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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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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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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  • Getting to know Elsberry’s Educators

     Posted on May 12, 2014 at 8:55 am


    Karin Busiere Position – 7-12 Librarian Number of years as an educator – 30 Favorite food – steak Favorite color – any color in a sunrise Favorite quote – “If you can read well, you can teach yourself how to do almost anything”. My Dad As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up What is one of your fondest memories as an educator – Anytime

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  • Elementary hosts annual Math Carnival

     Posted on May 12, 2014 at 8:49 am


    Students at Clarence Cannon Elementary School participated in a math carnival on May 1 and 2 in the elementary gymnasium. The event was organized by Title I teachers Diane Dietrich, Carol Spratt and Kristen Hagemeier. Also assisting with the carnival were members of the National Junior Honor Society made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students as well as a number of NHS students from Elsberry High School. The

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

Elsberry United Methodist Church launches “Community Garden” project

 Posted on September 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

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


    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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  • Community is Invited to Experience Prayer Aug. 22; Morning Star Church Offers Opportunity to Hear God’s Voice

     Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:45 am


    The community is to invited to Experience Prayer: How Do I Know If I’m Hearing God’s Voice? at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. Experience Prayer will be located at Morning Star Church (1600 Feise Road, Dardenne Prairie, Mo 63368.) The event will provide instruction, worship, and prayer. The number one goal of the evening is for guests to simply seek the Father and to learn how to just be

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L.C. Health Department August Calendar of Events

 Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

Aug. 1 – WIC Clinic Aug. 4 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Mammography Van 9am – 2pm Call 800-870-5731 for an appointment Aug. 5 – WIC Clinic Aug. 6 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11-12 Aug. 7 – WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic Aug. 8 – Children’s Dental Clinic, Red Cross Blood Drive 2 – 8 pm Aug. 11 – Immunization Clinic, Walk-In

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  • Is Elsberry ready for a gym?

     Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am


    It’s often said that we live in a gym culture, one in which most everyone is worried about getting enough of the right kind of exercise, whether it’s to develop the thick chest and big arms of a bodybuilder or to create the lean and athletic look that comes from cardiovascular and flexibility training. In short, Americans seem obsessed with how they look and the gym is a big part

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  • Lincoln County Health Department calendar of events – July 2014

     Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:33 am


    July 1 – WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic July 2 – Immunization Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11 am – 12 pm July 3 – Children’s Dental Clinic July 4 – OFFICE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF 4TH OF JULY July 7 – Immunization Clinic July 8 – WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic July 9 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, COAD Meeting 9:30 am, Emergency Services Task Force Meeting 10 am,

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