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Scotland County Hospital Celebrates 50 Years  

   Scotland County Hospital is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Scotland County Hospital (SCH) is a not-for-profit district hospital in operation since 1970, designated as a Critical Access Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. Since 1997 SCH has established four (4) hospital-based rural health clinics in Scotland, Clark, Knox and Schuyler Counties in order to stabilize healthcare delivery providers. SCH has continually demonstrated a deep commitment to this rural & remote geographic area it serves, in which the hospital is the only hospital in a four (4) county area of extreme Northeast Missouri. 

Final State FFA Convention Awards~ By: Mark Lemmon

As State FFA Convention comes to a close, we would like to recognize our last two awards for the year. This year we were fortunate enough to have Jacob Oilar named to the 2019-20 State FFA Chorus.

  The last section of the State FFA Convention where the chapter was recognized was when our State FFA Vice-President Andrew Moore gave his retiring remarks and retired his State FFA Vice-President Jacket for the Missouri FFA Association.

Peoples Bank Welcomes New Loan Officer

  Peoples Bank of Wyaconda would like to introduce their newest addition to their  banking family, Jamie Cousins.
  Jamie started at the bank the first of May and is currently a loan officer in the Kahoka branch.
    Jamie comes to Kahoka from the Carthage, IL area. He  graduated from West Prairie High School and continued his education at Monmouth  College where he received a Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Business Administration and Exercise Science.

Route W in Clark County to temporarily close

for seal coat operations

  HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, July 2, MoDOT crews will be performing seal coat operations on Route W in Clark County. The road will be closed from Clark County Route A to Clark County Route D between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these times. This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. Work zones are active throughout the state.  As you approach a work zone, please don’t drive distracted.  Always buckle up and put your phone down for your safety and the safety of highway workers.  All work zones are online at www.modot.org, and you can receive the latest news about road work in your area by signing up for e-updates.

  This week Wendy Atterberg teamed up with two of our favorite mystery chefs to test out a fun breakfast recipe from her Kids in the Kitchen curriculum. French Toast Sticks is a simple, healthy recipe that is great for getting kids into the kitchen to help prepare their own food. Our chefs had a great time preparing the recipe and even enjoyed helping to do the dishes and clean up. We hope you will give this kid-tested and approved recipe a try!

  As a Nutrition Program Associate with MU Extention’s Family Nutrition Education Program, Wendy connects with youth and adults in Clark, Lewis, Knox, and Scotland Counties to promote healthy eating and physical activity. The Family Nutrition Education Program is funded in part by USDA Snap. For more information call MU Extension’s Show Me Nurtition line at 1-888-515-0016. Running out of food, contact your local food stamp office or go online to dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp.


Hammond Joins the
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Colton Hammond of Kahoka, Missouri, son of the late John Hammond and Roby Hammond, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hammond was initiated at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Hammond is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

New Blessing Health Center 4800 Maine to open June 1

   To enhance access to care for all of patients, Blessing Health System will open a new outpatient location at the corner of 48th and Maine, called the Blessing Health Center 4800 Maine, on June 1, 2020.  A unique grand opening, a drive-in virtual tour, will be held on Saturday, May 30, at the facility.
  The Blessing Health Center 4800 Maine will offer a full spectrum of musculoskeletal services, which includes orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, chiropractic care physical therapy and podiatry. In addition, retina care, family medicine, diagnostic and  imaging services, and direct to consumer medical equipment and supplies will be located at 4800 Maine for the convenience of the region’s patients and consumers.

   As a result of COVID-19, Blessing Health System will host a unique open house in the form of a drive-in video viewing of the Blessing Health Center 4800 Maine at 8:45 pm and again at 9:15 pm, Saturday, May 30, in the Center’s parking lot. Space is limited for each viewing. Social distancing guidelines will be followed as attendees will stay in their cars to view the virtual tour of the new facility, while listening to the video transmitted through a special radio signal. Popcorn will be provided. In the event of rain, make-up date will be Friday, June 5. For more information, visit blessinghealth.org.

Patching operations continue for routes in Clark Co.

HANNIBAL - Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing patching operations in Scotland and Clark counties. Please see below for locations and details.

