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Fundraising to watch a boy crush cancer “This one is for you Gram!” – Randy Santel

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

A monster truck loving, happy-go-lucky five-year-old boy from Elsberry was full of life on July 23 as he knew everything at Sami’s on Main was done for him. Gram Edwards was diagnosed with Leukemia on February 10, 2014 and has been paying weekly visits to Children’s Hospital to receive chemotherapy to fight his battle. Through his many treatments and his daily medicine that he must take, the medical bills are

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  • Century Dodge to raise funds for Sacred Heart School

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:11 am

    A local fundraiser that benefits elementary students of Troy will be held next month. On Sunday, Aug. 3 between noon and 4 p.m. during the picnic at Sacred Heart Catholic School, local Chrysler dealership Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Wentzville will host a Chrysler “Drive for the Kids” fundraiser. For every test drive taken during the hours of the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler which will be

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  • Jacobi’s Journey, a local child recently diagnosed with kidney cancer

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Heather Johnson and Marlan Versey noticed that their son, Jacobi wasn’t feeling well and was having strange symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI.) Upon taking Jacobi to his pediatrician they were told several different scenarios. Their pediatrician was hoping for the best and gave Jacobi an antibiotic for a UTI treatment but also informed the couple to watch out for three other signs

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  • Plaza Tire, customers raise funds for St. Jude

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Plaza Tire and its customers raised $11,712 during the 4th annual St. Jude “Give thanks. Give hope.” campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Among the participants was Plaza Tire in Troy. Plaza Tire joined more than 2,600 restaurants, grocery stores and other retail locations nationwide that encouraged consumers this spring to “give hope” to kids fighting cancer and other deadly diseases by donating $1 at checkout from April

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  • July blood drives have urgent need for donations

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with

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  • Czarnecki profiled as hero in Boy Scout report, Lincoln County, Mo.

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

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    Sarah Czarnecki, paramedic for the Lincoln County Ambulance District, was recently profiled in the 2013 Boy Scouts of America Annual Report. The spotlight was on her for being a local Boy Scout Hero. When Czarnecki was a teen she took part in a healthcare Explorer Post. Explorer opportunities are sponsored by the BSA and are open to both boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 21. Typical Explorer

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  • Children learning through experience with the Junior Achievement program in school

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

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    Knowledge is power, and having knowledge and personal experience is a double threat that the Junior Achievement (JA) program is trying to incorporate into the school districts of Lincoln County. Junior Achievement is a program ranging from grades K-12 that brings parents and businesses into the classroom to teach lessons to students. JA provides the curriculum and guidance to teaching a class, but volunteers bring their life experiences and their

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