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10 Years Ago Rising fuel costs are impacting Memphis residents’ trash collection service. Veolia Environmental Services announced a $0.37 price hike for Memphis residential customers as part of the contractual fuel surcharge agreement. The price hike took effect April 1 and will last through June 30th.  15 Years Ago A pair of nearly simultaneous emergency…

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Reading the Newspaper

By Pamela Blaine I’m sitting here reading the newspaper.  Can you hear the sound of the paper as I turn the pages?  I don’t know about you but I still like holding a real newspaper instead of scrolling on the internet.  My newspaper is like a good friend that comes in my rural mailbox every…

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It’s For the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter holiday and was able to enjoy being with family and friends.  We are getting closer to hummingbird season every day.  May 1. You need to get your feeders ready and make sure they are clean and not cracked anyplace.  Check out the stock…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance is excited to share information about the upcoming auction to benefit the Food Pantry Building Fund. The project has been going for a year and a half at this point. This project has been done as a funding is available and God has been good in moving…

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It’s For the Birds

Rain, sunny days and everything popping up green.  It’s almost April.  Birds are singing and getting spring fever.  I have a goose setting at the lake.  I did get new straw in the goose nest last weekend with the help of a good friend.  We found there were eggs in the nest with no bedding. …

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Fundraising efforts were well underway for a proposed playground expansion at Scotland County R-1 Elementary School. Visitors at the school’s Family Fun Night earlier this month learned that more than $5,000 has been raised in just over six months.  15 Years Ago Scotland County is known for its rich heritage of down…

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McClarity

By Carolyn Primm Lucy McClarity had been given one wish.  One.  Though, she didn’t believe in Leprechauns, there the wee man stood, arms akimbo, daring her to believe.  Leprechauns were known to be tricky like that.  A wish, however, was a delicious possibility.  Lucy McClarity considered the offer a long while before a smile flowed…

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It’s For the Birds

Spring is upon us. We have endured typical March weather, up and downs, rainy, foggy mornings, and rain. God adds those March rains to wash away the drab winter dirty snow and salt from roads and pound down the gravel.  My feeder has slowed down for sure.  I still have a few finches visit and…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Exceptionally gifted. These are the words Scotland County high school art teacher Dustin Harper uses to describe student Sarah Garrett. “She is above and beyond her age level as far as concept and development,” stated Harper.  15 Years Ago For the second time in its just over two-year history, the Scotland County…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Estimated cost of response tops $14 million; snow accumulations were as high as 23 inches.  15 Years Ago It was Sunday the 12th not Friday the 13th. But the March weekend proved pretty scary across the midwest, particularly in Missouri. The NAOO National Weather Service tracked a total of 110 reports of…

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