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Girl Scout Troop #9250 says thank-you the American way

 Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Elsberry’s VFW Post #9064 recently made a $200 donation to Girl Scout Troop #9250. “The donation was used to supply the books the leaders need to help lead this great group of girls in the right direction toward being smart, successful and well-respected women,” said Troop Leader Nichole Crenshaw. “The books have all the information {with regard to] the hundreds of badges the girls can earn.” The $200 donation also

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  • Brandel siblings bag their first deer

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Henry Brandel

    Pictured above are Henry Brandel, 9, and his sister Meg Brandel, 6, both of whom harvested their first deer on Nov. 1.

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  • Jansen completes Eagle Scout Project

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Jansen's Eagle Scout Project

    On Nov. 8 Jonathan Jansen of Elsberry Boy Scout Troop 391 completed his Eagle Scout Project for the Elsberry Athletic Association and the Elsberry Baseball Field. Jansen’s project was to make two new picnic tables for the ball field so that people will have more seating to enjoy their concessions during games. He researched various designs for the tables and selected the ones that looked the most durable. Funds were

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IndianHawks Football Announcer Shane Martin

Martin finds his niche behind the microphone

 Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

Now that the regular season is over for the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks announcer Shane Martin can finally take some time to reflect on his first year behind the microphone. Martin grew up in Arkansas and moved to Missouri during his teenage years. After relocating he spent most of his time in Troy before he and his family moved to the Clarksville area approximately seven years ago. Martin and his wife have

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  • Hills play in Junior Gateway PGA

     Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Gavin and Garik at Crescent Farms

    Gavin [left] and Garik Hill [right] played at Crescent Farms in Eureka on Sept. 21 in the Junior Gateway PGA. This was Garik’s first time playing in the Junior Gateway PGA. He completed in the 14 and under group and placed 13th out of 17 competitors with a score of 96. Gavin, who competes in the 16-19 year old division, took first place with a score of 76.

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  • Homecoming candidates announced

     Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:18 am


    Football Homecoming will be held Friday Night, Oct 10 at the Clopton Football Field. The Indian Hawks take on the Van-Far Indians. Candidates for EHS are Jonathan Jansen and Krista Giannakis, seniors; Dillon Zumwalt and Alayna Conrad. juniors; Donovan Guccione and Julia Vaughn, sophomores; and Luke Holtsclaw and Brittney Taubig, freshmen.

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Pictured above is one of the three deer that Elsberry resident Bobby Mahurin completed during his eight-week taxidermy course.

Interest in taxidermy at a young age turns to a career

 Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

“I’d say about 75 percent of the people around here hunt, fish or do something else along those lines,” said Elsberry resident Bobby Mahurin. “Every one of those people has a chance to kill a trophy and most people who do kill a trophy are going to want it mounted. To have someone out here with that ability is a real asset because people don’t have to drive.” In fact,

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  • What are the odds?

     Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

    7 Grandmothers

    According to children need four to six involved and caring adults in their lives in order to develop emotionally and socially. Research published on that same website indicates that the grandparent/grandchild relationship is second in emotional importance only to the parent/child relationship. Results of the 1900 census showed that less than 50 percent of the nation’s teenagers had two or more grandparents still living. Due to improvements in healthcare

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  • Humphrey celebrates 100th birthday a few months early

     Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Surprise Party 2

    Elsberry resident Francis Humphrey [above] celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 18 at the First Christian Church in Elsberry. Humphrey won’t actually turn 100 until Christmas Eve but due to the fact that so many of her family members live out of state and were unable to make it in during the holidays her friends in Elsberry decided to surprise her with an early birthday party. Humphrey celebrated in the

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Pet Stories

Studies indicate that veterinary visits are in decline, a disturbing trend that may be putting pets' health in jeopardy.

