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Happy Birthday Veterans Coffee Talk

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The Veterans Coffee Talk held each Thursday had its fourth anniversary marked with a special meeting March 19 at the Lincoln County Council On Aging (LCCOA) center. In a relaxed atmosphere, all World War II veterans in attendance were invited to address their fellow veterans. Afterward, all the county veterans who have participated in the Honor Flight program to Washington, D.C. were invited upfront and group pictures were taken. Also,

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  • Voter’s Guide for April 7 Election

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Following are the candidate profiles for the contested races on the April 7 ballot. The candidates featured are those who responded to The Lincoln County Journal’s profile request. Candidates for Lincoln County R-III School Board Stacy McLaughlin, 43, Troy, Manager – Quality/Performance Improvement, Mercy Hospital Lincoln. Political background: Board Member, Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL), Present 2015-2017 term; Board Member, First Baptist Christian Academy, 2010-2012; Board Member, Community Preschool,

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  • Work planned for Cuivre River Bridge

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Weather permitting, April 9, MoDOT crews will close the Cuivre River Bridge on Lincoln County Route H from Cave Farm Road to Shafer Road for bridge repairs. Traffic will need to use alternate routes while the work is completed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Again this work is weather dependent and could be delayed or rescheduled. For more information about road work, please go to http://www.modot.org/ or call customer

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Sports

Andy Belobraydic holds his record paddlefish.

Angler catches state-record paddlefish

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

The first paddlefish snagging trip for Andy Belobraydic III will be one he’ll remember for the rest of his life. The 33-year-old Richwoods resident turned an already successful day on Table Rock Lake into an unforgettable one by snagging a state-record paddlefish Saturday. Belobraydic’s behemoth weighed 140 pounds, nine ounces; breaking the old record of 139-4 caught in 2002 at Table Rock. The fish, which was caught on the James

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  • First girls’ soccer win in Elsberry history, boys lose to Festus, Winfield in baseball

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Elsberry/Silex Elly Boothe (right) scored four goals in one game helping the program to its first-ever win in girls’ soccer.

    At the start of last year’s Lady Indians soccer season Head Coach Hector Bencomo stated that he and his team were determined to score at least one goal. After enduring the previous season in which the team was unable to record a win or even score a single goal, their determination to put at least one point on the board in 2014 may have seemed a lofty dream to some.

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  • Wild turkey seminar in Hawk Point April 1

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:19 am

    The Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association will host a free wildlife seminar on April 1 at the Hawk Point VFW hall. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. Missouri Department of Conservation state turkey biologist, Jason Isabelle, will be on-hand to meet with attendees and present information about wild turkey flock, including an update on the ongoing turkey survival and reproduction study in north Missouri. In addition to being Missouri’s

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Lifestyles

Null birth announcement

Baby boy Null

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

Margaret and Gregory Null, of Troy, would like to welcome Ben Elliot Null into the world. Ben was born on February 27, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital weighing eight pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ¾ inches long. Ben is the younger brother to Jack Null, 5, and Levi Null, 2. Happy grandparents are Betty and Eddie Whitlock, of St. Paul, Mo., and Cathy and Jim Null, of Troy. Ben

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  • Martin attains recognition in Missouri Scholars 100

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Martin Brandelyn

    Silex High School senior Brandelyn Martin has been selected as an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Dr. Bruce Werkmeister, a principal at Silex R-1 High School. Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri

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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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Pet Stories

CHARM

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

Hi!! I’m Charm, a beautiful fluffy Calico gal. My birthday is estimated at 12/11/13 making me just about a year old and I weigh in at about eight pounds. I was a stray kitty that some kind soul brought to PALS. As much as I like the folks taking such good care of me at the shelter, I’d love to find a home of my very own. I like to

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Montana

    Hello, my name is Montana. As you can see in my photo, I’m one handsome boy!! I’m a Terrier mix, about two years old. I was brought to the shelter by my previous owner because she couldn’t afford to take care of me anymore. She said I’m house trained but don’t get along so well with cats. I’m very observant and loving, but a little picky about canine friends, so

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    EMMA

    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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Citizen's Journalism

Krystle Bennett

All in the day of a case manager

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

“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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  • Monarch Firefighters Discuss Burn Prevention

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:08 am

    More than 500,000 Americans every year experience serious burn injuries. For many of those people, their lives change forever. Monarch firefighters and paramedics respond to about 6,600 emergency calls a year. Fighting fires, saving lives and protecting property is our number one priority. Half of all deaths and two-thirds of all child deaths or injuries in residential fires occur in homes where there is no working smoke alarm. Install smoke

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Education

Clopton hosts EMO speech competition

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

Clopton High School recently hosted the 2015 EMO Speech Competition. Participating schools included: Van-Far, Wellsville-Middleton, Wright City, Bowling Green, Clopton and North Callaway. There were 42 entrants (some events were duo and some students competed in multiple events). The Overall Sweepstakes Champion was Bowling Green. Clopton winners included: Caitlyn Chandler, (ninth grade) third place in Poetry; Faith Yates, (10th grade) third place in Creative Original; Zack Winkle (11th grade) third

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  • Martin attains recognition in Missouri Scholars 100

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Martin Brandelyn

    Silex High School senior Brandelyn Martin has been selected as an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Dr. Bruce Werkmeister, a principal at Silex R-1 High School. Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri

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  • Burch selected for state academic honor

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Marissa pic

    High school senior Marissa Burch, of Winfield High School has been selected as an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2015 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2015. The announcement was made by Eric Alderson, principal at Winfield High School. Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri

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Volunteering

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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