  Clark County Route A – June 2-5, road will be reduced to one lane traffic at various locations from U.S. 136 to Clark County Route U for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.
 Clark County Route W – June 5, road will be reduced to one lane traffic at various locations from Clark County Route A to Clark County Route D for patching operations. Work will be completed between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day.
  This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All roadwork is posted on the traveler information map. You can also visit us online at www.modot.org/northeast

Red Cross Blood Drive –Kahoka

  The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the First Baptist Church located at 363 N. Washington in Kahoka from noon until 6:00 p.m.For more information or an appointment, please call  Gloria Allen, chairperson, at 660 342-6488. We honor all generous individuals who are willing to give from the heart.  Please consider inviting a friend or family member to join you in giving blood.  Together, you can help save lives.  Community responsibility is based on the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor.  The American Red Cross asks healthy people to give blood regularly to help meet the need for blood throughout the year. Please consider donating blood on Thursday, May 28th.  The need is constant.


Baked Chicken Nuggets and Homemade Ranch Dressing

   Looking for healthier twists on family favorites? This week Nutrition Program Associate Wendy Atterberg shares with us two recipes to add to your recipe box for healthier options that your family is sure to enjoy. Baked Chicken Nuggets are a nutritious meal option that the kids and entire family are sure to enjoy. Wendy shares that they could be served with honey mustard or buffalo dipping sauce. Homemade Ranch Dressing provides another option to serve with your nuggets, or veggies. Wendy shares that it is a great, healthy option for ranch lovers. Both of these quick and nutrious recipes come from the Eating Smart, Being Active curriculum for adults. We hope you give these recipes a try!

The Willing Workers 4-H club March meeting was held at the Wayland Masonic Lodge. 

6 members and 1 Clover kid gave demonstrations.

Pictured to the right Weston Davis.

Viritual Visits Available from Memphis & Lancaster Clinics

MEMPHIS, MO - Scotland County Hospital, Memphis Medical Services and Lancaster Medical Services are suspending all in-person non-essential visits to the hospital and clinics. If you have a question as to whether your previously scheduled clinic appointment or previously scheduled outpatient treatment at the hospital is essential, please call either clinic or the hospital and a triage nurse will assist you (Memphis Medical Services 660-465-2828 and Lancaster Medical Services 660-457-3655).

Scotland County Hospital Makes Preparations for Covid-19   


MEMPHIS, MO - Scotland County Hospital & Clinics in Memphis, MO,  remains open for business and prepared to serve the health needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and always. We encourage all individuals to become and remain prepared as well. Together, we can protect ourselves and diminish the spread of this disease by limiting travel and community exposure, remaining calm, frequently washing hands with soap and water, and always before touching your mouth, face or eyes, or any food before eating it. Self-quarantining at home is preferred if flu-like symptoms develop in otherwise healthy people that are not experiencing a medical emergency. In the absence of a medical emergency, please call ahead (660-956-6820 COVID-19 hospital hotline) to alert our COVID-19 Response Team, when you believe you meet the COVID-19 testing symptoms:

R If you have flu symptoms;

R If you have trouble breathing or shortness of breath;

R If you have been in contact with anyone 

with flu symptoms in the last two weeks;

R If you have traveled to a 

CDC Level 2 or 3 country in the last month; or been in contact with anyone that has. 

   A nice crowd was in attendance for the 35th annual Farm City Night hosted by the Clark County Extension Council. The evening started with a soup and sandwich supper served by the Clark County Farm Bureau.

   A variety of local businesses and organizations were on hand with displays for those in attendance to view. Those in attendance enjoyed a program called Science on Wheels (pictured to the right). Science on Wheels is an entertaining group of graduate and postdoctoral researchers from the University of Missouri seeking to connect Missourians with scientists and share about the research they are doing.  Then around 7 pm Spanky’s Dueling Pianos from St. Louis, Missouri took the stage to entertain everyone.

