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Robert Bodley

Bodley resigns as Chief of Police

 Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

On Sept. 12 Robert Bodley officially resigned his position as Chief of the Elsberry Police Department. Bodley has worked in the field of law enforcement for 23 years, three of those years as a dispatcher and the last five spent in Elsberry. “Working in Elsberry has been a fun experience because of the citizens,” said Bodley. “They very much want to be a part of the officers’ lives and to

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 Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

Starting September 29, 2014, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures Lincoln County will begin a coat campaign to provide gently-used winter coats to children in need. Our shared vision of ensuring every child in Lincoln County wears a winter coat is healthy and provides for strong self-esteem. We are working with partners and local school districts to help identify those children and families in need. Residents can drop

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  • Say what? Social Security terms for Dictionary Day

     Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 am


    Lexicographers, celebrate! October 14 is Dictionary Day. The day was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Noah Webster. What better time than the present to learn some new Social Security terms? In the course of doing business with Social Security, people probably come across more than a few acronyms or terms that leave them scratching their heads. For example: FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) contributions aren’t the only

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  • Head-on-collision sends two to hospital

     Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wreck on Y

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, a head-on-collision sent two Foley residents to the hospital with serious injuries Monday afternoon. Eva Schmied, 72, was heading eastbound on Route Y at McIntosh Hill Road in Foley when her 1998 Nissan Altima crossed over the center line in the path of a 1997 Toyota Celica driven by Kimberly Tobiasz, 49. The report stated that Schmied was negotiating a turn

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Elsberry runners compete at Quincy and Fulton

 Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

On Sept. 16 Elsberry’s Cross Country Teams competed in the 13th Annual Running Raiders Invitational hosted by Quincy Notre Dame High School. Elsberry was one of 21 schools competing in the event. “In Illinois the high school runs a three-mile course as opposed to the 5K [3.125 miles] that students run in Missouri,” said Head Coach Ezra Tillotson. “More significantly, while middle school runners in Missouri run 2500 meters [1.5

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  • IndianHawks 3-2 with loss to Bobcats

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:02 am

    IndianHawks wide receiver Collin Dugan [left]

    The Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks are now 3-2 on the season after a 57-6 loss at home to the Bowling Green Bobcats. “Bowling Green was a tough match for us,” said Head Coach Mike Scheibel. “I think we showed how young we are in this game.” What little offense the IndianHawks did manage to mount came courtesy of Jeremy Jennewein in the second quarter. Bowling Green, on the other hand, scored 16

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  • Soccer Team searching for more offense

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Elsberry’s Dalton Barber [right]

    Last week was a busy one for the Elsberry Varsity Soccer Team as they competed in the 2014 Warrior Classic Tournament in Winfield. They started things off with a 7 p.m. game against the Winfield Warriors on Sept. 17. “We played a great game and tied them 0-0,” said Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “We had some great goal keeping and some good defense. We also had some really nice shots

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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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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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