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MDC Taking Applications in July for Next Agent Training Academy

Want to become a conservation agent? MDC taking applications in July for next agent training academy Learn more at short.mdc.mo.gov/45j JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Interested in a healthy, rewarding, outdoor career to help protect and manage wildlife resources for future generations? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is currently recruiting and accepting online applications to fill…

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Downing Depot Museum News

Submitted by Judy Sharp The annual Independence Day fireworks display in Downing is coming next Saturday, July 2, 2022. Downing firemen will be continuing their tradition of entertaining the crowd with brilliant colors in the night sky. Bring your family, friends, chairs, and blankets.  Look for the Appreciation Days Park directional sign on Hwy 136 across…

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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. Gilt, by Jamie Brenner The House across the Lake, by Riley Sager The View from Coral Cove, by Amy Clipston Movieland (Eve Ronin #4), by Lee Goldberg The Girl on the Carpathia, by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts The…

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Railroad Work to Temporarily Close Route U in Scotland County

Weather permitting, BNSF will be completing railroad repairs at the Route U and Route A intersection in Gorin. The road will be closed Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.  Please use alternate routes. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. For more information on this and other roadwork in…

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County Commission Minutes

Thursday, June 16, 2022 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 A.M. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling, Eastern District Commissioner, Brent Rockhold, Western District, Commissioner, David Wiggins, County Clerk, Batina Dodge                        Commissioner Rockhold moved to…

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Hospital Auxiliary Gives Back to Several Hospital Departments

The Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary recently made several purchases to benefit patients and staff at the Hospital and clinics. The Radiology Department requested a mobile lead shield. The mobile lead porta-shield is a convenient and effective way to quickly provide adjustable, mobile radiation protection to personnel or patients. The benefits of a mobile unit allow…

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“We Are Monsters” Takes Stage

Submitted by Sheila Berkowitz Twenty-one students, from Scotland and Clark Counties, performed in the production “We Are Monsters” sponsored by the Memphis Community Players, Inc. on June 24, at the Memphis Theatre. “We Are Monsters” is a children’s musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret (an old, abandoned theater) filled with quirky monster…

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Rural Health Care Crisis Impacts Scotland County Hospital

By Mike Scott “Rural health care is collapsing across the nation,” said Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital. Scotland County Hospital is one of 35 Critical Access Hospitals in Missouri. The designation was created in 1997 in response to over 400 rural hospital closures in the 1980s and early 1990s. According to the…

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Jackson Named “Spirit of SCH”

Jodie Jackson is the June SPIRIT OF SCH winner at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. She has worked for the hospital since 10/10/01. She works in the Health Information Management Department with medical records and recently got cross-trained to also work with the Business Office in the insurance and cash posting areas. Here’s what the…

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