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They are possibly one of the biggest annoyances throughout the area. They come out of nowhere and instantly turn unprepared victims into swatting ballerinas. They are known as buffalo gnats and not only are they annoying but they are seemingly impossible to repel. Buffalo gnats are part of the Black Fly family and are well known to farmers and pretty much anyone that likes to have fun in the woods.
Since April 2005, Lincoln County Health Department has served children between the ages of six through 18, who are residents of Lincoln County and have MO HealthNet (Medicaid), or are uninsured. “We started out small and built up a long waiting list,” stated Jo-Ann Creech, LPN and Dental Coordinator at the Health Department. The program started with all volunteers consisting of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, who provided complete
How many have ever wanted to travel to beautiful downtown St. Louis for the Komen Race for the Cure? Well, the opportunity has presented itself as Margie Koch will be captaining the Elsberry Survivors Team at the 15th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on June 15. Other joining Koch for this years run is Donna Davis, Thelma Dameron and Denise Boaz. The Race for the Cure has
Dear Editor, Dog bites are a safety problem and that have plagued the U.S. Postal Services for many years. Last year, letter carriers working in Central and Northeastern Missouri and Southern Illinois suffered more than 131 dog bite injuries. In addition, other letter carriers were injured falling off porches and down stairs trying to avoid being bitten. Recently, two letter carriers suffered serious injury requiring hospitalization and surgeries. Although the
2007 Elsberry graduate, Hannah Foster, is doing her part in helping those ailed with cancer. After graduating EHS, Foster headed out of state to the University of Central Arkansas. Foster would spend one-year there until she decided she wanted to come back home to Elsberry. She took a few classes at St. Charles Community College until she was able to start the Occupational Therapy Program at Maryville University St. Louis,
When the weather begins to grow cold, individuals turn to supplemental forms of heat for a variety of reasons. The rising cost of home ownership as well as escalating fuel prices often set people on a search for the least expensive and most efficient ways to keep comfortable during the cold weather season. Space heaters, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces are among the more common and popular supplemental heating sources. The