Lifestyles

Make Christmas brighter by adopting a deserving family

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

Thanksgiving is this week and the Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family team is thankful for those who have stepped forward and adopted a family in need this Christmas. Over 100 families have been adopted! But as Christmas gets closer, families remain on the list. Below are some of the families that are available for adoption. Not sure what adoption involves? Contact the committee and they will be glad to talk with you!

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  • The Cellular Connection to hold nationwide food drive

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S., announced on November 14 that 300 of its stores will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers. From November 14 until Friday, December 12, participating TCC stores across the U.S. are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food,

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  • Benefit to help Gabriel Ward

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Gabriel Ward

    Gabriel Ward, son of Micah and Tiffany Ward was born in late August, 2014 with a condition called Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO). BOO is a blockage at the base of the bladder. It reduces or prevents the flow of urine into the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). With the effects of BOO, Gabriel now has damaged kidneys and has to undergo hemodialysis every other day. Since

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Travel

Weight restrictions placed on two bridges on Hwy. 79

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

Two bridges on Missouri Route 79 in Pike County at Clarksville and Annada have been load posted with a restriction of a 10-ton weight limit. Beginning immediately, signs are posted “Weight Limit 10 Ton” at the bridge over Big Calumet Creek located just south of Route N near the north city limits of Clarksville, and the bridge over Guinns Creek south of Route H, the first bridge just south of

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  • Several accidents with injuries reported by Highway Patrol

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported three accidents occurred in Lincoln county on Sunday. The first accident was at 2:30 p.m. on Hwy. 61, just south of John Creech Road. According to the report, a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by Alexa Nicholas, 18, of Troy, went out of control on the slick roadway, slid off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign, a tree and then overturned. She

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  • Culvert replacements scheduled for Route W in Lincoln County

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, December 3, MoDOT crews will be replacing several culverts on Lincoln County Route W east of Troy in preparation for resurfacing from Route KK to Missouri Route 47 during the 2015 construction season. Route W will be closed at the following locations from Route 47 to just north of Route Y on the dates and times specified below. Dec. 1 road closed

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Education

Penny’s Podcast earns state award

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:06 am

The Missouri School Public Relations Association recognized “Penny’s Podcast: On the road again” for excellence in communications. The May 19 “On the Road” edition of R-III Superintendent Mark Penny’s podcast received an Award of Excellence in the category of audiovisual over 10 minutes. Recognition took place at the annual MOSPRA Fall Conference held in Kansas City, November 6-7. Communications departments submitted their applications in several different areas including annual reports,

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  • Winfield honors Veterans, receives a flag from Afghanistan from Staff Sergeant Kyser

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Pictured at left Staff Sergeant Kristie Kyser holding the flag that flew over her base. The flag traveled from Kandahar, Afghanistan to Louisiana, to St. Louis and to Winfield Middle School. The reunion video of Staff Sergeant Kyser and her daughters has received more than 15,000 views. Pictured above, the teachers and staff read a poem and passed around the flag.

                    Annually on Veterans Day, Winfield Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools all gather together to pay respect to all veterans who have served our country, those who are currently serving and those who are our future veterans. The ceremony began with the Color Guard leading in all the veterans who came out to the assembly. The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem paved

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  • Winfield School District to host 7th annual senior citizen Thanksgiving dinner

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Winfield School District would like to invite all senior citizens who live in the Winfield School District to the 7th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration held in the Winfield High School Commons. The meal will be served on Monday, November 24 at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to all senior citizens as an expression of the district’s gratitude for the support given by Winfield residents. The meal will be

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Religion

Thanksgiving service at Whiteside Presbyterian

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

The churches of Silex and Whiteside will host a Thanksgiving Eve Community Service on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. The location for this year’s community service is the Whiteside Presbyterian Church, 218 Church Street, in the town of Whiteside. Please join the people of the area giving thanks for the blessings of the season. In addition, the churches encourage those planning to attend to bring canned goods for

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  • Community Thanksgiving service Sunday in Troy

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The Greater Troy Ministerial Alliance has announced that it is once again the time for local churches in the Troy area to come together for the annual Thanksgiving Service. The annual Community Worship Service will be this Sunday, November 23, and our host church is First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ at 1302 Boone Street. All congregations are invited and welcome to attend the service. The seasonal service is under

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  • Whiteside community worship service

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The Community of Whiteside invites the public to join them for the community worship service at the Whiteside Schoolhouse on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. This worship service comes before the start of the annual Whiteside Turkeyshoot and is hosted by the Whiteside Baptist and Presbyterian Churches. The Whiteside Schoolhouse is located on Lincoln County Highway Z, approximately one mile west from the US 61, Highway Z intersection

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Health

Ambulance, emergency services have equipment to handle Ebola cases

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

Lincoln County Ambulance District, fire, health department and Lincoln County Medical Center have been busy working on plans for taking care of patients who may have the signs, symptoms and history consistent with the Ebola Virus infection. At this time, the likelihood of a Lincoln County resident becoming infected with the Ebola virus is very low. The CDC and the Lincoln County Health Department have been working closely with local

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  • Food safety during the holidays

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

    With the holidays fast approaching, the Lincoln County Health Department reminds residents to practice safe food preparation for family gatherings. Every year, an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur in the United States. While the majority of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a couple of days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related

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  • LCMC rural health clinics to celebrate health day

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center’s Rural Health Clinics will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014. NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related issues; and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those

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