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Outdoor Truths

It such a shame that time seems to be in lesser quantities as one gets older. It’s not just age but the responsibilities that come with having a family, career, and expenses. I can remember when the striper and walleye run would be the most important event in my life. Since the run was only…

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Amy Brown, RN, is March Spirit of SCH Award Winner

Amy Brown, RN, BSN, is the March Spirit of SCH Award Winner at Scotland County Hospital and Clinics this month.  Amy is a native of Lawrence, KS, and has lived in Memphis since 2015 with her husband, Kevin and three children. Prior to working at Scotland County Hospital, she worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital during…

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Letter to the Editor

Mr. Sharp, thank you for letting us know about our billing mistake, and for speaking with me on the phone about it. We appreciate patients that bring this kind of situation to our attention. I want you to know that in no way was this intentional. We attribute the oldest text of ethics in Western…

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American History Moment

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Founding Father and third President of the United States, was a book-lover. Throughout his life, books were vital to Jefferson’s education and well-being. When his family home burned in 1770, he mourned the loss of his books. While he was U.S. minister to France during the American Revolution, Jefferson acquired thousands of…

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Dancing Rabbit

Dancing Rabbit I don’t want to do math! I find myself thinking time and again in response to the mere idea of doing it. Yesterday I didn’t want to write this article. Last week I hated making lists and planning. Who knows what won’t strike my fancy tomorrow? Prairie here, at Dancing Rabbit, reflecting on…

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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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Downing Depot Museum News

Submitted by Judy Sharp Oh, what an exciting week this was in the current timeline of the Downing Depot Museum! It all began on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Military Room is being rebuilt at the north end of the east side of the depot, beginning where the storage area has been. The new room…

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When Jesus Entered The Plague

by Terry Rush In 1884 King Humbert of Italy was awakened one midnight to be informed that an epidemic of cholera had broken out in Naples. He was scheduled to be in Monza the next day for a huge reception. He sent an immediate message to his hosts, “Banquet at Monza; cholera at Naples; I’m…

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Sandhill Cemetery Association Hosts Annual Meeting

The Sandhill Cemetery Association met in Memphis on March 14, 2020 at the United Methodist Church basement to discuss the care and finances of the cemetery. Chairman Darrell Shultz called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. by asking for the minutes of the February 23, 2019 meeting to be read. Nancy McClamroch read the…

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Recent Arrivals at Scotland County Memorial Library

Adult Non Fiction Please save this list if you find something that interests you. These books will be available when the library reopens. Astrology for Dummies, by Rae Orion Jesus: the God who knows Your Name, by Max Lucado Genetics for Dummies, by T. R. Robinson Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart, by Stephen Moss Thunder Dog:…

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