Area News

MU Extension: Missouri 4-H Continues the Fight Against Hunger

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri 4-H continues its partnership with Feeding Missouri and the Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids. To date, efforts have raised more than 400,000 meals to feed Missourians. The third annual food drive runs January through April to allow plenty of time for clubs to plan and carry out their activities,…

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New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

These audio books are available for curbside pickup. Please give us a call if you find something that interests you. Audiobooks An Amish Christmas Wedding: Four Stories A Time for Mercy, by John Grisham The Coast-to-Coast Murders, by James Patterson Troubles in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand Shakeup, by Stuart Woods The Sentinel, by Lee Child…

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Wittstock, Population Health Coordinator at SCH, Wins Ripple Effect Award

Crossriver Quality Health Partners is incredibly proud to announce the sixth recipient of the Ripple Effect Award, Tabitha Wittstock, MA, Scotland County Hospital, Memphis, MO. The Ripple Effect Award is a recognition awarded to a clinical or non-clinical staff member who has exemplified the mission and vision of Crossriver Quality Health Partners (CQHP). These individuals…

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 Early Treatment Can Make A Big Difference 

I want to let people know of a new therapy available at Scotland County Hospital for early treatment of Covid-19 which is making a big difference in outcomes and limiting the number of people who need to be hospitalized for worsening symptoms and a deteriorating condition.  I recently had the misfortune to become infected with…

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Tigers Show Improvement in Tough Tournament Field

 By: Corey Stott  EWING, Mo.- (1/5/21-1/7/21)- Coach Jeremy Austin’s Scotland County Tigers (4-5) knew they had a tough road ahead coming into the 2021 Highland Tournament. They were the #8 seed and would open play against the top-seeded Palmyra Panthers (5-4). And regardless if they won or lost, they would be facing either a #4…

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Scotland County Lists CARES Act Recipients

Scotland County has finalized the list of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding received from the federal government to assist in the local response to the COVIDS-19 pandemic. The CARES Act allowed governments, businesses and other entities to apply for funds. In Scotland County’s case, the Scotland County Commissioners reviewed applications…

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Lady Tigers Take 2nd in Highland Tournament

By: Corey Stott  EWING, Mo.- (1/6/21-1/9/21)- The Scotland County Lady Tigers (6-3) entered the 2021 Highland Tournament as the #2 seed, and that proved true as they brought home the second-place plaque.  The Lady Tigers faced several unknowns coming into the week. They lost junior forward Abby Curry to a knee injury before the holiday…

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Services Pending

Funeral services for Aloha Coffrin, 92, of Memphis are pending with the Gerth Funeral Service.  Aloha Coffrin died Monday, January 11, 2021 at Scotland County Care Center.

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MU Extension to Help Expand Mental Health Resources in Rural Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates. All of Missouri’s 99 rural counties face a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers and farm families find…

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Year In Review July-December

This past year has been a whirlwind ride for everyone.  Every year, we review the what made the news in Scotland County.  This week, we’ll review July through December. From all of us here at the Memphis Democrat, we wish you a happy, safe and prosperous New Year in 2021. July On July 2nd, Scotland…

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