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Worshipful Bro. Jay Underdown (right) presents Brandy Harrellson  and Nathaniel Eisenrath with a check for the cliniic

NEMO Scottish Rite Club presents check to speech/language clinic

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

“The North East Missouri (NEMO) Scottish Rite Club held it’s regular dinner meeting April 22, 2015 at the Troy Woods Fort Country Club dining room. During the meeting a $345 donation check was given to Ms. Brandy Harellson, speech and language pathologist of the Walker (satellite) Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, located in Troy.  The check was presented by Worshipful Brother Jay Underdown, 32° – a Scottish Rite Mason, acting

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  • New website documents transportation in state

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Now MoDOT web visitors have a one-stop location for keeping up with Missouri’s 325 System. The 325 Report focuses on updates to Missouri’s road and bridge conditions and any developments in efforts to find additional funding. “This website gives engaged citizens a one-stop location for learning about how MoDOT will maintain Missouri’s transportation system as funding levels drop,” said Roberta Broeker, MoDOT’s chief financial officer. Located at, the website

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  • Creation Of Regional System For Missouri’s Healthcare Facilities Will Help Moms With High-Risk Pregnancies, At-Risk Newborns

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thousands of mothers, their babies and Missouri citizens will benefit from creation of a system for access to risk-appropriate care for high-risk pregnancies and low birth weight, preterm or otherwise at-risk newborns. Perinatal Regionalization increases communication, standardized practices and stewardship of healthcare resources throughout Missouri. The new system would be the result of legislation under consideration by the Senate and the House of Representatives, and was one of seven recommendations

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Lesley signs with Northern Colorado

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 9:07 am

The Northern Colorado men’s basketball team announces the addition of Kenny Lesley. Head coach B.J. Hill announced Lesley will be joining the Bears for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Lesley hails from Elsberry.  At 6’8”, Lesley brings not only height, but versatility with him and adds much needed depth at the post position for UNC. Hill said, “Kenny has versatility and size. He comes from a great high school program at

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  • Lady Warriors third in Moberly tourney, Jordan posts four shutouts this spring

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    On April 16 Winfield traveled to St. Charles for a conference game (GAC North). Despite playing well in the first 20 minutes of the game, and the entire second half, Winfield couldn’t hold St. Charles scoreless, as the Pirates capitalized twice toward the end of the first half, to carry a two goal lead into halftime, and throughout the rest of the game. en route to a 2-0 win. The

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  • Lady Warriors’ losing streak snapped with shutout

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

    On April 10, Winfield hosted Lutheran St. Charles. Unfortunately, Winfield’s frustrations continued, as they lost the game by a final score of 5-0 allowing two goals in the first half, and three more in the second half. The only statistic of note for Winfield came from sophomore Olivia Jordan, who played 75 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, making 18 saves in the effort. Senior Taylor Burkemper played the other  five minutes

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DuVall engaged to Myers

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

Gary and Donna Myers and Ed DuVall and Linda Chartrand are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Rachel Marie DuVall and Keith Charles Myers. The bride-to-be  is the daughter of Ed DuVall  and Linda and Layne Chartrand, of Moscow Mills. She is the granddaughter of Wayne Wease, of Troy and Clarence  DuVall of Florissant.  She is a graduate of Troy Buchanan and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is

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  • Bank of Louisiana sponsoring driving safely class

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 8:48 am

    The AARP Drive Safely Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for all drivers and especially designed for drivers 50 and older. It is a very informative class which could help to save a life. Graduates receive a certificate, good for three years, which could entitle them to a reduction in their auto insurance premiums (Participants should check with their insurance company). Students learn defensive driving techniques,

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Hulk

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:19 am


    Tennis anyone? I’m Hulk, a handsome Puggle boy who just LOVES to play with tennis balls!! I’m about 6 ½ years old, my birthday is 7/10/08 and I tip the scales at about 40 pounds. I’m very smart, both house and crate trained. I absolutely love attention, belly rubs and ear scratches…but who doesn’t love all those things, right?? My adoption fee of $150 is quite comprehensive – I am

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PALS Pet of the Week: Suzie

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

SPRING SPECIAL! For a limited time, Suzie’s adoption fee is only $25! Sweet Suzie has had a busy life – she ended up on the door step of a vacant home – a painter came by to start work in the home. There she was – stuffed into a dirty, musty little carrier. Who knows how long she had been there. That is how she came to our shelter…poor baby.

