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Accepting the keys

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

The City of Moscow Mills was recently presented with a bucket truck from Ameren Missouri. The utility company has a program where they donate old trucks which they put out of service. Cities, schools, fire departments and other entities put in applications. Donnie Hopkins (second from left), public works superintendent for Moscow Mills, accepts the keys from Derek Pierce (right), director, and Julie Feast, customer service advisor of Ameren. Also

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    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:06 am


    Thirteen year old Abraham Wilmes bought a 1947 Farmall Tractor from a local man. The tractor came in pieces in boxes. Over a period of three months of hard work, he restored the tractor to its original state. He then took it to Orschelns in Troy to an antique tractor show where DeWayne Whiteside from the Elsberry Old Threshers bought it to raffle in the 2015 show because it was

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  • October is Fire Safety Month, fire safety tips for parents

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Fire Prevention month is here! During October, local firefighters have the honor of educating approximately 5,000 district children at schools and day cares on fire and burn prevention as well as how to get out alive. This year, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District is adding another estimated 5,000 children at a local girl scout camp event in the Cuivre River State Park area. Firefighters need parents to reinforce and

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  • Ambulance district town hall meetings

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is holding Town Hall Meetings Wednesday Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 30. Both nights begin at 7 p.m. 1392 S. Third St. Troy. Come to one of the town hall meetings to meet your chief administrator, the district’s certified public accountant, board members, paramedics and EMTs. There will also be time to tour the base and see the ambulance and equipment up close. Items

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  • A discussion about Ebola: what you need to know

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:35 am


    By Curtis Thomas, PhD, MLS (ASCP). He is the Clinical Laboratory Director and Infection Preventionist for Hermann Area District Hospital. “Should I be concerned about Ebola?” a friend of mine recently asked. I thought that was a fair question since we now have the first documented case in the United States, so I did some research on the subject with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the

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  • Paramedics in class respond to ‘Code-O’

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

    A new sign in front of Lincoln County Ambulance District Headquarters was made possible by a generous donation by five of the six Board of Directors and Chief Administrator.  The old sign made of wood was located on the corner of 3rd and Travis for over a decade.  The new sign was built by an off duty paramedic, Vince Sparks and Deputy Chief Jim Holloway.

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  • Fire Prevention Week promotes working fire alarms

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:53 am

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 90 years, is gearing up to officially kick off this year’s campaign, October 5-11, 2014. The theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” “Smoke alarms can help make the difference between life and death in a fire, but they need to be working,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president

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