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Moscow Mills food pantry to expand

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

Serving all Lincoln County residents, the Moscow Mills Community Food Pantry, located at the Moscow Mills United Methodist Church, 703 Main St., is not only expanding the number of recipients, but also in building facilities. A new building facility of 730 square feet, to be used for storage and sorting, is currently under construction. The pantry, having started in the church basement years ago, has continued to outgrow its space

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  • Make Christmas brighter by adopting a deserving family

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Thanksgiving is this week and the Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family team is thankful for those who have stepped forward and adopted a family in need this Christmas. Over 100 families have been adopted! But as Christmas gets closer, families remain on the list. Below are some of the families that are available for adoption. Not sure what adoption involves? Contact the committee and they will be glad to talk with you!

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  • NECAC Hunger Banquet demonstrated the impact of hunger in Lincoln County

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Craig McCartney attended with his son Scott.

    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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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

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    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

Beverly Eberhard  (left) accepts directorship, along with assistant Trisha Bobeen, (right) from resigning director Jan Bettencourt (middle) of the Special Olympics Missouri/Lincoln County Roadrunners program for Lincoln and Pike Counties.

Bettencourt resigns as Special Olympics director

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

Jan Bettencourt, Director of Special Olympics/Missouri-Lincoln County Roadrunners, resigned after 20 years with the program. Beverly Eberhard has accepted the position of Director, with Trisha Bobeen assisting as Co-Director, effective December 1. “When taking over for Ralph Coose 20 years ago, there were eight athletes,” says Bettencourt. “Now there are almost 70 athlete competing in basketball, soccer, track and field and golf and it’s time to turn the program over

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  • Tillotsons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Marilyn And Wayne Tillotson

    Marilyn and Wayne Tillotson, of Elsberry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 26-29 at the Wyndham Mountain Vista Resort in Branson. The event was hosted and attended by their daughters Tracy Howard, of Elsberry and her husband, Kyle, Kelly Chaney, of Troy and her husband, Mark and their son, David Tillotson, of O’Fallon. Also attending were grandchildren Jessica Wilson, of Hawk Point, Justin Chaney, of Cape Girardeau, Dylan Howard, of

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  • Chamber nominations for ‘Give Back’ award

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

    In 2010, the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated their 85th anniversary with a theme of giving back. Members were challenged to not only give of their time, but of their talent and treasure. With that theme in mind the Give Back Award was created. The inaugural award was presented in 2010 to Peoples Bank & Trust followed by Toyota-Bodine Aluminum in 2011, Thornhill Real Estate & Auction in

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Pet Stories

SOPHIE

Pet of the week

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

Sophie is a Domestic Short Hair, Dilute Calico – our veterinarian put her birth date at 7/16/11. At first contact, she stretches waaaay out, happy to meet you & wanting to be friends. She is a quiet girl, has excellent house manners, is litter box trained & lives in harmony with other felines. Gentle (never an Alpha cat), loves to sit on your lap, and is very easy going. She

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

    FIGARO

    Figaro, is a Buff Tabby with short hair. Born 3/25/10, he weighs in at 8 lbs. Figaro is a fitting name for such a sweet and affectionate cat, who has his spells of insecurity with people he doesn’t know. He spent most of his young life living in a lumber yard with other felines. Employees would feed the 4-legged residents, but concern for their safety was high, given all the

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

    JUNEBUG

    Pretty Junebug is a Domestic Shorthair, Patched Tabby – she has brown tabby stripes with patches of orange & a splash of white on her chin. Born 3/20/12, she weighs in at a healthy 10 lbs. Junebug started out with us in foster care – she had tiny babies to tend to & preferred the comforts of home! Of course, she was a loving Mother to her babies, doting on

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Citizen's Journalism

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A soldier comes home after 10 months in Afghanistan

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

Sergeant Steve Steingruby, of the Army National Guard, was welcomed home by friends and family on Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m. Dozens of Sgt. Steingruby’s neighbors gathered at the entrance of his subdivision in Winfield to greet him. His house was decorated with a banner and red, white and blue Christmas lights. The lights were donated and installed by Home Depot. The celebration was organized by Susan Fortner and

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  • Found papers reveal the severity of the Battle of the Bulge

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The scene at the Malmedy massacre.

    We are rapidly coming up to the 70th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge, which was a pivotal event in bringing WWII to an end. Probably the most intense part of the war for Gene Dwyer, 92, of Troy, began December 16, 1944–70 years ago this year–with the opening day of America’s largest battle ever–The Battle of the Bulge. Dwyer participated in the battle and most recently received the Legion

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  • Hawk Point police department joins national crackdown to reduce substance impaired driving fatalities

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    From mid-December through the New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The crackdown, which will include high visibility enforcement throughout Hawk Point area, will run from Dec. 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Hawk Point Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone

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Education

Start the new year by getting your High School Equivalency credential

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:46 am

The St. Charles Community College, Adult Education and Literacy program is offering FREE High School Equivalency preparation classes in St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln and Pike counties. The High School Equivalency (HSE), HiSet exams, replaced the GED© in January 2014. Preparation classes are offered in the mornings and evenings, Monday – Thursdays, depending on the location. Classes are held at Winfield High School, Pike Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia, Troy Probation

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  • Winfield R-IV School Board reviews programs and district goals, approves new plans for maintenance building

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Pictured are the students who made it to the School Board meeting to be recognized for their good deeds and always showing the Warrior Way. Front row: Taylor Shaffer,  Kaylee Shaw, Shelby Nanney and Lily Wehmeier. Back row: Keaton Laurence, Ashley Heintzelman and Kristen Burkemper Board Vice-President.

    At the Nov. 18 Winfield School Board meeting the district presented their Smart Goals to the school board as well as their building goals. The principals of each building gave a detailed description on how they will meet the goals they have set as well as if they are on target to meet the goals presently. Currently there are 444 students in the district with perfect attendance. Overall in the

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  • 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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Volunteering

Beverly Eberhard  (left) accepts directorship, along with assistant Trisha Bobeen, (right) from resigning director Jan Bettencourt (middle) of the Special Olympics Missouri/Lincoln County Roadrunners program for Lincoln and Pike Counties.

Bettencourt resigns as Special Olympics director

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

Jan Bettencourt, Director of Special Olympics/Missouri-Lincoln County Roadrunners, resigned after 20 years with the program. Beverly Eberhard has accepted the position of Director, with Trisha Bobeen assisting as Co-Director, effective December 1. “When taking over for Ralph Coose 20 years ago, there were eight athletes,” says Bettencourt. “Now there are almost 70 athlete competing in basketball, soccer, track and field and golf and it’s time to turn the program over

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  • R-III Chartwells employees show their holiday spirit

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Chartwells Gifts

    Eighty R-III School Chartwells employees collected gifts for the children who visited Santa Claus at this year’s Night of 1,000 Stars. This is the fifth year they have done this, and they bested their total from last year, collecting over 320 gift items, each individually wrapped. Pictured from left are Donna Aslin, Karen Hooks, Dana Skaggs, Diane Ketchem, Teresa Compion, Diamond Harmon, Sissy Broyles, Jackie Rausch, Holly Gossett, Carolyn Harrell,

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  • Chamber nominations for ‘Give Back’ award

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

    In 2010, the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated their 85th anniversary with a theme of giving back. Members were challenged to not only give of their time, but of their talent and treasure. With that theme in mind the Give Back Award was created. The inaugural award was presented in 2010 to Peoples Bank & Trust followed by Toyota-Bodine Aluminum in 2011, Thornhill Real Estate & Auction in

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