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Memphis VFW earns All State Honors

The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial VFW Post #4958 and its Auxiliary once again earned its place as a VFW 2019 – 2020 All State Post. This feat was accomplished by the Post in 1995-1996, 2018-2019 and now in 2019-2020. This is the first time for receiving this award for two consecutive years. To earn this…

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Memphis VFW earns All American Honors

The Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial VFW Post #4958 and its Auxiliary earned its place as a VFW 2019 – 2020 All American Post. This is the first time the Post has ever received this award. To earn this prestigious award the Post must complete numerous requirements in recruitment, veteran support and community involvement. Of 190…

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor,    I’m writing to inform all Scotland County residents about an issue that desperately needs resident involvement to “make some noise” for our small, almost forgotten piece of Northeast Missouri. On February 6, 2020 I wrote a three page letter to the Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Sara…

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County Commission Minutes

Thursday, October 8, 2020 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, Danette Clatt,              …

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New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Adult Fiction New books are still arriving at the library! Curbside service available. Give us a call if you’d like any of these new books. The Falling Woman, by Richard Farrell An Ivy Hill Christmas, by Julie Klassen The Edge of Belonging, by Amanda Cox Before I Called You Mine, by Nicole Deese The Key…

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Community Calendar

Friday October 23 Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) will be held weekly on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 320 S. Main Street in Memphis. For details, please contact Mike Cantril at (660) 627-8546. Wyaconda Christian Church will be hosting their monthly community supper at 5:30 p.m at the church. …

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Friends of Scotland County,  Help me, help me understand who we are and what we are. I don’t understand the “they” “we” stuff. The habit we have of calling government officials “they.” They are blamed for mistakes, for predictions that do not come true and for bad laws. It would seem to me it…

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District President Visits Memphis VFW Auxiliary

The VFW Post #4958 Auxiliary welcomed the District 17 President, Georgia Welte, to their October 5 meeting for the group’s yearly inspection and visit. District President Welte provided opening remarks and presented the local club President Eggleston with a gift. General Orders for September and October were read, and the group conducted monthly business. Members…

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Adair County Route A Will Close for Removal of Temporary Bridge

MACON – Weather permitting, Monday, Oct. 19, Adair County Route A will close 1.2 miles west of Adair County Route J near Willmathsville, and the closure will be approximately 0.2 mile in length each direction.  The closure is needed while crews remove the temporary bridge that was installed earlier for turbine delivery.  The road will…

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Community Calendar

Friday October 16 Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) will be held weekly on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 320 S. Main Street in Memphis. For details, please contact Mike Cantril at (660) 627-8546. Saturday October 17 Halloween Bash and Costume Party at Bar B Saddle Club Arena on Saturday.…

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