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Terrill Receive Attorney General’s Award

Emily Terrill, who was the 2022 valedictorian of Scotland County R-1 High School has received an Attorney General Honors Award from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. This award recognizes extraordinary Missourians who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on their communities. The award is to highlight the hard work and dedication…

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Let No Tree Go To Waste: Full Circle Forest Products – Rutledge, MO

Submitted on behalf of Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC). July 27, 2022 – Are trees that have been felled by nature or landowners destined to rot — either where they lie or in a landfill? Joshua Clarkweiss says no. Clarkweiss, owner of Full Circle Forest Products, a sustainability-focused sawmill in Rutledge, Missouri, turns those…

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Fire Department Seek Voter Support for Sales Tax

Submitted by Tim Graham PRESS RELEASE – – In an effort to address an aging fleet of fire trucks and an outdated fire station that was not designed to house, newer, larger fire-fighting vehicles, the Memphis Fire Department will be asking voters at the August 2, 2022 election to support a 1/2 cent sales tax…

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Jackson Family Recognized as Missouri Farm Family for Scotland County

The Jackson family was selected as the Scotland County Farm Family by the University of Missouri Extension in Scotland County and the local Farm Bureau. David and Jodie Jackson, along with their children, Sadie, Morgan and Brooke live on the family farm south of Memphis, Missouri. Sadie, Morgan and Brooke are members of the Jolly…

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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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Commission Approves FY 2023-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved the FY 2023-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027. The STIP makes available $10 billion of federal and state revenues for all modes of transportation over the…

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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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A Return to Farm-Produced Products

By Heather Harper Clifford Martin is a local cheesemaker in northeastern Missouri with his base of operation located just north of Edina, with a beautiful view of green pastures and hills, which contributed to the name of his business, Green Hills Dairy. Martin and his family have built the foundation of their small business by…

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