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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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  • 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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  • Obama extends health insurance enrollment deadline

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    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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  • Schilly family newest recipient of service dog through Landon’s Helping Paws, Inc.

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Pictured are Matt, Curtis, Michelle and Owen Schilly meeting Roman at the Landon’s Helping Paws Trivia Night.

    Landon’s Helping Paws is pleased to announce that they, along with the help of their new partner, A New Leash For Life, have paired Roman, a Goldendoodle in training with a very deserving family. Roman will be trained to help Curtis Schilly, a seven year old boy in Troy who was diagnosed with autism just before his third birthday. Curtis was born a happy, healthy baby on December 20, 2007

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  • Health department alerts public of recall of specific child restraints

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Springtime is a great time to be out and about. Whether traveling by car, bicycle, ATV, or walking, it’s important to be safe. As the travel season begins, take the time to ensure your car seat has not reached its expiration date or has not been under recall. Make sure your bicycle is in tip top shape and ready for safe riding. Use care in crossing the streets, use crosswalks,

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center Announces Partnership Exploration

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    To ensure Lincoln County Medical Center’s ability to fulfill its mission of providing quality healthcare close to home, the Board of Trustees has committed itself to investigating strategic options, including potential strategic alliances with like-minded, community-oriented entities. This exploration is part of LCMC’s overall goal to ensure the long-term delivery of quality healthcare to the people of Lincoln County. The announcement was made today during the “State of the Medical

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