Lifestyles

Moving

Must haves for a comfortable move

 Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

When prepping for the big move into a new home it often seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day. With all the packing and planning it’s easy to get lost in the midst of the chaos. However, there are a few surefire ways to make a move seem less like a full time job. “Moving into a new home is always an exciting experience, but one that requires

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  • Vaughn shares “Her Heart” survivor story

     Posted on February 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Elsberry resident Arlene Vaughn speaks to the crowd assembled at the Feb. 6 SSM “Her Heart-Every Beat Counts” event at The Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center. Vaughn attended last year’s event as well and suffered a heart attack four days later. This year, as one of the events featured speakers, Vaughn shared her experience with those in attendance and encouraged them to become advocates for their own health.

    On Feb. 6 SSM Heart Institute hosted its annual “Her Heart-Every Beat Counts” event at The Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center. One of this year’s speakers was Elsberry resident Arlene Vaughn. Vaughn was born in Dec. 1940 in Kimmswick but her family relocated to Elsberry in 1955. “I come from a very large family but I’m especially close to my sister Dorothy,” said Vaughn. “She is 18 months older

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  • What you need to know to protect your home and wallet from weather events

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

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    (StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.” Last winter, hundreds of thousands of homeowners learned the hard way about the importance of having immediate back-up power.  And, as more people work from

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Travel

End-of-summer trips make for a great end  to a beloved time of year.

End of summer travel tips

 Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

Summer is a season beloved by many. Warm air, time off from school and summer hours at the office make the months of June, July and August some of the most relaxing weeks of the year. Unfortunately, like all seasons, summer must eventually come to a close. But even as summer’s end draws near, there is still time to squeeze in one last summer trip. The following are a few

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  • More road work ahead

     Posted on September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Sept. 23, MoDOT and its contractor, Blevins Asphalt Construction Company of Mount Vernon, will begin work to seal approximately 17 miles of Hwy 79 from the Pike County line five miles south of Annada to Hwy 47 near Winfield. The project will consist of placing a thin coat of oil and chips on the roadway to seal and protect the pavement and extend the pavement life.

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  • Sandy Creek Bridge reopens to travelers five days early

     Posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Many may have noticed the commute south of Elsberry a little smoother and a lot less dusty. Well that is because construction on Sandy Creek Bridge, just north of Foley has been completed in remarkable time. The bridge, which was supposed to be closed for approximately 45 days, was done in just 40 by Bleigh Construction of Hannibal. The new bridge is 32-feet wide with 12-foot lanes and four foot

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Education

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 www.cuivre.com 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

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    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

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    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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Religion

Church

Morning Star Church Offers Safe Haven for Christmas Blues

 Posted on November 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

This time of year, Americans are flooded with messages saying they should be full of joy for the holidays – a myth saying that something is wrong with those that feel blue for Christmas. Morning Star Church doesn’t believe this myth and is offering an alternative. Knowing that many people experience profound sadness during the holiday season, Morning Star is hosting its third annual ‘Blue Christmas Service’ on Dec. 17

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  • Elsberry United Methodist Church launches “Community Garden” project

     Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Elsberry United Methodist Church member Tom Seeger addresses the Elsberry Board of Aldermen during the Aug. 12 meeting.

    During the Aug. 12 meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Elsberry, Tom Seeger, a member of the Elsberry United Methodist Church, addressed the board with regard to the possibility of creating a “community garden” on land currently owned by the city. “About 2 ½ years ago we started a mission project at our church called ‘Feed Them, Teach Them, Love Them’,” said Seeger. “We found certain

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  • Celebrating 160 years of A.B.S. in Lincoln County

     Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

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    On August 20, the Lincoln County Chapter of the American Bible Society will hold its 160th annual gathering. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a fellowship meal in the Mount Zion A.R. Presbyterian Church located at 861 Hwy. V. The meal is scheduled to end at 7:00 p.m., at which time special music will be provided by Angela Winkelmeier and her parents, Rev. Bill and Brenda Maupin. Bill,

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Health

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L.C. Health Department releases January inspection results

 Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its January 2015 inspections. Nine of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included Abel’s Quick Stop, Berni’s Pizza, Broadway Flowers & Fountain, Casey’s General Store, Dollar General, Elsberry IGA, Rachel’s Restaurant, Subway and VFW Post #9064. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center joins Mercy

     Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

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    The Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) Board of Trustees approved an agreement for Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to become part of Mercy, effective March 1. All LCMC operations will be managed by Mercy, including its eight affiliated physician clinics in Troy, Winfield and Elsberry, and its LCMC Home Health services. The 25-bed hospital will be Mercy’s fourth hospital in eastern Missouri, joining Mercy-owned hospitals in St. Louis, Crystal City

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  • Ambulance district, health department among partners in CO alarm program

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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    Safe Kids Eastern Quad Counties has partnered with the Lincoln County Ambulance District and Wright City Fire District to secure a grant to provide Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to families in member counties. Lisa Sitler, RN, PhD health educator with the Lincoln County Health Department wrote the grant that was ultimately approved by Safe Kids. Sitler remarked, “I believe in Safe Kids CO Alarm program, and if it saves one

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