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Cuivre River’s 2014 Youth Tour delegates, shown here on Capitol Hill, will pass the torch of leadership to a new group of juniors this spring. These delegates, now seniors, include (L-R) Elizabeth Citrowske and Alison Boehmer, O’Fallon; Brandelyn Martin, Silex; Gabe Holtmeyer, Warrenton; Marissa Burch, Winfield; and Grant Cordell, Warrenton. Visit for complete 2015 Youth Tour essay contest details.

CREC Youth Tour contest gets underway

 Posted on February 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CREC) invites high school juniors of Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties to participate in the Youth Tour essay contest. “The Power of Cooperative Principles” is the essay topic chosen for students who enter the competition which begins on Feb. 2. This is Cuivre River’s 47th annual contest to select high school juniors to serve as delegates to the National Youth Tour Conference in

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  • School board recognition week Jan. 25-31

     Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:11 am


    LINCOLN COUNTY — Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts. These men and women are the local school board members of Missouri. During the week of January 25-31, communities across the state

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  • Elsberry may be footing the bill for “hold harmless” school districts

     Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:36 am


    At the Jan. 14 meeting of the Elsberry R-II School Board Superintendent Dr. Tim Reller informed board members that the district may end up losing money down the road in order to satisfy a provision within Missouri’s public school funding formula. Reller explained that Missouri’s foundation formula is not currently fully funded. “There’s a proration factor [that goes along] with it,” said Reller. “Within that there are also some ‘hold

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  • WGU Missouri Offers Tips, Scholarships for Missourians Going Back To School in 2015

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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    ST. LOUIS—(Jan. 7, 2015) With the New Year just beginning, nonprofit online university WGU Missouri is urging working adults to make earning a college degree one of their New Year’s resolutions. For the 755,000 Missourians with some college but no degree, a diploma can be the key to better opportunities. To help inspire potential students, the university is launching the new College Counts 2015 Scholarship. The scholarship subtracts $2,015 (over four

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  • Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awards $21,000 in scholarships

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 10:53 am


    Forty-two students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $21,000 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Local students receiving scholarships are Katherine Bicker, Eli Burkemper, Mary Burkemper, Benjamin Eggering, Lauren Eggering, Austin Fleming, Kyriana Foster, Kaitlyn Huber, Samantha Marre, Charlie Moesch, Mirrande Morgan, Kourtney Mudd, Jamie Pieper and Casey Whitehead. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate

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  • Cuivre River Electric Scholarship deadline Oct. 1

     Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:20 am


    College students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties are encouraged to apply for a Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarship. Fifty-seven students received a total of $28,500 in scholarships from Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) in June to help them pursue their undergraduate degrees and you could be next! The CREC scholarship deadline is Wednesday, October 1. Scholarship funds are donated by CREC members who participate in Operation

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  • Battle of the Belt Challenges Missouri High Schools to Buckle Up!

     Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:57 am


    All Missouri high schools are called to compete in the 2014 Battle of the Belt Challenge for an opportunity to win cash and prizes teaching students the importance of buckling up. Sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, the statewide competition will run from Oct. 1 until Nov. 19 to educate young drivers about safety belt use, reduce traffic crash injuries and save teen lives. “Nearly eight out of

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