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Kirby performs at Elsberry United Methodist Church

 Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

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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  • How to throw the sweetest party ever

     Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm


    (StatePoint) How do you put a twist on your entertaining traditions? To add new flavor and excitement to your parties, consider incorporating a series of sweet surprises to delight your guests. The Perfect Pairing You’re probably familiar with the concept of pairing appetizers and entrées with the perfect wines, but you may not realize that it’s just as important for your sweet treats! If you’re serving a particularly sweet candy

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  • Senate Theater hosts Star Wars marathon

     Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Cowboy Cropped

    Elsberry’s Senate Theatre hosted a Star Wars marathon the weekend of Aug. 30-31. All six of the blockbuster films were shown during the course of the two-day marathon. On Saturday, movie goers were treated to “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”. Sunday’s show bill featured “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. Fans of the Star Wars series were

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Santa With Scouts

Santa spends some time with the Cub Scouts

 Posted on January 8, 2015 at 10:43 am

On Dec. 13 Santa Claus paid a visit to Elsberry Cub Scout Pack 391. Santa and the scouts hung out that afternoon in the fellowship hall of the Elsberry United Methodist Church. Pictured above in the front row from left to right are Jude, Matthew and William. In the back row from left to right are Brock, Tim, Tim and Seth.

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  • TeamKidz present “365 Days of Christmas” program

     Posted on December 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

    FBC Christmas Show

    The TeamKidz of First Baptist Church presented their annual Christmas program December 14 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary with refreshments following in the fellowship hall. The program was entitled “365 Days of Christmas” which involved songs relating to each month of the year as well as children’s lines which promoted having the Christmas spirit all year long. Participating in the program were Timothy and Emily Georgie, Kylie and Kaden

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  • “Old Glory Jubilee” Committee plans ‘Pizza Day’ fundraiser

     Posted on December 26, 2014 at 9:17 am


    Members of the “Old Glory Jubilee” Committee met on Dec. 2 at the Elsberry City Hall. Committee Chairman Gina McNelly presided over the meeting. Present were Elsberry Mayor Terry Martin, Marilyn Martin, Jo Ann Cordsiemon, Bobbie Waggoner, Terrie Harper, Amanda Holland and Lauren Holland. Lauren Holland offered a report with regard to the success of the recent “Quarter Auction” fundraiser that the committee held at Clarence Cannon Elementary School in

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