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5 ways to save money when buying a car

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

(StatePoint) Here are five proven ways to maximize savings when purchasing a vehicle, according to the experts at Autotrader, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling cars. Target Mid-Level Models Before pulling the trigger on the fully loaded model of a car, compare its price to the model line’s base price. The loaded version could cost around 50 percent more than the stripped-down special. A consumer could probably buy

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  • Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

     Posted on April 3, 2015 at 11:12 am


    April 14 is both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse, because Social Security pays benefits to eligible former spouses, and you may need to claim this income on your tax forms. If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based

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  • Tips to trace your family’s past

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:10 am


    (StatePoint) Were your ancestors humble farmers or wealthy nobility? Did they travel to find their fortune or have they always lived close to your current home? Exploring your genealogy can be fascinating. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 34.7 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry, the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, representing more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. Those of Irish descent, or those who suspect they have

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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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Standing in front of the Lewis and Clark Memorial in Jefferson City are [from left to right] Molly Ross, Bailey Beauchamp, Louis Lovelace and Zane Porter.

Area students participate in 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

On April 14 students from around the state of Missouri gathered in Jefferson City for the 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage. This program, which is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, recognizes high school sophomores who exemplify high standards of honor, courage, citizenship, scholarship, leadership and service. Four outstanding students represented area schools. Those students included Zane Porter from Bowling Green High School, sponsored by GFWC Heir

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  • Cuivre River Electric Scholarship deadline May 1

     Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:18 am


    High school seniors and college students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties are encouraged to apply for a Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarship. Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) will award fifty scholarships totaling $25,000 to students this spring. The CREC scholarship deadline is May 1. Scholarship funds are donated by CREC members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month

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  • CREC Youth Tour contest gets underway

     Posted on February 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

    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.

    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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Prayers offered at the flagpole

 Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

The Elsberry Ministerial Alliance along with various other members of the local community participated in the National Day of Prayer on May 7. The service took place at the flagpole located at the intersection of Broadway and Hwy. 79. Leaders and congregates from Elsberry’s many churches gathered to pray for the federal, state and local government. Other societal institutions receiving prayer included the military, the media, the business community, education,

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  • God’s House of Ministry to offer free meal to the community on April 26

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:33 am


    Several weeks ago The Elsberry Democrat reported that the Hillcrest Lodge and Motel was returning to Elsberry and shared with its readers the efforts of Lee Hartley and others to operate the facility as both a business and a ministry. Those efforts have already born fruit. “‘God’s House of Ministry’ is up and running,” said Hartley. The church, located at 3407 N. Hwy. 79, enjoyed an attendance of more than

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  • Stations of the Cross to be observed in Elsberry

     Posted on March 26, 2015 at 8:09 am


    The Elsberry Ministerial Alliance would like to invite the residents of Elsberry to join them in a special Easter Worship Experience known as the Stations of the Cross on April 3. The event, held on Good Friday, will begin at the Elsberry United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. After attendees have assembled, the group will leave the church and proceed along a pre-planned route on Broadway. In the event of

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Lincoln County Health Department releases March 2015 inspection results

 Posted on April 16, 2015 at 8:33 am

The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its March 2015 inspections. Three of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included the Elsberry Nutrition Center, H.L. Purdin High School and the Lincoln County Cupboard. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and more often if warranted. At each inspection the establishment is

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center becomes Mercy Hospital Lincoln

     Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Moments following the formal ‘Blessing’ and dedication of Mercy Hospital Lincoln, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by hospital, staff and community leaders.

    Mercy Hospital Lincoln, formerly Lincoln County Medical Center, became part of Mercy on March 1 and held a blessing and celebration on March 5 with co-workers along with Mercy and community leaders. As a critical access hospital, Mercy Hospital Lincoln falls under the leadership of Mercy Hospital St. Louis’ president Jeff Johnston. In addition to Johnston’s leadership, Tony Rothermich was named local administrator. “Tony knows the area and will be

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  • L.C.H.D. April 2015 Calendar of Events

     Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:27 am


    Apr. 1 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11am – 12pm, Public Health Lunch ‘n Learn Featuring David Lotsoff, MD Board Certified Gastroenterologist 12 – 1 pm Apr. 2 – Late Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Apr. 6 –  Immunization Clinic Apr. 7 – WIC Clinic, Walk-In Flu Clinic  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Apr. 8 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic, Elsberry Blood Pressure Clinic 11am

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