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Helping Ethington through fundraisers

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:26 am

On January 11, 2015 a special fundraiser was held at Playoff’s in Winfield for the benefit of Gary Ethington. Ethington was in a car accident the day after Thanksgiving and sustained serious injuries. The benefit was to raise funds to help offset his medical expenses. The evening was a great success with raffles, dart and pool tournaments. The funds raised helped the cause, but much more is needed to get

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  • Donations to Bridgeway Robertson Center

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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    For the second year in a row, Dr. Rasmussen’s offices; Troy OB and Troy Family Practice, their employees and providers have donated items to Bridgeway’s Robertson Center in memory of Barb Dunard. The donations go to the center to help people in need and this large donation will be the gift that keeps on giving as it will help so many individuals. Pictured above are those who helped with the

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  • FAFSA Frenzy, Silex R-1 ready to help students apply for financial aid

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Applying for college can be a very daunting task for both parents and students. It’s not a quick process once you get into the loans and all the paperwork that has to be completed, but Silex R-I will be lending their knowledge to the community with a FAFSA Frenzy event on Tuesday, Feb. 10. This event will take place at the Silex R-I School District from 6 – 8 p.m.

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  • Team donates

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 10:33 am


    Members of the Net Force Volleyball team spent a portion of their winter break donating their time and energy to helping Bright Futures Lincoln County. The not-for-profit was in desperate need of some organization of previously donated items. The team of players spent hours sorting, folding and helping streamline inventory to prepare for second semester. Bright Futures Lincoln County fills basic needs of students via donations typically through their Facebook

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  • Cuivre River Electric awards $5,000 for Honor Flight journeys

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Veterans Coffee Talk of Troy recently received a $5,000 Operation Round Up grant to help transport local veterans on their Honor Flight journey to Washington, D.C. Local veterans on the flight, the last trip scheduled for 2014, included John Cheek, U.S. Marine Corps, of Elsberry; Lester Koelling, U.S. Marine Corps, of Eolia; Terry Mayberry, Darrel Schlichting, Max Simon, all U.S. Army, of Troy; Donald Shelton and Raymond Marti, U.S. Navy,

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  • Christmas comes to the Winfield Residential Center early with generous gifts

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Pictured below (L-R) Christina Zabriski of Pizza Plus, Michelle Powers of Winfield Residential Center, Rick Amos of Winfield Residential Center, and Nick Kaltenbach, of Pizza Plus. Zabriski and Kaltenback presented Winfield Residential Center with $346.

    Employees of Pizza Plus have always tried to make a difference in the lives of others around the holidays. In years past they would get into the Christmas spirit and play “secret Santa” among the employees. After seeing how much money and time they put into “secret Santa”, they began to think of the difference they could be making in other people’s lives. Last year they came together and adopted

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  • Bettencourt resigns as Special Olympics director

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Beverly Eberhard  (left) accepts directorship, along with assistant Trisha Bobeen, (right) from resigning director Jan Bettencourt (middle) of the Special Olympics Missouri/Lincoln County Roadrunners program for Lincoln and Pike Counties.

    Jan Bettencourt, Director of Special Olympics/Missouri-Lincoln County Roadrunners, resigned after 20 years with the program. Beverly Eberhard has accepted the position of Director, with Trisha Bobeen assisting as Co-Director, effective December 1. “When taking over for Ralph Coose 20 years ago, there were eight athletes,” says Bettencourt. “Now there are almost 70 athlete competing in basketball, soccer, track and field and golf and it’s time to turn the program over

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