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During the Cub Scout pancake breakfast on Oct. 4, representatives of Elsberry’s VFW Post #9064 presented Scoutmaster David Wait with a check to help the scouts with some of the upcoming activities that they have planned for the year.
Pictured above are [left to right] VFW Post #9064 Quartermaster Dean Tapley, Wait and VFW Post #9064 Commander Terry Martin.

VFW Post #9064 presents check to the Cub Scouts

 Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

A surprise was waiting in store for Cubmaster David Wait and his scout troop on the morning of Oct. 4. Wait and his scouts arrived at the Elsberry United Methodist Church at 5 a.m. that morning to begin preparing for the annual sausage and pancake breakfast that the troop traditionally serves to help kick off Elsberry’s fall festival and car show. What they didn’t know, however, was that members of

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  • MSHP responds to a head-on collision on Hwy. V

     Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Head-On Wreck Hwy. JJ And V

    On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at approximately 2:40 p.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C responded to an accident involving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driven by Sandra M. Pearl, 53, of Troy and a 2010 Pontiac G6 driven by Jonathan R. Osborn, 28, of Elsberry. According to the crash report, Pearl was traveling eastbound on Hwy. V when she swerved across the centerline to avoid hitting a deer. Pearl not only

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  • Teaching children about fire prevention

     Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Fire Prevention Week Group Pic

    Elsberry Fire Protection District Lieutenant Paul Mueller visits Little Tootsies University on Oct. 10. Mueller’s visit occurred during National Fire Prevention Week. He gave the children a tour of one of the department’s trucks, talked with them about fire prevention and then allowed them to try on some of his equipment. Before leaving, Mueller also provided each child with a special gift bag.

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Gavin and Garik at Crescent Farms

Hills play in Junior Gateway PGA

 Posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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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  • Elsberry sports merchandise at the touch of a button

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Online Shopping

    In October the Elsberry R-II Athletic Department will begin offering Indian, Lady Indian and IndianHawk fans a quick and easy way to purchase team merchandise and apparel. “We’re going to open an online store through BSN Sports,” said Elsberry R-II Activities Director Chad Twellman. “This is new to me but I know other activities directors who have had a lot of success with it so we’re going to give it

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Agent Tim McDaniel [right] accepting his Wildlife Officer of the Year award in 2010.

A day in the life of a conservation agent

 Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

The Elsberry Democrat’s October edition of Day-n-the-Life segment is focused on the daily routine of a conservation agent. It seems, however, that there really is no such thing as a typical day in that particular line of work, at least according to Lincoln County Conservation Agent Tim McDaniel. “It varies pretty drastically depending on the time of year,” said McDaniel. “It’s very seasonal. That’s one of the nice things about

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  • Hunt and Joseph help Elsberry discover its past

     Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Sarah Hunt, librarian at Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library, displays some of the items in the library’s genealogy room. Hunt said recent advances in technology have made it easier for people to trace their roots and become more familiar with their family’s history.

    Recent advances in technology have led to an increased interest in genealogy research and the Elsberry community is certainly no exception. “I think there’s more interest now because people can get online and almost do it all from their computers,” said Sarah Hunt, librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in Elsberry. “If people are willing to pay to join or they can get access to

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  • Missouri waterfowl seasons set

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am


    The Missouri Conservation Commission set 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons at its regular August meeting, giving hunters another 60-day season for ducks. Season dates approved by the Commission follow. DUCK SEASON: North Zone: Oct. 25 – Dec. 23 Middle Zone: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30 South Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25 Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag Limit: Six ducks daily with species restrictions of: 4 mallards (no

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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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Citizen's Journalism

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 employees donate to Bread for Life Food Pantry

 Posted on December 27, 2013 at 8:26 am

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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  • Robertson earns UCM’s Red and Black Scholarship

     Posted on December 16, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Amanda Robertson

    Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Amanda Robertson, daughter of Kenneth and Tina Riffle, of Elsberry, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $500 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri. The Red and Black Scholarship is awarded to incoming UCM freshmen based upon their high school cumulative grade point average and ACT composite score. The scholarship is renewable and may be received

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Dashaun Johnson


 Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

This week’s question: Of all the things you are learning in school, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult? Answered by Terri Mudd’s Fourth Grade Class “I think math will be the most helpful because you need to know how to count numbers in grocery stores and to tell how fast your car is going and to measure how long your stuff is.”

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  • Elsberry R-II Educator Profile

     Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Helen McDonald

    Position – BRAVES Aide Number of years at Elsberry Schools – 7 yrs Favorite food – Pork Tenderloin Favorite color – Blue Favorite quote – The secret of getting ahead is getting started. By Mark Twain As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up- Teacher What is one of your fondest memories working at Elsberry – When students understand something that has been a struggle

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  • Teacher Talk at Elsberry R-2 School District, by Kim Jones-Media Liaison

     Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Teacher Talk

    The month of October can be very fun in the classroom with so much going on. Lead first grade teacher, Jessie Marshall, has been keeping her students busy on the dreary rainy days. Students have enjoyed some Halloween stories. Along with the stories they made recipes for wicked witch brew and wrote a story similar to “Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see?” Instead the first graders named their

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Jonathan Jansen

Jansen hosts fundraiser to benefit ballpark

 Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

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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  • People’s Bank & Trust donates to Relay for Life

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    PB&T Donates To Relay For Life

    PB&T Employees raised $445 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by making a donation in exchange to wear blue jeans and tennis shoes to work. The Relay for Life fundraising events take place all across the country and raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. PB&T employees Kris Moesch, Terry Boling, Jesse

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  • Bencomos run in 5K to raise organ donation awareness

     Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Hector and Mikal Bencomo

    On June 7, Hector and Mikal Bencomo took part in the 5th annual Lifesaving 5K Run/Walk at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis. This foundation was created to raise organ donation awareness. Its mission is to educate the public about organ donation and the significant impact each of us can contribute, to significantly increase the number of organ donations in the state of Missouri, to increase awareness about organ donation

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