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Students are pictured above with officers from after they dropped off their Valentine’s Day surprises.

Kindergarten class blesses police in lieu of a Valentine’s Day party

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

At First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Mo., fourteen (14) Kindergarten students have been working on a ministry project. Led by teacher, Rebecca Grimes, of Elsberry, the class has been collecting donations of candy and treats. Then, the class created goodie bags and on Friday, Feb. 13, the class delivered these bags to the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The students made their trip during party

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  • Ambulance district, health department among partners in CO alarm program

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Safe Kids Eastern Quad Counties has partnered with the Lincoln County Ambulance District and Wright City Fire District to secure a grant to provide Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to families in member counties. Lisa Sitler, RN, PhD health educator with the Lincoln County Health Department wrote the grant that was ultimately approved by Safe Kids. Sitler remarked, “I believe in Safe Kids CO Alarm program, and if it saves one

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  • Operation Round Up helps stock food pantry shelves

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

    During the final two months of the year, Cuivre River Electric Community Trust volunteers who put Operation Round Up funds to work in their communities directed more than $12,000 to help local food pantries serve hungry families in need. The Immaculate Conception Church Dardenne Prairie Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Society and the St. Patrick’s Wentzville Conference of the SVDP Society each received $3,000 from Operation Round Up

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Sports

Levi Miller (23) moves the ball around for Silex in their gama with Wright City. Miller scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds in the game.

Lady Owls split Homecoming games

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

Silex hosted Wright City with the Lady Owls winning 64-39 but the Owls ran out of gas in a 55-45 loss. The girls raised their record to 12-9 for the year. They started off extremely slow and were losing 6-2 at the end of the first period. They picked it up in the second quarter scoring 21 points. In the second half they came out and really did a good

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  • Troy basketball in stretch run, wrestlers bring home medals

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Troy Buchanan’s Miranda Chaney looks to the basketball in the game with Fort Zumwalt West.

    In basketball on Jan. 23, the Troy Buchanan High teams split Winter Homecoming games hosting Fort Zumwalt West. The girls lost 50-24. Alyssa Rivera led Troy with 16 points. Moe led West with 19 points. West jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first period and never trailed. “We just aren’t finishing well around the rim,” said Coach Bryce Gregory. “We are doing a better job at handling the

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  • Warrior squads compete in tourney

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Winfield’s  Chandler Hollingsworth (12)  goes high on this shot attempt against Bowling Green in the opening round game.  Defending is Adam Holt (22).

    Winfield Warriors lost 64-39 to the top-seeded Bowling Green Bobcats in the opening round Tuesday in the 90th Bowling Green Invitational Tournament. “Chandler Hollingsworth finished the night with 12 points and six rebounds. Dakota Robertson came off of the bench and chipped in eight points. “We have come a long way since the beginning of the season,” said Coach Shelby Anderson. “We had to adjust to a new system, but

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Lifestyles

Kelli Suddarth and Kyle Jones

Jones and Suddarth to wed

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

Cynthia and Stephen Jones, of Troy are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Kyle Stephen Jones, to Kelli Michele Suddarth, daughter of Angela and Richard Suddarth, of Eolia. Kyle is a 2012 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School. After graduating he attended Three Rivers Community College on a bull riding scholarship. In 2014 he won Missouri Rodeo Cowboy’s Association Rookie of the Year, placed third overall, and took

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  • Penny King and Queen candidates raise the bar for Buddy Bags Program

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Pictured are (in no particular order): Morgan Abraham, Dory Awalt, Andrew Azar, Hannah Bobeen, Joleigh Bonds, Winter Boria, Briauna Cann, Kara Capps, Logan Clark, Mason Gessert, Lupita Gonzales, Cooper Hogan, Kassidy Kessler, Piper longo, Maria Lopez, Catherine Lutes, Casen Martin, Jayce Martin, Drew Millar, Aidan Nichols, Damion Payne, Kaylee Rainey, Landyn Roark, Delaney Siebert, Lydia Sims, Jordan Starkey, Cameryn Thorpe, Jeremiah Williamson, Mason Wray. Also pictured is Jeannie Harrell and JoEllen Kessler.

