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Faria case sent back to county judge

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

The next step in the appeal process for a man convicted for the murder of his wife played out this week when court of appeals sent the case back to Lincoln County. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals sent the Russell Faria case back to 45th Judicial Court Judge Chris Mennemeyer Kunza for a hearing  on a retrial motion. Judge Mennemeyer has 90 days to hold a hearing and

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Extension granted to update base acres for ARC/PLC programs

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015.  The final day for farm owners and producers to

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  • Constituent Day at Hawk Point

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    With the start of a new Congress, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and his staff have officially announced Constituent Service Days information to better serve the constituents of the 3rd District. “Our country is at an interesting time right now. There are lots of questions floating around about tax exemptions in the president’s health-care law, veterans have questions about access to care, and small businesses have concerns about the constant regulations

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  • Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds to offer new record alert system

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The office of the Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds has recently upgraded to new records management software. The software was developed by Mobilis Technologies in Blue Springs, Mo. Currently, 32 Missouri counties are using Mobilis Technologies EpicRecord RMS product for their management software. The man who developed the software, David Mudd, Chief Technical Officer, worked for Boone County, Missouri prior to co-founding Mobilis Technologies. During this time, he worked closely

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Troy teams earn split, district begin this week

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:22 am

As the Troy Buchanan High teams begin districts in basketball this week, both teams experienced positive vibes in recent games. In boys’ action, the Trojans lost 62-55 to Francis Howell Central but bounced back to post a 5-47 win over Francis Howell North. Adam Mennemeyer and Brandon Bassham continue to lead offensively as they scored 20 and 16 points respectively against Howell Central. They led with 13 and 12 points

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  • Season ends for Silex in districts

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:20 am

    The Silex Lady Owls picked up momentum with two wins to end the regular season on a high note. On Feb. 17, they posted a 66-62 win over Wellsville for their 13th win of the season. “We came out and had some major offensive struggles early,” said Coach Ryan Flanagan. “We really shot ourselves in the foot throughout this game with all of our unforced turnovers. When we take care

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  • Place in state wrestling

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Winfield state wrestlers

    Two wrestlers from Winfield High School placed at the recent state wrestling tournament held in Columbia. They were (from left): Tyler Moon, Coach Bruce Payne and Kai Rogers. Moon finished third in the 106 pound weight class and finished his season with a 49-2 record. Rogers finished sixth in the 120 pound weight class and finished his season with a 44-8 record.

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    Tips for improving your FICO score

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

    While building good credit is not something that happens overnight, there are some things you can do to improve your credit score and keep it high. FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) scores can range from 300 to 850. Five factors go into calculating your credit score: payment history, credit utilization, length of credit history, account diversity and recent credit. The best way to establish good credit and to keep it that

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Lifestyles

West Engagement

Creech and West to marry

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Creech and Mr. and Mrs. Roy West are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Hunter Daniel to Lexie Jolynn. Hunter is the grandson of Mrs. Diane Schulte and the late Leonard Schulte, and Mrs. Sally Creech and the late Virgil Creech. Lexie is the granddaughter of William West and the late Patty West, and the late Carl and Grace Eberlein. Hunter attends MACC studying

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  • Twin baby girls

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Conner Twins

    Chris and Kelsi Conner, of Elsberry welcomed two new baby girls into their family on November 28, 2014. Emeri Jordan was born at 11:10 p.m. weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long. Emeri’s sister Azlyn Grace was born at 11:11 p.m. weighing 4 pounds 15 ounces and was 17 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Alan and Katie Lagemann, of Elsberry and Margie and Jerry Herring, of

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  • Favignano turns four

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Arianna's 4th birthday

    Arianna Lynn Favignano, daughter of Joe and Allison Favignano turned four, January 12, 2015. She celebrated a magical Frozen theme birthday party at Playtime Party Center. She had a blast opening lots of gifts, eating cake, playing and getting a private visit with Henry the Hippo. The Favignano family would like to thank friends and family that made Arianna’s day extra special!

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Entertainment

Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning.

Local author releases new book

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning. The book is A Daily Devotional inspired by a variety of songs, Biblical scriptures, and real life stories. Starr Himmel is married to Steve Himmel. Steve grew up in Moscow Mills. They returned to build a home there in 2004. Their two sons are Sean and Ryan. They have been a part of Church On

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  • Buchanan Class of ‘75 reunion plans

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Plans are underway for a 40-year class reunion. The date is set for Aug. 22, 2015, at Woods Fort Restaurant and Banquet Center. Hors d’oervres, dancing, and catching up with classmates are on the agenda. Specific details will be communicated at a later date. At this time, organizers need help from the community. Let them know how many of the classmates are interested in this fun night, as well as

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  • Troy Movie House Movie Listings

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    2/27/2015 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY R 4:15P 7:00P 9:45P HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 R 7:45P 10:00P KINGSMAN R 4:30P 7:15P 10:00P SPONGEBOB MOVIE PG 5:30P THE LAZARUS EFFECT PG13 5:30P 7:30P 9:30P   2/28/2015 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY R 1:30P 4:15P 7:00P 9:45P HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 R 7:45P 10:00P KINGSMAN R 1:45P 4:30P 7:15P 10:00P SPONGEBOB MOVIE PG 3:15P 5:30P THE LAZARUS EFFECT PG13 3:30P 5:30P 7:30P

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