Lifestyles

FREE MoCHIP program to protect your children

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

In collaboration with the Troy Masonic Lodge, the Lincoln County R-III Schools, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1, the Troy Police Department and the Lincoln County Ambulance District will be hosting a MoCHIP day on May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy Middle School cafeteria. What is MoCHIP? MoCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give Missouri

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  • Arrow earns his ‘wings’

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Arrow

    Ensign Anthony Arrow was winged a Naval Aviator on March 28, 2014. This important event is the culmination of many months of intensive application, which is required for the successful completion of the demanding academic, military, and airborne curriculum. Arrow was also tested under extreme stress to measure his success. J. M. Pavelko from the Department of the Navy said this about earning “wings of gold”, “Naval Aviators are the

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  • NECAC offers help to people seeking health insurance

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is offering assistance to people who were unable to buy health insurance before the federally-mandated March 31 deadline. Those who started the application process but did not finish now have until mid-April to seek extra time. The extension applies only to people who have started the enrollment process. “We encourage everyone who is interested in understanding their health insurance options to call

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Travel

Motorists: ‘buckle up’ and pay attention

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:39 am

Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on unbelted motorists, and encouraging drivers to not drive distracted. April is National Distracted Driving Month. This

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  • Ottinger injured in accident

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Robert Ottinger, 59, of Foristell, sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident March 29 in Lincoln County. The accident occurred on Hwy. 61 in the southbound lanes at the Cuivre River Bridge at 9:53 a.m. According to the report, Ottinger was driving a 2002 Saturn SL1 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guard rail. He was

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  • Man killed in three-car accident on Hwy. 79

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

    One person was killed in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 79 just south of Winfield. According to the Patrol’s report, a 2002 Jeep Cherokee driven by Samantha Russo, 30, of Foley, was traveling north on Hwy. 79 and sideswiped a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ray Farris, 79, of Foley. A 1993

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Education

Technical Center students place at Skills USA Contest

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center students attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, Mo. on April 3- 5. Students left from PLTC early Thursday morning and spent the next three days competing and representing their school in different contests. On Saturday, the results were announced and PLTC staff is excited about how well their students performed. Anothony Caruthers placed 3rd in the Diesel Equipment

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  • Troy Middle School students bring home hardware from the State TSA Competition

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Students pose with their medals and plaques after the State TSA Competition in Rolla. Pictured in no particular order are: Blake Beamer, eighth grade; Samuel Benhardt, seventh grade; Nicholas Bishop, eighth grade; Abigail Daw, seventh grade; Joshua Eickoff, eighth grade; Alexander Gambill, seventh grade; Morgan Heyer, eighth grade; Mitchell Key, eighth grade; Kelsey Ladlie, eighth grade; Jason Love, eighth grade; Cole McBride, eighth grade; Payton Pruitt, eighth grade; Jacob Pudwitr, eighth grade; Allison Scott, eighth grade; Ashton Suchland, eighth grade; Dean Taylor, seventh grade; Josy Teson, eighth grade; Cody Wedemeier, eighth grade; Jacob Whitebread, seventh grade.

    After months of hard work 19 Technology Student Association (TSA) students from Troy Middle School finally got their chance to show their skills against students from across the state of Missouri at the TSA state competition. The largest group of students to ever compete from TMS headed to the campus of the University of Missouri S&T from March 30 to April first bringing home with them seven first place finishes,

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  • Elsberry NHS induction ceremony

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    New NHS initiates at EHS are front row: Angel Henke, Maggie Spratt, and Josie Shanahan.  Back row: Paige Parker, Naomi Gladney, Hannah Arne, Maura O’Brien, Olivia Brown, Cory Boedeker, Kaylee Calvin, Alex Boedeker, Sheyana Curtis, Robert Chambers, and Kaity Grills.

    Fifteen (15) high school students at Elsberry High School joined one of the most prestige groups to belong to during high school, National Honor Society. Their initiation was held March 28, in the high school library. Students, family, faculty, and friends were welcomed to the program by Steve Hill, principal. Other remarks were made by Karin Busiere, co-sponsor; Anne Heintzelman, chapter president; Sarah O’Brien, co-sponsor; and Tara O’Brien, president-elect. After

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Religion

Silex area churches announce Holy Week worship events

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

“The churches of Whiteside, Silex, and Louisville will host the following community worship services on Good Friday and Easter. The congregations invite all friends and neighbors to join them for these two events. The community Good Friday service will be held at the Louisville Christian Church on Friday evening, April 18 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Lincoln County Highway Z near the town of Louisville approximately 10

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  • Public concert at Troy church

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Choral Arts Singers and Youth will present public concerts on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Troy, 1302 Boone St. and Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Assumption Chapel, 403 N. Main St., O’Fallon. The concert theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” and will feature songs such as “Memory” from Cats, “Blackbird” by John Lennon, spirituals and many more. Donations are appreciated

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  • Way of the Cross Good Friday in Troy

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Come join the churches of Troy on Good Friday, April 18, for the Way of the Cross observance. This annual event is sponsored by all churches of the Greater Troy Ministerial Alliance and is open to everyone. This service consists of walking a mile and a quarter while stopping along the way at the various stations in the downtown area. Through this experience, we unite with Jesus in his suffering

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Health

NECAC offers help to people seeking health insurance

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is offering assistance to people who were unable to buy health insurance before the federally-mandated March 31 deadline. Those who started the application process but did not finish now have until mid-April to seek extra time. The extension applies only to people who have started the enrollment process. “We encourage everyone who is interested in understanding their health insurance options to call

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  • Help keep ‘at-risk’ seniors from slipping through the cracks

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Elsberry High School Counselor Julie Basler (left), Rise Above Scholarship Board Member Jeanette VanBeek and Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Leah Wommack-Askey present information about the Rise Above Scholarship program to the Elsberry School Board during the March meeting.

    The third annual Rise Above Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for April 26 at the Woods Fort Country Club in Troy. Registration for the 18-hole tournament begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. All funds raised will support Rise Above Foundation scholarships for graduating seniors in Lincoln County. The Rise Above Foundation was established in 2012 to benefit at-risk graduating Lincoln County seniors who face overwhelming

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  • Obama extends health insurance enrollment deadline for some

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    The healthcare.gov website is experiencing heavy traffic as the March 31 health insurance sign-up deadline looms. For anyone who tries and fails, there will be an extension to the deadline. “The White House announced an extension for those who are trying to enroll but, through no fault of their own, haven’t been able to,” said Brenda Procter, state consumer and family economics specialist for University of Missouri Extension. The key

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