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Vendors Return to Flea Market Weekend In Spite of Recent Burglaries

By Echo Menges NEMOnews Media Group Knox County, MO – Saturday, August 13, 2022 – The vendor community of the Rutledge Flea Market returned to northeast Knox County for the first time since two recent burglaries were reported. A healthy amount of vendors returned to the grounds to sell their wares Friday and Saturday, August…

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Chief Operating Officers Hired at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis

Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Brent Peirick and Meagan Weber as Co-Chief Operating Officers (co-COOs). SCH Board of Directors Chairman, Lori Fulk, said, “Hiring both of these young executives is important for the leadership continuity of Scotland County Hospital and Clinics. We were so pleased that we had two…

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Miss Elsie Kigar Crowned 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen

Miss Elsie Kigar was named the 2022 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 11. Miss Kigar received the highest score of 41 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition, held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Kigar will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador…

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New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Large Print Fiction Stop by or give us a call if you’d like to reserve any of these books. Sea Glass Cottage (Hope Harbor #8), by Irene Hannon Lights Out (SNAP Agency #1), by Natalie Walters The Running Horses, by Fred Grove Straw Boss, by E. E. Halleran The Cattle Queen Feud, by Wayne D.…

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Commission Minutes

Thursday, August 4, 2022 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 A.M. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner Eastern District Commissioner, Brent Rockhold Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins was absent County Clerk, Batina Dodge                               …

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order to Accelerate Drought Response Actions

In response to increasingly dry conditions and the growing threat of serious drought, especially across Missouri’s southern counties, Governor Mike Parson issued Executive Order 22-04 calling upon the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams. “I know on my farm that conditions have deteriorated quickly,…

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Memphis Community Pharmacy Abruptly Closes Doors, Hospital Announces New CEO

By Echo Menges Memphis, MO – Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – The Memphis Community Pharmacy at the Scotland County Hospital (SCH) officially closed their doors at 5:30 p.m. today. The announcement comes five years after the official opening of the pharmacy. The closure announcement was made on the SCH Facebook page Wednesday morning just hours…

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Moving on to the New Normal: A Dancing Rabbit Update

The changing quality of sunlight and later sunrises and earlier sunsets, all point to the turning of the season toward fall. We are still having hot days, but nights are blissfully cool and I’m sleeping soundly most nights. It is cool as I write this and it feels like every living thing is breathing a…

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Memphis Swim Team Competes in River Country Swim League Championships

The River Country Swim League Championship meet was held on July 30 at the indoor YMCA facility in Louisiana, Missouri. Teams that comprise the River Country League come from a large region of the tri-state area including Kirksville, Memphis, Can-Oka (Canton/ Kahoka), Hannibal, Hamilton, Keokuk, Quincy Sheridan, Quincy Country Club, Pittsfield, and Louisiana. Top 3…

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Five Compete Nursing Home Internship Program

The Schuyler County Nursing Home recently completed the 2022 Nursing Summer Internship Program.  The program graduated five interns this year. This program taught students the nursing career ladder including NA, CNA, CMT, LPN, and RN job classifications.  The students worked along with our certified healthcare staff and learned the necessary educational and credentialing requirements for…

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