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Craig McCartney attended with his son Scott.

NECAC Hunger Banquet demonstrated the impact of hunger in Lincoln County

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

The Lincoln County Council on Aging was the site of a very special banquet Monday night, November 10. It was sponsored by NECAC for the benefit of the Bread For Life Food Pantry and the Lincoln County Cupboard. There was no fee to attend, though donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items were accepted. There was also a silent auction of various gift baskets, the proceeds of which also

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  • Youth falls from moving vehicle

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Troy Police reported that a five-year-old boy was injured Halloween day and was flown by Air Evac Life Team to a St. Louis Hospital for treatment. The event occurred at 10 a.m. that morning. According to the information released, the boy was in the back seat of a car when he moved into the front seat. The car had a standard transmission and the youth apparently moved it into another

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  • New accessible fishing dock in Cuivre River State Park now open

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Fishing dock

    A new accessible fishing dock at Cuivre River State Park was officially open for the public on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Guests were invited to enjoy a brief dedication ceremony that was held at 2 p.m. at the park boat ramp near the fishing dock. Visitors were welcomed to then use the new dock and try their luck with fishing. Park staff was on hand to provide assistance for anyone who

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Sports

9 point on opening day

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Gavin Hase of Hawk Point Mo shoots a 9 pointer on opening day with a 21 1/2″ spread.

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  • Lady Trojan Softball Signs Martin

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    ShaylenMartin

    The Hannibal-LaGrange softball program is happy to announce the signing of Shaylen Noelle Martin from Clarksville, Missouri. Martin will graduate from Clopton High School this spring. “Shaylen is a great student and has the potential to be a successful softball player at HLGU,” commented Head HLGU Softball Coach Dan Hurst. “We are excited to add her to our program.” Along with consistently being a member of the Clopton High’s A

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  • Advances to Super Bowl

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Jr. Football

    The Fourth Grade team in the Junior Trojan football program advanced to the Super Bowl set for Nov. 16 in Warrenton. This will be their second straight trip to the ‘big’ game. They lost 6-0 last year. “As the head coach of the team I couldn’t be more proud of these kids!,” said Charlie Holloway. “All I can say is football is NOT dying in this town. We have had

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Lifestyles

Marriage licenses recorded in county for October

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

The following marriage licenses were recorded in October 2014, in the Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds office. Mustafa Ajruloski and Talicia Diane Spann. Mauricio Ramirez Alvarado and Jessica Marie Krueger. Jesse Clay Anderson and Alicia Lorelei Adler. Jason Dudley Arne and Tammie Lee Loiacono. Landon Robert Aubuchon and Allison Kay Dillon. William Gary Barnes II and Meghan Elizabeth Runge. James Mathew Biermann and Sandra Denise Seifert. Lance Gregory Bobeen and

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  • Scouts presented the Beacon Award

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Boy Scout Pack 395

    Boy Scout Pack 395 Den 2, received some exciting news at their Oct. 28 meeting. The group of boys had worked hard from May – Sept. doing community service work painting Troy city park picnic tables. The boys painted 17 tables to help beautify the city parks. Den 2 was recognized for their efforts and were awarded the Beacon Award. The Beacon Award recognizes the good deeds that scouts do

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  • NECAC taking applications for energy assistance

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is taking applications for winter utility assistance from qualifying families and individuals. The program began Oct. 1 for senior citizens and disabled people and Nov. 3 for everyone else. Eligibility for energy assistance is based upon income, the number of people per household and the type of heating source. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the U.S. Department

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Pet Stories

CLAUS

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:32 am

Claus is a man of few words. This Patched Tabby (Gray Tabby with lots of white), was born 12/12/10. At 10 lbs., he is big and beautiful! He has one hazel eye – and one light green eye. Claus has impeccable manners, is gentle as a lamb and moves with grace. He is mild-mannered and doesn’t have the need to play silly games with toys (his words, not mine). He

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

    WALNUT

    This is a story of survival, under the most tortuous conditions. Walnut has survived. A public utility worker had noticed four pet taxis on a front porch sitting in the ice and snow. Each contained a cat. The elderly woman who lived in the home had passed away, and a caretaker had relegated the cats to their prisons of filth. Rushed to the vet, Walnut would stay there for days.