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Hulk

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:19 am


    Tennis anyone? I’m Hulk, a handsome Puggle boy who just LOVES to play with tennis balls!! I’m about 6 ½ years old, my birthday is 7/10/08 and I tip the scales at about 40 pounds. I’m very smart, both house and crate trained. I absolutely love attention, belly rubs and ear scratches…but who doesn’t love all those things, right?? My adoption fee of $150 is quite comprehensive – I am

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Isabella

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Dainty & beautiful describes Isabella – a Lavender Tabby with White. She has big, green eyes that you will notice first. Isabella was found wandering in the bitter cold, down a country road. When a kind woman saw her plight, she bent down to pick her up & Isabella jumped in her arms! Our veterinarian puts her birth date at 5/20/13. You should meet Isabella – she is so sweet,

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Give comfort and care to people in your community

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

You can make a positive difference by being a hospice volunteer. We are looking for compassionate people who would like to support patients and their families. You can show your support by reading or sitting with a patient, prepare meals, write letters, run errands, listen and chat, or even support community events like educational offerings, health fairs or fund raising. It’s your decision as to how much and what you’d

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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  • Child seat technician class being offered

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Northeast Missouri is in need of certified child passenger safety technicians – individuals and organizations who are certified to properly install car seats. There are very few of these valued resources in our region, which is why the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering a CPS Tech Training Class in April free to those interested in helping them continue to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads. According to the National

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From the Archives: Tornado strikes Millwood community

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm

60 Years Ago April 29, 1955 Gerald Hardy was the first elementary student in Troy to receive the Sauk polio serum. He attends the Taylor School. A tornado  struck the community west of Millwood on  April 23 at 5 pm resulting in heavy damage to several properties. 50 Years Ago April 30, 1965 Several teams from the Troy FFA Chapter received I ratings in state judging including: Meat Judging-Billy Wieman,

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  • All of Us Dance brings together special education students from all over the area

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Students dancing at the All of Us Dance on Saturday, April 18 at the Ninth Grade Center gymnasium.

    Saturday night, April 18, the All of Us Club at the Ninth Grade Center hosted the a dance. The club invited special education students from 12 high schools to the Ninth Grade Center for a free prom. “We did it last year,” said Special Education teacher Tara Cox. “It was on March 1, and we only invited eight schools. That was the day we had the really bad ice storm.

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  • Area chapters earn FFA state chapter awards

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Troy FFA placed second out of 338 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Troy FFA Chapter advisors are Jana Flynn, Rob Calvin, Doyle Justus and Matt McCrory. Student

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Peoples Bank provides space for community library in Hawk Point

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

The Hawk Point Branch of Peoples Bank & Trust Co. has donated a corner of the bank lobby for use as the Hawk Point Community Library. The Hawk Point Community Library is a free, self service children’s lending library that is open to the public during the lobby hours of the bank. Books can be borrowed by simply signing them out in a notebook and returned by placing them in

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  • Aidan Rowe’s birthday shoes fundraiser

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

    A young man in Troy is on a mission to give cool sneakers to his classmates who don’t have them. Aidan Rowe is turning nine on March 18. He is planning to use any money he gets for his birthday to buy tennis shoes for his classmates. He hopes to raise $500 and give away at least nine pairs of shoes. He has set up a GoFundMe site to raise

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  • St. Peters man wins state-wide art contest for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Disability Poster

    Across the nation, March is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Every year a group of Missouri organizations (Missouri Association of County Developmental Disability Services, the Arc of Missouri, and People First of Missouri) along with Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MoDD Council) produce a poster and bookmark celebrating inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in everyday life. Posters and bookmarks are for display by schools, libraries, and other community organizations

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