Area News

Scotland County Hospital Makes Preparations for Covid-19

Scotland County Hospital & Clinics remains open for business and prepared to serve the health needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and always. We encourage all individuals to become and remain prepared as well. Together, we can protect ourselves and diminish the spread of this disease by limiting travel and community exposure, remaining…

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Potential Local COVID-19 Case Spurs SCR-I to Cancel School for Two Weeks

The announcement on Sunday evening that Scotland County R-I would be closing for two weeks as part of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic may have caught the community a bit off guard, but in less than 48 hours the district was joined by the vast majority of public education providers in the state. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson…

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MSHP Suspends Driver Road Testing Statewide

Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces beginning immediately today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is suspending driver road testing at all locations. All road tests through March 31 are canceled. The Patrol is monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and will update the public…

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Missouri Governor Urges Cancellation of Large Group Activities

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Following new recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement regarding mass gatherings or large community events in Missouri: “As we are all aware, concerns over COVID-19 continue to grow across the state and the nation. In accordance with CDC…

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Governor Parson Announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2 in Response to COVID-19 

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12 American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Scotland County Hospital from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or check www.redcross.org to get additional information or to make an appointment. Parking in Lot B  FRIDAY, MARCH 13 The Call of the Wild is showing at Memphis Cinema at 7 p.m.  FRIDAY,…

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Peace Corps Volunteers

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. Truman was the only Missouri school to be included in the top 25 on any of the Peace Corps’ lists. “These schools are institutions that emphasize being global citizens and service-minded students,” said Peace Corps Director…

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Scotland County Parish Plans Community Appreciation Luncheon

On Friday, March 20, 2020, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the Scotland County Parish of the United Methodist Churches of Arbela, Downing and Granger will again open the doors to the parsonage at 202 North Adams, right here in Memphis MO, to share a “thanking-you-for-your-support” kind of soup luncheon. The community…

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City Council Authorize Funds Use to Expedite Sewer Pump Replacement

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Jobe Justice, Chris Feeney, and Jenny Aldridge.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen Creek; Utility Supt.…

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