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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.”

Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

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

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Gram with his monster truck cake.

    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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