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A man sits with a child on his lap as victims of Saturday's earthquake, wait for ambulances after being evacuated at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

 Posted on April 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced

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March 2015 Elsberry Court News

 Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

Stephen Bannes, 56, St. Louis. Defective Equipment – $267.50 Ryan Brandt, 32, Valmeyer, IL. Defective Equipment – $297.50 Robert Branstetter, 55, Louisiana. Defective Equipment – $50 Robert Burns, 20, St. Peters. Stop Sign Violation – $115; Defective Equipment – $95; Fail to Register – $50 Joyce Conway, 50, Collinsville, IL. Speeding 54-40 – $113 Larry Dickerson, 50, Washington, IA. Speeding 54-40 – $93 Jaremi Dobler, 22, Granite City, IL. Speeding

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  • MSHP responds to fatal accident on Hwy. P

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:27 am

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    On April 16 at approximately 6:25 p.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2004 Cadillac CTS driven by Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry. According to the report, Hampshire was travelling eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway on Hwy. P just east of Pike County Road 200. Hampshire then travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck

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  • Elsberry man burns girl with nightlight to teach a lesson

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

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    On April 7, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child abuse along the first block of O’Brien Road, in Elsberry. According to the six year old, female victim, she was holding a piece of paper over her nightlight in an attempt to light it. Her mother’s boyfriend, 33-year old, Michael Edward Gilbert, of Elsberry, unplugged the nightlight and touched the girl’s right leg.

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Sports

Elsberry Indian Tyler Turnbull took the mound against Van-Far on April 14. Turnbull finished with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Indians best Van-Far and North Callaway but lose to Clopton on the road

 Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Elsberry’s varsity baseball team took two out of two last week in games against Van-Far and North Callaway. The contest against Van-Far took place on Elsberry’s home turf on April 14. Tyler Turnbull took the mound for Elsberry that night and Head Coach Dustin Robinson said he couldn’t have been happier with his performance. “He did a good job of attacking the strike zone,” said Robinson. Turnbull ended the night

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  • Elsberry golfers coming into their own

     Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

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    After a number of cancellations and reschedules, Elsberry’s varsity golf team headed to Louisiana on April 16 to compete against the Bulldogs. In individual standings, Gavin Hill tied for second place with a score of 42. Indians Gavin Wommack, Alex Kinsler and Rodney Chatman placed fifth, sixth and seventh with scores of 46, 48 and 52, respectively. “The team is playing well. Gavin is really starting to come into his

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  • Track and field athletes taking big leap forward

     Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Elsberry’s Sydney Pickard took seventh place in the triple jump event at Wright City with a distance of 29-04.50.

    Elsberry’s varsity track and field teams competed at Montgomery County on April 20, and despite the cold and windy weather a number of Indian athletes finished in top fashion. For the girls, Naomi Gladney placed seventh in the 800-meter event with a time of 2:53.05. In addition, Faith Zimmermann took sixth in the pole vault with a height of 6-06.00, and Sydney Pickard placed seventh in the triple jump with

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    Small nurseries can still compete with large chain stores where it counts

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

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    With all of the big chain stores out there today it might be easy for the local independent nursery owner to get lost in the shuffle. Believe it or not, however, there are still a number of advantages to shopping at a local nursery. One of the first things that needs to be discussed with regard to the appeal of nurseries over large chain stores is cost. Not surprisingly, most

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Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

 Posted on April 3, 2015 at 11:12 am

April 14 is both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses, and you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based

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  • Tips to trace your family’s past

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

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    (StatePoint) Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 34.7 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry, the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, representing more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. Those of Irish descent, or those who suspect they have

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  • Must haves for a comfortable move

     Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

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    When prepping for the big move into a new home it often seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day. With all the packing and planning it’s easy to get lost in the midst of the chaos. However, there are a few surefire ways to make a move seem less like a full time job. “Moving into a new home is always an exciting experience, but one that requires

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Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips

 Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

(StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together. Egg-cellent Ideas The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to

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  • Three creative ideas for winter entertaining and parties

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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    (StatePoint) The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic “tablescape.” The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering three ideas for elevating your entertaining décor: Rustic Living A warm, woodsy vibe invites lingering conversation. Skip

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  • Kirby performs at Elsberry United Methodist Church

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

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    On Dec. 28 the Elsberry United Methodist Church hosted an organ and violin recital by Mitchell Kirby [above]. Kirby is originally from Troy and is currently a student at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. He treated those in attendance to a number of classical pieces on both the organ and the violin, which he began playing when he was only four years old.

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