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High flying lady

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

Martha Vaughn, of Elsberry, waves as she begins her helicopter flight last week. She expressed her dream of riding in a helicopter at a church prayer meeting at New Hope Baptist Church and her church family responded. The ride began and ended at Helisat LLC at Moscow Mills. A descendent of Elsberry founder Robert Thomas Elsberry, she did this for her 99th birthday. The approximate 30-minute flight took her over

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  • Baby boy Ringeisen

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Ringeisen announcement

    Ryan and Leah Ringeisen, of Troy, are happy to announce the birth of their fourth child, Joseph Ryan Ringeisen. Joseph was born on June 27, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital weighing eight pounds, five ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. Joseph is the younger brother of Natalie, 8, Daniel, 5, and Hunter, 2. Grandparents are Donald and Debbie Fieth, of Troy and Rita Ringeisen, of Troy and the late

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  • Roberts and Powell to wed

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Roberts engagement

    Amber Roberts, daughter of Connie Roberts, and Hannah and Hailey Powell, daughters of Jason Powell, are pleased to announce their parents’ engagement and upcoming wedding on September 13, 2014 in the State Park. Connie, of Hawk Point, Mo., is the daughter of Betty Roberts and the late Carl Ray Roberts, Sr. and is currently a 911 Dispatcher. Jason, of Hawk Point, Mo. is the son of Norma Powell and the

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Travel

Watch out for students, new school year has started

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools are starting or have started their 2014-2015 school year. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road. Expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time. Most traffic crashes involving young drivers

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  • Accidents leave four county men with moderate to serious injuries

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Four Lincoln County men were injured in separate accidents, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The first accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 on North Ridge Road, two miles north of Oakland Ridge Estates. According to the Patrol, Douglas Bouldin, 49, of Troy was driving a 2007 Triumph motorcycle and failed to negotiate a curve. The cycle traveled off the right side of the roadway

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  • Hawk Point Police: drive sober or get pulled over

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, and visiting friends and family. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving related fatalities. So starting Aug. 15 and continuing through Sept. 1, local police will be aggressively targeting drunk drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end drunk driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get

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Education

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.

R-III Foundation awards grants totaling $77,916

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

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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  • Winfield Intermediate building opens up after major renovations

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:09 am

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    For over a year now the Winfield area has been waiting to see the finished product of the Intermediate School renovations. On Tuesday, August 12, the Intermediate School held a Back to School Night where parents and students were able to walk the new halls, view the new technology inside the classroom and enjoy the new layout of the front entryway along with meeting the teachers and staff of the

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  • Watch out for students, new school year has started

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that schools are starting or have started their 2014-2015 school year. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Traffic patterns will change as school buses and parents taking their children to school join other motorists on the road. Expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time. Most traffic crashes involving young drivers

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Religion

Reverend Bill Patrick, pastor of Whiteside Baptist Church  and wife Pearl.

Whiteside Baptist Church turns 125

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

Located in Northwest Lincoln County, in the small village of Whiteside, is the Whiteside Baptist Church which turns 125 years old in August. The church was established in 1889 and continues to serve the community, holding services every Sunday, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Also, in August, Reverend Bill Patrick is celebrating 25 years as the pastor of Whiteside Baptist

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  • County American Bible Society Chapter to meet

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

    On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 160th annual gathering of the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Bible Society will hold its meeting. The evening will begin with a fellowship meal in the Mount Zion A.R. Presbyterian Church (located at 861 Hwy V) at 6 p.m. Following the meal, at 7 p.m. they will enjoy special music by Angela Winkelmeier of the Peine Ridge Church and her parents, Rev. Bill and

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  • Louisville Christian Church service to be held

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The Historic Louisville Christian Church willl be holding services August 3 at 2 p.m. Elder Carla Potts of Elsberry is minister and Ms. Malaine Hagemeir, pianist, leads the congregation in song. Communion is served, and everyone is welcome. The Church is located at 3495 Hwy Z in Northern Lincoln County. Watch for news of the Hymn Sing on October 19.

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Health

Speech clinic moves services to Troy

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders, a 501(c)(3) charitable children’s clinic, will be consolidating services to four days a week in Troy and has closed the Elsberry location. The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic has been serving preschool age children with communication challenges at the Elsberry Clinic site since 2005. The clinic recognizes Don Bowers and his wife, Winona, for being instrumental in advocating for the children of

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  • Urgent need for blood donations

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting

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  • Free diabetic testing supplies for Medicare patients

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Owner Jerry Callahan (left) with pharmacist Jennifer Carroll.

    Starting Sept. 1, the Troy Medicine Shoppe will offer free testing supplies to any Medicare customer with diabetes. One does not need to be a past or current customer to obtain the free supplies. One simply needs to have a prescription for test strips from a doctor, Medicare coverage and diabetes. In his frustration with mounting Medicare paperwork and falling co-pays, The Medicine Shoppe owner, Jerry Callahan, was inspired to

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