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Ten Rural Missouri Hospitals Closed Since 2012. Scotland County Hopes To Avoid That Fate

Rural Hospitals Across The Country Are Facing Difficult Choices As They Struggle For Financial Solvency By Rudi Keller Missouri Independent MEMPHIS, Missouri – In March, Scotland County Hospital’s auditors delivered a stark warning. After five consecutive years of losses, only federal COVID-19 payments received over the previous year had kept the 25- bed hospital’s bank…

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School Board Sets Candidate Filing Dates

The Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. President Jamie Triplett called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with five members present. Christy Aylward and Trinity Davis were absent. II. Consent Agenda The board voted 5-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: A. Minutes from…

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NEMO Sunshine Training Held in Edina

Editorial by Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, November 3, 2022 – The Missouri Sunshine Coalition, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and NEMOnews Media Group joined forces last week to bring needed education about the Missouri Sunshine Law to Northeast Missouri. The free event was open to the public and held at the Knox County Community…

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Dr. Jeff Davis Elected to American Osteopathic Association

Scotland County Hospital is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Davis, DO, CMD, of Memphis was recently elected to serve as the 1st Vice President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees. Additionally, the AOA President, Ernest Gelb, DO, appointed Dr. Davis to serve as the AOA’s Liaison to the American Association of…

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Rose Hardware Welcomes New Owners

November 1, 2022, MEMPHIS, Missouri – After more than 20 years of successfully running Rose Hardware, co-owners Scott and Angela Westhoff have sold the business to Eric and Nikki Long, effective immediately. Serving the community since 1934, Rose Hardware has long been known for its extensive services and products, including key cutting, screen repair, pipe…

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Veterans Memorial Base Replaced at Gorin Cemetery

The Gorin community has rallied together to replace the base of the Veteran’s Memorial at the Gorin Cemetery. According to Elaine Forrester, President of the Gorin High School Alumni Committee, the Veteran’s Memorial base was originally set in May of 1991 during the bicentennial. Over the years, the old base consisting of bricks has deteriorated…

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Scotland County Nursing Home District September Meeting Minutes

Submitted by Lana McRobert, Secretary DRAFT – September 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. – Regular Board Meeting held at RCF Dining Room, 434 E. Sigler Avenue, Memphis, MO 63555. Those in attendance include Board Members Cindy Justice, Bill Kiddoo, Tom Deberry, Deanna Fulk, Tara Shultz and Lana McRobert. Also in attendance were Micheal Monroe representing…

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