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Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips

 Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

(StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together. Egg-cellent Ideas The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to

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  • Three creative ideas for winter entertaining and parties

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm


    (StatePoint) The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic “tablescape.” The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering three ideas for elevating your entertaining décor: Rustic Living A warm, woodsy vibe invites lingering conversation. Skip

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  • Kirby performs at Elsberry United Methodist Church

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

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    On Dec. 28 the Elsberry United Methodist Church hosted an organ and violin recital by Mitchell Kirby [above]. Kirby is originally from Troy and is currently a student at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. He treated those in attendance to a number of classical pieces on both the organ and the violin, which he began playing when he was only four years old.

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Lincoln County Old Threshers hold first annual Swap Meet

 Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

The first annual Lincoln County Old Threshers Swap Meet will become a reality on May 2-3 at Walnut Grove Farm in Elsberry. This event has been in the planning stages for some time, but now plans are in full swing. Any old iron is welcome. This includes, but is not limited to tractors, engines and implements. Flea market set up will also be allowed. Food will be sold in the

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  • Spring Quarter Auction helps secure the return of “Old Glory Jubilee” celebration

     Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

    April Quarter Auction

    On April 18 residents gathered in the Elsberry High School Gymnasium to participate in the “Spring Quarter Auction”, a fundraising event planned and organized by members of the Old Glory Jubilee Committee. The committee has devoted itself to raising the money needed to bring the “Old Glory Jubilee” celebration back to Elsberry on July 4, 2015. The group held their first quarter auction in November of 2014. That event was

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  • Elsberry city-wide yard sale set for May 2

     Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:59 am


    This year Elsberry’s city-wide yard sale will return to the month of May and the organizational torch for the event will be passed to The Elsberry Democrat. “For many years the city-wide yard sale was always held on the first Saturday in May,” said Michael Short, general manager of The Elsberry Democrat. “The car show was held that same day and so was the alumni banquet.” That was no accident.

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