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Eagle Scout project is sign for ballfields

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

Jonathan Jansen, a local Elsberry Troop 391 Boy Scout, has attained the rank of Life Scout and has earned all merit badges needed to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Jansen needs to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project as his last step and wants to do something that will benefit the entire community. As he has been a Scout and baseball player since first

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  • Adopt-a-Family is about to begin

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    With Labor Day behind us, the coordinators and volunteers of Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family are already looking forward to and preparing for Christmas. Many families in our community are facing hardships that make it difficult to get by day to day. Higher cost of living, unemployment, and illnesses have made these families cut down their budget so much so that there isn’t much left over to put aside for Christmas presents

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  • Biggest Farmers’ Market of the year

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

    On Saturday, September 13, the River Hills and Wind River Farmers’ Market will hold their annual Fall Poultry Fest. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Silex, Mo. City Park and draws poultry men and women from throughout the states. Among the events will be a country auction, exhibition of rooster stock, and an egg competition. Eggs are a farm product of long standing in Eastern Missouri and this

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  • Lincoln County ambulance district collecting items

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is collecting food and other supplies for the first responders in Ferguson, Mo. With no end in sight, the police, fire and EMS workers are left working long hours in Ferguson, while protests continue. In some cases the police officers have had to move their families out of their homes. These officers are spending long hours away from their families. The Lincoln County Ambulance

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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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  • 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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  • 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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