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Pictured are the Ninth Grade Ambassadors with just a few of their bags that were assembled for residents. Also pictured are, John and Sandy Emerson (back at left), and Sandy Jung Executive Director of LCCOA and Cheryl Wehde  Ninth Grade Center Guidance Counselor (back at right).

Students team up with The Salvation Army, LCCOA for homebound residents

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

On Friday, December 12, a group of Ninth Grade Ambassadors volunteered to help make a difference in the lives of those who are not able to go out and get their daily essentials. The youth were contacted by The Salvation Army of Lincoln County to help get together care packages for Lincoln County residents who are homebound. A total of 20 students formed an assembly line to put items such

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Pictured are the Ninth Grade Ambassadors with just a few of their bags that were assembled for residents. Also pictured are, John and Sandy Emerson (back at left), and Sandy Jung Executive Director of LCCOA and Cheryl Wehde  Ninth Grade Center Guidance Counselor (back at right).

Students team up with The Salvation Army, LCCOA for homebound residents

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

On Friday, December 12, a group of Ninth Grade Ambassadors volunteered to help make a difference in the lives of those who are not able to go out and get their daily essentials. The youth were contacted by The Salvation Army of Lincoln County to help get together care packages for Lincoln County residents who are homebound. A total of 20 students formed an assembly line to put items such

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  • Missouri raises minimum wage; requires employers to post info

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Employers in Missouri most likely are aware that the state minimum wage is adjusted annually for inflation, and that the mandated increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $7.65 per hour will take place on January 1 of 2015. Many, however, are unsure of their related responsibilities. All employers, regardless of the number of employees, need to communicate minimum wage increase information to their workers. For most

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  • Silex R-I hosting Recycling Day for the public

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Silex R-1 School is hosting a Recycling Day on January 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a free service. The collection will take place in the elementary parking lot. Most electronics and technology devices are accepted whether they are working or nonworking. You can also bring your old rechargeable batteries, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes for recycling. Computer, networking, office equipment, medical and retail equipment, personal

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Jeremy McKenna

McKenna signs with MoBap

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:51 am

Jeremy McKenna, seated center, signed his letter of intent to play soccer at Missouri Baptist University on Friday, December 12. Pictured are back row: William Francis Ninth grade Soccer Coach, Chad Baldwin Soccer Head Coach, Jacob Alvernia Missouri Baptist Soccer Head Coach, Steven Penn Soccer JV Coach, Jason Smith TBHS Activities Director. Front row: Jeremy McKenna, Kelly Freeman (mom).

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  • Owls bring home big win in BOOM Tip-Off Classic

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Lady Owls

    In the final round of the BOOM Tip-Off Classic a tough match was played between Silex Lady Owls and Lift for Life. Ryan Flanagan said this about his team’s efforts made in the game: “This was a very physical game from the tip off. We struggled to get into a groove in the first half, gave up too many offensive rebounds which is unlike us. The score at the half

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  • Silex collects two more wins

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Levi Miller (going up for the shot) had 11 points in the Owls victory over the Winfield Warriors.

    On December 11, the Silex Varsity Boys basketball team hosted an intra-county battle as the Winfield Warriors took to the hardwood. The home team was victorious by a score of 57-50. “It was the first time I have seen our team play together as a team, fight as a team and scrap as a team,” said head coach Braden Ham. The Owls had an 18 point lead going into the

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Lifestyles

Enjoy a healthy First Day Hike with Missouri State Parks Jan. 1

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

More than 40 free, guided hikes will take place on trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state on Jan. 1. The effort is a part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which gives guests the opportunity to start the year off right with a healthy hike. “First Day Hikes give families a fun way to begin the New Year by getting active, connecting with the

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  • Decendants of Stepanek have reunion

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Stepanek

    On September 27, descendents of Mary and Charles Stepanek met at Woods Fort for an enjoyable meal and an afternoon of visiting and reminiscing. This year’s signature pillow was won by Susan Peasel. All went home with an attendance prize. The 5 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart was offered for deceased members of the families. With the attentive staff of Woods Fort and all who helped put the reunion together,

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  • Lynn and Thomson to wed

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Lynn ad Thomson engagement

    The engagement of Casey Lynn, daughter of Betty Lynn, of Wentzville, Mo. and the late Roger Lynn, to Brett Thomson, son of Rick and Peggy Thomson, of Troy, Mo. is announced by the bride’s mother. Casey is a 2003 graduate of Timberland High School, Wentzville, Mo. She is employed by PWS in Bridgeton, Mo. Brett is a 1999 graduate of Marquette High School, Chesterfield, Mo. He is employed by United

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TMS team, Technologically Challenged Spartans, working on the pegs to add to their score.

First Rotary Robotics competition successful

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:53 am

The Belton Cyber Pirates claimed top prize at the first-ever Troy Rotary Robotics Invitational hosted in conjunction with the Troy Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) on December 13, 2014. The Rotary Club awarded the Cyber Pirates $1,000 for the Excellence Award at the tournament at the Ninth Grade Center. Rotarian Gary Sheller of Sheller Financial also awarded an additional $1,000 in cash prizes to teams at the Ninth Grade

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  • MDC and MoDOT invite schools to fight litter through annual “No MOre Trash!” contest

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) invite Missouri public, private and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter in the Show-Me State — and to have creative and educational fun — by participating in the 2015 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest. The annual trash-can contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by

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  • Free Christmas Movies at Troy Movie House

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    FREE CHRISTMAS MOVIES DECEMBER 22 – 24, 2014 11:30AM   MONDAY 12/22 MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SCROOGED HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS   TUESDAY 12/23 PREP & LANDING DISNEYS A CHRISTMAS CAROL KNUT & FRIENDS DECK THE HALLS   WEDNESDAY 12/24 SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS ARTIC TALE JINGLE ALL THE WAY POLAR EXPRESS     12/17/2014 – 12/18/2014 EXODUS: GODS & KINGS PG13 4:15P 7:15P HOBBIT: BATTLE OF

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