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Sheriff reports IRS scam

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen informing them he received a phone call from an automated service informing him he is being sued by the IRS and he needed to return their call. Although the IRS has been a topic of debate in recent months, the federal agency does NOT operate in such a manner. Do not return the call, it is considered a scam. Thus

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  • Stephens wins MDC state slogan contest

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    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.”

    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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  • Two wells in Moscow Mills damaged

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Public Works Superintendent Donny Hopkins shared critical information concerning recent issues with the wells at last week’s Moscow Mills Board of Aldermen meeting. A recent power surge knocked out several circuits in the well located off Mette Road. Estimated damage is $19,000. A claim has been filed with the power company. With the circuits damaged, the well has to be operated manually. The second well which went down was the

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The Farm held its ribbon cutting on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The mayor of Winfield, Patricia Grimler, Roschell Eaton Winfield City Clerk, Andy Binder and Robert Bone from the Sheriff’s Department, among many others who were involved with the making of The Farm are pictured above. Mayor Pat Grimler cut the ribbon with Mike Morrison (right of Grimler), CEO of Bridgeway Behavior Health, standing in support of the new project.

Bridgeway opens ‘The Farm’

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

On 96 acres just off Hwy. 47 near Winfield sits ‘The Farm’, a sprawling expanse of pasture and woodlands which now houses a retreat style treatment center for adolescents. Opening on Aug. 11, ‘The Farm’ will work with teens through equine assisted therapy, the care of and working with horses, and through Wilderness Therapy techniques. Clinical interventions coupled with being outdoors hiking, fishing, canoeing, building, and growing gardens are just

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  • St. Pierre appointed Lincoln County Bancorp president

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    St.Pierre

    Lincoln County Bancorp has announced the appointment of Justin St. Pierre to the position of President. St. Pierre has been part of the Lincoln County Bancorp team for eight years serving as vice president of loan review before being promoted to the role of president. Before working for Lincoln County Bancorp, St. Pierre was a loan officer for Peoples Bank & Trust Co. and prior to that, worked for the State of Missouri as a senior assistant bank

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  • Sheriff reports a scam involving phone threats

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a citizen informing them he received a phone call from an automated service informing him he is being sued by the IRS and he needed to return their call. Although the IRS has been a topic of debate in recent months, the federal agency does NOT operate in such a manner. Do not return the call, it is considered a scam. Thus

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Technology

Editorial

Moving forward and hoping that the future is better than predicted

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

After this past week’s news coverage of very unfortunate events I have decided to stay away from those topics since, by now, everyone has heard the stories, the fighting and quite frankly, I’m sick of it. It’s not something that is going to go away over night, but when it’s pushed daily in the news it doesn’t even have a chance to fizzle out and get resolved. The death of

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  • E-Cigs? Who could have seen them coming?

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:02 am

    When I was a computer-crazy kid, back in the ‘80s, dreaming about a future populated by robots, flying cars and electronic everything, one technology I never envisioned was the electronic cigarette. It’s difficult for me to see this as a technological advancement. Though I am fascinated and a little put off by the sudden ubiquity of e-cigs. When I first heard about them, it sounded like the stupidest idea ever.

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  • Good bye dear friend

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Cadeau Rest in Peace

    I knew this day would come, and I ask the readers to indulge me in saying ‘good-bye’ to a trusted and always devoted friend. Cadeau had a wonderful life and kept busy. He always enjoyed a good drive. He made a vacation trip to Canada. I got a great photo of him curled up in front of an antique shop in a bed of flowers. The next few years he

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