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I drove past the Farmers Market near my home again today. Truck beds and tents held mounds of vegetables in every summer color. Customer/neighbors strolled from booth to booth, poking this and pointing to that; vendor/neighbors shook out flat paper bags to make room for purchases.

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Lincoln County, Mo, - On Thursday, The Honorable Gregory Allsberry turned down a request by lawyers of Pamela Hupp, which would allow her to skip her initial hearing in her pending murder case next week.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion plan, overturning a lower court's ruling that the constitutional amendment would wrongfully force lawmakers to set aside additional money.

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Troy, Mo. - Lincoln County Ambulance District delivered 43 sets of Rescue Gear to outfit the EMTs and paramedics with the proper equipment use to stay safe while attending emergencies. 

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Summer is one of the best times of year. Kids are out of school, there’s more time to spend with family, and the days are longer and more beautiful. For many Missourians, it’s the perfect time to travel and take a long-awaited vacation with loved ones. Personally, my favorite place to travel…

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Will Rogers once said, “parades should be classified as a nuisance, and participants should be subject to a term in prison.”

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Lincoln County Fair — On Wednesday Lincoln County Fair held events such as a tractor and truck pull. 

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Getting older is costing me a fortune. Just about the time I think I have my financial see-saw equally balanced, some tired, graying old woman plops her pill-toting purse down on the plank and sends my budget flying off the other side.

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Winfield/Foley, Mo. - On June 13, the Proposition Fire Safety initiative was passed by 57.7% of the vote for the Winfield Foley Fire Protection District to receive $3.5 million dollars for new additions to its buildings. 

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Freedom, fireworks, barbeques, parades, summer fun and all things red, white and blue – the Fourth of July is one of the best days of the year.

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Troy, Mo. - In what has been one of the most twisted – and controversial – cases in Lincoln County’s history, investigators have located new evidence in the 2011 stabbing death of Betsy Faria.

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“Can anything worse possibly happen to a car?” Rick’s voice cracks with stress as he tells me about it.

To say a lot has changed since the very beginning of the pandemic when reports of a mystery virus started affecting people in Wuhan, China began would be an understatement of epic proportion. The coronavirus shut down nearly the entire world and caused billions of people to live in fear of a…

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Metallica frontman James Hetfield once said “it’s all fun and games ‘till someone loses an eye, then it’s fun you can’t see.”

Lincoln County, Mo. - Due to the torrential rains pounding Lincoln County resulting in floods that led to several rescue efforts by first responders in the area, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners announced a formal state of emergency in response on June 29.

Troy, Mo. - The Teen Miss Missouri award winner Natalie Kasten, 15, a Moscow Mills native now living in Troy, is looking for local volunteer opportunities.

Lincoln County, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has breathed life into one of the oldest active unsolved murder cases in Lincoln County.

I gave John some cologne for Christmas. He opened the package with precision, and I could see visions of hunting equipment dancing in his expectant eyes. Those eyes glazed over immediately:

TROY Mo -- Asbury Bible Camp is hosted by Asbury United Methodist Church and held one week in the summer. 

Troy, Mo. - Recently the Troy Buchanan High School participated in Universal Cheerleading Association cheer camp, and they returned with numerous top awards.

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While Missouri’s Third District is home to our state capital and heavily populated areas like St. Charles County, our district is also home to many rural communities made up of small towns, farms and ranches.