskoke Ecovillage in Alabama

How do you touch a dream, catch smoke, and make a vision into reality? I am currently in that spot, wondering how to describe the experiences I had last week. While I know what I did was simple and humble, my week felt big, expansive and over-the-top. It felt life-changing, exciting, and left me hopeful…

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Spring Fishing at Lake Show-Me

Submitted by Missouri Conservation Agent  R. Shannon Smith Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner! With water temperatures starting to warm and days getting longer spring fishing will be here before we know it. It doesn’t matter if you are ready to target to pre-spawn largemouth bass, crappie, or…

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Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce March Meeting

Submitted by Talia Hatfield Minutes from the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce met March 15th at 5:30 pm at Corner Perk. Minutes and treasures report from the previous meeting were approved.  -The Chambers first scheduled movie night will be Friday evening June 10th. -Kim Ludwick with the Scotland County Health…

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Commission Minutes

Thursday, March 10, 2022 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 A.M. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Cmmissioner, Duane Ebeling, Eastern District Commissioner, Brent Rockhold,  Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins, and County Clerk, Batina Dodge Commissioner Rockhold moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Commissioner Wig-gins. Motion carried…

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