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LCMC has “Plans and Protocols” for Ebola

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Lincoln County Medical Center is focused on providing safe, quality patient care in an environment that protects patients, their families and caregivers while conducting thorough preparations for the possibility of screening and isolating a patient with Ebola symptoms. According to Ashley Rottler, marketing director for LCMC, they have plans and protocols in place and will make adjustments to policies according to the many changes already received and recommended by the

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Elsberry latest city to ponder action to future sewer system challenges

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Elsberry voters may soon find themselves in the unenviable position of having to choose between funding a new wastewater treatment plant or facing hefty fines that are likely to be imposed by the Department of Natural Resources [DNR] and the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. “People have become more and more Earth-conscious and EPA and DNR regulations have stiffened,” said Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth. “Thirty years ago half of those regulations

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  • LCMC has “Plans and Protocols” for Ebola

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center is focused on providing safe, quality patient care in an environment that protects patients, their families and caregivers while conducting thorough preparations for the possibility of screening and isolating a patient with Ebola symptoms. According to Ashley Rottler, marketing director for LCMC, they have plans and protocols in place and will make adjustments to policies according to the many changes already received and recommended by the

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  • Law suit against Dominos for failing to pay minimum wage to delivery drivers

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The law firms Paul McInnes LLP and Weinhaus & Potashnick have filed a lawsuit against MBR Management Corporation, franchisees of approximately 63 Dominos restaurants in Missouri and Illinois for failing to pay minimum wage to their delivery drivers. It includes the restaurant in Troy. The suit alleges that MBR is violating federal wage and hour laws by failing to adequately reimburse their drivers for their automobile expenses, resulting in unreimbursed

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Sports

Lady Warriors achieve several goals, falls short in district loss to Crusaders

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

The regular season ended with a bang as the Winfield Lady Warriors defeated the Barat Academy Eagles in two games 25-18, 25-21. The win marked the 20th win of the season for the Lady Warriors which sets the school’s record for wins in a season, completed an undefeated home schedule, and was done on a night when the team recognized its seven graduating seniors, Jaclyn Sommerlad, Allison Reller, Lindsey Gremaud,

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  • Trojans’ loss keeps them winless; IndianHawks end with winning streak

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Troy Buchanan’s Brendon Lofland stands behind center waiting for a snap to get this play underway. Lofland scored Troy’s only TD in a 42-6 loss.

    The regular season came to an end for the Troy Buchanan High Trojans with a 42-6 loss to the Wentzville Holt Indians in a South Division game in the Gateway Athletic Conference. Troy’s only score came in the second period on a five-yard run by Brendon Lofland. The Indians had scored early in the quarter on a 20-yard pass play. The kick for the extra point by Jeremy McKenna was

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  • Elsberry, Silex cross country results

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Clopton High School hosted their annual Cross-Country Hamburger Meet on Oct. 13. In the varsity runs the mud flew as boys and girls churned through the 5K. Elsberry’s Jack Weakly finished in 13th place with a time of 20:23. He was followed by Daniel Johnson in 30th place with a time of 21:45 and Austin King in 44th place with a time of 23:08. Bowling Green’s Phillip Lagemann, the school

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Lifestyles

Imogene Colbert

Colbert turns 80

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:13 am

Imogene Knock Colbert of Jacksonville, Ill. formerly of Versailles, celebrated her 80th birthday, on Oct. 22, 2014. Imogene was born in 1934 in Louisville, Mo., to George and Ruby Estes Knock. She married Raymond H. Colbert, Jr. in 1952. Together, they have eight children: Debra (Jim) Finn, Alicia Colbert, Ava Lock, of Springfield, Ill.; Rick (Kim) Colbert and Randy Colbert, of Jacksonville, Ill.; Ray (Diana) Colbert, of Naperville, Ill.; Dana

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  • Baby girl Niffen

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Niffen announcement

    Emma Golden and Kenneth Niffen, of Clarksville, Mo. are happy to announce the birth of their child, Willo Marie Sue Niffen. Willo was born September 8, 2014 at SSM Lake St. Louis. She weighed seven pounds, nine ounces. Willo is the younger sister to Jaylen Niffen. Proud grandparents are Tim and Rhonda Golden, of Elsberry, Tammy Niffen and Kenny Ray McCormick, of Louisiana, Mo. Great grandparents are Mary Jane Niffen

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  • GriefShare: surviving the holidays seminar scheduled

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

    “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at New Galilee Christian Church located at 1769 E. Hwy 47, Winfield. The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interview with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved

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Entertainment

Trick or treat for charity

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

The Troy Buchanan High School National Honor Society is extending the Halloween fun by hosting their Annual Trick or Treat for Charity event on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the Troy Buchanan High School gymnasium. Children from four years of age to fourth grade are invited to the festivities. A small admissions fee per child will be required, and the proceeds will be donated to various charities. Put

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  • Canned food drive for November DARE dance

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Over the past decade, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has held a November canned food drive during its November DARE Dance to help a local food bank during the holiday season. Last year, the sheriff’s office raised and donated seven boxes of canned food to Bread for Life food pantry. On Nov. 7, the sheriff’s office will host its only DARE Dance during the month. Dancers who bring two canned

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  • Trojan Pride Marching Band performs well in CMU Band Day events

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Music floated down the hill, and the march of drums led into the annual Band Day at Central Methodist University on Saturday. Some 46 bands, incorporating nearly 2,300 students paraded by spectators and judges to cheers and evaluation. Bands competed in one or more of the categories for awards, which included the areas of street, field, indoor drum line, indoor color guard, field auxiliary, street auxiliary, outstanding street drum major,

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