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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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  • Holiday House Tour in Elsberry

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    The Holiday House Tour, hosted by Elsberry FFA Parents/Alumni will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 – 5 p.m. Homes, churches and businesses on tour this year will be: Mark and Sally Gnade, Rick and Terri Davis, Tobi LoGrasso, Mark and Patty Koenig two homestead log cabins and White Swan one room Schoolhouse, New Hope Baptist Church and Broadway Flower & Fountain. Tickets will be on sale the

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  • Reed-Goozh Wedding

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Reed-Goozh Wedding Pic

    Lisa Heather Goozh and Jeffrey Alen Reed were married on Sunday August 24, 2014 in Schaumburg, Ill. A reception in their honor was held by Lisa’s parents following the wedding. On September 6, 2014 Jeff and Lisa held a reception for their Missouri friends and family at the American Legion Hall in Elsberry. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Louisiana State University. She is a phlebotomist at Revitalife Wellness

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  • Zadock’s Restaurant to help Fire Protection District with adopt-a-family

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Continuing a tradition, Zadock’s Restaurant in Troy and the Lincoln County Fire Protection District will team up Thanksgiving Day to benefit needy families during the Christmas holidays. On Nov. 27, firefighters will assist in the serving of breakfast and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a choice of a ham or turkey dinner. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the fire

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  • Boyd-Bardot Engagement

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 8:23 am


    Jeff and Julie Boyd, Troy, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Boyd, Springfield, to Darron Bardot, Springfield, son of Deanna and Brad Stahlman, Union, and Robert and Diane Bardot, Lonedell. Jessica is a 2008 graduate of Troy Buchanan and Lindenwood University in 2012 where she majored in Elementary Education. She is employed as a 1st grade teacher in Carthage, MO. Darron is a 2007 graduate of Union High School

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