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Bowers and Hammack serve on 33rd Degree Team for Scottish Rite

 Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

In Scottish Rite Masonry, an honorary degree known as the 33rd Degree is given to members who have provided outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities. This is an honor that cannot be campaigned for and is granted solely by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. It is bestowed on Master Masons who have exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to their respective crafts and is a way of

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  • Penrod graduates from State Highway Patrol

     Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Eric Christopher Penrod of Elsberry Graduated from the Missouri State Highway Patrol academy on Dec. 20, as a part of the 97th recruit class. Penrod is the son of Yvonne Penrod of Elsberry and of the late Christopher Penrod. He graduated from Elsberry High School in 2005. Penrod, his wife Amanda and their children are currently residing in Columbia, where he has been assigned to Troop F in Boone County.

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  • Local heroes come together to create ‘special space’ for a ‘special kid’

     Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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                    This month’s edition of Hometown Heroes promises to be just a little bit different. Rather than honoring a single individual, this article will instead spotlight all who dedicated their time, energy and financial resources to the completion of “Maddie O’s” new bedroom. “We were blessed by our many volunteers,” said Lacy Dwiggins-Gambill, director of Special Spaces St. Louis, the organization responsible for

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  • Water main break adds insult to injury

     Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Elsberry Alliance crew members work a water main break that occurred on Jan. 6 and continued on Jan. 7.

    Sleep  didn’t come easily for a small number of Elsberry residents on the night of Jan. 6, thanks to a break in a four-inch water main at the intersection of Lincoln, Sanderson and Baskett Streets. “We were alerted by city hall that a customer had called saying they could see water going down the street,” said Alliance Manager Marshall Suddarth. The streets had already been deluged with snow and the

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  • A season of change at Robin’s Barber Shop

     Posted on January 12, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Local resident Don Turnbull sits down for a quick haircut at Robin's Barber Shop, currently located at 109 N. Main St. in Elsberry.

    It’s been difficult to keep up with Robin Gladney and the customers who patronize her barbershop here in Elsberry for the past few months. Gladney, who has operated her business at 318 Broadway for the last three years, recently decided it was time for a change of scenery. “My lease expired at the Broadway location after I’d been there almost three years,” said Gladney. “My husband and I didn’t think

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  • How to stay safe on winter roads

     Posted on January 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Snowy weather can be a time for fun, especially for avid skiers or children who relish spending days off from school tossing snowballs and building snow forts. Many adults, however, do not look forward to the snow as much as youngsters do. Snow can be hazardous when driving, but putting snow tires on a vehicle can improve vehicle safety. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly

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  • ‘From the living room to the home room’

     Posted on December 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

    The Cleveland Family

      It’s one thing to be a parent. Having to deal with the day to day activities is something most parents are all too familiar with. However, having the ability to be deeply involved in their schooling is something else entirely. Being from a small town has its own set of trials and benefits and for the parents, who also serve as teachers; it can be a fair balance of

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