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Ehmler Acres resident Jim Hale

Hale continues to advocate for Ehmler Acres

 Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

Several months ago Ehmler Acres resident Jim Hale approached the board of the Elsberry Special Road District [E.S.R.D.] and asked about the possibility of applying either a chip and seal or asphalt surface to all or at least a portion of Ehmler Lane, the road that runs through the center of Ehmler Acres, a neighborhood located off of Hwy. W just southwest of Elsberry. At that time Hale was informed

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The Charlotte Elizabeth Maupin-Brooksher Memorial Children's Area

First Baptist Church dedicates new Children’s Area

 Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

A dedication of the Charlotte Maupin-Brooksher Memorial Children’s Area at the First Baptist Church in Elsberry was held on Nov. 30 following the morning worship service. Keith Palmer served as MC of the service with several of the church members sharing fond memories of Mrs. Brooksher. The new children’s area was given by Dane and Carter Brooksher in loving memory of Dane’s mother. Classrooms were renovated as well as the

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  • FFA Alumni hosts annual Holiday House Tour

     Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Gnade Outside

    The home of Mark and Sally Gnade was built in 1904 and is a two story, American foursquare style home. There are 21 decorated Christmas trees that adorn this home. “We go all out for Christmas,” said the Gnade’s. For more on this and other stories pick up your copy of The Elsberry Democrat today  from one of our several locations.  You can also sign up for the online edition

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  • Megee named Exec. V. P. at Providence Bank

     Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Jennifer Megee

    Providence Bank, headquartered in Columbia, with banking offices in Missouri and Texas, announces the promotion of Jennifer Megee to Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking and Deposit Services. Megee joined Providence Bank in 2009 as the Banking Center Manager of the Fifth Street Banking Center in Columbia and Retail Manager over Elsberry and Winfield Banking Centers. In November 2010, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail

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Indians lose tough battle with Warriors on the road

 Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

After losing three straight games during the 44th Annual People’s Bank and Trust Invitational the Elsberry Indians emerged into the regular season with a desire to not only put those losses behind them but also to set a more positive and winning tone for the remainder of the year. They got their change on Dec. 10 when Elsberry faced Warrenton on the road. “I thought we played very well overall,”

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  • Losing streak snapped

     Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Elsberry’s Tanner Bencomo [wearing number 10] scored 20 points to lead her team to victory against Wright City on Dec. 15. In addition to Bencomo’s offensive performance, every Lady Indian player managed to put points on the board in the first home game of the season for Elsberry.

    After taking one game out of three during the 2014 BOOM Classic at Winfield, the Elsberry Lady Indians remained on the road and traveled to Warrenton to face the Lady Warriors on Dec. 10. “Warrenton is a pretty tough team,” said Head Coach Hector Bencomo. “They have two key players in the Sutton girl and sophomore Jenny Jensen. The Sutton girl scored 22 points against us and Jensen had 17

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  • Bencomo receives all-tourney honors

     Posted on December 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Bencomo Wins BOOM Classic Honors

    Elsberry Lady Indian Tanner Bencomo was named to the 2014 Winfield BOOM Classic All-Tournament Team.

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Lifestyles

Jesse Cox

Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia. Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri. That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

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  • Dreams of a better life

     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

    In the April 9 installment of “15 Seconds of Fame”, The Elsberry Democrat introduced its readers to Svetlana Johnson, a 23 year-old Russian woman working in the field of outside sales. As in other installments of that particular segment, Johnson shared with readers some basic facts about herself, including her favorite food, movie, television show, etc. It turns out, however, that Johnson has a much more interesting story to tell

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  • Bowers and Hammack serve on 33rd Degree Team for Scottish Rite

     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

    In Scottish Rite Masonry, an honorary degree known as the 33rd Degree is given to members who have provided outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities. This is an honor that cannot be campaigned for and is granted solely by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. It is bestowed on Master Masons who have exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to their respective crafts and is a way of

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Entertainment

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Senate Theater hosts Star Wars marathon

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

Elsberry’s Senate Theatre hosted a Star Wars marathon the weekend of Aug. 30-31. All six of the blockbuster films were shown during the course of the two-day marathon. On Saturday, movie goers were treated to “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”. Sunday’s show bill featured “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. Fans of the Star Wars series were

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  • Keep pests away from entertaining areas

     Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Make entertaining areas comfortable and safe by keeping pests at bay.

    Outdoor entertaining is one of the joys of nicer weather. People routinely gather on the patio or around the pool when the weather warms up, and such recreational activities can foster companionship and reduce stress. However, if nuisance animals and insects are sharing entertaining spaces, these pests can quickly put a damper on the festivities. While it may seem impossible to keep an outdoor entertaining area completely pest-free, there are

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  • Blast from the past

     Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Car Cruise at Cadillac Bills

    The last Sunday evening of every month, take a trip up north Hwy. 79 through Elsberry and allow yourself to be taken back-in-time as Cadillac Bills holds their monthly Car Cruise. Once a month numerous classic cars will be parked outside, including this Chevy. Owners Bill and Phyllis Rockwell have been holding the Car Cruises (weather permitting) for the last few years. It has grown to include cars from numerous

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