Running Fox Elementary School PTO Carnival top raffle ticket sellers

(L-R) Weston Davis, Jamison Hawkins, Parker Howell,

Lily Teeter, Ariabella McDaniel & not pictured-Brantley Todd

Area Proficiency Results
By: Kelsey Forquer, Amelia Boudreau and Halea Davis

  On February 19 the Clark County FFA Chapter took their proficiency applications to Area contest in LaPlata to determine if they would qualify for state competition. This year the chapter had 25 applicants which was the most of any school at the competition. 

 Jump Rope for Heart at Running Fox Elementary School was a success. Students jumped to support the American Heart Association and raised over $300 for the cause this year! Top donations were from Adalynn and Merijayne!

Clark County Extension Council Holds Annual Meeting

KAHOKA, Mo-On Thursday, February 21st, the Clark County Extension Council held their annual meeting at Steve’s Family Dining. The evening included dinner, a presentation, recognitions, and a business meeting.


Do You Know What your Local Library Offers?
  The Northeast Missouri Library serves Clark County, Knox County and Lewis County. Patrons who do not pay taxes to Lewis County but live and pay their taxes to the City of Canton will need to purchase a $15.00 registration card.

During the month of February, Black Hawk Elementary School Principal,

Mrs. Betsy Parrish challenged the buddy rooms at the school to do a kindness project

for National Kindness Month.
  Pictured above top left the bookmark project from Mrs. Nelson’s 1st grade and Mrs. McCreedy’s 4th grade Buddy Rooms creating bookmarks about kindness for the Library.
 Pictured above top right a project from Mrs. Debbie Otte’s 2nd Grade and Mrs. Day’s 5th grade Buddy Rooms who surprised paras, office staff, and kitchen staff with Thank You Valentines this past week. 

 Daffodil Day orders for the American Cancer Society are in full bloom in Clark County. Dollars raised through Daffodil Days support groundbreaking research, patient services and other life saving programs. orders need to be placed by Friday,   February 21st and delivery will be the week of March 24th. For a $10.00 donation you can get a bunch of daffodils or for a $15.00 donation you can receive a mini pot of daffodils and bulbs.Please contact michelle allen @ 660-341-7061 if you are interested.


 The CCR-1 Spearettes Drill & Dance Team recently hosted a dance camp for approximately 50 students who are in kindergarten - fifth grade.
   On Tuesday, February 4th the participants performed with the Spearettes Drill & Dance team during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game.

On January 13th members of the CCR-1 FCCLA organization presented their chapter service projects at the District FCCLA event at Atlanta, Mo.
  Those attending the event were Clara Herrs, Kara Brown, Samantha Arnold, Mackenzie O’Brien, Olivia Bergman, Ronee Scott, Karrigen Wood and Emily McCutcheon.

 On Saturday, February 1st  CCR-1 band members who received All Conference honors  performed in the All Conference Band Concert at South Shelby along with members from the other seven Clarence Cannon Conference Schools. 

Partnership to expand care access in northeast Missouri Spring 2020 opening slated for new Edina medical clinic Scotland County Hospital & Clinics, Memphis, MO, and Blessing Health System, Quincy, IL, are partnering to open a rural health clinic in Edina, MO.

On January 16th the CCR-1 Scholar Bowl teams hosted South Shelby for their season opener.
  The Varsity defeated South Shelby 330-130. Kevin Smith led the way with 9 tossups while Brody Waterman contributed 3.
  The Junior Varsity defeated South Shelby 270-220.

William Queen had 5 tossups, while Lucas James and Donald Anderson each added 3 more.
  In the Middle School game the Indians defeated South Shelby 310-120. Riley Queen answered 6 tossups, Luke Plenge had 4, and Garrett Billings answered 2 more.

  Pictured -  County Clerk, Kelly Waples, and County Commissioners Buddy Kattelmann, Henry Dienst and Gary Webster signing the budget.

 On January 23rd, Kelly Waples, County Clerk and budget officer presented the Clark County Commissioners with information and estimates for the year 2020. The Clark County Commission approved the 2020 Budget.

Clark County FFA Members “The One Where it all Begins”

 Over 4500 first year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri High Schools had the opportunity to learn at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences. These conferences presented by the state FFA Officers and sponsored by MFA Incorporated were held January 6-10, 2020 throughout Missouri.

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