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On Memorial Day, talk to children about grief

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

I hope you are enjoying this Memorial Day weekend and are taking time to pause to remember our veterans for their sacrifice for our freedoms. Don’t forget the Memorial Day service at the Lincoln County Courthouse Monday at 11 a.m. Be there to help honor both living and fallen military heroes. Also here is another good idea to consider.  If you are decorating graves this Memorial Day weekend, that can

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    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:32 am

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  • Sheriff shares and leads open discussion on services

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

    The inner workings of law enforcement was brought into perspective for a small group of Lincoln County citizens Wednesday evening as Sheriff John Cottle literally ‘opened’ all  doors of the jail . Sheriff Cottle had encouraged all county citizens to visit the  office for a cup of coffee in an informal setting. He provided a brief outline of what is happening at the sheriff’s office and what is in store

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  • Look Up: Viewing Life Through Our Eyes, Not Phones

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:04 am

    As I was driving home from my lunch break today, I came to a stop at an intersection. I looked over to see two kids, probably around middle school age, walking side by side, heads down, hands glued to their phones. I had to laugh. I remember when I was their age. I didn’t have a cell phone. To be honest, I don’t think we had progressed past bag phones

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  • Graduation is big time for both graduates, community

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Friday night began the first of planned Commencement exercises at the area high schools. New Horizons High School held their service at Bonfils Auditorium  followed on Sunday when Troy Buchanan High graduates walked down the aisles at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Similar Commencements will be held May 17 in Elsberry and Winfield climaxed with Silex High School sending their graduates out on May 22. These three will be

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    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Barry Scroggin used to work in the oil fields of Texas for 27 years. In his words, “I was basically the Maytag repair guy that went and fixed oil rigs.” In that capacity Mr. Scroggin has travelled all over the world, “Syria, Nigeria, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Belize. I haven’t been to Australia or New Zealand,” said Mr. Scroggin. Mr. Scroggin has long since retired from the

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    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    A few weeks ago, I received a call at the office from a man who had a story for me. He wasn’t sure if it was really news or not, but he’d found a five-leaf clover, and it wasn’t the first he’d found. I took his name and number with every intention of calling him back, but of course I let it slip my mind. A week later the man

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