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Submitted by Judy Sharp As 2022’s summer comes to an end, students are back in school, and the fall events begin happening. •  Come to the Scotland County Antique Festival in downtown Memphis this week. The weather should be mild, a bit cooler than it’s been, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of you there.…

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Living Life Over

35 Years Ago If you are traveling within 75 miles of Memphis and you see some flashing lights, don’t be alarmed, it is not a UFO! What you are seeing are the lights on the newly constructed TV tower located southwest of Colony. The tower, erected by KTVO-TV, Kirksville-Ottumwa, IA, is one of the tallest…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Liberty Energy (Mid-States) Corp., d/b/a Liberty Utilities, has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission to change its Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge (ISRS). Liberty Utilities is seeking the adjustment to reflect infrastructure replacement investments made by the natural gas company from October 2010 through May 2012. These costs for natural…

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Living Life Over

50 Years Ago Richard Allen was first prize in a Corvette Rally, which was run at Fort Madison, IA, August 6. Danny Waters of Fort Madison, was the navigator. Richard was driving a 1970 Corvette owned by Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Bissell. Mrs. Bissell is the former Jeanie Allen, Richard’s sister. Scotland County experienced a…

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Linda Lee Smith Obituary

Linda Lee Smith, 79, of Granger, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at her residence. Linda was born on December 29, 1942, in Rutledge, Missouri, the daughter of James and Vera Faye Watson Glasgow. She attended school in Rutledge, Baring, and Memphis and graduated from Baring High School in the Class of 1960. On…

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Primary Election To Be Held August 2

Voters across the state of Missouri will cast their ballots in the Tuesday, August 2 Primary Election. A Primary Election is an election used to narrow the field of candidates prior to the General Election, which will be held Tuesday, November 8. According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, “Missouri has what is known…

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July Spirit of SCH Winner

Congratulations to Pashia Ludwick. She is the July Spirit of SCH winner at Scotland County Hospital this month. Pashia is the morning cook for the Hospital’s Dietary Services Department. Prior to being the cook for the Hospital, she was a cook at the Scotland County Care Center for 11 years. Here’s what her nominator said…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The traditional attire of Catholic nuns is called a habit. While of many of the characters in the upcoming Memphis Community Players’ summer production will be adorned in the customary nun garb, the plays title “Drinking Habits”  reveals that this ins’t your everyday convent. Cast members include Lynette Dyer, Angela Westhoff, Lori…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago A rural Scotland County farmer lost a large storage shed and the bulk of its contents to a fire Monday afternoon. The Scotland County Fire Department was dispatched to the Clyde Zimmerman farm on Route H north of Arbela at 4:33 pm with a report that a 40×50 foot machine shed was…

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Person Of Interest Questioned In Ed’s Machinery Theft

Information/News Release submitted by Sheriff Bryan Whitney At 6:40 am on July 7, 2022 Sheriff Bryan Whitney was contacted by Ed’s Machinery about a person of interest that was inside their store. This person of interest was being sought after the June 9, 2022 theft case where a $67,500 fake check was used. Officers quickly…

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