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Bencomos run in 5K to raise organ donation awareness

 Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

On June 7, Hector and Mikal Bencomo took part in the 5th annual Lifesaving 5K Run/Walk at Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis. This foundation was created to raise organ donation awareness. Its mission is to educate the public about organ donation and the significant impact each of us can contribute, to significantly increase the number of organ donations in the state of Missouri, to increase awareness about organ donation

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  • Simpson and Lewis help raise money for Edwards family

     Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Kiera Simpson and Marissa Lewis

    Keira Simpson and Marissa Lewis, students in Jennifer Patton’s second grade classroom, announced  on May 30 that they had raised money for the Gram Edwards family. Gram is a 5-year old who has been battling leukemia. His sister Lorene and brother Owen both attend Clarence Cannon Elementary School. Simpson and Lewis, who are both classmates to Gram’s sister Lorene, made rubber band bracelets and sold them at their parents places

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  • Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

     Posted on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

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    Calling all bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts. Are you someone who can tell the difference between a Baltimore oriole, indigo bunting, and a scissor-tailed flycatcher? Do you know what a cerulean warbler sounds like? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in need of volunteers to assist with the 2014 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). The BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international bird monitoring program that started in 1966. For

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  • Third graders helping clean up on Earth Day

     Posted on May 11, 2014 at 11:14 am

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    On April 21 third graders at Clarence Cannon Elementary School picked up trash in and around Elsberry in what was the first of many activities planned that week in recognition of  Earth Day, which took place on April 22.

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  • Marre receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

     Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Elsberry High School Principal Stephen Hill, Sam Marre and Elsberry High School Counselor Julie Basler.

    Elsberry student Sam Marre has been selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the 2013-2014 Renaissance Awards Banquet. “Each year we are asked to nominate one student to complete an application for the Prudential Spirit Award,” said Elsberry High School Counselor Julie Basler. “We selected Samantha because we knew she was not only active with many community service projects through various organizations at school, but she has done

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  • These days feeding the birds cost way more than “Tuppence A Bag”

     Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The new Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary has seen an abundance of birds which means more feed needed. Local businesses with the help of Scott Hawkins are pitching in. (Inset) Hawkins even created his own Bird Sanctuary in his back yard.

    Thanks to the efforts of Elsberry resident Scott Hawkins, the legions of birds that visit the Page Branch Park Bird Sanctuary will soon have a much larger food supply. Hawkins, who is relatively new to Elsberry, has a special place in his heart for birds and has even built a bird sanctuary of his own behind his home. After discovering that fellow Elsberry resident and bird lover Pat Mesker was

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  • Johnson heeds a higher calling

     Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Brea Johnson

    Elsberry High School Senior Brea Johnson has worn quite a few hats during her time at Elsberry High School. Whether as a basketball player, a stellar first baseman for the Lady Indians softball team or an Explorer’s Club tutor, Johnson puts everything she has into all that she does. Recently Johnson has committed herself to a new challenge, becoming a missionary. “I have known for quite some time that God

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