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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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 Kiwanis March “Terrific Kids”

     Posted on May 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    March Kiwanis Awards

    March Kiwanis “Terrific Kids” (front row, l-r)  Drew Hagemeier, Carter Morris, Addyson Steele, Ellie Hartley, Christine Wehmeyer,  Lillyan Copeland, Ava Haworth and Adelynn Barber (Back row, l-r)  Carli Donovan, Meg Brandel, Emily Johnson, Kyle Daniel, Jessica Sadler, Ember Richardson, Katina Galati and Josiah Heras.

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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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  • National Day of Prayer

     Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:33 am


    The Elsberry Ministerial Alliance along with various other members of the local community participated in the National Day of Prayer on May 1. 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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  • Stations of the Cross

     Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:45 am


    Members of the Elsberry Ministerial Alliance and those within the community could be seen on Good Friday, April 18 at various locations throughout Elsberry carrying crosses and reading scripture. This event is known as Stations of the Cross, which is a series of artistic representations, often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. It is also known as Way of the Cross.

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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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  • Lincoln County Health Department June 2014 Calendar of Events

     Posted on June 5, 2014 at 8:40 am


    June 2 – Immunization Clinic June 3 – WIC Clinic, Walk-In Immunization Clinic 9:00 am – 4:00 pm June 4 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11 am – 12 pm June 5 – WIC Clinic, Children’s Dental Clinic June 6 – WIC Clinic June 9 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic June 10 – WIC Clinic, Walk-In Immunization Clinic 9:00 am – 4:00 pm June 11 –

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