Area News

Heading Back to School Will Be Extra Special for One Local Student

The start of the 2020-21 school year is nearing, and it is anxiously awaited by plenty of students. However one Scotland County 7th grader in particular, says she simply cannot wait to head back to class. “I cannot wait to get back to school and see my friends,” said Hannah Montgomery. While all of the…

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Accidents

Wentzville Juveniles Hurt in ATV Accident Two Wentzville juveniles were injured in an ATV accident in Scotland County just after noon on July 14th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the two 15-year-olds were northbound on County Road 665, three miles northeast of Downing when the 2009 Arctic Cat ATV they were driving failed…

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County Commission Awards First Round of CARES Funds

With as much as a quarter of a million dollars in federal aid available in Round 1 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds to be disseminated by the Scotland County Commission, the initial disbursements were  bit spares, as only two funding requests were received by the county, resulting in less…

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Ashcroft Awards Coronavirus Relief Grant to Scotland County Library

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the Missouri State Library has awarded Scotland County Library a grant of $3,320 in order to respond to coronavirus health and safety concerns. “Missouri’s libraries are integral to the communities they serve and the resources they offer are vital,” Ashcroft said. “These funds help our libraries face the…

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New Arrivals

BABY OVERSTREET Nathan and Deidre Overstreet are the parents of a daughter, Heather Elaine Overstreet, born July 6, 2020 at 9:22 p.m. at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Heather weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 21 inches long. She has one siblings, Tatum. Grandparents are Brent Moore of Hurdland, the late Heather Kelsey, Brenda…

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Need Hunter Education? MDC Offers Options

With hunting seasons coming up for deer, turkey, migratory birds, waterfowl, and other game, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters who need hunter education to get it early. Those hunting in Missouri during a firearms season or acting as an adult mentor to another hunter must have hunter-education certification, unless exempt. Exemptions…

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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…

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SCR-I School District Closes Out 2019-2020 Fiscal Year in the Black

Scotland County R-I Superintendent Ryan Bergeson reported a positive budget balance of $20,110 as the year closed on June 30th. The Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 09, 2020.  President Christy Aylward called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., with all seven members present. The district received positive financial…

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Downing House Museum Announces Amended Summer Schedule

Featuring the: Downing House Museum, Boyer House, Memphis Depot, Carriage House, Summer Kitchen, Soldier in the Field Statue, & Gorin School Bell The Downing House Museum at 311 S. Main Street will open on a modified schedule for 2020. Volunteers will be available to provide tours on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. beginning…

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Too Little Water, Too Much Heat Puts Tasseling Corn At Risk

After an abundance of precipitation early in the farming season, standard hot, dry July weather has the dreaded D word, drought, starting to appear in southwest Missouri.  Moderate drought for as little as five consecutive days can cause major damage in corn, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Unusually dry conditions, largely…

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