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Hawley Hunter Announcement

Hunter and Hawley to exchange vows

 Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:42 am

The family of the late Howard Leslie Rose wishes to announce the engagement and marriage of his daughter Bessie Mae LeEllen Hunter to John Buck Hawley, Jr. Hawley is the son of John Hawley, Sr. and Shirley Hawley of St. Charles. The wedding will be held on May 9 at the Cuivre River State Park in Troy at 12 p.m.

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  • Lorenz celebrates 95th birthday

     Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Floyd's Birthday

    Elsberry resident Floyd Lorenz celebrated his 95th birthday on March 15. Stopping by to visit with him during his “birthday week” were Rita and Dean Tapley, Jess Wilson, Carrie McCleary and Keith and Judy Palmer.

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  • Donald celebrates her ninth birthday

     Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Rachel's Birthday

    Rachel Donald, daughter of Lisa and Carlos Donald of Ballwin, celebrated her 9th birthday with a sleep-over at her home on April 10. Six of her friends from Oak Brook Elementary spent the night. Her brother Andrew and a Kindergartner friend of his enjoyed the early-evening festivities as well. Sending gifts to her party were her paternal grandparents from Guelph, Ontario, Neville and Eileen Donald, and her maternal grandparents from

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  • Greens celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

     Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Green Anniversary

    Richard and Karen Green recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple entertained a small dinner party. Special guests were their wedding attendants Jim Sutton and Deana Langford. The Greens have one daughter, Darcy, a son-in-law, Lee and two grandchildren, Ethan and Leah. The couple has lived in Elsberry for the entire 50 years of their marriage. Pictured above from left to right are Jim Sutton, Richard Green, Karen Green

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  • MDC says spring turkey hunting looks good for most of Missouri

     Posted on April 13, 2015 at 10:18 am


    Missouri turkey hunters can expect a good spring season overall according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 11-12 for young hunters ages 6-15. The regular spring season runs April 20 through May 10. “Hunters should generally expect similar opportunities as those during the past several seasons,” said MDC Turkey Biologist Jason Isabelle. “Two-year-old gobblers won’t be as abundant

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  • Tapley relives memories of Vietnam in anticipation of Honor Flight

     Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Dean Tapley upon his induction into the United States Army in 1969.

    Honor Flights for America’s veterans are set to pick back up in April and Elsberry resident Dean Tapley is hoping to be one of the first local veterans to participate. “I’m not really sure when I will be chosen but it could be any time between now and the end of the year,” said Tapley. Tapley and a friend have both applied to the Central Missouri Honor Flight Program in

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  • An after school job leads to a career for EHS senior Ashley Thompson

     Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Elsberry senior Ashley Thompson [at center] poses with Debbie and Jerry Callahan, co-owners of Elsberry Pharmacy. Thompson began working for the pharmacy on a part-time basis during her junior year of high school and ended up choosing pharmacy as her future career.

    Several issues ago in its weekly fun question segment The Elsberry Democrat asked students at Elsberry High School what career they would choose if they could fast-forward their lives by just a few years. EHS senior Ashley Thompson knew the answer without even having to think about it. Thompson stated that she wanted to be a pharmacist and added that not so long ago she was uncertain as to her

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