Looking back, it’s a wonder I’m still alive and kicking. But here I am – a woman of AARP age with minimal physical scarring and only slight psychological aftereffects to show for the bad choices I made early in life.
In the past year alone, the Lincoln County Council on Aging (LCCOA) has served 75,000 meals, of which 46,000 were delivered to those that were home-bound, and more than 25,000 were unpaid.
Like it or not, Americans are getting used to a new normal: no sports while the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is causing disruptions around the country.
When Brandon Altman found out his senior season with Winfield High School’s baseball team could be wiped out due to the COVID-19 outbreak, devastation was only one of the emotions he felt rushing through him.
Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson late Friday afternoon issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order, effective starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 6, and lasting until 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 24.
When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act last week, most of the focus went to the $1,200 checks expected to be sent to individuals nationwide in the coming weeks.
The Village of Eolia Board of Trustees met at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Village of Eolia Community Building. After addressing consent items on the agenda, discussion began concerning conversations between Shawnda Zumwalt, City Clerk, and the GovDeal Credit Card organization.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have been clear and consistent in their message to seniors: While anyone can fall victim to COVID-19, those who are 65 and older are in an especially high-risk group.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development activated a statewide network of more than 400 local economic development groups to answer questions and offer assistance to employers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). Employers that are considering full or partial shutdowns in connection wi…
Lincoln County has now seen evidence of community spread of COVID-19, a March 31 notice from the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) said.
With the recent news of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the county, school districts must continue to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health.
As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state and the nation, lawmakers and the governor are urging Missourians to take the proper precautions to help protect the health and safety of all citizens. Missourians are currently under a statewide order issued by the Department of He…
The Lincoln County Health Department [LCHD] issued a stay at home order, one day before the fourth positive case of coronavirus was announced for the county.
Continuing its mission to upgrade its tech, Winfield’s Police Department recently acquired a three-in-one solution that will act as officers’ body cameras and on-duty phones, as well as the wireless hotspot in their patrol cars.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to begin mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Two positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Lincoln County; both were announced on March 26. One patient is travel-related, is a resident of Lincoln County and is in their 40s, the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) said in a press release.
Like schools across the Country, Elsberry Schools have done what is necessary to keep their teachers, staff and students safe. In the wake of the COVID-19 Outbreak the doors are closed through April 3, with students expected to return April 6.
The City of Elsberry announced Monday that all late-fees pertaining to city utilities (water, sewer and trash) will be suspended until further notice. Also, all disconnections on utilities will be suspended until further notice.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has received word of the first death related to COVID-19. The resident was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized.
The country, state and local counties are treating the coronavirus pandemic more seriously every day, as governmental groups enact stricter contingencies to curtail the spread of the virus, and as people really start getting the hang of this social distancing thing. Bad news is, lots of thin…
A medical provider who works at Mercy facilities in Troy and Washington tested positive for COVID-19 on March 21, prompting a reaction from the hospital to handle the situation.
Aiming to replace decades-old equipment and fire trucks, the Hawk Point Fire Protection District has placed an item on the June 2 Municipal Election ballot proposing a tax increase called Proposition CS, or Community Safety.
The Lincoln County Commission has declared a formal State of Emergency for the area as testing continues and local precautions against the novel coronavirus increase.
There are lots of musicians in the world that play and perform various genres of music, but for native Elsberrian Ryan Mills, he is a rocker, through-and-through.
The Troy Police Department issued an advisory to the community this week, stating that its members and Chief of Police Jeff Taylor will continue to meet regularly with the Lincoln County Health Department regarding COVID-19.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health was alerted to the county’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus early last week. The case is travel-related, according to a press release from the county, and the patient has been quarantined at home. Over the weekend, two more pos…
Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2…
If you’ve been feeling scared, nervous or even a little freaked out lately, you are among millions of other people in that same boat. The word “pandemic” certainly doesn’t seem to do much other than to exacerbate everyone’s level of concern over the coronavirus.
New actions continue to be taken both locally and state-wide regarding the novel coronavirus, as organizations take steps to reduce the spread of the virus in Missouri and Lincoln County.
There are many facets to the supports available at Community Opportunities. All supports are individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. Many individuals who receive supports from Community Opportunities receive less than 10 hours per week through our Community Skills department.…
At the end of March, construction will begin on the replacement of the McLean’s Creek Bridge as MoDOT retires the long-used structure.
A family member of three students in the Lincoln County R-III School District has been tested for COVID-19. Those test results have not yet been received, a statement from the school district said, but the family has taken precautions and has self-isolated. The students in the family attend …
The Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center was activated at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 2020. This activation is in response to a request from the Lincoln County Health Department, and is intended to support their efforts regarding planning and preparations for, or any necessary response on…
Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing the following work in Lincoln and Pike County. Please see the locations and dates below. All work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.
It used to be referred to by a full noun. TELEPHONE. Sometimes “phone.” Never “cell.” We had telephones in our houses, connected to our walls or sitting on tables. Usually, there was only one; some fancier families had an extension.
For the first year since it began, the 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Jillian Young Foundation will be moving from Elsberry to Troy, with the hopes that the change in location will bring larger crowds to support the foundation’s goals.
Foley’s Baptist Church celebrated its members’ successful reconstruction efforts on Feb. 23, following months of challenges and work to tear out damaged portions of the building and restore the venerable old house of God.