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Ambulance district continues rotation of base closures

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

The Board of Directors for the Lincoln County Ambulance District met Nov. 19. The issue on everyone’s mind was base closures and whether or not a base would be closed in the wake of another defeat of Proposition S. Prop S was a tax initiative from the ambulance district requesting $.35 per $100 valuation of real and personal property. During the Chief’s Report, Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci, reported that after

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Troy approves creation of parks director position

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

The Troy Board of Aldermen approved unanimously the creation of a parks director and will assume management of the city’s Aquatic Center next year. This action was taken at the regular meeting held Nov. 17. By bringing this service inhouse, the city can pursue additional revenue ventures with their parks’ system and have better internal control of the costs in operating the swimming pool. The idea of a parks director

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  • Kerpash sworn in as new alderman in Moscow Mills, assess parking issue

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Moscow -Kerpash

    With the resignation of Mark Schuette, the Moscow Mills Board of Aldermen approved Carol Kerpash to fill this seat until the April 2015 election. In other action, the board authorized Donny Hopkins, public works superintendent, to assess current parking conditions near the Rock House. The city has received a complaint from a renter of property about parking issues. Mayor Andy Teschendorf broke the tie after the aldermen had voted 2-2.

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  • Weight restrictions placed on two bridges on Hwy. 79

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Two bridges on Missouri Route 79 in Pike County at Clarksville and Annada have been load posted with a restriction of a 10-ton weight limit. Beginning immediately, signs are posted “Weight Limit 10 Ton” at the bridge over Big Calumet Creek located just south of Route N near the north city limits of Clarksville, and the bridge over Guinns Creek south of Route H, the first bridge just south of

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Sports

Letter Lawson

To play at St. Louis University

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

Mackenzie Lawson (seated center), senior at Troy Buchanan High School, signed a national letter of intent to play women’s softball at St. Louis University. Seated with her are her parents, Marc and Nane Lawson. Standing behind are (from left): Brent Lovell, TBHS assistant coach; Lance Richardson, TBHS head coach and Jason Smith, TBHS activities director.

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  • Brown to attend Eastern Illinois

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Letter Brown

    Ashley Brown (seated second from left), senior at Silex High School, signed a letter of intent play women’s softball next fall at Eastern Illinois University. Also pictured (seated) are her parents Tony Brown, Debra Brown and brother, Chad Brown. Standing: Rebecca Lipsey and Shawn Wilding, Silex coaches. Brown earned all-conference, all-district, all-regional and all-state honors this season, helping lead the Lady Owls to a quarterfinal berth in the state tournament.

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  • Livingston signs

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Livingston Signing

    Bri Livingston, a Troy Buchanan High School senior, signed her national letter of intent to play women’s softball at Maryville University on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Pictured with Bri (center) are her parents Chuck and Julie Livingston. Pictured back row (L-R): Bryce Gregory girls basketball head coach, Brent Lovell softball assistant coach, Lance Richardson softball head coach and Jason Smith, activities director.

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Lifestyles

Make Christmas brighter by adopting a deserving family

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

Thanksgiving is this week and the Lincoln County Adopt-a-Family team is thankful for those who have stepped forward and adopted a family in need this Christmas. Over 100 families have been adopted! But as Christmas gets closer, families remain on the list. Below are some of the families that are available for adoption. Not sure what adoption involves? Contact the committee and they will be glad to talk with you!

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  • The Cellular Connection to hold nationwide food drive

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S., announced on November 14 that 300 of its stores will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers. From November 14 until Friday, December 12, participating TCC stores across the U.S. are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food,

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  • Benefit to help Gabriel Ward

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Gabriel Ward

    Gabriel Ward, son of Micah and Tiffany Ward was born in late August, 2014 with a condition called Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO). BOO is a blockage at the base of the bladder. It reduces or prevents the flow of urine into the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). With the effects of BOO, Gabriel now has damaged kidneys and has to undergo hemodialysis every other day. Since

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Entertainment

Choral Arts Singers Troy Concert at church on Night of 1000 Stars

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Choral Arts Singers have announced details of their upcoming Christmas concerts. Choral Arts Singers is directed by Amy Gatschenberger. In addition to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, other selections are: part of Vivaldi, “Gloria;” John Rutter, “I wish you Christmas”; “Away in a Manger”; and “Jingle Bell Rock”. The concerts are: Friday Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Zion UCC, 725 S. Main St., Troy (this concert is part of Troy’s

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  • “All Shook Up” at Bonfils

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

    All Shook Up

    The Troy Buchanan High School Drama Department’s production of “All Shook Up,” a musical by Joe DiPietro, will open on Thursday, 11/20 and run through Saturday 11/22. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The book is based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” featuring the music of Elvis Presley. There are 60 students in the cast and crew. Auditions were held in September. The performance will be at Bonfils Auditorium. The

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  • Troy Elks Hoop Shoot

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Troy Elks Lodge #2805 will be hosting its annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Troy Middle School Gymnasium. The Hoop Shoot provides a great competitive experience for all contestants. Boys and girls ages 8-13 are eligible. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the competition starting at 10 a.m. The Hoop Shoot is a free-throw shooting contest with contestants shooting a total of 25 free throws behind

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