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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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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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


    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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Lincoln County Health Department releases October inspection results

 Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its October 2014 inspections. Two of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included the Elsberry Nutrition Center and H.L. Purdin High School, both of which were inspected on Oct. 23. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and more often if warranted. At each

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  • LCHD December 2014 Calendar of Events

     Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:54 am


    Dec. 1 – Immunization Clinic Dec. 2 – Children’s Walk-In Flu Clinic 9am-4pm, WIC Clinic Dec. 3 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11am – 12pm Dec. 4 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Dec. 5 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Dec. 8 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Dec. 9 – Children’s Walk-In Flu Clinic 9-11am and 2-4pm, WIC Clinic – Office Closed from 11:30am –

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  • Outsmart illness: 5 simple steps to boost your immune system naturally

     Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:02 am


    The best defense against illness is a healthy immune system and by doing a few simple things at home individuals can make sure their immune systems are in tip-top shape. To get started boosting the immune system naturally, here five simple steps that anyone can follow: Prioritize gut health Approximately 70 percent of the immune system is found in the gut; therefore, the connection of keeping the gut working optimally

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