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Jesse Cox

Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

 Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia. Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri. That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

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  • Dreams of a better life

     Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Svetlana Johnson

    In the April 9 installment of “15 Seconds of Fame”, The Elsberry Democrat introduced its readers to Svetlana Johnson, a 23 year-old Russian woman working in the field of outside sales. As in other installments of that particular segment, Johnson shared with readers some basic facts about herself, including her favorite food, movie, television show, etc. It turns out, however, that Johnson has a much more interesting story to tell

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

     Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Don Bowers and his wife Winona

    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


                    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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