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7 Grandmothers

What are the odds?

 Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

According to children need four to six involved and caring adults in their lives in order to develop emotionally and socially. Research published on that same website indicates that the grandparent/grandchild relationship is second in emotional importance only to the parent/child relationship. Results of the 1900 census showed that less than 50 percent of the nation’s teenagers had two or more grandparents still living. Due to improvements in healthcare

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  • Humphrey celebrates 100th birthday a few months early

     Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Surprise Party 2

    Elsberry resident Francis Humphrey [above] celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 18 at the First Christian Church in Elsberry. Humphrey won’t actually turn 100 until Christmas Eve but due to the fact that so many of her family members live out of state and were unable to make it in during the holidays her friends in Elsberry decided to surprise her with an early birthday party. Humphrey celebrated in the

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  • A day in the life of a conservation agent

     Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Agent Tim McDaniel [right] accepting his Wildlife Officer of the Year award in 2010.

    The Elsberry Democrat’s October edition of Day-n-the-Life segment is focused on the daily routine of a conservation agent. It seems, however, that there really is no such thing as a typical day in that particular line of work, at least according to Lincoln County Conservation Agent Tim McDaniel. “It varies pretty drastically depending on the time of year,” said McDaniel. “It’s very seasonal. That’s one of the nice things about

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  • Hunt and Joseph help Elsberry discover its past

     Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Sarah Hunt, librarian at Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library, displays some of the items in the library’s genealogy room. Hunt said recent advances in technology have made it easier for people to trace their roots and become more familiar with their family’s history.

    Recent advances in technology have led to an increased interest in genealogy research and the Elsberry community is certainly no exception. “I think there’s more interest now because people can get online and almost do it all from their computers,” said Sarah Hunt, librarian at the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library in Elsberry. “If people are willing to pay to join or they can get access to

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  • Missouri waterfowl seasons set

     Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:57 am


    The Missouri Conservation Commission set 2014–2015 waterfowl seasons at its regular August meeting, giving hunters another 60-day season for ducks. Season dates approved by the Commission follow. DUCK SEASON: North Zone: Oct. 25 – Dec. 23 Middle Zone: Nov. 1 – Dec. 30 South Zone: Nov. 27 – Jan. 25 Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag Limit: Six ducks daily with species restrictions of: 4 mallards (no

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  • Goodbye Colton Aubuchon, Hello Aubbie Crea

     Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Aspiring rap artist Colton Aubuchon [center] poses with his mother Jenifer Aubuchon [left] and his brother Travis Capps [right].

    Lincoln County may soon be able to boast that it’s the home of rap music’s newest star. Colton Aubuchon, 19, of Old Monroe has officially thrown his hat into the ring with his debut rap album that hit the charts on Aug. 6. Aubuchon, a 2013 graduate of Winfield High School, attended Missouri State University in Springfield for a year in pursuit of a degree in computer science before being

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  • Vaughn takes birthday flight

     Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Martha Vaughn [right] prepares to take a helicopter flight over Elsberry and New Hope in celebration of her 99th birthday.

    In July The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of Martha Vaughn, a long-time Elsberry resident who had recently celebrated her 99th birthday. Vaughn, who is a descendant of Elsberry’s founder Robert Elsberry, turned 99 on July 2 and marked the occasion with a birthday lunch at Broadway Flowers and Fountain with family and friends. When asked by a friend whether there was anything special that she wanted to do

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