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A new sign in front of Lincoln County Ambulance District Headquarters was made possible by a generous donation by five of the six Board of Directors and Chief Administrator.  The old sign made of wood was located on the corner of 3rd and Travis for over a decade.  The new sign was built by an off duty paramedic, Vince Sparks and Deputy Chief Jim Holloway.

Paramedics in class respond to ‘Code-O’

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

On Sept. 25, 2014 at approximately 2:10 p.m., the Lincoln County Ambulance District went to Code – 0. This means all ambulances are out on emergency calls and there are no ambulances available for your 911 call. “This happens more often than anyone realizes,” said Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci. On this day two very emergent calls came in at the same time and there was no one available. Coinciding on

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  • St. Alphonsus dinner auction announced

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    St. Alphonsus P.T.A., School and Preschool are busy preparing for their 13th Annual Dinner Auction, “Casino Royale” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Millwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a Prime Rib and Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner catered by Dean Andrews with all the fixings and homemade dessert being served at 6:30 p.m. There is a silent auction, an oral auction led by

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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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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

Third meeting scheduled for FirstNET Regional Stakeholders

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:28 am

The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), is holding the third in a series of meetings with regional public safety and first responder agencies to explore how a dedicated public safety broadband network; FirstNET, could benefit their mission. The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on October 9 at the BRPC offices in Warrenton and is open to the

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  • Pastor Rhea to preach at Mo. Baptist Convention

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:21 am

    RichieRhea

    The following article was written by Brian Koonce a staff writer for The Pathway, the newsletter of the Missouri Baptist Convention. It is reprinted here with his permission. The convention sermon will direct messengers’ hearts inward at the Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting Oct. 27-29 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Richie Rhea, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Troy, will bring the sermon pulling from various passages including

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  • Hufty turned three

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Hufty Connor

    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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Pet Stories

MARCY

PALS Pet of the Week

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

Beautiful Marcy is a Labrador Retriever/Flat-Coated Retriever. Born about 2/13/13, Marcy weighs in at a fully-grown 48 lbs. This playful, fun-loving and happy girl would love to play ball with you – if it is a game, she is always ready and willing! Marcy is quite the affectionate girl – she seems to have pogo sticks on her legs when she bounces to get your attention! So very friendly with

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  • PALS Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

    PATIENCE

    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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Citizen's Journalism

A new sign in front of Lincoln County Ambulance District Headquarters was made possible by a generous donation by five of the six Board of Directors and Chief Administrator.  The old sign made of wood was located on the corner of 3rd and Travis for over a decade.  The new sign was built by an off duty paramedic, Vince Sparks and Deputy Chief Jim Holloway.

Paramedics in class respond to ‘Code-O’

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

On Sept. 25, 2014 at approximately 2:10 p.m., the Lincoln County Ambulance District went to Code – 0. This means all ambulances are out on emergency calls and there are no ambulances available for your 911 call. “This happens more often than anyone realizes,” said Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci. On this day two very emergent calls came in at the same time and there was no one available. Coinciding on

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  • Fire Prevention Week promotes working fire alarms

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:53 am

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 90 years, is gearing up to officially kick off this year’s campaign, October 5-11, 2014. The theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” “Smoke alarms can help make the difference between life and death in a fire, but they need to be working,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president

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  • Forrest Keeling celebrates chestnuts at annual event

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Chestnut

    Fall is full of family traditions that involve food and fun and one of the favorites has become Forrest Keeling Nursery’s fall Chestnut Roast, an annual family event. This year’s event will be held, Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored free of charge by Forrest Keeling Nursery, www.forrestkeeling.com in cooperation with The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, www.centerforagroforestry.org. “Our family

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Education

Young graduates from medical school

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

Dr. Kristen Elaine Young, formerly of Troy, graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in May 2014 after having received the Department of Family Medicine Award, Adler Scholarship (for research that she conducted during school), and the Doris Thomasi Scholarship over the course of her medical school training. She has chosen to pursue a career as a Family Medicine Physician for which she will be completing her residency

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  • 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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Volunteering

CoatsForKids

Coats for Kids campaign begins in Lincoln County

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

Starting September 29, 2014, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures Lincoln County will begin a coat campaign to provide gently-used winter coats to children in need. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures’ shared vision of ensuring every child in Lincoln County wears a winter coat is healthy and provides for strong self-esteem. They are working with partners and local school districts to help identify those children and

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  • Bright Futures Lincoln County about to turn one, community caring gives reason to celebrate

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Bright Futures Lincoln County is approaching their first birthday in the community! Bright Futures Lincoln County was born on Oct. 22, 2013. To celebrate the milestone, the non-profit organization is releasing short videos every Wednesday to bring awareness to needs in the community, partners and how Bright Futures Lincoln County has impacted the lives of many students and their families. You can find their videos on the Bright Futures Lincoln

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  • 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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