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Presenting Kyle Daniels with his certificate and first place monetary award is Poppy Poster Chairman Margie Koch.

Daniels wins Poppy Poster Contest

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

The Elsberry American Legion Auxiliary Unit 226 is happy to announce that Kyle Daniels has won first place in the Department of Missouri for his Poppy Poster. Mrs. Hartley’s fourth and fifth grade art classes participated in the 2014 Poppy Poster Contest and Daniels was chosen as the first place winner in the Class II category (fourth & fifth grade) for our Unit. This poster was sent on to the

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  • Greetings from the library

     Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Children at the Library Summer Reading Program give a whole new meaning to the saying "walking on egg shells" as they walk on actually eggs for an experiment.

    A big box of books arrived this week and it is a great mix of the old and the new! Those “old” authors include Jude Deveraux’s new book “For All Time”, Dean Koontz’ “The City”, Anne River’s Siddons’ title “The Girls of August’ , Chris Bohjalian’s new book “Close Your Eyes and Hold Hands” and Dorothy Garlock’s “Take Me Home”. “New” authors include the amazing JoJo Moyes new book “One

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  • Mother Nature forces changes to S.R.D. plans

     Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Elsberry Special Road District Attorney Wendy Corley and Commissioners Jackie Briscoe and Larry Wheeler at Monday nights monthly meeting.

    The controversial decision made by the Elsberry Special Road District to spend the bulk of this year’s funds on Hatfield Road and Old Hwy. 79 has met with a roadblock courtesy of recent flooding in the area. At their monthly meeting on July 14, Elsberry Special Road District Commissioners Larry Wheeler, Jackie Briscoe and Joel Conderman discussed the possibility that work on those two roads would not be possible this

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American Legion Baseball

Legion Baseball Recap July 16-July 23

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

Legion Baseball in Elsberry is officially over for the summer. The only action remaining is that of the A and AA All Star Games which will be played at New Haven on July 26. The Elsberry A teams, coached by Jeff Keiser and Jason Howard, ended their season  on July 12 at the district tournament. Keiser’s team was ineligible to play in that tournament following their loss to Warrenton at

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  • Elsberry sends cream of the crop to Legion All Star Games

     Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

    American Legion Baseball

    With the Elsberry Legion Baseball Season officially over, all eyes will now be turning to the A and AA All Star Games which will be played on July 26 in New Haven. This year Elsberry will be well represented in both games. At the A level, Post #226 will be sending John Hogan, Blake Kendall and Steve Boedeker, all of whom played on Jeff Keiser’s team this season. Spencer Keiser

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  • Legion Baseball Recap July 8-July 12

     Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Gavin Womack (AA)

    Legion Baseball in Elsberry is winding down for the summer but all three remaining teams were in action this past week determined to finish with a sprint. Joe Pott’s AAA squad lost to St. Peters 18-0 on the road on July 8 but rebounded to defeat Oklahoma by a final score of 4-2 on July 9. They followed that up with an 8-0 victory over Independence on July 10. Pott’s

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‘My Social Security’ website to help simplify seniors lives

 Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list—National Simplify Your Life week. This event takes place August 1 through 7. Put it on your calendar so

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  • Korean War Veteran shares his experiences

     Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm


    On July 9 visitors to the Elsberry Nutrition Center were treated to a first-hand account of the Korean War courtesy of John Hood, 84, an Eolia farmer who was drafted in 1951 and experienced some of the most intense fighting imaginable prior to returning home. The war began on June 25, 1950 when approximately 75,000 North Korean soldiers crossed in mass over the 38th parallel, the division between North and

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  • Bringing a classic back to life

     Posted on July 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Pat Mesker of Elsberry in his 1931 Ford Model A at the Annual Missouri Valley Region Model A Restorers Club Start-Up Party. The Ford was started in 41 minutes.

    The Ford Model A first appeared as a prototype on March 27, 1927 as a replacement for the Model T. Henry Ford was reluctant to replace the Model T, believing that it provided more than adequately for the transportation needs of the average American. Ford proved to be behind the times, however, as average Americans began looking to Chevrolet and Chrysler to satisfy their desire for increased speed, convenience and

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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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Jacob Sabella

Sabella competes at FBLA Conference in Nashville

 Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda [FBLA-PBL], the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville June 29–July 2. Participants

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  • Croxville awarded AGCO Scholarship

     Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Kimberly Croxville

    Kimberly Croxville of the Elsberry R-II FFA Chapter has been awarded a AGCO Finance Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 by the National FFA Organization. The scholarship is sponsored by AGCO Finance as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Croxville, who is a 2014 graduate of Elsberry High School, said she plans to use the funds in pursuit of a degree at the University of Columbia. Croxville’s scholarship

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  • University of Kansas announces Spring 2014 Honor Roll

     Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:40 am


    Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 38 other countries. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of

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Hector and Mikal Bencomo

Bencomos run in 5K to raise organ donation awareness

 Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

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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  • Simpson and Lewis help raise money for Edwards family

     Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Kiera Simpson and Marissa Lewis

    Keira Simpson and Marissa Lewis, students in Jennifer Patton’s second grade classroom, announced  on May 30 that they had raised money for the Gram Edwards family. Gram is a 5-year old who has been battling leukemia. His sister Lorene and brother Owen both attend Clarence Cannon Elementary School. Simpson and Lewis, who are both classmates to Gram’s sister Lorene, made rubber band bracelets and sold them at their parents places

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  • Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

     Posted on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 am


    Calling all bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts. Are you someone who can tell the difference between a Baltimore oriole, indigo bunting, and a scissor-tailed flycatcher? Do you know what a cerulean warbler sounds like? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in need of volunteers to assist with the 2014 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). The BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international bird monitoring program that started in 1966. For

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