Preventative care important for pets

 Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

According to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. Study participants reported their pets saw the vet nearly 20 percent less than they did a mere four years ago. The infrequency of vet visits might be traced to a host of factors, including financial concerns stemming from the recent recession, the high cost of veterinary care, increased use

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The Elsberry Kindergarten students share their thoughts on how a Thanksgiving turkey is made

 Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm

We all know kids say the “Darndest” things. But have you ever asked them about how a Thanksgiving turkey is made? The Elsberry Kindergarten students share their thoughts on how a Thanksgiving turkey is made! Mrs. Sodemann’s Kindergarten Class Camden Brewer My mom buys are turkey at Wal-Mart. She buys on that weighs ten pounds and is six inches tall. It costs either 50 cents or 50 dollars. Mom as

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  • Cuivre River employees donate to Bread for Life Food Pantry

     Posted on December 27, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative employees presented non-perishable food items and donated $1,010 cash to Bread for Life Food Pantry in Troy.  From left, Vicki Stonebarger (Cuivre River), Harriet Zuroweste and Becky Wilhoit (Bread for Life), and Lynn White and Patty Williams (Cuivre River) celebrate the donations.

    Cuivre River Electric Cooperative employees joined forces to present non-perishable food items and $1,010 cash to the Bread for Life Food Pantry in Troy. The donations were raised though Cuivre River’s “Santa Claus for a Cause” fundraising events, such as chili lunches and blue jean days. Bread for Life, which serves Lincoln County residents, is located at 820 Cap au Gris in Troy and can be reached at 636.528.3646. The

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  • Curnel gets her first deer

     Posted on December 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Amber Curnel, of Elsberry, wishes to thank Gus and Wendy Loness, of Elsberry, for allowing her to participate in this years youth hunt on their farm, harvesting her first deer ever.

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Goldilocks guilty – Third grade students render verdict at mock trial

 Posted on November 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

On Nov. 21 third grade students at Clarence Cannon Elementary School in Elsberry traveled to the Lincoln County Courthouse in Troy to participate in a mock trial involving Goldilocks and the three bears. In the top photo, former Circuit Court Judge Dan Dildine [who served as the judge for the mock trial] addresses the crowd of assembled third grade students. In the bottom photo, Jury Foreman George Sellers [standing at

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  • Elsberry R-II Educator Profile

     Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Karla Rimel

    Position – para Number of years at Elsberry Schools – 8 Favorite food – Mexican Favorite color – don’t have one Favorite quote –Do unto others as you  would have them do to you As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up- an accountant What is one of your fondest memories working at Elsberry – Anytime I see something “click” with a student after we

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     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Kathryn Smallman

    This week’s question: “If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would that be.” Answered by Kristen Sadler’s Advisory Class “I would invent a serum that instantly healed illnesses and broken limbs.” “I would invent spray that would automatically straighten your hair when you spray it on.” “I would invent a teleporter because it’s too much work finding a ride.” “I would invent a machine

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Lincoln County Cupboard receives much needed assistance

 Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

On Nov. 20 employees of Providence Bank in Elsberry donated their time and talent to helping those in need by volunteering at the Lincoln County Cupboard. The pantry also received assistance from four volunteers from Community Opportunities in Troy. 116 families visited the facility that day and Cecile Mesker, president of the Lincoln County Cupboard, said her staff couldn’t have kept pace without the 21 volunteers. “We had a lot

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  • Pantry receives “Scouting For Food” donations from Cub Scout Pack 391

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Scouting For Food 3

    On Nov. 14 members of Elsberry’s Cub Scout Pack 391 collected the “Scouting For Food” bags that they had distributed throughout the community during the previous Saturday. After the final tally numbers had been calculated it was announced that the troop had received 1,275 canned good donations. Those donations were taken to Elsberry’s food pantry where the Scouts helped pantry volunteers unload the bags and organize the canned goods into

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  • Jansen hosts fundraiser to benefit ballpark

     Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Jonathan Jansen

    Jonathan Jansen, a local Elsberry Troop 391 Boy Scout, has attained the rank of Life Scout and has earned all merit badges needed to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Jansen needs to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project as his last step and wants to do something that will benefit the entire community. As he has been a Scout and baseball player since first

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