Area News

Infrastructure Improvements Top 2020 Accomplishments, 2021 Plans

By Mike Scott The City of Memphis had a busy year in 2020, although most of the public probably doesn’t realize it. “We’ve been targeting infrastructure improvements,” said Memphis City Administrator Allen Creek in an interview with the Memphis Democrat on Thursday, December 31. “We’ve been focusing on water, sewer and streets,” Creek said. These…

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New Service Being Offered as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Crisis Counselors with the Show-Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) at Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville, Missouri is working within their 20 county service area to provide education about the Missouri Show-Me Hope Disaster Distress Helpline and other resources available. The helpline is a useful tool for those experiencing hardships as a result of the…

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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.  Three Women Disappear: with a Bonus Novel: Come and get us, by James Patterson The Law of Innocence (Lincoln Lawyer # 6), by Michael Connelly One by One, by Ruth…

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Design/Build Teams Selected to Compete for Bridge Replacements Federal Grant Replaces Several Bridges in Northern Missouri

HANNIBAL – The Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) bridge program will replace several bridges primarily in northern Missouri.  “These bridges will be built using the design-build procurement method,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Project Director Jeff Gander.  Design-build is a delivery method that includes hiring one contracting team to complete the design work and…

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Gorin Go Getters November and December Meetings

November 2020 The Gorin Go Getters met for their monthly meeting on November 8th at the Gorin Christian Church. Roll call was to name something you are thankful for. Financial, community service, program and recreation committees met and made goals for the upcoming year. Those include 90 percent participation at the County Fair, 100 percent…

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Sew and Go Quilt Guild Meetings

Met on September 8 at the Downing Christian Church. Refreshments were provided by Barbara Clark and Lora Eggleston, which were very delicious.  Barbara Clark, president, called the meeting to order.  Treva Wittstock, Treasurer, provided minutes. Debbie Payne gave the Treasurer Report due to the absence of Jeannie Childress.  Susan Chidester informed us a sale was…

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Scotland County Hospital Continued To Address COVID-19 Challenges

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, via Zoom Meeting and in person. The Open Session was broadcast via Facebook Live. In accordance with the Missouri Sunshine Law §610.020.1. As a best practice and if possible, public governmental bodies should take advantage of their website and…

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