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Troy approves creation of parks director position

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

The Troy Board of Aldermen approved unanimously the creation of a parks director and will assume management of the city’s Aquatic Center next year. This action was taken at the regular meeting held Nov. 17. By bringing this service inhouse, the city can pursue additional revenue ventures with their parks’ system and have better internal control of the costs in operating the swimming pool. The idea of a parks director

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  • Kerpash sworn in as new alderman in Moscow Mills, assess parking issue

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

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    With the resignation of Mark Schuette, the Moscow Mills Board of Aldermen approved Carol Kerpash to fill this seat until the April 2015 election. In other action, the board authorized Donny Hopkins, public works superintendent, to assess current parking conditions near the Rock House. The city has received a complaint from a renter of property about parking issues. Mayor Andy Teschendorf broke the tie after the aldermen had voted 2-2.

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  • Weight restrictions placed on two bridges on Hwy. 79

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Two bridges on Missouri Route 79 in Pike County at Clarksville and Annada have been load posted with a restriction of a 10-ton weight limit. Beginning immediately, signs are posted “Weight Limit 10 Ton” at the bridge over Big Calumet Creek located just south of Route N near the north city limits of Clarksville, and the bridge over Guinns Creek south of Route H, the first bridge just south of

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Bank of Old Monroe ranked 50 of 200 healthiest banks in the United States

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

The Bank of Old Monroe was named one of the healthiest community banks in the nation, according to DepositAccounts, which monitors the health of over 5,000 banks and credit unions. According to the website’s report, The Bank of Old Monroe was ranked 50 out of the 200 healthiest banks in the United States. This was based on deposit growth of 7.81 percent, capitalization level of 14.02 percent and Texas ratio

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  • SSM Health care is now SSM Health

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    SSM Health Care is now officially SSM Health. SSM announced in early September that it would be changing its name and working with employees on continuing to build the promise that the new name signifies. Since then, more than 1,500 people at 30 care sites have gathered to share their input. “Delivering on our brand promise is going to take every single one of us, working together toward a common

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  • Providence Bank launches new website

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Providence Bank, with banking centers in Missouri and Texas (including Winfield and Elsberry), announces the launch of Providence Bank’s newly designed website myprovidencebank.com. The new website went live on Oct. 28, boasts a clean and modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality and a content-rich experience. Features include a new and improved mobile site; online education center; enhanced Protect Your Identity section; and Do-It-Yourself Banking that enables customers to open accounts online, order

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Shop locally, start that tradition this holiday

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

Recent signs have pointed to an improved economy. However, many state that what is unusual is that this isn’t being felt down ‘on the homefront.’ Well, we all have the opportunity to make an impact with our shopping by making a priority to shop locally. Elsewhere in this issue is the annual Holiday Gift Guide published by this newspaper with the support of local advertisers. Look through the pages which

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  • It’s time to “reset” our priorities again

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

    November is the month of giving thanks as Thanksgiving highlights what we have to be thankful for each year. I think that most people can sit back and realize that they are pretty fortunate, but it’s important to understand this throughout the year, no matter how hard it can be. I know that I get lost in all my “wants” instead of what I already have and should be happy

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  • Celebration of heroism, renewal of our freedoms

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Another Veteran’s Day has come and gone. While one day is dedicated to remember these special men and women who served our country, the freedoms we enjoy everyday are not as easily visible. However, if one day they are taken away, what a void and a change in life would it become. I especially want to thank the schools for the many programs they have to honor our military heroes

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