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10 Years Ago Dave Spence, Republican candidate for Governor, made a stop in Memphis today to tour Oakwood Industries. Oakwood is a furniture manufacturer that has provided quality jobs and furniture since 1987. The tour was led by Luke Fox as shared the company’s use of oak, cherry, and maple products used in the furniture.…

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10 Years Ago A successful advertising campaign at the Johnson Park ball dimaond has allowed the city to purchase new basketball backboards for the city parks. Park Director, Allen Garrett, indicated approximately 12 advertising signs have been sold and installed  on the outfield fence at the ball diamond. Proceeds from the sales will help fund…

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10 Years Ago Two disoriented deer wreaked havoc on the Memphis city square Sunday morning, causing several thousand dollars in damage to at least four businesses on the south side of the square. The Scotland County dispatcher was notified of the disturbance at 7:44 am. Two does had apparently wandered onto Monroe Street. As they…

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10 Years Ago The Pheasant Airplane Committee will have the airplane on display for the next two weekends for the public to view. The dates to be on public display will be Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 pm and Sunday, April 29 from 1-4 pm. The plane will also be on display the following weekend.…

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Living the Life of Our Future: A Dancing Rabbit Update

The first day of our first visitor session of the year was a week ago today. It so happened that on that day was the last gasp of winter with a full day of snow, falling for hours like a curtain of white corn flakes. It always amazes me that, one way or another, all…

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10 Years Ago The Scotland County R-1 Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 6:30 pm. Following the election of new officers, the board tirmed ots attention to consideration of a proposal to refinances the district’s debt load from the 2007 campus renovations. The board voted 7-0 to pass…

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10 Years Ago The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the March 2012 National Overview report on April 10, confirming that March was more than just a month of scattered warmth – it shattered records across the U.S., becoming the only month ever recorded, except for January 2006, that had surpassed its record by such…

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Janice S. Simler Barnes Obituary

Janice S. (Simler) Barnes, 80, Harrisburg, PA, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Columbia Cottages, Palmyra, PA. Born August 15, 1941 in Novinger, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Shirley (Cauby) Simler and was a graduate of Kirksville University, Missouri. She was the wife of Steven M. Barnes, whom she…

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10 Years Ago Due to the commitment and generosity of local citizens, businesses, organizations, and sevearl in the surrounding areas, the Pheasant Airplane Committee of the Scotland County Historical Society has met its goal of raising the $75,000 needed to purcahse the Pheasant Airplane that was manufacutured here in Memphis, MO in January 1928. The…

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Virginia Anne Mallett Obituary

Virginia Anne Mallett, 86, of rural Baring, Missouri passed away March 28, 2022 at the Knox County Nursing Home.  Anne was born March 24, 1936, in rural Monroe County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Richard Elisha and Germaine Campbell Redman and step-mother Mary Lucille Redman.  Anne attended grades 1-4 in rural Ralls County, grades…

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