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Sheriff reports IRS scam

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen informing them he received a phone call from an automated service informing him he is being sued by the IRS and he needed to return their call. Although the IRS has been a topic of debate in recent months, the federal agency does NOT operate in such a manner. Do not return the call, it is considered a scam. Thus

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  • Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    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.”

    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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  • Innsbrook Announces Chris Moore as New Chief Financial Officer

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Innsbrook announces Chris Moore as the corporation’s new Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the Executive Management Team, Chris will be an active participant in the business with his involvement in accounting, strategic planning and growth. “In joining Innsbrook I am looking forward to joining a successful and stable management team,” said Moore. “I look forward to getting acquainted with the staff, property owners and customers over the coming

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  • Lovelace completes training

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Lovelace

    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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  • Constitutional amendment relating to teacher evaluation certified for ballot

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that one initiative petition has been certified to appear on the November 2014 ballot. A Constitutional Amendment to Article IX, Relating to Teacher Performance Evaluation Systems, 2014-024, will appear on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot as Constitutional Amendment 3. The official ballot title reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: • require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance

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  • Local poet honored

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Blackwell

    Dana Preston Blackwell poses with a plaque he received, recognizing his poetry. Blackwell considers his poetry a gift from God and is called to share it with the world. He’s been writing poetry for nearly 68 years.

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  • Elsberry asks voters to approve gas tax

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    In the April 8 general election Elsberry voters approved a citywide one-cent fuel tax that had been proposed as a way to create revenue for the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets. However, the ballot measure passed by a simple majority only, and failed to meet the two-thirds or 66 percent requirement that would have made it official. City officials feel it would generate approximately $20,000 to be used

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