Lifestyles

Help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win a $500 grant from GM

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

From now until the end of June, a test drive of any new General Motor’s product at Jim Trenary could help the Hawk Point Athletic Association win $500. According to Hawk Point Athletic Association member Ron Daniels, “General Motors has a grant that they give to the youth program in the county. They gave us ball equipment, bat hangers, throw-down bases, T-shirts, ball bags. That was part of the grant.

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  • Local woman enters contest for handicap accessible vehicle, husband enters race

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Cindy Gloria and her husband Mike don’t take anything for granted, and live each day to the fullest. Mike comes a long way from his hometown, in Bay City Michigan. Working as a truck driver at the time in the late 90’s, Mike and Cindy unexpectedly met each other down at a truck stop in Joplin, Missouri. Cindy had gone there to meet her family before leaving on a vacation,

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  • Lincoln County’s Volunteer of the Year: Susan Peasel

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:15 am

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    Susan Peasel was declared the “Volunteer of the Year” after being nominated by Louise Simpson and Peggy Jost. She was one of many applicants nominated in  the Lincoln County Journal’s annual tribute to a strength of the community… its many volunteers. Peasel’s lengthy volunteer agenda made her stand out  above the rest. Susan volunteers at a multiple array of places and helps a number of people across our area. She

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Travel

Woman injured in accident

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:57 am

A Chesterfield woman was injured March 15 in an accident occurring in Lincoln County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Time of the accident was 5:18 p.m. on Hwy. W, just south of New Hope West Lane. According to the Patrol, a 1997 Honda CRV driven by Nichole Boesing, 29, was southbound on Hwy. W, when she failed to negotiate a curve, and ran off the

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  • Spring brings potholes, report them to MoDOT

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Rising temperatures this weekend after recent winter storms will bring out the potholes in Missouri’s roads. At the Missouri Department of Transportation, the start of March means crews turn their attention to the potholes that “spring” forth as temperatures change. There are multiple ways motorists can report potholes: ·MoDOT’s Customer Service Center, available 24/7, at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636). • Online – from your computer or cell phone, at modot.org. Look for

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  • County agencies conduct “Arrive Alive” checkpoints at high schools

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Employees of the Lincoln County 9-1-1 Services participating in the seat belt survey effort included (in no order): Stacey Adcock, Lisa Goetsch, Alisha Lewis, Nicole Hanson, James Roberts, Margie Harrell, director; Jeff Reed, Barb Presley. Also pictured is Kim Biondo, outreach coordinator  for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety (MoDOT).

    Warm weather is here and teens will be hitting the road to enjoy spring break, prom, and other great springtime activities. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants teens to think about how dangerous a car ride can be if they don’t buckle up. An element of this year’s teen seat belt campaign reminds teens that their safety is to be taken very seriously – “Buckle Up. It’s No Joke.”

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Education

From the Archives: Contract for new Sacred Heart Church

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

60 Years Ago May 20, 1955 The contract for the construction of the new Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School was awarded to  Plez Lewis and Sons Construction Co. of St. Clair. The building will be at the site of the former church and convent building. Jerry Cox, a pitcher in the Atom League in Troy hurled a no-hitter  as Troy defeated Hawk Point 1-0.  He struck out 15 and

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  • LCR3EF grants total over $119K to Troy R-III schools

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

    The Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation awarded $119,292.57 to 10 grant recipients on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  These recipients represent educators and administrators in seven schools and Central Office.  Twenty-two grant applications totaling over $400,000 in the areas of Technology, Student Enrichment and Instructional Initiatives were submitted to the Education Foundation in early February.  After an arduous exercise in reviewing and scoring the applications, committee and board members elected to

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  • Sen. Blunt accepting applications for academies

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:53 am

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that he has begun accepting applications from young Missourians who are interested in competing for nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies. Nominations to the Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy (West Point), the Merchant Marine Academy, and Naval Academy are available for qualified applicants. “Our nation’s service academies play an instrumental role in preparing young men and women with the skills

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Religion

Way of the Cross

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

The Troy Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to come and worship in prayer and a walk to commemorate the life and death of Jesus Christ, who gave his life for us on the Cross. The group will meet at the Troy Furniture parking lot April 3 at 5 p.m. and begin the walk at 5:30 p.m. There will be 14 stops throughout Troy to remember what Christ has done for us

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  • Silex area churches Easter services

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:08 am

    The country churches of north Lincoln County will host two community services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. there will be a Good Friday Service at the Mill Creek Baptist Church, located at 686 Mill Creek Church Road approximately five miles west of Silex. On Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m., there will be an Easter Sunrise service at the Silex Presbyterian Church

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  • Lincoln County Right to Life attends March for Life

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Immaculate Conception Old Monroe students (in no particular order) participated in the March for Life: Breana Burkemper, Connor Burkemper, Curtis Burkemper, Maci Dixon, Clare Eggering, Drake Eggering, Alicia Gregory, Carson Hoeckelmann, Kodey Kaimann, Emma Niederer, Elliott Stetson, Jack Stout, Caleb Veness, Lane Weber.

    Members of the Lincoln County Chapter of Missouri Right to Life, along with students and parents representing Immaculate Conception Parish in Old Monroe, and other concerned pro-life citizens boarded a chartered bus to Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 19, to attend the annual March for Life. This group endured a long 18-hour bus ride to attend this year’s march. They were able to arrive early in order to attend a

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Health

Brianna Robinson and Aleigha Davis, participants in the Kids in the Kitchen program offered through MU Extension, enjoy making creative, nutritious snacks.

Youngsters learn to make healthy snacks through MU Extension program

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

Students give fun, healthy snacks an A-plus in University of Missouri Extension’s Kids in the Kitchen program. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade learn how to fix healthy, fun snacks, says MU Extension nutrition and health education specialist Lynda Zimmerman. The statewide program teaches kids that healthy, tasty food doesn’t have to be boring or hard to make. At South Elementary in Jefferson City, little chefs are making their own

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  • Lincoln County Resource Board targets child abuse and neglect

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Every day in Missouri, one in four children are reported abused or neglected. More than half of these children are under the age of six years old. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Resource Board (LCRB) is targeting child abuse and neglect—working to educate and empower children and parents through its funded health care providers. At no cost to Lincoln County parents, local children can receive emergency care and shelter

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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