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Elsberry's current lagoon. The Elsberry Community will soon have to upgrade to a wastewater treatment facility in order to remain in compliance with DNR and EPA regulations.

Could help be on the way to finance a new wastewater plant?

 Posted on January 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center on Jan. 16 to help communities across the country improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems, particularly through innovative financing and by building resilience to climate change. The new finance center may be coming at just the right time as far as the Elsberry community is concerned. As The Elsberry Democrat has previously reported, the

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  • Special Opening of Overlook Farm’s Observation Area in Clarksville

     Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:42 am


    CLARKSVILLE — Overlook Farm in Clarksville will host a special opening of its Eagle Days Observation Area on Jan. 24 and 25. “We would like to share with the public the spectacular views of the Mississippi valley and the visiting eagles at Overlook Farm,” said Nathalie Pettus, owner of Overlook Farm. “Usually closed at this time, we welcome our guests and visitors to Clarksville. MO. Come enjoy the unique experience

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  • McGuire takes over at Elsberry Post Office

     Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Elsberry Postmaster Kimberly McGuire

    On Jan. 12 the Elsberry community welcomed a new postmaster. Kimberly McGuire of Clarksville officially began her duties this week following the retirement of former Elsberry Postmaster Bill Haugen. Haugen left some big shoes to fill but McGuire has a relatively substantial resume herself and she said she is confident that she can pick up where he left off. “I’ve been with the post office for 14 years,” said McGuire.

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  • The Elsberry Democrat Court News

     Posted on January 9, 2015 at 11:05 am


    Alfred Bishop, 47, Bowling Green. Speeding 46-30  – $114 Josh Quick, Elsberry. No muzzle on vicious dog – $60 Joshua Booth, 27, Overland. Discharge BB Gun in City Limits – $74.50 Crystal Powell, 40, Elsberry. Knowing broke city property. Stealing city services. $250 Michael Vinnik, 45, St. Louis. Defective equipment – $237.50 Patrick Dolan, 81, St. Louis. Defective Equipment – $172.80 Elise Finders, 35, Elsberry. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia –

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  • Guffeys celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

     Posted on January 9, 2015 at 10:31 am

    James and Leota Guffey

    James Paul and Leota Gail (Cooper) Guffey celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary in December. The couple were married on Dec. 17, 1949 in Independence. After retiring the Guffeys moved to Elsberry in 1992 from Lee’s Summit where they had lived for 33 years.

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  • Clark retires from Elsberry Pharmacy

     Posted on January 9, 2015 at 10:27 am

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    On Dec. 31 Linda Clark celebrated her retirement from the Elsberry Pharmacy. Clark has worked for the pharmacy for the last ten years. In the top photo Jerry and Debbie Callahan, owners of the Elsberry Pharmacy, present Clark with a gold watch in honor of her retirement. At bottom, Clark poses for one last photo with the entire staff of the Elsberry Pharmacy. Prior to working at the pharmacy, Clark

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  • Father and son charged with felony theft

     Posted on January 8, 2015 at 10:20 am


    On Dec. 30, two Elsberry residents were served warrants for their arrest stemming from a theft that occured in Moscow Mills on Dec. 23. According to the probable cause statement, Timothy Lee Golden, 56, and his son John Anthony Dane Golden, 22, were arrested and charged with a Class C Felony of Theft/Stealing (Value Of Property Or Services Is $500 Or More But Less Than $25,000). The report states that

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