Area News

New Arrivals

BABY HARRIS Trever and Katie Harris of Memphis are the parents of a daughter, Betty Jo Harris, born June 22, 2020 at 3:27 a.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Betty weighed  6 lbs 11 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Eddy and Carla Stewart of Brashear and Chris and Holly Harris of…

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Woods Family Visit from All Around

During the Independence Day holiday, a number of out-of-staters were seen and greeted. Among them were Lisa Woods, Ft. Mill, SC and her sister, Theresa Post-Humes, Kirksville, MO. They are the children of the late Junior Woods and Virginia Egbert. Other Woods offspring observed in the Memphis area were Hollis Woods, Keokuk, IA; Bonnie Schultz…

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Scotland County Announces Round Two CARES Act Application Process

On July 8th, Scotland County is making an application available to request CARES Act funds for a second round of funding.  For the second round of funding, local governments and non-profit entities will be eligible to submit an application.  Applications for the second round of funding may be based on: (1) requests for reimbursement of…

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MDC Invites Comments On Wildlife Code Regulations

The Missouri General Assembly requires each state agency to thoroughly review its rules and regulations every five years. In compliance with the Missouri General Assembly’s ongoing review requirements, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to comment on existing Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations during July and August online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zia. Learn more…

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Mental Health Expert: Take Care of Yourself and Others

By Mike Scott NEMOnews Media Group As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on in the United States, many individuals are experiencing fear and anxiety about the virus and its effect on them, their families, friends and communities.  Public health actions, such as stay at home orders, social distancing and canceled events, have disrupted patterns in our…

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USDA Adds Digital Options for Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Online portal, e-signature tool enable producers to apply from anywhere

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. FSA is also leveraging commercial document storage and e-signature solutions to…

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Farm Service Agency County Committee Seeking Nominations

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2020 election must be postmarked or received in the local…

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Downing Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increases

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 pm on July 6, 2020 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner and Deana Petary. City Clerk Carol Dryden and Contract Operator Eric Burns. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, Deposits & Disbursements, Monthly Water…

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