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  • Baseball legend adopts puppy from local breeder

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Donna Lampson and one of her adult male German Shepherds. He is the sire of the puppy that Molina purchased.

    Donna Lampson of Dach Haus German Shepherds in the Winfield/Foley area recently had a celebrity sighting…her sighting was right on her own property! Back in August Lampson received an inquiry about one of their German Shepherd puppies for sale. When she finally got to meet the family that wanted a German Shepherd puppy it was none other than Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda Torres. “My husband knew that he

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Citizen's Journalism

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4 Youths from Stonebridge Free Will Baptist Chosen for Missions Trips

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Stonebridge Free Will Baptist Church in Troy, Mo., may only be a mission church, in fact, they have yet to be self-supporting, but that doesn’t stop the Holy Spirit from moving on their youth. Three teens from Stonebridge were chosen to go to E-TEAM, (Eagleton Teens Equipped and Active in Missions) the national summer mission experience hosted by Free Will Baptist International Missions. A fourth teen from Stonebridge is currently

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  • Ambulance, emergency services have equipment to handle Ebola cases

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Lincoln County Ambulance District, fire, health department and Lincoln County Medical Center have been busy working on plans for taking care of patients who may have the signs, symptoms and history consistent with the Ebola Virus infection. At this time, the likelihood of a Lincoln County resident becoming infected with the Ebola virus is very low. The CDC and the Lincoln County Health Department have been working closely with local

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  • Missouri minimum wage rate set for 2015

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

    The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2015 has been established, according to state law, at $7.65, effective January 1. All businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $7.65 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. Per state law, the minimum wage rate is calculated once a year and may increase or decrease based on the

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Education

Food safety during the holidays

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

With the holidays fast approaching, the Lincoln County Health Department reminds residents to practice safe food preparation for family gatherings. Every year, an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur in the United States. While the majority of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a couple of days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related

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  • Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program takes the stage

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Aaron and Eileen 2

    For more than a decade, Delta Dental’s “Land of Smiles” program has been touring schools and fighting childhood dental disease with the help of its legendary character, Tooth Wizard. This fall, Delta Dental is bringing a new adaptation of the “Land of Smiles” show to schools featuring Tooth Wizard’s sister, Tooth Fairy. Together, these characters use upbeat and interactive means to educate and inspire children to adopt healthy life habits.

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  • Free high school equivalency preparation classes offered by SCCC

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    St. Charles Community College will hold registration for High School Equivalency preparation classes in Eolia on Monday and Wednesday evening, Oct. 20 and 22. This orientation/registration session will be held at Pike Lincoln Technical Center at 342 VoTech Rd., Eolia, Mo. from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Students must attend both nights. Classes are free. In addition to the registration at Pike Lincoln Technical Center, registration for evening classes at the

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Volunteering

Linda Morse is the Volunteer of the Year at the Lincoln County Council on Aging (LCCOA).

Morse LCCOA Volunteer of the Year

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

This year the celebration of the LCCOA volunteers was held on Saturday, October 18. It was extremely rewarding to host a party that expresses how essential volunteers are to their mission. All of facilities and staff could not do it without their help. Not to mention the thousands upon thousands of Lincoln County residents served and showed kindness. Volunteers help to create a peaceful world and a safer planet. To

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  • Scouts presented the Beacon Award

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Boy Scout Pack 395

    Boy Scout Pack 395 Den 2, received some exciting news at their Oct. 28 meeting. The group of boys had worked hard from May – Sept. doing community service work painting Troy city park picnic tables. The boys painted 17 tables to help beautify the city parks. Den 2 was recognized for their efforts and were awarded the Beacon Award. The Beacon Award recognizes the good deeds that scouts do

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  • Area Kiwanians give children the gift of play, install $50,0000 equipment

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Kiwanis Playground

    Children now have a new place to slide, climb and play after city officials declared their previous playground unsafe. Kiwanis, Toyota and Landscape Structures Inc., have partnered to improve the community by building a $50,000 playground at Fairgrounds Park. It is a safe oasis for local kids to engage in creative, imaginative and accessible play. Kiwanis club members devoted Oct. 25 to build the playground. Volunteers began at 8 a.m.

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