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Price graduates from basic training

 Posted on April 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

Army Pvt. Jacob R. Price has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons

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  • Palmer library says… Thank you, Thank you very much

     Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:07 am


    It was a performance that rivaled the King’s 1968 comeback when the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library brought Elvis Presley to Elsberry on April 5 courtesy of Terry Phillips, a St. Louis-based Elvis impersonator employed through Gigmasters. Phillips provided the entertainment at the library’s annual spring fundraiser held in the Libby Clark Memorial Fellowship Hall at the Elsberry United Methodist Church. Following a meal catered by the Elsberry FFA

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  • Elsberry Police Report March 22-28

     Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    City of Elsberry Police Blotter

    March 22 Hillcrest Motel – Open Door 200bl Bailey – 911 hang up 400bl S 3rd – stealing Taylor Terrace – Assist EMS 300bl N 3rd – Peace Disturbance 600bl N 5th – Psychiatric Behavior March 23 Pin Oak Park – 911 Hang up 400bl N 4th – suspicious activity 300bl N 3rd – Assist EMS Taylor Terrace – Violation of Court Order 300bl N 3rd – 911 Hang up

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Over 50 Clarence Cannon Elementary girls participated in this year’s one-day cheerleading camp. The students were taught a cheer and dance by the Elsberry High School Cheerleaders and performed at Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Elementary Students cheer on the Indians at Senior Night

 Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

On Feb. 18 the Elsberry High School Cheerleaders hosted a one-day cheerleading camp for students at Clarence Cannon Elementary. “We had the little girls come in after school and meet us in the elementary gym,” said Cheerleading Sponsor Reagan Skaggs. “From 3 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. we worked on teaching them a dance and a cheer. We also did some jumps with some of them, depending on their ages.”

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Photo by Mike Short March 2014

Guinness and his MG answer Moss’s Challenge

 Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

Elsberry resident Rob Guinness is currently participating in a 12-month scavenger hunt known as the Moss Motoring Challenge. “I’m a member of the St. Louis MG Car Club,” said Guinness. “It’s been around for a really long time. I think I’ve been a member for about the last six or seven years.” There are quite a number of car clubs in St. Louis and Guinness said he found this particular

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  • Elsberry veteran shares his experiences in Vietnam and what they taught him

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Rev. Richard Pillers

    The face of Reverend Richard Pillers is a familiar one here in Elsberry, due largely to the fact that he has been the pastor at the Elsberry Assembly of God Church for the last 24 years. In that particular role Pillers fights the good fight of faith and battles to win lost souls. What many people probably aren’t aware of is that not so many years ago Pillers was called

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  • A Day in the Life of a Librarian

     Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Elsberry librarian Sarah Hunt sorts through various pictures that residents have dropped off for inclusion in the genealogy room.

    For Elsberry resident Sarah Hunt, being the librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library is the greatest job in town. “I have the best job in Elsberry,” said Hunt. “It was amazing for me to come from the East Coast, move to a small town and find a job like this one. Not only am I two minutes away from home, but I have a job that’s challenging

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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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Prom Royalty

 Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

Elsberry High School held their 2014 Prom Saturday evening, April 5, on the school campus. Crowned royalty at the “Mardi Gras Masquerade” were Louis Thurman and Samantha Marre, seniors. Other candidates, (l to r) Thomas Hensley and Brandi George, juniors; Adam Sherrow and Brittni Hagemeier, seniors; 2014 Royalty; Lane Fernandez and Krista Dye, retiring royalty, Class of 2013; Grant Black and Kristy Burkemper, juniors.

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  • Candidates for Prom King and Queen

     Posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:20 am


    This years Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 5 on the Elsberry High School Campus from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The prom theme is “Mardi Gras Masquerade” and will include a Grand March at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Coronation will be held at 9 p.m. Retiring royalty is Krista Dye and Cody Shaw. The 2014 candidates are Brittni Hagemeier and Adam Sherrow, seniors; Sam Marre and Louis

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  • Boedeker graduates from Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

     Posted on April 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm


    Bradley Boedeker graduated from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg on Dec. 12, 2013. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Game Art and Design. He is a 2011 graduate of Elsberry High School. He is currently doing freelance work in the Chicago area. He is the son of John and Thelma Boedeker and the grandson of Louise Dameron.

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The new Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary has seen an abundance of birds which means more feed needed. Local businesses with the help of Scott Hawkins are pitching in. (Inset) Hawkins even created his own Bird Sanctuary in his back yard.

These days feeding the birds cost way more than “Tuppence A Bag”

 Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thanks to the efforts of Elsberry resident Scott Hawkins, the legions of birds that visit the Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary will soon have a much larger food supply. Hawkins, who is relatively new to Elsberry, has a special place in his heart for birds and has even built a bird sanctuary of his own behind his home. After discovering that fellow Elsberry resident and bird lover Pat Mesker was

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  • Johnson heeds a higher calling

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Brea Johnson

    Elsberry High School Senior Brea Johnson has worn quite a few hats during her time at Elsberry High School. Whether as a basketball player, a stellar first baseman for the Lady Indians softball team or an Explorer’s Club tutor, Johnson puts everything she has into all that she does. Recently Johnson has committed herself to a new challenge, becoming a missionary. “I have known for quite some time that God

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  • Chapter 226 receives donation for scholarship

     Posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    American Legion Riders

    On Thursday, Feb. 6 The Winfield-Foley Firefighter Association donated $500 to the American Legion Riders Chapter 226 from Elsberry for The Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Legacy Scholarship Fund is geared towards helping children who have a parent that has fallen during war. The scholarship funds will be distributed throughout Missouri to children who qualify. The American Legion Riders are well known for their charitable work for schools, hospitals, veterans and

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