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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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  • New water/sewer rates to take effect this month for water system

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

    The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved tariffs which reflect the commission’s decisions in water and sewer rate cases filed by Lincoln County Sewer & Water, LLC. Based upon a thorough review of the record in the cases, the commission has determined that Lincoln County Sewer & Water, LLC should be authorized to increase annual water operating revenues by approximately $17,998 and annual sewer operating revenues by approximately $9,428

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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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  • R-III Foundation awards grants totaling $77,916

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Pictured (in no order): Kerry Klump, Brandon Franck, Kris Moesch, Doyle Justus,  Casey Hopkins, Tara Cox, Whitney Cox (red hair front), Robb Krieg, Gwen Sickels (back), Stephanie Fansin, Lori Horner, Kim Shocklee, Lisa Larson, Tracie Hulbert,  Heather Price, Lisa Hoffman, Stephanie Paasch Peggy Leicht, Vicki Hubbard, and Lauren Fast. These people are either grant recipients or members of the Education Foundation.

    In their second year of providing grants, the Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation awarded nine grants in the amount of $77,916.88 The presentation occurred at the district wide staff meeting held Aug. 11 at Troy Buchanan High School gym. Lauren Fast and Robb Krieg presented the grants on behalf of the foundation. Teachers had to submit applications and go through a review process. The foundation had more applications to consider

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  • Bridgeway opens ‘The Farm’

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

    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.

    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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