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Tammy Newland Receives SCH Recognition Award

The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis, Missouri, recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins this month during National Hospital Week. There are several employees at SCH that have been loyal to the organization for multiple decades and received service pins this year. At the top…

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Missouri District 18 Sen. O’Laughlin to Visit Schuyler

The Schuyler County Times invited Sen. O’Laughlin to visit Schuyler and talk with our area residents on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Schuyler R-1 High School Commons. O’Laughlin will address the results of the recent 2020 legislative session, which adjourned on May 15, 2020. Many bills passed or not passed were…

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School Board Candidates – Bios

The Schuyler County Times in conjunction with the Schuyler R-1 MSTA (Missouri State Teachers Association) chapter, was to sponsor a live candidates forum for those running for the School Board this election cycle. Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are running it in the paper and on the website. This first part is a brief…

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Schuyler County Times & MSTA To Host School Board Forum

The coronavirus pandemic, which had the government shuttering work places, state agencies, and other public facilities, prompted Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State, to change the voting date for the General Municipal Elections in the state from April 7, 2020 to June 2, 2020. Due to the required social distancing protocols, which would limit the…

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Schuyler County Grads in Spotlight

Parents, family, and friends wanted to make this year special for the class of 2020, after they had their twelfth and final year of school cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. School stopped, classes stopped, sports stopped, events stopped. But the excitement of graduating high school shouldn’t stop. That is where Schuyler residents and businesses…

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First Aid Series

First Aid Series Minor Wounds – Lacerations/Cuts and Abrasions/Grazes Cuts and abrasions are common minor injuries in both children and adults, which typically heal without difficulty. However, problems in healing can occur, if the wound is not cleaned soon after the injury and kept clean, or, if the victim has an underlying medical condition such…

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First Positive Covid-19 in Schuyler County

First Case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County   On May 14, 2020, the Schuyler County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County. The case is community-related, and the patient is being asked to self-isolate to decrease the risk of exposing others. Community-Based means that the person probably contracted the…

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Missouri Medicaid Expansion: Now More Important Than Ever

By Heidi B. Miller, M.D. As a primary care doctor, I cringe when I am paged on-call at 2 a.m. by a patient with chest pain, who won’t go to the emergency department because of lack of insurance. With sadness and frustration, I must persuade the patient that this is an emergency, and he could…

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