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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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  • Jedi Guys place first

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Front: Josh Hazelbaker, Jenika Hazelbaker, Grant Allsberry, Jethro Hazelbaker. Back: Karla Allsberry, Kent Allsberry, Greg Allsberry.

    The Jedi Guys competed at the Missouri State Fair Show Me Robotics Tournament on Aug. 10. The team won first place in the robot competition. They built and programmed a Lego EV3 robot that scored 303 points. The team also placed second in education and outreach. Greg and Karla Allsberry coached the team. Ken Kerpash mentors the team with mechanical design. The Jedi Guys are sponsored by Toyota Cares, Bodine,

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  • St. Pierre appointed Lincoln County Bancorp president

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:55 am


    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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  • Car clouting unclaimed property

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Since a wave of car cloutings that struck eastern Lincoln County in late July and early August, the Sheriff’s Office have made 12 juvenile and adult arrests and recovered multiple property items. The Sheriff’s Office believes the recovered property was not reported missing and victims may be unaware their property was taken or felt it was not worth their time to file a police report. Residents who believe the property

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  • “Marijuana Wax” making its way into Lincoln County

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Marijuana wax seized during a Lincoln County drug bust.

    Narcotic investigators with the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit (MCNVCEU) seized several vials of marijuana wax, also known as Butane Hash Oil this week in Lincoln County. Marijuana wax is the latest form of marijuana and is significantly more intoxicating than other forms of the drug. Marijuana wax has the appearance of ear wax and is stored in small glass containers. On the street it goes by many

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