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Leslie Stephens, of Troy, with a Trees Work poster created from her winning slogan “Without trees, we’d be up a creek without a paddle.”

Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

A Troy woman’s creativity helps design a new poster for Conservation Department publicity campaign. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has chosen a winner for a state-wide slogan contest. Leslie Stephens, of Troy, won first place in the Trees Work Poster Slogan Contest. More than 1,300 slogans were submitted. The goal of MDC’s Trees Work campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits trees provide to all Missourians. As part

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  • Jedi Guys place first

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Front: Josh Hazelbaker, Jenika Hazelbaker, Grant Allsberry, Jethro Hazelbaker. Back: Karla Allsberry, Kent Allsberry, Greg Allsberry.

    The Jedi Guys competed at the Missouri State Fair Show Me Robotics Tournament on Aug. 10. The team won first place in the robot competition. They built and programmed a Lego EV3 robot that scored 303 points. The team also placed second in education and outreach. Greg and Karla Allsberry coached the team. Ken Kerpash mentors the team with mechanical design. The Jedi Guys are sponsored by Toyota Cares, Bodine,

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  • Cry Out America 9/11

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Please come and join others in praying for the nation at noon Sept. 11, 2014, on the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn on Main Street in Troy. This is also a time to remember those who were killed Sept. 11, 2001 and those first responders who perished helping others in need. Participants are needed, and if you would like to read a historical reading, provide special music, or read a poem,

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  • Lovelace completes training

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:56 am


    Andy Lovelace, 17, of Troy, completed Army Basic Training at Fort Benning, Ga. on August 7, 2014. Lovelace is the son of Christopher and Amanda Lee, of Troy. Lovelace will be returning home to complete his senior year at Troy Buchanan High School before advancing to A.I.T. to continue and fulfill his commitment to the U.S. Army National Guard.

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  • Urgent need for blood donations

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting

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  • Cheer Lucky fundraiser

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:46 am

    On Friday Aug. 15 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds hall, Aim High Elite All Star Cheerleaders will be hosting their second annual Cheer Lucky fundraiser. The doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Join the fun to win great prizes after each round of Lucky. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and attendance prizes. There will be 20 games of Lucky played. If you

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  • Grace places first in OATS 90 Miles in 90 days wellness program

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Ken Grace continues his goal of better health, placing first in an OATS contest for their employees.

    OATS, Inc., a statewide public transportation provider, is continuing its effort to lower the state’s obesity rate by offering wellness programs for its employees. Over the last three months, employees have been doing a great deal of walking…toward the goal of completing 90 Miles in 90 Days. When the program ended, 58 employees had walked an amazing total of 10,700 miles. Driver Ken Grace, of Troy, came in first place

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