    The Boone Elementary fifth graders are at it again! For the fourth year in a row, the fifth graders have been working on raising money and gathering food donations for the R-III Buddy Bag Program. Thirty-two students are working hard to reach their goal of $1,500. “This year is the largest participating class so far and we are excited to be able to raise money for such a great cause,”

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  • Orange: color of hope for Gram Edwards benefit

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

    One year ago Elsberry Elementary student Gram Edwards was diagnosed with T-cell Leukemia. On Friday, Feb. 20, his school and his community is providing hope. In cooperation with the Elsberry School District, Silex School District, local businesses, students, teachers and staff, an “Orange Out the Night” will be held in conjunction with Senior Night. All players, managers and coaches will be in a special orange “Crushing Cancer on the Court”

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Pet Stories

EMMA

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

Hello, I’m Emma, a gorgeous black and white lab mix. I was born 6/28/14 after my Mom, Lexie (who was adopted a while back) gave birth to 11 bouncing babies, just days after being rescued from the streets. I was adopted once, but it wasn’t the right home for me so I’m back at the shelter looking for the perfect home. I’m very active, playful and lovable. At the shelter,

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

    EMBER

    Hello, I’m Ember. A stunning Diluted Calico gal looking for my purrrr-fect home!! My birthday is 6/9/09, making me 5 ½ years old. The volunteers at PALS taking care of me describe me as very sweet and LOVE to be held. I make such a lovely, sweet almost cooing purr!! I’m very laid back, and I get along with everyone. My $75 Adoption Fee is very inclusive – I am

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

    SEBASTIAN

    Hi, I’m Sebastian, a handsome Cocker mix about five years old. I’ve been at the shelter since July when I was rescued from a hoarding situation. I was so matted I could hardly lay down and they couldn’t even tell if I was a boy or a girl. And I was also heartworm positive… so for the past six months I’ve been getting treatment. But, I’ve recovered and am now

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Citizen's Journalism

State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • 4-H partnership and movie send anti-bullying message

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:53 am

    A family movie opens soon in Missouri as part of 4-H’s partnership with Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of “Marshall the Miracle Dog” and founder of the Marshall Mentor program. The movie features strong anti-bullying and animal rescue themes, said Amanda Meek, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist. The movie, adapted from Willenbrock’s award-winning children’s book, is based on the true story of a Labrador retriever and the bullied

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  • Ameren Missouri upgrading natural gas pipelines in Winfield to improve reliability

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ameren Missouri has started work on an approximately $400,000 project in Winfield, Mo. to replace about three miles of older gas pipelines with more reliable polyethylene (PE) pipe. The new PE pipes will replace nearly 50-year-old polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipeline that lies east of Missouri Highway 79 in Winfield, both north and south of Highway N. Ameren Missouri began replacing Winfield’s gas lines last year, spending about $400,000 to install

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Education

Students are pictured above with officers from after they dropped off their Valentine’s Day surprises.

Kindergarten class blesses police in lieu of a Valentine’s Day party

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

At First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Mo., fourteen (14) Kindergarten students have been working on a ministry project. Led by teacher, Rebecca Grimes, of Elsberry, the class has been collecting donations of candy and treats. Then, the class created goodie bags and on Friday, Feb. 13, the class delivered these bags to the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The students made their trip during party

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  • State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • First Baptist Christian Academy: Best Kept Secret in Lincoln County

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Enrollment for Kindergarten and grades 1-8 begins in March for First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Missouri. FBCA is a ministry of Troy First Baptist Church located at 1000 Elm Tree Road in Troy, MO. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 PM so that members of TFBC and Lincoln County may come and tour the school facility. Student work will be on display. Video presentations

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Volunteering

Students are pictured above with officers from after they dropped off their Valentine’s Day surprises.

Kindergarten class blesses police in lieu of a Valentine’s Day party

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

At First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Mo., fourteen (14) Kindergarten students have been working on a ministry project. Led by teacher, Rebecca Grimes, of Elsberry, the class has been collecting donations of candy and treats. Then, the class created goodie bags and on Friday, Feb. 13, the class delivered these bags to the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The students made their trip during party

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  • Senior Fair in April

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:35 am

    The 16th Annual Senior Fair, hosted by The Professional Business Women of Lincoln County will take place at St. Stephen UMC located at 101 St. Stephen lane, Troy on April 15, from 8 – 11 a.m. Admission is FREE with a continental breakfast. There will be many booths to visit and get information during the Senior Fair. Attendance prizes will be given out throughout the morning. You must be present

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  • First of its kind in Lincoln County

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Road Runners

    The Lincoln County Special Olympics’ Roadrunners were given an amazing gift recently, a wheelchair accessible basketball hoop. Elite Tool, LLC. donated the basketball hoop to the Roadrunners to help them better advance their skills as they continue on into their basketball season. This hoop replaces the trash can that they were previously using and is the first known solid hoop of its kind in the area. Pictured above are some

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