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Heartsaver CPR class scheduled

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

A new “HeartSaver” CPR class has been scheduled for Aug. 16, 2014 at Lincoln County Fire Station 1 in Troy from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. This course is free to fire district residents and a nominal fee for non-residents. Registration is required online at

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  • Jacobi’s Journey, a local child recently diagnosed with kidney cancer

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Heather Johnson and Marlan Versey noticed that their son, Jacobi wasn’t feeling well and was having strange symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI.) Upon taking Jacobi to his pediatrician they were told several different scenarios. Their pediatrician was hoping for the best and gave Jacobi an antibiotic for a UTI treatment but also informed the couple to watch out for three other signs

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  • Domestic Violence: Working with victims and the offender workshop

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:48 am


      The Lincoln County Domestic Violence Court Advisory Committee held a Domestic Violence Workshop for EMASS (Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services), attorneys, law enforcement, probation and patrol, counselors, therapists and victim advocates. Approximately 62 people came out to the Troy Ninth Grade Center to sit in on the workshop. “We are excited to have so many people come out to be educated. At the same time they are sitting here

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  • Lincoln County on-site septic systems

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Did you know Lincoln County has an On-Site Wastewater Disposal Treatment Ordinance? In 1996, the Lincoln County Commissioners passed this ordinance for the Health Department to regulate single family residences that require an on-site wastewater disposal treatment when a family does not have public sewer access to properly dispose of their human wastes. Some considerations regarding on-site septic systems: A soil morphology test is performed by a soil scientist for

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  • July blood drives have urgent need for donations

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The American Red Cross encourages blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by rolling up a sleeve to give. Donors of all blood types are urged to schedule an appointment now, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with

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  • Troy City Hall serves as cooling center

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

    People needing some relief from the heat during the day may go to Troy City Hall during regular hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), said Mayor Mark Cross.  This is Monday through Friday. Missourians can find other public cooling centers near them by visiting Through the online cooling center directory at, users can simply enter a zip code, city or county to find a cooling center nearby. “Excessive

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  • Relay for Life Event in August

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Relay for Life Lincoln County will hold a Luminaria ceremony on August 1, 2014 at 10 p.m., at Clonts Field in Troy. As darkness falls, the track is encircled with Luminaria bags decorated with the names of those who have battled cancer. Luminarias will be sold the night of Relay, and team members also have forms that can be filled out prior to the event. A minimum donation of $5

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