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Lovelace family donates new entrance at Oak Ridge Cemetery

 Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:48 am

The Oak Ridge Cemetery Board of Trustees met Sept. 27 for the dedication of their new entrance donated by the Wayne Lovelace family. This dedication coincided with their annual meeting and work day. This historical cemetery is located approximately four miles northwest of Elsberry on Highway CC and dates back to the mid 1800’s where the Oak Ridge Baptist Church originally adjoined the cemetery. Left to Right: Gil Dameron, Secretary/Treasurer;

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  • The Elsberry Democrat Court News

     Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:05 am


    Katelyn Arnett, 18, St. Peters: stop sign violation – $95 Byron Barber, 48, Elsberry: fail to register – $50 Kevin Bergkoetter, 42, O’Fallon: defective equipment – $239.50 Theresa Kick, 61, St. Ann: stop sign violation – $95 Genevieve Black, 37, Elsberry: speeding 32-20 – $98 Brian Brandenburger, 39, Bowling Green: defective equipment – $462.50 Derek Buckman, 31,  Monroe City: speeding – 43-30 – $102 Tammy Burke, 68, Elsberry: displayed expired

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  • Waggoner celebrates fifth birthday

     Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Alana Waggoner

    Alana Waggoner celebrated her fifth birthday on Aug. 11. Alana is the daughter of Major and Mirs. Phillip Waggoner. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Doug Waggoner of Jefferson City and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jennings of Hampton, GA. Alana’s great-grandparents are Edna Ann Waggoner of Elsberry, and Mrs. Virginia Jennings and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morris of Georgia. Alana’s father is in the military and was recently transferred from

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Online Shopping

Elsberry sports merchandise at the touch of a button

 Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

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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     Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm


    Elsberry R-II School District teachers Rebecca Shroyer, Jason Vandivort, Kyle Hagan, Emily Calvin and Andrew Perry take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the Fall Pep Rally. EHS Cheerleaders perform at the Fall Pep Rally held on Friday.

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  • Like Father, Like Son

     Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

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    Elsberry’s Gavin Hill and his father Kevin played in the Gateway Junior PGA Father/Son Shamble at Tapawingo Country Club in Sunset Hills on Aug. 24. A shamble is played by combining elements of a scramble and elements of regular stroke play. Both team members hit from the tee box and then move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at

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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.

Hunt and Joseph help Elsberry discover its past

 Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

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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  • Goodbye Colton Aubuchon, Hello Aubbie Crea

     Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Aspiring rap artist Colton Aubuchon [center] poses with his mother Jenifer Aubuchon [left] and his brother Travis Capps [right].

    Lincoln County may soon be able to boast that it’s the home of rap music’s newest star. Colton Aubuchon, 19, of Old Monroe has officially thrown his hat into the ring with his debut rap album that hit the charts on Aug. 6. Aubuchon, a 2013 graduate of Winfield High School, attended Missouri State University in Springfield for a year in pursuit of a degree in computer science before being

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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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Cheyenne Smith


 Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

This week’s question: What is the best gift you have ever been given and why? Answered by Stephanie Morris’ Kindergarten Class “Dress, because it was beautiful and I got it from dad.” “My combine, because it augers itself.” “A bracelet maker, because my dad gave it to me and I play with it.” “The Bumble Bee Transfortmer. It means so much because Bumble Bee saved the girl.” “Buzz, Woody &

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  • Elsberry R-II Educator Profile

     Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Joe Hensley

    Position –     Facility Maintenance Number of years at Elsberry Schools –     3 years Favorite food –          Chinese Favorite color –      Purple Favorite quote – Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up- A Doctor What is one of your fondest memories working

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

     Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Teacher Talk

    This article contains information on the third kindergarten classroom taught by Bev Sodemann. The classroom aide is Kari Shipley. Mrs. Sodemann, like the other kindergarten teachers, is enjoying her lower than usual number of students in her classroom. Fall is a great time to talk about Johnny Appleseed and all the special projects the students can complete with the help of apples. Mrs. Sodemann’s students are reading about apples, learning

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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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