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Deputies recognized for compassion when dealing with mental health persons

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Two deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department received high recognition in dealing with persons with mental health issues. Since 1987, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri has formally recognized police officers who have shown concern and compassion when assisting a person in psychiatric crisis. In 1989, this act of recognition was officially named the John J. McAtee Award. Over the years, more than 600 officers have been recognized. This

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  • McFarlane charged with child abuse

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:30 am


    An investigation by county detectives has resulted in charges brought against a Lincoln County man. On May 4, 2015, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child abuse along the 2000 block of Highway E in Lincoln County. According to the victim’s mother, she woke up that morning and discovered a hand shaped contusion on her daughter’s face and called authorities. The 10-year old

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  • Elsberry mayor steps down due to health

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Terry Martin has resigned his position as Mayor for the City of Elsberry. According to Martin, he is resigning due to health issues. Martin has served as the Mayor of Elsberry since 2012. Rusty Kinion, Alderman Ward I and President of the Board of Aldermen will act as the Mayor until a special meeting can be called by the Board of Aldermen. At that time a decision will be made

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Help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win a $500 grant from GM

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

From now until the end of June, a test drive of any new General Motor’s product at Jim Trenary could help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win $500. According to Hawk Point Athletic Association member Ron Daniels, “General Motors has a grant that they give to the youth program in the county. They gave us ball equipment, bat hangers, throw-down bases, T-shirts, ball bags. That was part of the grant.

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  • Winfield wins game on the road

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Winfield made the long trip to Fatima (southeast of Jefferson City) for a game. Once again, Winfield was very evenly matched with their opponent, and the decision would not come until overtime. Despite generally controlling most aspects of the game, the score remained 0-0 throughout regulation. It took less than two  minutes into the first overtime period, though, for Winfield to score the deciding goal, winning by the final score

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  • Troy, Winfield struggling in baseball

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Winfield and Troy baseball teams are wrapping up their regular season of baseball as they prepare for the upcoming district tournaments. For Troy Buchanan, they lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Fort Zumwalt West.  The Jaguars scored one run in the bottom of the first and made it hold up though seven scoreless innings for Troy. Branden Bennett and Hunter Martin had two hits each to pace Troy. Martin was charged

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Help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win a $500 grant from GM

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

From now until the end of June, a test drive of any new General Motor’s product at Jim Trenary could help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win $500. According to Hawk Point Athletic Association member Ron Daniels, “General Motors has a grant that they give to the youth program in the county. They gave us ball equipment, bat hangers, throw-down bases, T-shirts, ball bags. That was part of the grant.

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  • Local woman enters contest for handicap accessible vehicle, husband enters race

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Cindy Gloria and her husband Mike don’t take anything for granted, and live each day to the fullest. Mike comes a long way from his hometown, in Bay City Michigan. Working as a truck driver at the time in the late 90’s, Mike and Cindy unexpectedly met each other down at a truck stop in Joplin, Missouri. Cindy had gone there to meet her family before leaving on a vacation,

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  • Lincoln County’s Volunteer of the Year: Susan Peasel

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:15 am

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    Susan Peasel was declared the “Volunteer of the Year” after being nominated by Louise Simpson and Peggy Jost. She was one of many applicants nominated in  the Lincoln County Journal’s annual tribute to a strength of the community… its many volunteers. Peasel’s lengthy volunteer agenda made her stand out  above the rest. Susan volunteers at a multiple array of places and helps a number of people across our area. She

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Pet Stories

PALS Pet of the Week: Prince

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:56 am

Well hello there. Prince here, a black and white spotted border collie mix. I’m a little older that some of the other dogs here – the vet thinks I was born April 18, 2009 – but there’s still lots of love and energy in this ol’ boy! Don’t let my size fool you – I’m a lap dog at heart! I came here with a little friend (he was a

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Jingle

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:32 am


    SPRING SPECIAL!! For a limited time, Jingle’s adoption fee is only $25! Good day all! Jolly Jingle here, a long-haired grey girl who came in as a stray at Christmas-time. I was in pretty bad shape, scared and sick, but  PALS nursed me back to full health! The vet estimates a birthdate as December 17, 2006, but I still have lots of energy and love to give! I adore attention

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  • PALS Pet of the Week: Buster Brown

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:42 am


    Hi there, I’m Buster Brown!! A male beagle/dachshund mix about 2 years old (my birthday is estimated to be 2/13/13) with a red, short coat. I was a stray that someone brought to PALS so I’d be safe. I am very playful and affectionate, LOVE my stuffed toys and LOVE to be held, but I’m not a huge fan of cats so my perfect home wouldn’t have any. At the

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Citizen's Journalism

Give comfort and care to people in your community

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

You can make a positive difference by being a hospice volunteer. We are looking for compassionate people who would like to support patients and their families. You can show your support by reading or sitting with a patient, prepare meals, write letters, run errands, listen and chat, or even support community events like educational offerings, health fairs or fund raising. It’s your decision as to how much and what you’d

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “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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From the Archives: Contract for new Sacred Heart Church

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

60 Years Ago May 20, 1955 The contract for the construction of the new Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School was awarded to  Plez Lewis and Sons Construction Co. of St. Clair. The building will be at the site of the former church and convent building. Jerry Cox, a pitcher in the Atom League in Troy hurled a no-hitter  as Troy defeated Hawk Point 1-0.  He struck out 15 and

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  • LCR3EF grants total over $119K to Troy R-III schools

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

    The Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation awarded $119,292.57 to 10 grant recipients on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  These recipients represent educators and administrators in seven schools and Central Office.  Twenty-two grant applications totaling over $400,000 in the areas of Technology, Student Enrichment and Instructional Initiatives were submitted to the Education Foundation in early February.  After an arduous exercise in reviewing and scoring the applications, committee and board members elected to

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  • Sen. Blunt accepting applications for academies

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:53 am

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that he has begun accepting applications from young Missourians who are interested in competing for nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies. Nominations to the Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy (West Point), the Merchant Marine Academy, and Naval Academy are available for qualified applicants. “Our nation’s service academies play an instrumental role in preparing young men and women with the skills

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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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  • 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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