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NECAC to end Affordable Care Act services Aug. 31

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) will end its contracted Affordable Care Act services to residents of 13 Missouri counties on Aug. 31. The agency decided not to seek an extension of the contract. The affected counties are Franklin, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Shelby, Randolph, St. Charles and Warren. NECAC provided outreach, education and assisted with enrollment with the law since Oct. 1, 2013,

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  • Clarkville VFW organizations meet

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Christian Church in Clarksville. Alphonso Webb Junior Vice Commander, Mary Tarpein, Ladies Auxiliary President and Samatha Chatman, Junior Girls President presided. The main topics discussed were fundraisers. The groups will participate in Heritage Day activities at Bowling Green; Post and Auxiliary will sell hot dogs, chili dogs and bottled

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  • Junior VFW girls attend state conference

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Junior  Girls attended the Department of Missouri Junior Girls Conference in Springfield. While there Samatha Chatman was elected as Department  of Missouri VFW Junior Girls President for 2014-2015 year. Chatman is also the President for the Clarksville Jr. Unit Other elected and appointed officers at the conference were: Bailey Dykes – Junior Girls President; Beverly Abel – Secretary and Trinity Shealor – Colorbearer No.

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  • Clarksville Library celebrates 104 years in the community

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The Clarksville Library, located on Highway 79 and is open from 4   p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays,  recently celebrated another milestone. It all began on July 5, 1909, when the idea of a library was well on its way to becoming a reality and the president and secretary of the club were authorized to enter into a lease of Lot Number 112 in the city of Clarksville from E.C. Dameron. The

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  • Edgewood Baptist Church donates to YMCA program

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Pastor Keith Barnhart of Edgewood Baptist Church presents a check to Kay Miller of Twin Pike Family YMCA for after school program scholarships.

    Twin Pike Family YMCA sponsors before/after school programs in the BONCL, Bowling Green (including Frankford), Clopton, and Louisiana R-II school districts.  Knowing the importance of after school programs, many area churches and individuals provide scholarships for children to attend. Edgewood Baptist Church is one such organization.  For many years the people at Edgewood have sponsored two Pike County children, allowing them to attend the before/after school programs for one entire

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  • Dream comes true for local family

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    From the left are Debbie Smith, NECAC; Becky Penrod, Realtor; Dorothy Penrod, owner of Penrod Real Estate; Janine Stephenson, USDA Rural Development; Rob Parsons; Isabel Parsons (6); Heather Parsons holding Emelia Parsons (2), and Madalin Parsons (7).

    On behalf of State Director Janie Dunning, Housing Specialist Janine Stephenson recently recognized homeowners, their realtor, and North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) in celebration of June as National Homeownership Month. Stephenson presented a certificate to homeowners Rob and Heather Parsons, recognizing their success at achieving the dream of homeownership. Becky Penrod and Dorothy Penrod, realtors with Penrod Real Estate, as well as Debbie Smith, NECAC Homeownership Programs Director, were

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  • Louisiana man killed in Illinois

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    A Louisiana man was killed Friday, July 11 when he stepped in front of a car on Hwy. 96 in Illinois, according to the Pike County, Ill. Sheriff’s Department. Daniel L. Calvin, 40, attempted to cross the highway in a lowly lit area across from the Copperhead Tavern south of New Canton. Authorities believe Calvin was trying to get to a vehicle on the other side of the road when

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