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McKenna Wilmes

Wilmes first runner-up in state fair queen pageant

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

McKenna Wilmes, the 2013 Lincoln County Fair Queen, capped off two fantastic years by being named the first runner-up in the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant. “I’m so honored and excited,” said Wilmes who is a graduate of Silex High School. “These were two exciting days of competition.” Wilmes went through two days of intense judging including interview, speech and talent, evening gown, and much more. As a candidate,

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  • Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Residents living in and around the Troy community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Stephen United Methodist Church will host Life Line Screening on Sept. 23, 2014. The site is located at 101 St. Stephen Ln in Troy. Four key points every person needs to know: • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent

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  • Lincoln County ambulance district collecting items

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) is collecting food and other supplies for the first responders in Ferguson, Mo. With no end in sight, the police, fire and EMS workers are left working long hours in Ferguson, while protests continue. In some cases the police officers have had to move their families out of their homes. These officers are spending long hours away from their families. The Lincoln County Ambulance

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Tri-County Land Title Services announces changes, open house

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

Tri-County Land Title Services (TCLTS) is excited to introduce its dynamic new team. Clients can feel confident putting their real estate issues in the hands of these ladies who bring over 60 years of combined experience in the title and banking industries. Denise Leverett (formerly Denise Black) founded the company in 2000. Alena Dixson has been helping Denise provide clients with excellent service since last year. Christie Peasel and Vicki

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  • Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep raise $2,560 for Sacred Heart School at church parish picnic

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Century Dodge Chrysler Jeep helped raise $2,560 in funding for Sacred Heart Catholic School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids® program. The fundraising event was held on August 3, in conjunction with the School Fair. “Drive for the Kids is a mutually beneficial program. We are pleased to support our local schools, and enjoy demonstrating a terrific, world class product,” said Phil Scroggin, Manager of the Midwest Business Center

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  • Rideout new Department Service Manager at Jim Trenary Chevrolet, Troy

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:18 am


    Jim Trenary Chevrolet, of Troy is happy to announce Chris Rideout as their new Department Service Manager. Rideout has 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He started as a service technician and moved up to Service Advisory, Dispatch and then spent six years as a Manager. Rideout enjoys fishing, hunting, baseball and drag race. He has two children, a daughter, 5, and a son, 3 and is happily

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On Robin Williams and the ultimate last resort

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

The recent suicide of Robin Williams took us all by surprise, as did the revelation of his depression. I suppose the old saw “You never know what you have ‘til it’s gone” is true, as suddenly everyone was talking about how much Williams touched their lives, either through his comedy and acting, or through personal encounters. No one was really thinking much about Williams, much less talking, Tweeting or Facebooking

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  • The world is crazy both home and abroad

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    A lot has been happening both in St. Louis and in the Middle East. There was a tragic fatal shooting involving a Ferguson police officer and a teenage African American male. The death of that teen, Michael Brown, touched off several nights of looting and demonstrations and the visit to St. Louis by national, recognized civil rights activists. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the response be directed by the Missouri State

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  • 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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