Area News

Arbor Day Foundation Names Memphis Tree City USA

Memphis, Missouri, was named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Memphis once again achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at…

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School Days Will Not Be Made Up as COVID-19 Closures Extended Through April

With the presidential news conference over the weekend announcing the likely extension of social-distancing guidelines until the end of April, the Scotland County School District saw its window to return to school to conclude the 2019-2020 school year close even tighter. SCR-I, which has been out of class since March 16 due to Coronavirus pandemic,…

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Scotland County Fair Seeking Queen Contestants for 2020

Contestant registration is open to all young ladies to participate in the Scotland County Fair Queen Contest.  Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 22 by September 1, 2020. Deadline to register is April 24. Coronation for the 2020 Scotland County Fair Queen will be held on July 6 at 7:00 p.m. Junior…

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New Arrivals

BABY YORK Davin and Kimber York of Hurdland are the parents of a daughter, Hudsen Caroline York, born March 21, 2020 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. Hudsen weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 19.5 inches long. She has one siblings, Halle. Grandparents are Troy and Ronna Boyer of Canton; Ron York of Edina;…

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USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup CRP

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on March 26th today announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an…

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Tigers Claim Lewis & Clark Conference Quiz Bowl Crown

Scotland County claimed the Lewis & Clark Conference Campus Bowl title. Pictured (L to R) are Iris Mishra, Zac Behrens, Morgan Blessing, coach Nathaniel Orr, Erica Yarbrough and Anna Triplett. The Scotland County campus bowl team claimed the Lewis & Clark Conference championship with a perfect run at the league tournament held March 14th. Despite…

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