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Adopt-a-Family is about to begin

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

With Labor Day behind us, the coordinators and volunteers of Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family are already looking forward to and preparing for Christmas. Many families in our community are facing hardships that make it difficult to get by day to day. Higher cost of living, unemployment, and illnesses have made these families cut down their budget so much so that there isn’t much left over to put aside for Christmas presents

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  • DQ takes on challenge for ALS

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    DQ Icebucket

    Gavin and Gwen Noble, Sally Ketterman, Jordan Owens, Andrea Hunter, Candice Mason, Samantha Meyers, Aaron Gottsch and Angela Grindstaff, accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Troy Dairy Queen.

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  • Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

    McKenna Wilmes

    McKenna Wilmes, the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen, capped off two fantastic years by being named the first runner-up in the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant. “I’m so honored and excited,” said Wilmes who is a graduate of Silex High School. “These were two exciting days of competition.” Wilmes went through two days of intense judging including interview, speech and talent, evening gown, and much more. As a candidate,

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Sports

Champion team

Petite Champions – Old Monroe

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:41 am

Manager, Corey Hoelting along with coaches Gary and Melitta Shields, Kenzie Hoelting and Jeff Henke are very proud of these outstanding young ladies. They are one fun group of girls who practiced hard and played hard. The team consists of: Payton Robinson, Morgan “Pete” Shields (sitting). Middle row: Kendall Klewer, Lizzie Rothweiler, Maddy Gerholdt, Monica Henke, Emily Marsh. Back row: Trista Smith, Karlee Boschert, Bellamy Hoelting, Kennedy Eggering and Isabel

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  • Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament in full swing

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    The Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament is at it again for their 3rd year in a row! The tournament will be held on September 6 at the Moscow Mills Ball Park with proceeds to benefit two charities this year. After much consideration the Martin family decided to help out Wounded Warrior Project and Central Missouri Honor Flight. “We as a family have been blessed with receiving support from our Sponsors

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  • Trojans upended by Bulldogs in hot GAC, season opener

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Troy Buchanan’s Bubba Ellison crashes into the endzone in the opening quarter.

    An early turnover put the Troy Buchanan High Trojans into a hole as Fort Zumwalt South converted it into a touchdown en route to a 42-27 win in the season and conference opener. The teams played under blistering hot conditions throughout the game. After failing to move on their first possession, Troy was forced to punt. A low snap was handled by Troy but the punter’s knee hit the ground

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Lifestyles

Hufty Connor

Hufty turned three

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

Connor Joseph Hufty celebrated his third birthday on July 5, 2014. He invited his family over for a construction themed party. Connor is the son of Scott and Kelly Hufty and the grandson of Denny and Tammy Miller and Kent and Peggy Hufty, all of Silex. Connor would like to thank everyone that came to his party.

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  • Baby girl Hufty

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Big brother, Connor Hufty, would like to announce the arrival of his little sister, Claire Lynn Hufty. Claire was born on June 23, 2014, to Scott and Kelly Hufty, of Silex. Claire made her arrival at St. Luke’s Hospital weighting seven pounds, two ounces and was 19 1/5 inches long. Claire’s grandparents are Kent and Peggy Hufty and Denny and Tammy Miller. Claire’s great grandparents are Bob and Karen Murphy,

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  • Old Alexandria celebrates 170 years of worship and fellowship

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    One hundred and seventy years ago (1844), a group of dedicated Christian people decided to start meeting in their homes to worship in the Old Alexandria area. After about two years they decided to construct a log chapel. People came by foot, horseback, and horse drawn carriages to worship. In 1897 the church became known as The Old Alexandria Methodist Church. In 1968 the word United was added when the

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Pet Stories

PATIENCE

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

Patience is a Van-Coated, Turkish Van (Mix?). Van-Coated is a mostly white cat, with color on either side of the ears and tail only. Patience appeared in a senior lady’s garage early February, 2014 – where she came from was a mystery. Our veterinarian puts her birth date at 2/4/12. She is so feminine in her looks and the way she walks. So sweet and gentle, too. She worries about

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

    PRECIOUS

    Precious is a Blue Nosed, American Pit Bull Terrier. Born about 4/23/10, she weighs in at a fully-grown 50 lbs. This sweetheart has a heart of gold! She is very friendly with people – so, so lovable and smart. She walks nicely on a leash, which is a plus considering her higher energy and sheer joy. Precious is crate trained. She probably would be best as an “only dog” in

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    SPRING

    Sweet “Spring” is a Domestic Short Hair, Black and White Tuxedo, that is mitted! So, she has a tuxedo appearance, with four white paws (or mitts). Spring weighs in at 8 lbs., and was born about 3/18/12. She is quite the gentle lady – so lovable, and loves to cuddle. While awaiting adoption, she lives in one of our communal cat areas – enjoying the company of other felines. She

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Citizen's Journalism

Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month. The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities.

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  • Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament in full swing

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    The Martin Family Wiffle Ball Tournament is at it again for their 3rd year in a row! The tournament will be held on September 6 at the Moscow Mills Ball Park with proceeds to benefit two charities this year. After much consideration the Martin family decided to help out Wounded Warrior Project and Central Missouri Honor Flight. “We as a family have been blessed with receiving support from our Sponsors

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  • Girl Scout recruitment

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

    What is a dream that you can’t wait to achieve? To be the lead singer in a band, be a spy on a mission or to be the star of your own story? At Girl Scouts, they can’t wait to make that dream come true. Girls and adults looking to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are invited to attend an upcoming recruitment event: Troy Tuesday, Sept. 16, Lincoln County

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Education

High School Equivalency prep classes

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

St. Charles Community College will hold registration for High School Equivalency preparation classes in Eolia on Monday and Wednesday, September 22 and 24, 2014. 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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  • Winfield begins year on good note, welcomes ThriVe St. Louis

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    On Tuesday, August 19, Winfield R-IV School District held their first school board meeting for the 2014-2015 school year. During the Superintendent report Nancy Baker spoke about areas that the district will be focusing on this year. They are: district and building collaboration, data team and common core assessments, NEE Evaluations, Kagan Strategies and Kolbe, increase rigor and relevance in the lessons, implement Missouri Standards and continue to focus on

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  • Watch out for students, new school year has started

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools are starting or have started their 2014-2015 school year. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road. Expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time. Most traffic crashes involving young drivers

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Volunteering

Eagle Scout project is sign for ballfields

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

Jonathan Jansen, a local Elsberry Troop 391 Boy Scout, has attained the rank of Life Scout and has earned all merit badges needed to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Jansen needs to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project as his last step and wants to do something that will benefit the entire community. As he has been a Scout and baseball player since first

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  • Adopt-a-Family is about to begin

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    With Labor Day behind us, the coordinators and volunteers of Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family are already looking forward to and preparing for Christmas. Many families in our community are facing hardships that make it difficult to get by day to day. Higher cost of living, unemployment, and illnesses have made these families cut down their budget so much so that there isn’t much left over to put aside for Christmas presents

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  • Biggest Farmers’ Market of the year

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

    On Saturday, September 13, the River Hills and Wind River Farmers’ Market will hold their annual Fall Poultry Fest. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Silex, Mo. City Park and draws poultry men and women from throughout the states. Among the events will be a country auction, exhibition of rooster stock, and an egg competition. Eggs are a farm product of long standing in Eastern Missouri and this

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