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Guinness and his MG answer Moss’s Challenge

 Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

Elsberry resident Rob Guinness is currently participating in a 12-month scavenger hunt known as the Moss Motoring Challenge. “I’m a member of the St. Louis MG Car Club,” said Guinness. “It’s been around for a really long time. I think I’ve been a member for about the last six or seven years.” There are quite a number of car clubs in St. Louis and Guinness said he found this particular

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  • Elsberry veteran shares his experiences in Vietnam and what they taught him

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Rev. Richard Pillers

    The face of Reverend Richard Pillers is a familiar one here in Elsberry, due largely to the fact that he has been the pastor at the Elsberry Assembly of God Church for the last 24 years. In that particular role Pillers fights the good fight of faith and battles to win lost souls. What many people probably aren’t aware of is that not so many years ago Pillers was called

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  • A Day in the Life of a Librarian

     Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Elsberry librarian Sarah Hunt sorts through various pictures that residents have dropped off for inclusion in the genealogy room.

    For Elsberry resident Sarah Hunt, being the librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library is the greatest job in town. “I have the best job in Elsberry,” said Hunt. “It was amazing for me to come from the East Coast, move to a small town and find a job like this one. Not only am I two minutes away from home, but I have a job that’s challenging

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  • How to stay safe on winter roads

     Posted on February 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Snowy weather can be a time for fun, especially for avid skiers or children who relish spending days off from school tossing snowballs and building snow forts. Many adults, however, do not look forward to the snow as much as youngsters do. Snow can be hazardous when driving, but putting snow tires on a vehicle can improve vehicle safety. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly

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  • Gov. Nixon appoints Flynn as Associate Circuit Judge

     Posted on January 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Patrick S. Flynn

    Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Patrick S. Flynn as Associate Circuit Judge for Lincoln County. He will replace the Honorable Ben Burkemper, who resigned from the bench to join the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Flynn is a former Associate Circuit Judge for Lincoln County who was elected to serve on the bench from 1991 to 2002 before he went into private practice. While in private practice, he also has served

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  • All I want for Christmas

     Posted on December 30, 2013 at 9:06 am

    David Otte, son of Missy Hurley and Jeff Otte, both of Elsberry, took a few moments to sit on Santa’s lap at the Elsberry Parents as Teachers Breakfast with Santa event.

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  • FFA lends a hand in saving lives one step at a time

     Posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

    It was a month of giving for the Elsberry FFA as they held their annual blood drive on Nov. 18. With help from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), they were able to retrieve blood from approximately 51 people, obtaining 37 units of blood. Majority of those who came were high school students. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 87 hospitals in Illinois,

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