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Students are pictured above with officers from after they dropped off their Valentine’s Day surprises.

Kindergarten class blesses police in lieu of a Valentine’s Day party

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

At First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Mo., fourteen (14) Kindergarten students have been working on a ministry project. Led by teacher, Rebecca Grimes, of Elsberry, the class has been collecting donations of candy and treats. Then, the class created goodie bags and on Friday, Feb. 13, the class delivered these bags to the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The students made their trip during party

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  • State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • First Baptist Christian Academy: Best Kept Secret in Lincoln County

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Enrollment for Kindergarten and grades 1-8 begins in March for First Baptist Christian Academy in Troy, Missouri. FBCA is a ministry of Troy First Baptist Church located at 1000 Elm Tree Road in Troy, MO. An Open House is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 PM so that members of TFBC and Lincoln County may come and tour the school facility. Student work will be on display. Video presentations

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  • Penny King and Queen candidates raise the bar for Buddy Bags Program

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Pictured are (in no particular order): Morgan Abraham, Dory Awalt, Andrew Azar, Hannah Bobeen, Joleigh Bonds, Winter Boria, Briauna Cann, Kara Capps, Logan Clark, Mason Gessert, Lupita Gonzales, Cooper Hogan, Kassidy Kessler, Piper longo, Maria Lopez, Catherine Lutes, Casen Martin, Jayce Martin, Drew Millar, Aidan Nichols, Damion Payne, Kaylee Rainey, Landyn Roark, Delaney Siebert, Lydia Sims, Jordan Starkey, Cameryn Thorpe, Jeremiah Williamson, Mason Wray. Also pictured is Jeannie Harrell and JoEllen Kessler.

    The Boone Elementary fifth graders are at it again! For the fourth year in a row, the fifth graders have been working on raising money and gathering food donations for the R-III Buddy Bag Program. Thirty-two students are working hard to reach their goal of $1,500. “This year is the largest participating class so far and we are excited to be able to raise money for such a great cause,”

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  • Winners of the annual FCE essay/drawing contest

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Pictured are Evan Creech, Andrew Williams and Kate Kientzy with their awards.

    This year’s Family & Community Education Council (FCE) awarded three outstanding students the winning essays to the annual FCE Essay Contest. Three fourth grade students from Lincoln County were picked among many for the Responsibility essay and drawing contest. Evan Creech, of Sacred Heart took first place, Andrew Williams of Sacred Heart took second and Kate Kientzy of St. Alphonsus took third place. The winning essays are printed below:  

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  • Hawk Point firefighters participate in training

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:13 am


    The Hawk Point Fire Department participated in an Ameren Missouri natural gas safety training session this week, discussing ways to recognize a gas leak and the basic steps emergency responders should take to contain a potential hazard. Ameren Missouri’s Dennis Bennett, above, provides training to emergency responders, excavators and other groups throughout the state to promote natural gas safety.

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  • Support for Winfield SRO Officer strong at school board meeting

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    The Winfield School Board Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20 brought in a large crowd. Extra chairs were placed around the room, and it soon became standing room only as supporters for Sgt. Marc McCollister kept piling in. Sgt. McCollister was the School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Winfield School District and had been with the district for the past three years. When word was out that Sgt. McCollister’s contract was

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