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Missouri DED Announces $41 Million in CDBG-CV Grants

By NEMO RPC On June 1st, the Department of Economic Development (DED) announced it will award $41.2 million through its Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) program to 41 Missouri communities, including two projects with local impact, to help them prevent, prepare for, and respond to the lasting effects of COVID-19. Funded project types include…

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Missouri to Dedicate Bicentennial Mural Painted by 16,116 Citizens

Press Release, State Historical Society of Missouri COLUMBIA, June 14, 2022 – The Missouri Bicentennial Mural, painted by 16,116 citizens across the state, will be dedicated June 23, 2022, 2:30 p.m., at the Harry S. Truman State Office Building, 301 High St., Jefferson City. The large-scale mural was recently installed inside Harry’s Place Cafeteria, 4th…

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CITY OF DOWNING REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 13, 2022 The Board of the City of Downing convened of 6:00pm on June 13, 2022 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Joy VanWye,  Gene Bruner and Bill Anderson. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator Kevin Martin and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the…

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Road to Close for Pavement Work on Routes in Clark County

HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be pavement work on routes in Clark County. See below for locations and additional information Route EE- June 21, the road will be closed at County Road 166 to Missouri Route 81 between 7:00 and 4:00 p.m. Route EE- June 22, the road will be closed at County…

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MU EXTENSION: Keeping The Family In The Farm And The Farm In The Family

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Successfully transitioning a family farming business to the next generation doesn’t happen overnight. University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker says it takes planning and “communication, communication, communication.” To help families start the succession planning process and initiate communication, Tucker and an MU Extension team will lead two-hour workshops across…

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Downing Depot Museum News

Submitted by Judy Sharp It’s June 2022 already. Time, life, community, history, moves right along, whether we’re paying attention or not. When I moved “back home” to northeast Missouri, I intended to spend time and energy paying respects to and investigating the history of my local ancestors. My life had been lived steeped in family…

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New Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Adult Fiction Stop by or give us a call if you’d like to reserve any of these books. Sparring Partners, by John Grisham Nightwork, by Nora Roberts The Honeymoon Cottage (Cemetery, Indiana # 1), by Lori Foster Poison Lilies, by Katie Tallo Unfailing Love (When Hope Calls # 3), by Janette Oke Out of the…

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Davis Appointed Medical Director

Kelsey Davis-Humes, DO, was recently appointed the Medical Director at Memphis Medical Services at Scotland County Hospital. She has been the Medical Director of Wyaconda Medical Services since 2019 when she joined the medical staff. She sees patients in that clinic on Tuesday mornings and at Memphis Medical Services on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, Thursdays and…

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Seeking Family Heirloom Bible’s Owners

By Heather Harper Heirlooms have a special place within families, particularly if they carry sentimental value, including items that have been handed down for generations. Within the past five-and-a-half months, an heirloom, an illustrated Bible, containing information about various interconnected families, with the surnames Stonebraker, Yeager, and Kittle, is currently homed at the Scotland County…

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Scotland County Fair Announces Fair Royalty Contests

Applications are available for the Junior Miss and Little Miss Scotland County Fair contest. The contest will be held during the Scotland County Fair Queen coronation on Monday, July 11 at 7:00 PM for the opening night of the Scotland County Fair. Junior Miss contestants must be 13-16 years old and Little Miss contestants must…

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