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Assessor’s office answers valuation questions on 2014 tax statement receipt

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

In a few short weeks the Lincoln County Collector’s Office will be mailing out the 2014 Real & Personal Property tax statements. Upon receipt of your bill if there is an issue with the valuation please contact the Assessors Office if something is in error, missing or needs to be added. If there happens to be an issue that needs to be addressed with the assessor’s office, it would be

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  • Silex residents request additional patrols in ‘New Town’ to curb vandalism

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    An oral review of the recent Fall Festival revealed Silex leaders were very much pleased with the efforts of everyone leading up to and including that day. The Silex Board of Aldermen gave that assessment at their regular meeting held Oct. 13 in the community building. The festival was held on Oct. 4 with the day full of events attracting good crowds. Security was handled by Chief William Barnes and

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  • Adopt-A-Family campaign needs public participation

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Since Sept. 26 volunteers for Adopt-a-Family have been processing applications and interviewing families who are in need of assistance with Christmas. As of Oct. 11, there are 58 families who have completed this process and are available for adoption. Many more families will be added in a few weeks. These families come from a variety of circumstances, but there is one thing they all have in common…they need you! Lincoln

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Hill elected president of Missouri Independent Bankers Association

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:40 am

Matthew S. Ruge, Executive Director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association, the state’s premier banking association exclusively representing over 173 independently-owned community banks state-wide, announced the election of the group’s new officers for the 2014-2015 term of office: President: Paul B. Hill, Community State Bank of Missouri, Bowling Green; President-Elect: T. Scott Waller, Farmers & Merchants Bank, St. Clair; Vice-President: Arthur L Kniffen, Bank of Hillsboro, Hillsboro; and Secretary-Treasurer: Michael

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  • United Credit Union celebrates 10 years in Lincoln County

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Pictured are (L-R): Brent Sadler, Tori White, Jill Kiel, Elaine Koonter, Diane Pach and Joan Marbach.

    United Credit Union in Troy just recently celebrated ten years in the community. They had an open house, cake, and prizes. The celebration was in conjunction with International Credit Union Day. United Credit Union was founded in May of 1935 as a part of A.P. Green Brick Factory in Mexico, Mo. United Credit Union has had a location in Troy for 10 years, three of which have been in their

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  • House joins the Valvoline Express Care family

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Valvoline Express Care

    Mark House and his wife moved to Troy in 2008 along with their two children, now adults. House has over 20 plus years experience in the automotive industry, starting back in the early 90’s when he entered the military and worked as a light wheel and track mechanic. When he got out of the military, he worked various places from McKelvey Amoco to Century Motor corporation. House spent a large

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Jerry Graham and German Church Road

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Jerry Graham is resolute. I received a call several weeks ago from Mr. Graham, asking me to come take some photos of his road. I’m not sure what it says about me that I said, “Okay, I’ll meet you in half an hour.” I drove out past Hawk Point, near Truxton, to the intersection of Zion and A. There was Mr. Graham, as promised, standing next to his black pickup.

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  • A war on a different front

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

    In recent months, ISIS has been the dominant ‘letters’ of significance in the news. Countries wishing to rid the world of this menace have come together to develop a strategy of attack currently being debated by the military and political leaders. However another threat has emerged with this time, the enemy is invisible to the eye but has proven to be just as deadly and hard to control. Ebola is

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  • Realize that a loss is not the end of the world

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Some people are such big sports fans that they just can’t wrap their minds around a loss. No matter whether it’s a little league game or the major leagues, some fans just take the final score to heart. I have seen everything from a calm loss to a devastating, throw whatever is near you, loss. Lately, our local sports teams have been putting their all into the games that they

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