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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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Memphis City Council Sets Tax Levies

The Board of Alderman of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:30 in the Memphis City Hall at 125 West Jefferson Street in Memphis. Mayer Aaron Dale called the meeting to order. Aldermen present were: Lane Campbell, Jobe Justice, Katie Harris, and Jenny Aldridge. Others present were…

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Donation Helps First Responders

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, Scotland County Pharmacy decided to give back to their community. “It was so important to Tina and I that people Never Forget what our country went through on that day and that every one remember how we all came together as a country. Our local heroes serve…

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Fuel Tax Increase to Provide Additional Road Funding for Cities and Counties

According to recent projections released by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) counties and municipalities across the state can expect to begin seeing additional revenues for local roads and bridges. Missouri, cities and counties will benefit from the 12.5 cent state fuel tax increase, which beginning in October 2021, will see the state gas tax…

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SCR-1 School Board Looks At Future Building Projects

The Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. President Jamie Triplett called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda: •Minutes – August 10th, 2021 meeting •Procedural Evaluations as follows-…

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Local Residents Chosen As Missouri Farm Family For Scotland County

Memphis, Mo-Dr. Jeff & Trinity Davis of Memphis were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair. The Davis family was selected as the Scotland County Missouri Farm Family by University of Missouri Extension in Scotland County and the local Farm Bureau. The family…

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Scotland County Woman Wins $10,000 in MO Vaccine Lottery

By Echo Menges   Janie Parton, 64, of Memphis has won $10,000 in the Missouri Vaccine Lottery. Parton was officially notified of her win earlier in August and notified again on August 18. “They emailed me twice and they called me twice. I saw it in my email, and I thought it was spam. They…

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Governor Parson Announces $400 Million Plan to Improve Broadband Infrastructure in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Thursday, August 19, during a press conference at the Missouri State Fair hosted by the Missouri Farm Bureau, Governor Mike Parson announced plans to deploy more than $400 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to increase broadband internet access, adoption, and assistance statewide. “Investing in our broadband infrastructure is…

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Local 4-H Youth Takes Part In 2021 Missouri State Fair

SEDALIA, MISSOURI – August 12-22, 2021 Elsie Kigar of Bible Grove in Scotland County Missouri, a member of the Jolly Jacks and Jills 4-H Club demonstrated “How To Make Lemon Blueberry Loaf.” She was selected to give her demonstration at the Missouri State Fair. Missouri 4-H members compete at county events in order to qualify…

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Scotland Co. R-1 School District Sets Tax Levy

The Tax Rate Hearing began at 5:45 p.m., prior to the regular meeting. The regular meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with seven members present. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 7-0 to approve the following items on the Consent Agenda: *Minutes – from July 8, 2021 *Updated Sub List for 2021 –…

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