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Thank a farmer in February

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 8:24 am

Farm Bureau members across the state are celebrating the important contributions of agriculture during Thank a Farmer Week, February 8-14. Whether it is food, clothing, shelter, transportation, personal and household items, medications or school supplies, what we use in our daily lives has a connection to agriculture. County Farm Bureau leaders across the state are hosting a variety of events to share this important message. Today’s farmers grow more food

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  • Ambulance district, health department among partners in CO alarm program

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Safe Kids Eastern Quad Counties has partnered with the Lincoln County Ambulance District and Wright City Fire District to secure a grant to provide Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to families in member counties. Lisa Sitler, RN, PhD health educator with the Lincoln County Health Department wrote the grant that was ultimately approved by Safe Kids. Sitler remarked, “I believe in Safe Kids CO Alarm program, and if it saves one

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  • Baby girl Harris

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Harris Birth announcement

    Josh and Staci Harris, of Troy are happy to announce the birth of their third child, Kendall Bradleigh Harris. Kendall was born on October 27, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital weighing eight pounds, five ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. Kendall is the younger sister of Alexa, 5, and Jadyn, 2. She is also the granddaughter of Donnie and Sandy Lickteig, of Hawk Point and Cindy and Paul Malone,

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  • Operation Round Up helps stock food pantry shelves

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

    During the final two months of the year, Cuivre River Electric Community Trust volunteers who put Operation Round Up funds to work in their communities directed more than $12,000 to help local food pantries serve hungry families in need. The Immaculate Conception Church Dardenne Prairie Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Society and the St. Patrick’s Wentzville Conference of the SVDP Society each received $3,000 from Operation Round Up

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  • Elsberry scout attains Eagle Scout rank

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Pictured: (L to R) Robert Jansen (brother), Richard Jansen (brother), Ken Jansen (uncle/back row), Stan Jansen (dad), Jon Jansen, Sonia Jansen (mom), Leonard Jansen (grandpa).

    On Saturday, December 27, at the Elsberry Methodist Church in Libby Hall, Elsberry Boy Scout Troop 391 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize Jonathan Jansen as the most recent local recipient of the Boy Scout’s highest award of Eagle Scout. Troop 391 opened with a flag ceremony, and Gus Vega led the opening prayer. The Master of Ceremony was Darrel Tadson, from the Boone Trails District, and

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  • State Representative Elect Pietzman to welcome special guest for Inaugural

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:12 am

    State Representative Elect Randy Pietzman will make good on his first campaign promise this January when he brings Elsberry resident and cancer survivor, Maddie Olson, to the 2015 Inaugural Ball as his special guest. Pietzman and Olson developed a special bond during his campaign that began when she reached out to him on Facebook after seeing one of his signs. The two immediately struck up a friendship as Pietzman became

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  • Lincoln County Resource Board original board member Charles “Pheeze” Kemper to retire

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Pictured are (from left to right): Karl Wilson, Ph.D., former CEO and president of Crider Health Center and Pheeze Kemper. Both men were instrumental in helping to establish the LCRB to provide mental health services to the children and youth of Lincoln County.

    More than a dozen years ago, a group of concerned citizens began meeting to address the lack of available mental health services in Lincoln County. Charles H. “Pheeze” Kemper Jr., former educator and mayor of Troy at the time, was at the meeting table. Several years later, these citizens worked to pass a sales-tax initiative, “Putting Kids First,” to fund mental health programs for Lincoln County youth and form the

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