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Gram and his family pose on the couch in his new bedroom. Cheryl Snow, interior designer for Special Spaces, said the furniture for the new room was chosen specifically to have an industrial look that matched Gram’s desired monster truck theme.

Special Spaces St. Louis creates another place of peace and hope for an Elsberry child

 Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

Sharing a room with his brother just got a lot more fun for Elsberry Kindergarten student Gram Edwards. On May 2 Edwards, who has been battling T-cell Leukemia for some time now, was the latest recipient of a new bedroom courtesy of Special Spaces St. Louis. Special Spaces operates on the belief that children battling life-threatening illnesses need their own special spaces, places of hope and inspiration where they can

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  • Elsberry Post Office to participate in 23rd annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”

     Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:42 am


    May 9 marks the 23rd anniversary of America’s largest single day of giving, the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Feeding America, United Way and other partners. Currently, 49 million Americans, one in six, are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Sixteen million of those Americans are children who feel hunger’s impact on their overall health and

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  • Clarence Cannon third graders pick up trash in recognition of Earth Day 2015

     Posted on April 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Third Grade Earth Day Activities

    Pictured are Elsberry R-II third grade students following the completion of their annual Earth Day community service project. The students spent the day picking up trash around the school and the surrounding blocks on April 22.

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  • Talbot and MDC team up in honor of Arbor Day

     Posted on April 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

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    This year the Missouri Department of Conservation distributed over 150 Red Oak Trees to fourth grade students at Clarence Cannon Elementary School in Elsberry for Arbor Day. On April 15 members of the school’s “Explorer’s Club” helped Elsberry Alderman Mike Talbot prepare and wrap the trees prior to their disbursement. Talbot then returned to the school the following day when the trees were given out to all fourth grade classrooms.

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  • State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer months

     Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:06 am


    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • Peoples Bank & Trust helps create “Brighter Futures” for Elsberry students

     Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Bright Futures Volunteer Karen Kinsler [at left] poses with the tote full of clothing that the organization recently received from Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry. Pictured at right is John Armstrong, vice president and branch manager of Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry.

    On Feb. 20 Peoples Bank and Trust in Elsberry donated a supply of clothing to the Bright Futures Program. “Bright Futures has been in Troy for a year,” said volunteer Karen Kinsler. “We are now expanding to Elsberry, the goal of which is to enhance the life of every child by helping to better their school experiences through meeting their basic needs at home.” Some of those basic needs, at

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  • Operation Round Up helps stock food pantry shelves

     Posted on January 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    During the final two months of the year, Cuivre River Electric Community Trust volunteers who put Operation Round Up funds to work in their communities directed more than $12,000 to help local food pantries serve hungry families in need. The Immaculate Conception Church Dardenne Prairie Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Society and the St. Patrick’s Wentzville Conference of the SVDP Society each received $3,000 from Operation Round Up

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