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Henry Brandel

Brandel siblings bag their first deer

 Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

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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  • Lakeview Subdivison sewer, water projects now complete

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Jay Gourley from the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission [above] addressed the Elsberry Board of Aldermen on Nov. 12 and informed them that the Lakeview water and sewer projects could now be considered complete.

    The city of Elsberry held a public hearing at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 12, just prior to the meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The purpose of that hearing was to discuss the past performance of the city in carrying out its community involvement block grants. Jay Gourley from the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission led the hearing and began with a recap of the city’s involvement in the Lakeview

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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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7 Grandmothers

What are the odds?

 Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

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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  • A day in the life of a conservation agent

     Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

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

    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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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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Kathryn Smallman


 Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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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  • Curtis receives MFGC/GLCI 2014 Scholarship

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Sheyana With Parents

    Elsberry FFA student Sheyana Curtis was presented the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council / Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative 2014 Scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship were required to compete in the District Grassland Evaluation Contest and qualify for advancement to compete at the state level, be committed to the pursuit of an agricultural or natural resources-related major for their bachelors’ degree and be committed to attending any college or university in

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

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Teacher Talk

    This week’s Teacher Talk looks at the third grade teacher Amanda Niffen’s room. Students in her classroom have just finished up finished talking about Veterans and who they are and what they have sacrificed for us. They enjoyed doing a couple of arts and craft activities with Veterans Day theme. A fun family activity the students took home to do was a turkey and they had to camouflage him so

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Scouting For Food 3

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

 Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

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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  • 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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